This question was sent to my by Ramya Venkat, a visitor to the site.
It is true that in general, many feel that cotton will be the most comfortable saree material for summer, because of the nature of the material and its performance in hot and humid climates.
But it is not that other materials such as silk are unsuitable.
For instance, a variety of thin silk sarees will work well for summer too – for instance Tussar silk and the like will be comfortable sarees to wear during summer.
There are other varieties too that will do well as summer sarees.
Here’s a page from Sakhi Fashions that lists about 30 different varieties of cool summer sarees.
What do you think are other types of sarees that will be chic and comfortable to wear during summer? Let me know in the comments section…