There are innumerable ways to drape up a saree in styles and concepts of a specific theme dressing, Saree draping can be very fun. And can be sexy, too.
Step by Step Guide to Wear a Saree
To begin with wear your blouse (top) & petticoat firmly at the waist, so that the saree is tucked in properly without falling off. Always put on Heals, or any footwear you desire to wear along the saree, before you start draping up, as this brings the perfect length draped around the body. Use safety pins or clips to pin up pleats and sections where the drape is required to be fixed.
- Take the saree end from the top edge, tuck it in the petticoat starting from the right side of your waist across your left waist.
- From the left hand bring the drape around your waist from the back to the centre front tucking it in.
- Now you will need to make 6-8 of 5-6 inches pleats of the remaining drape at the centre and tuck it in the petticoat, facing pleats to the left.
- Bring the open drape across your back to your front from the right side, without tucking it. You can pin up the pleats at the centre for it to be in centre position and tuck the drape edge till your left side waist.
- Now hold up the width (pallu) section and make pleats in complete width in 5-6 inches, making sure the border falls on the first pleat to drape it on shoulder.
- Hold the pleats in vertical and bring the drape fall from beneath the right armhole, pulling it up towards and across your left shoulder.
- Place the pleats properly on your left shoulder by keeping at least a metre length fall down from the shoulder point, and pin it in place to fix it.
- You are ready to flaunt around in the saree attire looking gorgeous.
5 Different Ways to Drape a Saree
Gujarati Style: Also known as the siddha palla saree drape. In Gujarati style sarees, pleats are tucked and draped to the left side. And this why the left side is left open and after it the pallu is taken to the front of the right shoulder. Pin it up there and spread the left over pallu across the bodice. This statement is great when your saree has a gorgeous border work to showcase.
Bengali Style: This style of saree can be draped in simple and easy steps. There is a slight difference from any other style of sarees. Tuck in your saree at the right side of your waist and take a complete round of the saree around your body. From there, make boxy pleats which are little broader than the regular ones. Hold the pallu left from the pleats make same pleats as well and clip it on to hold aptly and cross it over your left shoulder. Pull the right border and tuck it in. The pallu which is falling backward, take round back from the right shoulder to the front. And you’re done.
Marathi Style: Maharashtrian style of saree has unique design to flaunt during traditional occasions. It forms perfect posture of the hips just due to its draping method. To begin with, wrap around your saree to complete single revolution around the waist. Pick out the shorter end of the bottom part of the saree and bring it centre back under the legs and tuck it there. Take the left over portion and make approximately six pleats and tuck it in at the front centre. Make pleats for pallu as well and take them back to the front over the left shoulder. Pin it up bae and you’re done.
Pant Style: In this style, there is no need to wear a petticoat for this instead you will need a pair of leggings in ankle length or pants in ankle length and a well-fitted blouse. Take the saree pallu end and make pallu pleats, now pull this over your left shoulder. Take the other end and bring it back from right side to your left waist side and tuck in properly at at waist. Now all the loose hanging saree needs to be pleated at the centre and tucked in the centre of your pants.Then re-adjust the pallu pleats that your front bodice is covered up well and pin pleat at shoulder.
Lehenga Style: To make your petticoat hold tightly and comfortably your saree, take chiffon or georgette sarees. Tuck the ends of the saree fully into the skirt while rounding it across your waist. Bring it on the front side. Leave a whorl of fabric in the back and tucks extra fabrics at the back only. Make pleats of the pallu and it on the front. Secure pallu it with decorated brooches.
Get ready to drape & throw an attitude.