The elegance of Indian sarees are seen in its drapes

The elegance of Indian sarees are seen in its drapes

The elegance of Indian sarees are seen in its drapes


Introduction to Indian saree drapes

The beauty of Indian women increases by their look in sari which makes them more pretty and elegant. Indian array of sarees has been accepted by Indians form centuries. All different states have different culture and different draping style of saree

Gujrathi saree draping

Gujrathi saree draping

There are more to the provincial saree styles but the ones mentioned further are prominent ones which will work well for anyone. Besides these regional draping are hundreds of other style like.

Gujrathi saree draping

Women of the Northern Indian states including Rajasthan, Gujarat, Bihar, and Jharkhand drape sarees in this style. The appealing Perceptive style is commonly known as ‘Seedha Pallu’ way which is also known as front side pallu. The individuality of this drape is that instead of opening to the left, the pleats are tucked so that they open to the right. The pallu is taken from 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. Any sarees which has a flowy texture looks great when worn in Gujarati style. This seedha pallu style is popular to highlight the work on pallu or heavy border; it will enhance the beauty of the saree  if the pallu is rich and heavy.

Bengali style saree draping

Bengali style saree draping

Bengali style saree draping

Bengali sarees are well famous for the royal religious look, representing the royal
ethnic look of their Bengali culture. Sarees in white and red border is the origin in their culture. Heavy sarees with silk woven motifs and border look are articulate by this drape. The diva like style looks more gorgeous than it ever has in sarees with intricate borders and bright hues. It is the most unique style because it does not have the typical pleats which are characteristic of saree. There are no lower drape pleats in this sarees. The style of saree, as obvious as the name suggest is native to West Bengal and not worn in any other part of the country. The blouse with puff sleeves is usually suited to compliment this style and red/white bangles complete the look.

Maharashtra style saree draping

Maharashtra style saree draping

Maharashtra style saree draping

Maharashtra is known for its glorifying activities and saree draping procedures  at special occasions, the women use to drape a 9yard saree while fishing, which was draped in an particularized  style for women to be more intensely comfy for their happenings. Today the draping style is not used much but still on special occasions, wedding, and any functions the saree should be draped in this style. The saree in this style measures eight meters. One portion of the sari is lifted up between the legs and tucked behind at the waist, while another portion is draped as a pallu over the bosom. It gives a regional provincial allure.

Rajrani Style saree draping

As the caption suggest, the Rajrani style of saree draping is a take on the royal style of wearing a saree. India is a no stranger to royalty and therefore it is likely to infuse the sense of royalty in Indian ethnic saree. This style states the grandeur that India is known for. It is most suitable for festive occasions and weddings where kingly glamour is necessitated.

Rajrani Style saree draping

Rajrani Style saree draping

For this look you need to take one end of the saree and tuck it neatly in the petticoat/inskirt at the centre and take the saree around to bring it to the front and tuck it again neatly. Hold the pallu from the back, bring it to the front and make the pleats. Drop it on your right shoulder, the loose end being a little above the knee. It should be pinned on the right shoulder. The middle section should be pleated around 6-7 pleats. This drape is unique because the pleats are tucked in the inskirt facing the right side. To conclude this style take the pallu end and pin it up on the left shoulder to make a ”V”. The saree must be heavily embellished and should be complimented by jewelry to give a regal look.

Mumtaaz style saree draping

Mumtaaz style saree style

Mumtaaz style saree style

The Indian beauty of Indian film industry Mumtaaz, who played several roles in her movies and motivated the women to follow her fashion style, and she also had brought out the Mumtaaz saree draping style. This style of saree draping engage draping the saree securely around your lower body hardly three times to give it a narrow look that figurise your figure.  The look has a tiny or wide visible border on the below skirt drape, in scaly form, in two edges of a saree, and is draped beyond the basic pleats, and it is simple wraparound style. Clinch that you have a bordered radiant color saree, an in skirt, heels and a sleeveless blouse.

Tamilian Way saree draping

Tamilian Way saree draping

Tamilian Way saree draping

Tamilian Way it is parallel to the Maharashtrian version therefore look into the simple way of draping, this saree measures eight meters. After casing around the waist, the pleats are placed along the left leg. The rest part of the sari is taken over the left shoulder, and that is wrapped once again round the waist and finally tucked on the left side of the waist.

Kerala style saree draping

Kerala style saree draping

Kerala style saree draping

Mundu Neriyathum is the designation style of Kerala and it is the traditional outfit of women of Kerala. This style of saree draping compacts of a Mundu or the lower garment and an upper part of the garment called Neriyathum.

Mundu is wrapped across   the lower part and is securely tucked at the waist. The Neriyathum is draped in the upper part and brought over the blouse.  The festive variant is called Kasavu munudu which has a golden color border or a broad Zari border to the saree.

Indo – western styles saree draping

Indo – western styles saree draping

Indo – western styles saree draping

Indo – western outfit for women are a popular tenor in the fashion world of 21st century. With instant globalization, more and majority Indian women are coming forward to compete with men. This leads to increased susceptivity of Indian women to the western culture, and in turn, this changes their clothing style. Modern Indian women are fully cognizant of their glory and grace. An Indo western dress for women is the cynosure solution to the style of all fashion-conscious modern Indian women. They are neither too Indian concerned with nor too westernized. Respectively of any specific learning’s towards any culture or tradition, they suit perfectly to the taste of every Indian woman. Blended with rich variety of colours and print and high quality fabrics, Indo western dresses for women have already created a special vocation for fashion lovers throughout the world.

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