5 Stylish Ways to Drape a Saree


A saree is the traditional dress of India, and very unique to our culture. It makes every Indian woman look graceful, no matter what her body proportions are. No wonder, our beauty queens and Bollywood divas try to work their way around sarees in international pageants!

Do you sigh in disappointment every time you look at these divas, your friend, neighbour or a relative flaunting a stylish saree and that too, a stylish way? Fret not. It’s Diwali time and we thought it would be fun for you to change your usual saree look.

Here are 5 trendy ways to drape saree this Diwali.

RajRani Saree Style: A twist on the elegant Gujarati seedha pallu, this variation will lend richness to your overall look. Wear the saree in the normal Gujarati way, and then taking the front pallu make a ‘V’ across your other shoulder.

Rich patola silk or sarees with heavy pallus look exceptionally well for this style.

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Jewellery tip: As your upper body is already bedecked, wear only small earrings. And absolutely no necklace.

Lehenga Saree Style: This style of draping will turn your saree into a lehenga within matter of minutes. Though there are pre-stitchd lehenga sarees available in the market, it’s more fun to do it yourself. Make multiple small pleats all through your waist. Smaller the pleats, your lehenga-saree will have more kallis. Now, taking the remaining material, bring it over your right shoulder and pin it in the seedha pallu style.

Try with heavy silk or brocade sarees or embroidered or stone studded georgette sarees.

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Jewellery tip: Wear a heavy kundan necklace along with earrings to give your saree the right traditional look.

Mumtaz Saree Style: If you have seen the yesteryear’s actress Mumtaz dancing on her classic song ‘Aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke charche’, you will realize what we are trying to say. A legendary actress, and a legendary saree style. However, you can wear it too. Drape the saree multiple times around your lower body to achieve this look.

The best part is that it is absolutely flattering on the Indian curvaceous figure.

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Jewellery tip: Danglers or hoop earrings work the best for this style.

Mermaid Saree Style: That the mermaids exist, we cannot say for sure, however, we are sure this style of saree draping will suit a plump figure. This style of draping doesn’t have pleats at the waist, but looks like a flared skirt at the bottom giving you a slimming look.

It is ideal for sarees with a heavy border.

Jewellery tip: As the focus is on your saree’s skirt, let it shine through. You can wear statement earrings and a pendant or a thin chain.

Butterfly saree style: An absolute favourite of our Bollywood prima donnas, this saree draping style makes you look sexy and stunning without much effort. All you need to do is make very small pleats so that your pallu is thin. It reveals your navel, giving you the oomph factor.

Try it with chiffon or net sarees which are light and flowy.

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Jewellery tip: Stay minimalistic to achieve the right look. Let your skin do the talking. So wear only danglers and a statement or cocktail ring.

If you want to be the talk of the town this festive season, you can sport a churidaar or a denim instead of a petticoat and letting it see through the saree. You can also experiment with cropped blouses or embroidered jackets to lend a fun and creative look to your saree. 

Fashion is in the eye, so go and let yourself fashionably loose this season.

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