The traditional Indian saree is a very versatile garment. It is worn in different ways and if you travel across India, you will be surprised to learn about saree draping in different styles.
Not only does the saree have many traditional draping formats, it also takes on modern forms. So, we aren’t exaggerating when we say that a single saree can open a whole world of new outfit options.
Keep reading to learn all about the most popular and interesting saree draping ideas from the fashion experts at Shoprapy.
Traditional Bengali saree draping
The traditional Bengali saree is unmistakable with its rich hues of red and white. Equally interesting is how the saree is draped with box pleats and the pallu sitting on both shoulders. The rich play of texture in the upper torso directs attention towards the face while creating a royal appearance.
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Mermaid style Saree draping
Flaunt your natural curves by wearing your saree in the modern mermaid style. Here, the saree petticoat hugs the hips and flares out at the bottom. When a saree in a clingy fabric is draped over this petticoat, it takes the shape of the petticoat and highlights the natural curves. So, your silhouette will resemble that of a mermaid and hence the name. This is a very popular party wear style.
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Coorgi Style Saree Draping
If you want to draw attention to a rich pallu, try the Coorgi style of saree draping. Here, the pleats are made at the back of the saree. The pallu or veil is wrapped across under both the shoulders and knotted on the right shoulder to hold it in place.
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Butterfly Saree Draping
The butterfly drape is a celebrity-favorite. In this modern, sexy style of saree draping, the saree pallu is fashioned into a thin column. The saree is tied low and a butterfly form is created at the lower part of the pallu. The butterfly saree drape exposes most of the waistline.
Knotted Pallu Drape
Add a Boho twist to your saree outfit with the knotted pallu drape. Here, the pallu is simply pulled into a knot and then casually thrown over the shoulder. It is perfect when you want the highlight of your outfit to be the blouse.
Image Source: Trendy Saree with a knotted pallu by Dev R Nil (Pinterest)
For an Indo-Western take on the traditional saree outfit, wear it with the pallu around the neck. Here, most of the saree is draped in the conventional manner. However, the pallu is made longer than usual and worn around the neck like a stole.
With this starting point for saree draping in different styles, you should now be able to create unique, contemporary looks with your favorite sarees.
Check out the saree collection at Shoprapy to find the find the perfect picks to experiment with different saree styles. Step out of your comfort zone and experiment with these bold styles and we are sure that all eyes will be on you. Try it!
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