Sarees are the most ethnic yet classy attire one can come up with, though it is hard to wear one. Not everyone does Saree drapes the same way. Cultures and traditions represent the various style of Saree draping styles like a Gujarati drape, Bengali drape. These cultural drapes are usual for most kinds of Sarees like Silk Sarees or designer Sarees.
Bollywood divas to real brides and stylish bridesmaids, testing out Saree drapes has become the latest trend. We lately witnessed some of the best Saree draping styles that we couldn't help sharing with you all. Oh boy, they are so damn perfect to be a head-turner at weddings, parties, festivals.
Pleated Saree Drape Style
The pleated Saree drape style is one of the most common drapes that we see often. Cotton and Kanjivaram Sarees are the most coveted Saree for a pleated drape. In pleated draping style, all you need to do is wear the Saree usually, and pleat the Pallu and pin it up on your shoulder. The drape is perfect for formal parties like office parties. No one can ignore the beauty that a pleated Cotton Saree with a high neck Blouse can give.
The Casual Loose Pallu Style
This is the Saree drape style that you can have and carry off effortlessly. Lightweight Sarees, Net sarees, basically all kinds of Sarees can be draped casually like this style. You can use a pin or brooch to secure the Pallu. For a wedding, guest Saree, even bridal wear party wear, this could be a great choice of Saree drape as you will look casual and comfy in those heavy Sarees. When draping a light fabric Saree like Chiffon or Georgette or Net, try back open blouses or zipper blouses.
Front Pallu Draping
It is also known as Gujarati drape, as women from Gujarat, India wear this style as their usual Saree drape. We typically leave our Pallu on the left shoulder. But in this draping style, we let the Pallu fall from the back to front on the right shoulder. The stylists have found this a favorite style for bridal Sarees with either a short or a long Pallu. Our choices for this Saree drape style would be Banarasi Sarees, Patola Sarees, Kanjivaram Sarees with a short pallu.
Pant Style Saree Drape
Ditching all the usual Saree draping styles, go for a more modernized drape. You can replace your Petticoat with pants and drape the saree around it. It is modish, looks stunning, and is super comfortable to carry. It is a trendy Saree drape that is breaking charts. Easy to wear and looks glam. The style is perfect for occasional parties, reception Sarees, and cocktail party outfits for wedding guests. As a bride, this would be an ideal choice as Mehendi or Haldi wear.
Dhoti Style Wearing
Dhoti style Saree draping is very similar to a pant style Saree. It is a fashion fusion of tradition and modernity. Katan, Silk Sarees with gorgeous borders are perfect for acquiring this style. You can try out this offbeat look the next time you have to attend the wedding of any sister or friend. It can be a classy look for you to rock any party as well. All you need to do is wear leggings instead of a Petticoat for better draping purposes.
Our traditional waist chain possibly inspires belted Saree drape style on bridal Sarees. You can try on a thin belt, wide belt, or even a cloth belt. Apart from being a big fashion trend that emphasizes your figure, it is also one of the best hacks to keep the Saree more manageable. You just need to drape your saree the usual way and add a belt that cinches your Pallu at the waist. You can even use a Kamarbhandh (waist chain) to acquire a more traditional look. The girls who are not too comfortable carrying a Saree can surely opt for this style.
Lehenga Style Saree to Drape
No, it's not the same as the previous one. Instead of wrapping the Saree over a Skirt or a Lehenga, you will drape the Saree like a Lehenga. Yes, you heard that right. The Lehenga-style drape is pretty easy to create. Here, all you need to do is keep pleating the whole 6-9 yards of a Saree, of course, leaving some portion for the Pallu.
Saree Wearing in Bengali Style
The White and Red combination Sarees are so pretty in this different Saree drape style. The way Bengali homemakers put the keys on the end of the Pallu to finish the Bengali drape is so fascinating. You can try it out in any regular Saree. Bengali brides love this style for wedding functions. Needless to say, Bengal Cotton Sarees and two bordered Silk, Tussar Sarees are an ideal choice for this particular style.
Scarf Saree the Modern Drape Style
It is the draping style that you will find the easiest yet the fanciest one. If you want to wear your Saree around your neck, just do it. It is quite the trend nowadays. You can make it look like a scarf. If you want to add some glam to the look, use a belt and some funky accessories.
Mermaid Style Saree Draping
The Mermaid style Saree draping gives you a more precise shape as it spreads out the lower part of the Saree. It makes the Saree look like the tail of a mermaid. The drape might look like a lot of work. However, it is not. You only need a few extra tucks and pleats. Soft Sarees like Net, Georgette, Silk, Chiffon are perfect for creating this Saree look.
Why wearing the same style when you can drape your Saree in various ways? Therefore traditional waist chain possibly inspires belted Saree drape style? There is no issue if you want to do some experiments on your Saree look. As a Saree lover, I loved all the draping styles. Most probably, Lehenga style drape and Pant style drape are my top choice as they are super fancy and unique. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comment.