Tuesday, July 9, 2019

How to Wear Saree Indian Styles

Trying to pick up the right saree to wear at different party or wedding occasions, isn’t much sorted for women, they never find it easier to pick the right saree to drape for occasions like, weddings, parties or the casually, etc.
We all have that one saree in our wardrobe that is either plain or very simple to wear. With so many embellishment options these days, you can easily upgrade your simple plain sarees. And the easiest and efficient way to jazz up your plain and simple saree is by adding stylish borders to them. There are some options that we have come up with to help you upgrade and re-style your plain saree. Stitch these borders to your sarees and you can get a trendy and stylish saree with a designer touch.



Draping a saree for many women in India is well known but the different appealing styles to drape a simple saree bringing a fascinating look is something all women will find interesting.

There are numerous ways to drape up a saree in styles and concepts of a specific theme dressing, Saree draping can be very fun.

The basic draping up of a saree is also very easy, below is a detailed explanation of basic style saree draping before we start different unique styles of occasion based draping a saree.

The basic requirements to drape a saree:
Saree: A long 6yard drape one piece fabric to wrap around the body. If you need a sarees then visit  G3fashion.
Blouse: The essential need of saree, top wear which is almost like a crop top but in well fitting. Need Readymade blouse then check our Readymade blouse Collection.
Petticoat: Worn as bottom wear in a long inner skirt serving to carry the drape firmly. You can also Buy petticoat with purchasing any saree.
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Tips to remember before draping Saree.
Always wear your 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.
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Basic Saree Drape steps
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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. Moving on to saree drapes for special occasions, which all use the beginning steps of the basic drape.

Latest Saree Draping Ideas to wear for occasions
How to wear a saree like an Indo-Western Outfit
There are so many new kinds of saree draping, which adds the Indo-western version look from Dhoti saree draping to indo-western saree draping and maybe a new look with a saree like how to wrap a saree dress.

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Check video on how to Drape Saree in Indo western Style
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How to Wear a Traditional and Wedding Saree
Using these drapes for the occasion of weddings and related ceremonies based for weddings. Different traditions and cultures in India have different ways of draping saree in their particular style and methods as well such traditional wedding sarees. Here are some most used drape styles with their method.

How to wear a Bengali Saree
Bengali sarees are well famous for the royal religious look, depicting the royal ethnic look of their Bengali culture.



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Sarees in white and red border is the origin in the culture of Bengali puja rituals. Heavy sarees with silk woven motifs and border look are highlighted by this drape.

There are no lower drape pleats in this saree.

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The basic step of draping from bringing saree wrapped around from right to left to centre before taking the pleats, tuck it in the petticoat.
Then take hold of the open edge tuck it in the waist till left waist, then tilt it and bring it to front right waist by tucking it.
Repeat the phase of tilting it again, bringing it across left waist from front tuck at waist and again tilt and bring back to right side waist from front and tuck.
Now pick up the width section and make pleats of the whole width in 5-6inches where border comes on front and first pleat. Pin it in position form falling off.
Holding pleats vertical throw the pleated drape on your left shoulder front to back in all possible length hanging at back.
Now hold the first pleat edge, spreading it across your back to the right side, bringing the corner in front under your right armhole to the top of your right shoulder falling it back on the right shoulder. A tassel or hanging is attached to the corner and left in position.
How to wear Gujarati Saree
In Gujarat at most wedding events, women dress up in the traditional look in wearing their own origin draping style of saree.

Also known as the siddha palla saree drape as the saree pallu comes in the front to highlight the look by extending it covering the whole front bodice.

For more Gujarati saree draping check this Gujarati saree draping style post.

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Gujarati saree Draping Tutorial
The basic style steps of draping from beginning to the till the pleats taken and tucked in to the centre petticoat facing the left.
Then take the width section of the end drape and make pleats of the whole width in 5-6 inches, gather them firmly with the top border as the first pleat.
Hold the pleats in vertical and bring them around your back waist from left side to the top right back shoulder.
Putting the pleats from right shoulder back to fall front in a way which the pleats open to the left hand side, on the right front bodice in a length less than a metre.
Tuck the pleats at the shoulder point with a pin to fix it, pick up the first border edge and pull it across your left side taking it under the left armhole and tuck it to your left back waist.
How to wear Maharastrian Saree Style
Maharashtra is known for its cultural activities and saree draping methods at festivals, and the fishermen dressing for women in the past was a saree in 9 yards drape, which was draped in a particular style for women to be more actively comfortable for their activities.

