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3 Ways to Drape a Sari

October 19, 2016

Sari: Fab India

Neck Piece:

Nose pin: Street Shopping, India

Dear Sari,
You’re not merely a piece of cloth
You’re a beautiful creation of art embodying every weaver’s craftsmanship
You’re every woman’s dream
and in a way every man’s too
You’re beauty, grace and strength 
You’re the humble drape worn by the rich and the poor
You’re every bride’s pride; standing by her side
To Amma; you’re the definition of comfort and fashion
You’re the talk of the town and envy of every eye
when the sequins on you shimmer on a dark night,
and twinkle in her eye
You’re simple, uncomplicated and timeless
You’re mystery wrapped at her waist; unfolding on her body
You’re the pillar of strength standing beside me,
in every phase embracing my every shape,
Year after year 
Gracing my body and the curves
You’re time-honored and yet ageless
You’re me
You’re her
You’re not just a rectangular piece of cloth
You’re six yards of sheer elegance,
carrying more than six decades of history within you.

How to drape a saree

My love for saris is not a hidden secret and in fact I may be accused of forcibly inflicting this love upon people who think otherwise. Today saris have acquired various forms in terms of how they’re made to how they’re draped on a woman’s body. I thought I’ll share with you 3 simple ways to drape a sari, these are not completely new, I’m sure you’ve seen these draping styles before. I know many girls like me look for ways to wear a sari in a comfortable yet an elegant way which doesn’t hamper our daily busy routine. These are my 3 goto ways of draping the pallu for days when I feel a little adventurous.

1. Low drape: This is a very simple traditional drape with a slight change. When you drape the pallu, take it a bit lower than you would while draping the normal way. This looks great when you have a blouse full of work to flaunt and a plain sari.

How to drape a sari

How to drape a sari

How to drape a sari

2. Neck Wrap: A traditional drape with a wrap around the neck. This works great with thinner flowing fabrics like chiffon, georgette, satin and like wise.

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3. Front drape: This is a very simple drape when you take the pallu from the back to the front instead of the conventional over the shoulders way. This is great for a sari that has an elaborate pallu with a heavy border.
How to drape a sari

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I hope you liked this post, thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Photography: Vaishali Gupta

Styling & Editing: Swati Dixit

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  • Reply Britt Nicole October 20, 2016 at 4:56 pm


  • Reply Tanvi October 21, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    You’ve got just the perfect boho-gypsy style!! Lovvvve!

  • Reply Amit October 25, 2016 at 9:52 am

    Very graceful, esp. the last photograph.

  • Reply Maniparna Sengupta Majumder December 12, 2016 at 5:32 am

    All are nice but I loved the second drape most. Quite fit for the winter. You are looking beautiful in all the three styling. … 🙂

  • Reply Pooja Mahimkar December 14, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Loved the first look

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