Net sarees are a very common attire for all Indian women and have also stayed in good demand of late. This is not exactly a traditional dress because the Western world travellers and businessmen brought this material in India. These sarees are available in a variety of colours and designs which will make a lady look young and refreshing. In this blog we will discuss almost each and everything about the net sarees.

History of the Net Sarees

The actual origin of net sarees are not know but the first trace was found in the pre-Mughal period. The net material was mainly used by the people of the Western countries, but later on the Indians have also started to make sarees with this material. During the British Empire these sarees were worn in order to cope with the fashion styles of the British women. Previously, it was used for making veils and dupattas, but later on the designers understood its importance in the field of sarees.

Material of Net sarees

Net Sarees are made up of a see-through transparent material. It is that type of a fabric in which the yarns are knotted at the intersections to create a pattern of tiny holes. The characteristics of the material can vary from being durable to not durable depending on the yarn used to make it. Jute and Tissu Silk are one of the common fabrics used to make the motif of the saree.

Variety of Net fabrics

There a variey of net fabrics used in ethnic fashion and some of them are as follows:


It is a hexagonal mesh made from the yarns of silk and nylon which makes it a bit stiffer yet being thin and transparent. It is specicially used in manufacturing bridal attitres.


This is also made with the help of hexagonal mesh which enables the net to be thin and transparent. Inspite of being thin, these sarees are availble with stones on the motif.

Filet Net:

This is made up of square mesh and the holes that are formed therefore are of hexagonal shape.


This type of net resembles a fisherman's net and is tied into large and irregularly shapes with large opening in the yarn.

Designs and Patterns

The specialty of Net sarees are the thick borders with a lot of embroidery, zari and lace work on them. Some sarees have plane and simple or at times minimum designs on the body while some are pretty colourful and gorgeous with a lot of designs and patterns on them. Starting from floral to polka dots all sorts of design patterns are available in net sarees.

Types of Net Sarees

Different types of Net Sarees are available in the market and all of them will enhance the beauty of a women irrespective of their age. Some of the most important types are as follows:

Designer Fancy Net:

designer fancy net

Now a days some of the top tier fashion designers are also involved in developing new type of Net sarees. So, one can easily get a variety of designer fancy net sarees with new variations in styles, designs and patterns.

Jute Net:

Jute Net

The material used to make the fabric is jute. These sarees come up with some excellent colours and designs that can surely give an elegant look. Most of these sarees don't come up with a single colour and there are a few design works in the anchal as well.

Super Net:

Super Net Saree

These sarees are a perfect blending of the different shades of cotton and silk yarn that gives a lot of features like softness due to cotton, durability and richness due to silk. This type of saree is quite affordable which will give you a beautiful look.

Tissue Silk:

tissue net

Tissue sarees are extremely light weighed sarees which gives too much comfort and enables the ease of movement. They are available in light as well as bright colours. These sarees can make you look youthful and extra glamourous.