Cotton Silk Saree Vs Tant Cotton Saree – Beginners Guide
Whenever we think of saree, we either think about Cotton or Silk, so when the opulence of Silk is blended with the simplicity of Cotton, a unique, trendy fabric is created which is called a Cotton Silk Saree.
True to its name, a Cotton Silk Saree is one in which Pure Cotton Threads are interwoven with Pure Silk Threads, amalgamating the distinctive traits of both into a single textile. Simply put, a Cotton Silk Saree is one in which the warp is one and the weft another (Tana/Bana). This is usually done to augment the quality of the saree, to create new designs as also to create an all season, long-lasting fabric, without taking away the uniqueness of either of the fabrics.
Cotton Silk Saree is preferred due to its versatility, a popular variant being Chanderi Hand Print Saree and Chanderi Hand Painted Saree. These are extremely light weight Cotton Silk sarees with shear and delicate texture which is comfortable on the skin, yet looks extremely elegant.
Having said that, a large segment of population still believes that nothing can match the charm of Pure Cotton saree. Topping the chart is the ever graceful, pocket-friendly, Tant Cotton Saree. Traditionally woven by the weavers of Bangladesh and West Bengal, Tant Cotton Saree is woven from cotton threads and is notable by its lightness and transparency. This saree is perfect for the hot and humid summers of South Asia. For instance – Jamdani and Muslin cotton sarees are a hot favorite among all age groups.
Both, Cotton Silk as well as Tant Cotton are light weight, breathable, skin friendly and pocket-friendly. So what makes them differ from each other?
A Cotton Silk Saree is an all weather saree that has a soft feel, is lightweight, is durable, has a rich look and has a silken drape because it has the finest qualities of Both Cotton and Silk. A Tant Cotton Saree on the other hand is preferred as the most comfortable saree when it comes to hot and humid weather conditions. When adorned with sleek zari borders, zari motifs, embroidery and hand-painted designs , the humble Tant Cotton becomes a style statement on its own.
Both, Cotton Silk Saree as well as Tant Cotton Sarees are preferred by women for formal wear as well as festive/ occasion wear. These sarees have gone a long way from just being a daily wear saree. They have now evolved and learned to match the requirements of modern yet traditional population.
So how can one wear these traditional beauties to look a style Diva? Here are some guidelines that are sure to make you look like a Pro :
- Less is More – Remember that you have chosen to wear a traditional piece that is elegant in itself and you do not want to overdo it. So keep it simple is the mantra. Let the saree speak for itself.
- Wear a Cotton Silk Saree with Zari weaving for Parties – for example a black Cotton Silk saree with golden zari weaving is perfect for any party any day. Team it up with a stylish blouse and you are good to go.
- If you are going for day party or any formal meeting then light shades like pink, cream, white, green , blues are the way to go.
- A hand-painted saree will make any day feel like amazing. Team it up with Oxidized Earrings for that stylish look.
- If you are worried about looking stout then pick a Cotton Silk Saree or a Jamdani Tant Cotton Saree in dark colours like Blue, Black, Purple.
Let us know which one of the two did you pick !