Lightweight, breezy and gorgeous: 4 reasons why Chanderi sarees should be your go to fit this summer

What do summers remind you of? The glowing sun, refreshing drinks, home-made food, a constant pop of colors at every nook and cranny. Amongst all the Indian summer favorites out there - Chanderi tops the  WeaverStory list! Breathable and light with a subtle shine, you can wear it on all those special occasions lined up for  this summer.  


Originating in the heart of the country - Madhya Pradesh, the well known fabric has its origin from the small town of Chanderi. Over the years, it has made it to the list of must haves in a woman’s wardrobe. And why not? It is perfect for the discerning woman who doesn’t compromise on comfort and manages to carry everything she wears with utmost grace. 

A last minute wedding to attend? Go for a   Chanderi Saree, or if its a festive ceremony - be a head turner in a Chanderi Anarkali Suit. Want to accentuate your look? Pair it up with a   Chanderi Dupatta, the Chanderi Design is super versatile. It’s lightweight and sheer texture makes it perfect for  summers, but here we have got 4 top reasons why it can be your go to choice this season: 

1. Beautiful summer hues:

Chanderi fabric is available in an array of colors - from bright shades to heartwarming pastels. If you are looking for the most LOVED colors for the summer season - Light colored Chanderi sarees in light blues, greens, yellows look refreshing and also keep the overall look cool and heartwarming in the hot weather. 

2. Breathable fabric:

Chanderi material is usually a blend of cotton or silk with zari (a gold thread). For summers, chanderi cotton materials are super comfortable for summers and breathable. The traditional pure silk fabrics are much suitable for winters. 


3. Minimalist design and embroidery:

Chanderi Sarees are known for their natural sheen, intricate embroidery and embellishments that don’t feel so heavy or uncomfortable in summers. The beautiful motifs on the fabric - usually inspired by elements of nature like flowers, trees, peacocks or birds elevate the overall look. The minimalist embroidery and motifs add elegance to the saree without weighing it down. 

4. Accessorize:

While the Chanderi fabric in itself is very graceful, if one pairs it with a stunning piece of  jewellery - from a simple neck piece, a bracelet to a beautiful pair of earrings, studs,  or a cocktail ring, it only adds to your overall look.  Vintage Jewellery goes pretty well with the delicate texture of Chanderi. A simple clutch or a handbag will also be a nice choice! 

Are you ready to add some traditional elegance to your summer wardrobe while staying comfortable and cool? Check out these trendy Indian wear by WeaverStory: 

Chanderi Suit Set


Steal The Light With This White 

Go all out in this glistening chanderi suit set in white. Gone are the days when the color was boring, it's all a CLASSIC now! This stunning suit set in off white tissue fabric is all you need for a hassle free look - an anarkali cape with a sleeveless tunic and the golden booties on the body are a stunner. Wear it with pants, churidar, or a skirt for a more festive look. Complete your look with a  dupatta in the same shade or a contrasting color. 

Chanderi Silk Saree for Wedding 


Own The Show With A Ravishing Red 

Nothing beats a bridal look but in the traditional RED - a color that signifies pure love and belongingness. The beautiful chanderi saree in pure silk has magnificent meenakari motifs all over. The Jangla design and the surreal looking golden border will surely go unnoticed. Rock the summer wedding with a nicely designed blouse and  fine pieces of lightweight jewellery. 

Chanderi Silk Dupatta 


Beat The Summer Blues 

Hues of blues are always a good mood! Pair this impressive pure chanderi silk dupatta with a kurta, palazzo pants, matching earrings and make this into a striking look. The pretty motifs of lotus and anar in golden look so minimal yet elegant with the silver border. This one ought to be your next summer favorite and oh so versatile! 

Chanderi Cotton Fabric


Make The Sky Go Pink 

If you are someone who loves customized fits, check out this pure chanderi fabric in a beautiful pink color. Lightweight and breezy, you can get it stitched in a suit set with a dupatta, a blouse or a kurti. Play around with the sleeves of your choice and a pretty neckline. The fabric has a lovely golden design all over that goes well with the pink shade. Pair it with pants in contrasting or the same color.  


Special tips to overcome the Indian ethnic wear summer woes: 

The beautiful summers are here! Do you love wearing Indian ethnic but simply avoid it because they make you feel hot, humid and uncomfortable most of the time? Well, if you choose the right fabrics and style, you can ace your Indian look. 

  • Comfort is key but you can always carry it in style by pairing it with a dupatta or playing around with the sleeves or the neck. Wearing simple accessories can also do wonders in accentuating the look. 
  • Choose lightweight fabrics - Fabrics like cotton, linen and chiffon allow air to circulate keeping you cool and comfortable.
  • Light but bright colours: While you choose lightweight fabrics, you can go for bold colours for summers. Pastel shades also look splendid. 
  • Keep it simple yet classy, ALWAYS. 
  • It all comes down to the footwear - Choose the right footwear so you are not tired at the end of the day. Pretty flats or comfortable heels always go well with Indian outfits. And if it's a grand celebration, you can also consider  handcrafted sneakers. 
  • Hydration is the number one rule to beat the summer blues - Drink lots of water and fluids, glowing skin and a happy mood :) 
  • Author - Aarushi Sharma