Have you ever thought which apparel never goes out of the fashion ? Still thinking girls…. how can you forget that evergreen apparel which never leaves any comment to be gathered? Yes it’s that Indian Traditional 5 yards creation known as SAREE. So now you got it right! Whether you are a socialite or a wallflower, this outfit has got its own iconic identity.
It has got versatility in its draping. Different versatilities symbolize different cultures and traditions. It gives you an identity of your own. There are different ways of draping a saree. You can create your own style too! And we are sure you are never going to fail to grab those comments for your looks.
Saree Draping Styles
Traditional Way Saree Draping
A very common way of draping a saree is draped once around the waist and pleats are formed and tucked in the middle facing left. The remains are left open on the left shoulder to cover the lady’s torso which is known as pallu. Often this pallu is pleated and pinned neatly along with the blouse on the shoulder. Depends on how you want to wear it.
Gujarati Way Saree Draping
Gujarati way is also known as seedha pallu style. This type of draping is not only common in Gujarat but also in UP, MP, Rajasthan and Bihar. Instead of leaving the pallu open it has to tucked on the side so it opens on the right. Then, the pallu is brought to the right shoulder from the back. Spreading across the chest the left edge is tucked in to the petticoat at the back.
Women with heavy body should try this seedha pallu style with minimum pleats on the stomach. Tighten the saree well so it ladles your body instead of giving that heavier look.
Maharashtra Way Saree Draping
Instead of that common 5 yards drape, in this case the drape measures 8 metres. This style gives a look wearing a dhoti where in some of the fabric is tucked in between the legs to divide them. This saree is worn without a petticoat underneath and is mainly seen on occasions. In this style the pallu drapes the shoulder or is used to cover the head.
Tamilian Style Saree Draping
This style also requires an 8 metres drape as that of Maharashtra style. After the drape is wrapped around the waist, the pleats are positioned on the left leg while the rest of the drape is taken over the left shoulder, wrapped once again around the waist and then tucked on the left side. This style uses multiple tucks and complicated pleats to form a saree. The pallu is folded in half and tucked into the waist allowing the lady to do her chores easily.
Bengali Style Saree Draping
In this style the drape is worn pleat less. The drape 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. To complete the very feminine and elegant look often a key bunch is tied to the edge.
Mumtaz Style Saree Draping
Familiarized by the very gorgeous film star Mumtaz, this style includes draping the drape around your lower body several times giving it a narrow look and the remaining drape is slung over your shoulder. This style exhibits your guts and limits your walk to slow walk.
Double Drape Saree Draping
If you are a fascinated of wearing Mumtaz style saree but afraid of those small walks, than you should definitely try this double drape saree style where the bottom remains the same and leaving a longer material for pallu. Now fold ¾th of the pallu length wise and drape it around your waist and then go for the second rap, this time under right hand and on left shoulder as you do for ulta pallu or the traditional way.
sarees with wide border look great when worn in this style. This style makes you look slimmer and you can walk freely too.
Bollywood Style Saree Draping
As much as fashion has been influenced from Bollywood, it has become successful in winning the cards in saree draping too. This style suits best for those extra zings. This style has very tiny pleats and the border is seen clearly as it is draped around the waist. The pallu is very narrow and covers only a part of the torso, which goes between your bosom leaving most of your guts exhibited.
If you have well toned, hour glass body, go for it! It is the best draping style for your type of body!
Front Pallu Style Saree Draping
It is considered as the best style to drape your saree if your saree has got a very nice work on its pallu or when the border is too heavy. To do this type of drape tuck your saree in the petticoat as you do normally and then wrap the pallu around you under your hand. Pin it from both sides to the blouse. Pleat the pallu and bring it on your shoulder from under your hand and pin it. This draping style gives you a very stylish look.
Kodagu Style Saree Draping
This draping style is mainly opting by the women from kodagu district in Karnataka. It’s a very different style wherein the pleats are at the back. The pallu is than place on the right shoulder and pinned to keep it at place.
So guys what is your favourite saree draping style? Do let us know and keep reading as we would be coming up soon with how to drape a saree as well as ultra modern style of wearing a saree which you must have noticed in Fashion shows and many Bollywood events. So stay tuned!
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