Banarasi Saree, Banarasi Sari

Banarasi Saris for Office & Formal Wear

Most of the top women business leaders in India choose a saree when it comes to dressing up for office. Saris have a certain class and aura about them.

Manish Girotra - CEO Moelis & Company in Banarasi Sari
Manisha Girotra, Moelis & Company in Banarasi Sari

Banarasi saris are known for their gorgeous rich fabrics embellished with elaborate and extensive zari embroidery and designs, which give the saris a luxurious look that is more appropriate for formal functions. Not surprisingly, these saris are top of the list for brides-to-be when they are shopping for their wedding attire and also as part of the wedding trousseau.

However, that does not mean you are restricted to wearing these fabulous creations only for weddings and formal occasions. Did you know that there are also Banarasi saris that you can wear to the office? We’re not talking about those rich silk and brocade varieties here. When you are looking for office wear, it goes without saying that you would want to buy something formal but not flashy. The good news is that you can find Banarasi saris that fit these requirements.

Chanda Kocchar in Banarasi Sari
Chanda Kocchar in Banarasi Sari

Banarasi saris that are appropriate for office wear are generally woven using a lighter silk yarn. The sheen on these saris is generally more muted so that they are more appropriate to wear during the day. The colors too are not so bright. You can find Banarasi saris for office wear in an endless variety of color combinations and designs, all of which are perfectly suitable for wearing in any office.

How To Choose Banarasi Saris For Office Wear

If this is your first time going shopping for Banarasi saris to wear to the office, here are a few do’s and don’ts along with a few other tips that will help you make a great choice.

Do browse through only those Banarasi saris that are lightly embroidered or sparingly embellished with motifs and other designs. With regards to the size of the motifs and designs, the smaller the better unless the designs are in the same color as the sari so they do not stand out too much.

Do not get tempted by heavily embroidered saris or saris with large sized designs. Sure, they look great and will help you stand out at any occasion and yes, they are oh so tempting! If you do want to wear at least one of these gorgeous creations, do go ahead but reserve it only for the office party or special formal occasion. You cannot wear this during a work day in the office.

Renuka Rammath founder Multiples Private Equity in Banarasi Sari
Renuka Rammath founder Multiples Private Equity in Banarasi Sari

Do look for a lighter colored sari as these look more professional and will help you look elegant and classy without being flashy. Loud colors and clashing color combinations are best kept for night occasions. They may be too distracting when worn in the office.

Banarasi Saree office occasion

Are you looking for Banarasi saris for office wear? At Tilfi Banaras we have a wide range of genuine Banarasi saris that can be worn anywhere, including the office. Contact us and ask for our office wear collection.

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