With more than thousands of years of existence, the Indian saree is the oldest form of apparel. However, even though its usage was indicated years ago, it has not affected its vogue.
You can find women wearing sarees on ramps, at parties, in Bollywood, in rural or urban households, almost everywhere. With the ongoing festive season, the saree is the most preferred outfit by women. And with modernization, it’s no secret that saree styles are in trend and how. So let’s explore some fabulous ways to drape this timeless
Six Fabulous ways to drape your saree this festive season
This article further will dive into six fabulous ways to drape your saree this festive season!
It is the most preferred and traditional way to drape a saree. Basically, in this style, you drape the saree regularly with pleats facing the left side, and pallu is draped over the left shoulder. You can pin the pleated pallu or leave the pallu open, flaunting your saree.
Infinity drape is a classical variation of draping a saree with a twist. In this style, you will drape the saree anti-clockwise and throw the pleated pallu from the back to the right shoulder. Then make your pleats while getting the cowl near the waist, and wrap the pallu around the waist tucking it from the back.
Gujarat has its traditional way of draping sarees, where the pallu is taken from behind the waist and draped on the front side. This allows exhibiting the detailed work on your pallu.
In the 1960's heroin, Mumtaz wore a tightly layered saree accentuating curve. This retro look is still talked about. You will need a chiffon saree with a small border as the pleats in pallu are tight and small. And the key to attaining this look is layering your saree properly. Once done, don't forget to groove on 1960s music!
Dhoti style/ Nauvari
Nauvari is a traditional Maharashtrian way of draping saree, which is a current style statement on the red carpet. In this drape, you have to wear leggings instead of a petticoat. Although styling this is a bit difficult, the final look is worth the effort.
Simplicity always comes from Bengali sarees. In this style, pleats are tucked in the center and the pallu is draped over both shoulders. Traditionally, ladies would tie a knot on the end of their pallu (i.e on the right shoulder) with keys.
If you’re the type of woman who loves free-flowing outfits that are made to move with you without weighing you down then a back-pleat saree draping style is the ideal choice. Usually, sarees are pleated in front at the waist but this method allows you to pleat it at the back and creates an interesting pattern along with a lot of volume and flare. You can stack the pleats at the back close together for less volume and far apart for more flare. Definitely, the wardrobe classic you need.
Designed to leave a lasting impact, the Gown saree style draping gives your outfit an oomph by wearing it like a flared off-shoulder ball gown and setting it with beautiful accessories. These gowns are super simple to style and drape and offer you an elegant and classic feel making them perfect to wear to any function or event. Gown-style sarees are versatile, easy to wear, and highly sought-after by celebrities and fashion influencers for their effortless yet indulgent affair.
With contemporary cuts, feminine details, and streamlined silhouettes, Palazzo-style draped sarees are back in trend again. This saree style is draped with palazzo underneath it instead of a normal skirt to make an appealing statement and offer a more unique and innovative look. Palazzos are slowly replacing the ‘oh so common’ petticoat underneath your saree and along with a host of other styles it’s thoughtfully designed to take the modern millennial woman through festive events with the utmost glam.
If you’re looking to showcase the exuberant medley of shades, the unmistakable vivaciousness of jewel tones, and enhance your curves, the mermaid drape style is the ideal choice. For this style, you need to use a blend of close-fitting hip sections and leave the bottom hem flared to get the perfect mermaid look. This style looks beautiful with half-and-half sarees and an embellished pallu, making it perfect to flaunt your hourglass shape or curvy figure.
Accessorize your saree
Does it get over with draping a saree perfectly? No! Giving a modern twist to the traditional saree, you can use a saree belt if you wish.
As you drape your saree, do not forget about accessories, makeup, and hairstyles. Whether your saree is patterned, embroidered, or plain, it requires a finishing touch - the last touch that ties the look together. You can try different accessories that work for you.
Moreover, while you wear a saree for the festive events, ensure you are wearing a D’coat which accompanies the sarees very well and are the best mate of sarees. Made with premium quality fabric from cotton lycra, D’coat is exceptionally comfortable to wear. Moreover, the elastic waistband ensures it does not cause rashes around the waist. From Banarasi silks to organza, georgette, and chiffon, this D’Coat is the best accompaniment for all your sarees.
Being multi-functional drapes, sarees are the most preferred outfits during festivals. So, drape your traditional sarees in the fusion way mentioned above to create exciting looks this festive season!
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