How to Drape a Saree in 3 Unique Ways

Worried? how to wear a saree?

Lets find out unique and innovative styles of saree draping that are trending at the moment.

how to drape a saree

Traditionally Indian, the saree is one of the most elegant styles a woman can wear. With the flowing drapes and the form-fitting shapes, it makes the wearer look sophisticated, sensuous and absolutely stunning. A saree has always been an integral part of our culture and heritage and now celebrities, models and designers are also making it the latest trend by taking it to red carpets and runways. In earlier times, women wore the saree in one or two specific ways. But over time, this gorgeous piece of fashion has evolved and now is worn in new and interesting ways. Let’s take a look at some of the innovative new styles of saree draping in vogue today. Variation brings to you 3 unique and trending saree draping styles. Check them out now!

1. How to wear a saree in Nivi Saree Drape method?

This is the closest drape to the conventional saree wearing style. However, this style puts a lot of emphasis on showing off the borders of the saree. It is elegantly clipped onto the shoulder and the border is made elaborate and visible. This twist on a traditional style is favoured by many celebrities like Sonam Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. To wear this style, drape your saree as usual, and make sure that the borders are clearly visible. When throwing the drape over your shoulder, pleat the fabric in such a way that the front bodice displays the thick border and then pin it up at your shoulder. Try opting for a saree with thick and contrasting borders to make the Nivi drape look even more dynamic.

2. How to wear saree in inverted border saree draping?

This style became all the rage when Deepika Padukone sported it to show off her stunning figure in a blue saree in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. It is a simple yet sensual look with a keen innovative styling sense. And it is wonderfully easy to do. This drape highlights the beautiful curves of a woman’s body while keeping the entire look very high-fashion. All you need is a saree with a thick top border and a frilly outer border. To drape this style, start wearing the saree as normal and tuck in the pleats. Then, hold the saree at the edge right where the pleats end and twist the top border inwards. Hold this edge and unevenly gather the saree near the hip so that there are creases and then take it behind your waist and throw the drape across your shoulder.

3. Mumtaz Saree Drape / How to wear saree Mumtaz style?

As the name suggests, this drape was made famous by the beautiful yesteryear actress, Mumtaz. The drape appears in tiers creating a layered border effect along the lower bodice of the saree. The wrap around effect makes it a fun style that is ideal as evening party wear. Start by draping the saree around your waist. Then make two 5 inch pleats and tuck them in on the left side. Pick up the longer edge from the centre pleat and wrap all the way around the back from the left and bring it to the right side of the waist. Now tuck it about 6 inches above the toe length of the saree. Follow the same till you make two or three layers. Then drape it around the back and throw it over your left shoulder. Adjust it so that the front drape is more fitted than usual and then pin it into place.

The key to looking your best in a saree is to ensure that you are completely comfortable. Try mixing and matching draping styles or come up with one of your own to feel most at ease. When you are comfortable in your style, you are sure to look great and have all eyes on you when you sashay into any room wearing this incredibly versatile apparel.





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Ankur Modi - September 27, 2016

A nice blog on how to drape the Indian Sarees. The younger generation who love to wear sarees should check out tips like these to drape the sarees better.

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