Today the draping style is not used much but still at wedding events and cultural dressing needs to be styled up in this saree drape. Follow the method to drape a saree in this form.

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First step of basic draping a saree till the section of lower drape pleats.
Tuck the pleats in the waist keeping them a bit towards the left hand from center and facing the left hand side.
Then pick up the open edge of the sari and making pallu pleats of the whole width in 5-6inches.
Throw the pleated drape from turning in from the left back to the right bringing in front, under the right armhole to the left front shoulder.
Then take the lower drape center mid pleat of the lower edge. Pushing it through between the two legs and pulling it up from the back mid, in a neat form.
Keeping the border edge in front view, tuck it in the waist center back of the petticoat. It develops more free movement, a dhoti look.
How to wear a Saree for party
Have a saree to wear at parties, either for a wedding party or for a birthday occasion or maybe a get together and festive parties which require a traditional look being innovative and sensational, with a simple and light comfortable look, well here we guide you to some few on-trend party drapes.



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Take up a new look to the parties in a hot entry draped up in a simple yet pretty drape.

How to wear Deepika Padukone Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani style saree
Being inspired from the on-trend fashion appearance by Deepika Padukone in Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani with a blue saree, which brought lots of attention to the stylist who draped the saree looking sensual and simply yet innovatively.



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The saree wear by deepika padukone had the curves out at the hip by the top border and a narrow drape at the front bodice. Let’s get the look by following our step to drape up easily into this saree.

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Taking the basic steps of draping the saree from 1 to the step you put up the pleats of the lower drape and tuck them in, still carries.
Next you need to hold the edge of the saree which comes exactly after the tucked in pleats, and twist the top border edge inwards facing down so the border can fall on a lower length.
Hold the width portion of the saree and just unevenly gather it and tacking it across your back bring it from your right under arm to front and throwing it back your left shoulder.
The pull the portion you have turned downward after the pleats, for it to hang till your hip level, pulling and stretching it evenly on your left hip carried on to the back and kept to folded till the right underarm passing drape.
Arrange the pleats properly to fall on the shoulder which was already temporarily thrown behind. Adjust the borders on the front bodice to look two parallel line until meeting at the left shoulder point and pin it up to fix it in place.
Here’s a link which we found really useful for this drape, and can view properly how to drape the Deepika style saree

How to drape Mumtaaz  style saree
The Indian diva of Indian film industry Mumtaaz, which played various roles in her movies and inspired the women to follow her fashion style, also had brought out the Mumtaaz saree draping style.

The look has a small or narrow visible border on the lower skirt drape, in layered up form, two edges of a saree, and is draped without the basic pleats, a wraparound style.

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Complete the 1st and 2nd step of the basic draping saree, till where tuck in the centre of the petticoat before tacking pleats.
Now take 2 pleats of 5-6 inches and tuck them in facing the left hand side.
Picking up the longer edge of the saree from the centre pleat wrap around the left side to back until brought forward at right side waist.
Tuck it 5-6 inches above the normal toe length of the saree. And same until brought on wraparound in same till right side again
Again tuck in above the level of another 5-6 inches and continue in the level and wrap around the waist of right side.
Now make pleats of the width section, in 5-6inch and then taking it under the right armhole bring it across the front to left shoulder and throw it falling backwards.
Arrange the front bodice drape to become more narrow then the usual drape and pin in position at the shoulder.
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How to drape Mermaid style saree
The mermaid drape style is a form of drape from the basic but giving the curvy effect on the hip section.

The saree uses the mixture of methods to style up the mermaid look, having a close fitting hip section to flared bottom hem section giving the mermaid style look.

This form is used at parties of weddings and weddings to feel comfortable as the pallu is not hanging around to carry it properly. Festival Border sarees are a perfect choice to make for this saree style.

