In India, you will hardly ever find a dearth of occasions. From a gamut of festivals to back-to-back wedding festivities, it's safe to say that an Indian woman is constantly on a hunt for ethnic pieces that are relevant to these events. But can we really rely on fleeting fads? Sure, that fusion-y piece that looked great on Sonakshi Sinha the other day is a fantastic choice for a mehendi event. But you know yourself and your penchant for classic, failsafe styles, right? Would something like a saree not be a better choice? Considering how it will never, ever run out of style? Don't think you can drape one without your mother's assistance or three friends, each holding a different part of the saree? Designers have conjured a solution by offering pre-draped sarees, too. Really, there's no shortage of reasons to pick one up in 2021 if you've been eluding it for so long.
Inspired to go the saree route for upcoming events? We wouldn't expect anything less after that compelling introduction. Here's a list of the best budget saree options on Aza right now that we think are worth taking a look
Be the highlight of a cocktail party with this gorgeous chanderi silk number by Matsya. Complement the beige saree with pearl-drop earrings and an embellished clutch.
Fringe on your mind? Pick this luxe pre-draped style with a tassel off-shoulder blouse from 431-88 by Shweta Kapur. Team it up with contemporary shoulder-dusters and a dainty necklace.
Traditional silk sarees are redefined with this colour-blocked number by Payal Khandwala. Attend weddings dressed in this saree with a gold necklace set and potli.
Ruffle sarees are the modern classics meant for the woman of today. Steal this lovely grey piece from Sanya Gulati for an evening reception. Team it with beaded shoulder-dusters and bangles for a chic look.
Looking for an offbeat number for your BFF's close-knit wedding reception? Go for this pristine white organza saree by Itrh featuring 3D crystal embellishments. Make a statement by opting for no accessories.
You can't go wrong with a minimal raw silk saree. Add this floral printed design by Label Earthen to your ethnic wardrobe. Go for crystal-encrusted earrings and bangles to seal the deal.
Load up on pristine pieces that are equal parts versatile and trendy. This gold handloom tissue saree by Shorshe Clothing is a lovely addition to your puja needs. Add temple gold jewellery for an ethnic touch.
Trust this black ruffle saree by Rishi & Vibhuti to get you all the attention at a wine party. Go for kundan danglers and embellished waist-belt for a fusion look.
Make way for sheer sarees that are meant for a classy hostess! We're loving this tissue number from Vvani by Vani Vats with elegant sequin work. Pair it up with a contrasting drop necklace and earring set.
Go for this mermaid-fit-inspired pre-draped saree by Shloka Khialani that is chock-full of glamour for your engagement party. Team it with emerald green +diamond earring combo and a clutch.
Change into this dusted rose style by Seema Thukral post your phera ceremony that's equal parts comfortable and stylish. Accentuate the pre-draped piece with a modern cuff and kundan chandbaalis.
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