Cool ways to drape India's signature attire, Saree!
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Cool ways to drape India's signature attire, Saree!

Apr 04, 2019

Sarees are definitely India’s signature attire for women. They are elegant, versatile and beautiful. Sarees impart a unique kind of beauty to women that cannot be found in the case of other garments. This is why most of the traditional functions in our country have women in sarees and men in dhothis. Whether you are wearing a saree for work or for parties, in summer or in winter, it will become the perfect clothing for your body and that is its speciality.

The various regions and cultures in India have their own innate style of saree draping and each drape comes with its own beauty. However, there are also many modern drapes that have evolved with the evolving modern sensibilities of Indian women.

So, let us look at some unique ways to drape your saree and look fabulous in it!

This way, you can show off impressive blouses and also look ultra stylish in sarees.
This way, you can show off impressive blouses and also look ultra stylish in sarees.

The neck drape

This kind of draping is all about draping the pallu part of your saree around your neck like a scarf and leaving the bottom part of the saree as it originally is. This way, you can show off impressive blouses and also look ultra stylish in sarees.

The crop-top drape

You can pair your saree with a crop-top instead of a traditional blouse and drape the saree as usual. This will give an edge to your look and make you a fusion of modernity and traditional beauty.

The gown drape

A saree can truly turn into anything that you want and this drape is a testimonial to that. A sheer saree that is draped around a grand peplum top with very small pallu pleats will transform into an evening gown in the snap of a finger.

The butterfly drape

This is a popular Bollywood drape and is great to flaunt a toned midriff. The saree is typically draped lower on the waist and the pallu pleats are arranged in a very narrow way to show off your hard work at the gym!

The lehenga drape

Who needs a fancy lehenga when one has 9 whole yards of beauty? You can style your lehenga with mini pleats all around your waist and drape it like a lehenga for a grand and gorgeous look. This is a great way to flaunt that designer saree with intricate work all over the body.

Give your chiffon sarees a retro twist by draping them in Mumtaz style.
Give your chiffon sarees a retro twist by draping them in Mumtaz style.

The pant drape

For the pant drape, all you need is a pant and a simple saree and you are ready to rock the scene with your sense of style. Just put on a pair of fitted pants and drape the saree from one half of your waist. The end look will have a saree look on one half and a pant and top look on the other half of your body. We must warn you, you will need some serious swag to carry this look!

The Mumtaz drape

Give your chiffon sarees a retro twist by draping them in Mumtaz style. A chiffon saree with a blingy or a contrast border will work great for this drape. For this drape, the saree border is draped at various levels to give a very unique look while the pallu is kept narrow.

The belt drape

This is probably the easiest and yet the most stylish drape. All you have to do is to drape your saree neatly and then add a belt on your upper waist to give it a stylish edge. The whole outfit is very comfortable and smart.

The dhoti drape

This is a very classy drape that involves draping the saree like a dhoti in the bottom part and then placing the pallu on the shoulders as usual. This is actually a very traditional drape that is being embraced by the youngsters for its comfort and convenience.