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Take the basic draping steps of the beginning till the step after placing the edge on front level centre petticoat tuck, no pleats, tuck the edge till your left side waist.
Now take the open edge and hold up the width section to form pallu pleats of the entire width in 5-6inches placing the top border on top as first pleat.
Then you bring the pleated drape come across your left hand side to your back and right side. Throwing it from right back side to right shoulder front, as hanging on your right.
The length of your pallu should be long reaching 5-6 inches above the toe level, and pin up the pleats at shoulder point like the Gujarati drape style.
Now take the first pleat edge and spread it to your front bodice, wrapping around till back side, again bringing it forward till the left side in full stretched fitted form.
Then hold the corner and pin it up underneath the drape across, on the left side by the thigh.
Take use of this link, for a viewable form to drape up the mermaid style saree, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iICAHg671dI

How to Wear a Saree for Office and Work
The outgoing and professional women, who work and need dress up in a sober and simple look with utmost comfort can carry these drapes best suitable for them.

Drapes require sarees with professional looking features of fabric and design, either cotton silk sarees, bhagalpuri silk sarees, cotton sarees, or simple georgette sarees in prints or plains will do best with this drapes.

How to drape Nivi style Saree (basic drape style)
This is the drape which was described on the top section showing the basic saree drape. This saree draping is a type for working women as it’s comfortable.

The nivi style or basic saree drape is widely used not only for work place but also draped for parties and occasions in heavy sarees giving a sophisticated look.

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Carrying the pallu pleats in well pile and pinned on the left shoulder and left hanging back.
The saree front drape going across the shoulder can be adjusted in either keeping pleats in 5-6 inches in basic look, or smaller pleats 3 inches in narrow look, or also 8-9 inches to cover the bodice comfortably.
How to drape Open Pallu style saree
The basic style of draping a saree, the method is followed and keeping the pallu opened at the shoulder without pleats.

It is used in work place for a good presentable look in simplicity and comfort. The drape is also carried for occasions for its pretty presentable look.

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Carrying all the steps the same until the pallu pleats are taken.
Do not make pleats, and just wrap it covering front bodice, pinning the top edge at the left shoulder, allowing the other edge just hang down.
There’s more to saree draping styles and this one is not actually a saree but a contemporary style outfit that i have added to this list for saree draping at parties and occasions.

New indowestern saree style drapes have styles which look modern and gives a fashionable look to the saree.

How to wear Pant style saree
This is one of the into western style saree draping and here are the steps to drape a pant style saree in a quicker and easier way.



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There’s 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.
then 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.
That’s all you have your pant style saree done for the go at a party in fab looks, for more you can watch this tutorial to get exact idea on how to drape a pant style saree. To view more party or indowestern style saree draping, read the post Fancy saree Draping Styles – By Top Fashion Designers

These are some of the drapes I think you will find easy to drape for your next style dressing at occasions. So go ahead take use of this information and be groomed in the Indian National attire to stun the audience.

Saree style drapes need different drapes, as per fabric and saree look, plain saree, embroidered saree, brocade saree, cotton sarees, sheer fabrics all would require different drapes to look presentable.

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The net sarees are versatile, if heavily embroidered then can use the basic style drape or the open pallu, to bring out its beauty. A glittering or textured and complementing petticoat gives a double styling effect, petticoats of sequins fabric, velvets, shifli nets, or woven brocades.
Cotton silk sarees and blended cottons can look good in professional look drapes
The mumtaaz drape saree looks best in a sheer fabric, georgette, chiffon or any other blend in sheer fabric and light weight. Almost in one border in contrast mode, to enhance the look.
The mermaid style drape would require a saree with heavy border in broad look, to bring adornment to the sdrape when draping around.
Plain sarees in light weight in a single border can also look gorgeous in fancy drapes like deepika style, or the Nivi style to open pallu style which requires easy tilting and folding.
The Guajarati style drape saree normally in heavy pallu, mostly silk brocades or embellished heavily. Even the Bengali style drape would require the same.
Try out the drapes and stayed updated for our next blog which will be on saree drapes in more detailed version and more variation to one styled drape.