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How to drape a saree

The success of the Saree is attributed to its simplicity, comfort, and a sense of luxury a woman experiences when she wears one. A properly draped Saree (sari) makes woman more graceful, stylish, elegant and sensuous.

A perfectly draped sari makes personality but a clumsily draped sari can equally bring down the look of the Sari and spoils the whole appearance of the woman. So just make a note on some basic steps about how to drape a sari in different styles.

Sari is worn on different occasions and thus there are number of sari draping styles available. For example, if you are going to an office its advisable to pin up your sari, this looks smart and is manageable too. We understand how important it is to know how to wear sari in proper style thus we explain you how to wear a sari in different styles with illustrated demonstrations in different steps.

Different ways of wearing a Sari :

The style of sari draping as explained below is the most popular style of sari draping. In this style of sari draping, one end of the sari is neatly tucked into the band of the petticoat on the waist. After wrapping the sari cloth around the waist once more, the sari is neatly folded into pleats, which are then tucked into the waistband of the petticoat just below the navel. Then after wrapping it around the body one more time, the other decorative end of the sari also called the “pallu” comes diagonally in front of the torso and draped over the left shoulder.

Two essential parts of the attire, that go along with a Sari, are petticoat and blouse. These should be chosen carefully.A petticoat which is a waist-to-floor garment, tied tightly at the waist by a drawstring. The petticoat color should match the base sari color as closely as possible. No part of the petticoat, of course, is visible outside the Sari, after having worn it. Note that on net sarees you may want to wear shimmer or satin petticoats to add the extra party wear look. 

A blouse which needs to be tight-fitting and whose color needs to be chosen keeping the look of the sari in mind, can be short sleeved or sleeveless, with a variety of necklines. Most of the sarees come with attached blouse (blouse is a part of the saree and should be cut out and stitched separately). The blouse ends just below the bust.

Now to wear a sari, start by tucking its plain/upper end into the petticoat, at a comfortable position near the navel.Make sure that the lower end of the sari touches the floor. Now wrap the sari around yourself once from left to behind you, with the sari coming around in the front, on your right side.
Making Pleats: Begin from the tucked-in end and start making pleats in the sari of about 5 inches each.Make about 7 to 8 pleats and hold them together and up to ensure that they fall straight and even. You may use you right hand to make the pleats and left hand to guide the saree towards the right hand. This ensures that the pleats are made neatly and evenly.
Tuck the pleats into the waist slightly to the left of the navel, and make sure that they are turned towards the left.A safety pin may be used to stop the pleats from scattering. After this drape a portion of the remaining sari around yourself for one complete turn from your left to right while tucking the plain end of the sari into the petticoat. 

Make sure that the lower end of the sari touches the floor.

Tuck the pleats into the waist slightly to the left of the navel, and make sure that they are turned towards the left.A safety pin may be used to stop the pleats from scattering. After this drape a portion of the remaining sari around yourself for one complete turn from your left to right while tucking the plain end of the sari into the petticoat. 

Make sure that the lower end of the sari touches the floor.

Gujrati Style: This style of sari draping is very similar to the above-mentioned style with the only difference being that in this style, the “pallu” or the decorative end of the sari is draped over the right shoulder rather than the left shoulder. Also, in this style the pallu is draped from back to front and not like the above in which the pallu is draped front to back.

Maharashtrian Style: This style of sari draping is very similar to the way the Maharashtrian dhoti is worn. This style of sari draping is common among the Brahmin women especially in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. This sari is draped in a way that the center of the sari is neatly placed at the back of the waist and the ends of the sari are tied securely in the front, and then the two ends are wrapped around the legs. The decorative ends are then draped over the shoulder and the upper body or torso.

Dravidian Style: This sari draping style is common in the state of Tamil Nadu. The archetypical Dravidian sari is the “veshti-mundanai”, which is draped in two parts: The veshti covers the lower body, while the mundanai, or mundu, is an add-on to the veshti. The draping of the veshti is fairly simple as it draped like a towel around the waist and is usually 4 yards in length. This is then folded in half lengthwise. The mundunai is usually one yard in width and two yards in length.

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