different ways to drap saree
. Front pallu is very good option if your saree has nice work on the pallu or a heavy border pallu.To achieve this look, tie the saree on petticoat with peats as you do normally.Then take the pallu part and let it go around you under your hands.To keep it at place, secure it with pins on both side of your blouse.Now pleat the pallu let it go under your left hand and bring it on left shoulder and pin it.At the end it should look like what you see in
Half saree style
. Want to convert full saree in half saree then go for this very stylish drape.This makes one look slimmer around waist and this look is very young too.To get this look, do the bottom pleat and draping as you do always.Now pleat the pallu and bring it over left shoulder from back, pin it there.Take one corner of the pallu rap tightly around your waist and pin the corner under the pallu on front side.While doing this keep the pallu long so that you
Bengali saree with twist
. Love the Bengali saree but confused about the draping, do not worry I have an easy and modified Bengali saree drape for you here.Like last two drape here also bottom portion remains same.Pleat pallu and let it go over the left shoulder from front side itself.do not let it very loose or tight in front and then fix it with pin.Take one corner of the pallu falling back, bring it front from under your arm.Now in place of going back with a key ring in
. If you love the mumtaj Saree drape but scared of walking in that, then try this double drape look.Again the bottom part remains same leaving longer material for pallu.Now fold 3 by four of the pallu lengthwise and drape it around your waist then go for the second rap this time under right hand and on left shoulder as you do for ulta pallu.Secure with a pin without making a pleats, leave the pallu flow.This draping makes you look slim, and looks e
. This look is inspired from the traditional Oriya draping style.Looks good for saree with nice work on pallu.This also very good drape if you have to do alot of running around, as in this you do not need to care about your pallu and your hands are always free.To get this look do the bottom draping as usual.Make pleats for pallu and put it on your left shoulder as you do for ulta pallu and pin it.now take one corner of the pallu hanging behind, bri
Tie on wrist
. This one is simple but elegant look.Have nice work on pallu boarder want to highlight it subtly then this is the drape for you.Bottom drape remains same, wrap the pallu around you and bring it on left shoulder as you do for ulta pallu and secure with a pin leavening the pallu flowing.Take one corner of the pallu bring it on right wrist, make a loop around wrist and secure with pin.Here as your one hand is busy with the pallu you should have your
. This is inspired by the coorgy saree draping style.Here also keep the bottom part same, take the pallu and wrap it around your body and secure with pins on blouse as done for first look.Bring one corner of pallu pleat the corner little bit, bring it over left shoulder and pin it.Then the wrap around your body must be looking but loose so make small pleats (starting from bottom go up) on left side, go till waist then pin it there.Add a brooch in f
. This look is apt for wedding and traditional functions where you want to wear a lehenga but do not want to buy a new one.Nothing to worry with this drape you can make your heavily work saree look like a lehenga.Here the bottom draping will also change.So after doing 1 round saree wrap on your petticoat start making small small pleats throughout your waist.Smaller the plates, more kalli your lehenga saree will have.Start under right hand and go ba
. This version of draping, ccommonly known as the seedha pallu way, is also found in parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar.Instead of opening to the left, the pleats are tucked so that they open to the right.Then, the pallu is taken to the back and brought over the right shoulder.It is then spread across the chest, and the left edge is tucked in the petticoat at the back.
. Instead of the usual five and a half meters, the sari in this version measures eight meters.One portion of the sari is drawn up between the legs and tucked in behind at the waist, while another portion is draped as a pallu over the bosom.Thus it forms a kind of divided sari, allowing greater freedom of movement.
. Like the Maharashtra version, the sare in this version, too, measures eight meters.After wrapping around the waist, the pleats are positioned along the left leg.The rest of the sari is taken over the left shoulder, wrapped once again round the waist and tucked on the left side.
. The saree is worn pleatless it is wrapped around the waist, brought back to the right side and the pallu is thrown over the left shoulder.The pallu is then brought up under the right arm and once again cast over the left shoulder.
Mermaid saree draping style
. Though it is suitable for almost all body types, curvaceous ones tend to get an advantage here.The lower portion of the saree is draped to look more like a skirt and gives a slimming look to the wearer.This style is particularly good if the pallu is heavy or the border is embellished.
Mumtaz Style Saree
. Mumtaz style Saree draping has been a rage, ever since the song Aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke charche. went onto become a hit.This style defines elegance that displays beauty of a bygone era.Looking at the glamor act of yesteryear actress Mumtaz in the evergreen song, must have made you think about how to wear Mumtaz style Saree.
Butterfly saree draping style
. Also known as the Bollywood style of wearing a saree, the Butterfly style is a slight twist to the regular Nivi style of wearing saree.The only difference here is that the pallu is made very thin, such that the midriff or navel is visible.Usually materials, like chiffon, net, etc., are worn with a heavy embellished blouse in this manner.
Rajrani saree draping style
. Take out your silks and rich net sarees for the festive occasions and dress up like royalty with this draping style.Rajrani is a variation of the Gujarati saree draping style.The only difference in this style is that unlike others, the pleats are all facing towards the right.The pallu is also draped in the form of a slight V in the front.
Indo Western Style
. The spotlight moves onto the contemporary style of Saree draping in this video.Popularly known as the Indo Western style of wearing a Saree, this drape is an innovative adaptation of the traditional one.Usually worn in printed or color block Sarees by ladies who like to make a fashion statement, this form is fast becoming a global trend.
. The Nivi style of Saree draping is possibly the most popular of them all and in practice for long.Nivi style of Saree draping finds its origin in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.For the locals, it is a traditional form of draping a Saree.However, with its versatility to suit any occasion, this style has become universal and represents the cultural heritage of India.
The retro style
. That the way in which award winning costume designer Bhanu Athaiya draped Mumtaz in the iconic orange sari for the movie Brahmachari.It the opposite of a basic sari, where first you drape the sari and then form the stomach pleats.For the retro style, you tuck in the stomach pleats first and then drape the sari on top of them, keeping the pallu extremely narrow.That a big trend these days, says expert draper Kalpana Shah.
. Worn mainly by women from Kodagu district of Karnataka, this style is distinguished by the pleats being in the back.The pallu is flung on to the right shoulder and held in place by a pin.
. In the north of India, the saree is worn the traditional way, with the end of the pallu covering the bosom.In the front, they have skirt pleats and the pallu is draped around the shoulders and over the chest, to demurely cover the bust.It a good drape to wear when you want to look more demure, perhaps in front of elders.
Wendell Rodricks Sari Gown
. The way this sari looks, we did hardly call it a sari.It more like a swimsuit with pleats in the front.But you can not ignore the carnality that this outfit exudes.Slit all the way to the mid thigh on both sides, the blouse is swimsuit style, cut on either side of the waist, with a pallu attached to the shoulder.
. So below is how I do the skirt style.We have two different versions in this.They are not that much different but we think the 2nd one makes a fuller skirt.In the first version we put two pleats, one over each hip, in the beginning.This helps if you have a really full slip.You can skip it if you just have a normal sari slip.In both versions I also go around more than once and my pleats are not as even as the pleats in the image.We find that it is
Party Saree Drapes
. Have a saree to wear at parties, either for a wedding party or for a birthday occasion or maybe a gat together and festive parties which require a traditional look being innovative and sensational, with a simple and light comfortable look, well here we guide you to some few on trend party drapes.Take up a new look to the parties in a hot entry draped up in a simple yet pretty drape.
Flower seller style
. This is one of favorite styles.You will need a good long sari at least a full 6 yards for this to work if you have height, 5feet 9 inches yards would be even better.