8 Dos and Don’ts of Wearing a Saree

Hi ladies,
Saree is such a feminine piece of clothing. There are so many dos and don’ts of wearing a saree for the first time or for 20th time. Let’s find out how you can be effortless and look flawless in a saree!

saree dos and dont's

1. Consider your body frame in mind:
If you are tall then you have the liberty of choosing wide arrays of prints and textures but if you are plump or short then go for sarees with lighter flowy fabrics and avoid too many embellishments. You can also go for vertical lines or prints, as they help project a slimmer look.

2. Choose the right blouse according to your body frame:
body shape
A great blouse adds oodles of oomph and drama to an otherwise plain fabric. If you have thicker arms then go for 3/4th sleeves or net sleeves in your blouse. If you want to achieve volume around your chest area then go for blouses with embellishments. Try to look for your problem area then get your blouse stitched to conceal that area. Also, make sure that your blouse fits you like second skin. It should ideally be not too tight and neither too loose.

3. Consider your skin tone:
If you don’t want to leave any stone unturned when it comes to wearing the saree then don’t forget to consider your skin tone. If you are fair then go for any colour from the colour palette. Beige or bronze shades look great of wheatish complexions while golden copper shades go well with darker skin tones.

4. Petticoat issues:
Petticoat is crucial to keep the saree in place all day long. Tie your petticoat well above or just below the navel; don’t tie it far below the navel as it will make your saree droop in no time. Also, avoid a flared petticoat, as it will make you look shapeless and fatty.

5. Pick a fabric that is easy to handle:
comfortable fabric
If you are wearing a saree for the first time then chose a fabric that you will be able to carry comfortably. Fabrics like chiffon, georgette or even net are easy to handle and you can walk around in them without any issues. Try to stay away from trickier fabrics like satin or cotton as they need some getting used to.

6. Safety pins will be your best friend:
safety pin
You cannot carry a saree comfortably without any hassles without safety pins. They can be used to keep the pleats all nice and tidy and in place. Do not shy away from using safety pins but also don’t go overboard with them too.

7. Choose comfortable footwear:
The right kind of footwear will complete the look of a saree beautifully. When choosing footwear with your saree, remember comfort is the key. If heels are not your best buddy then go for platform heels or wedges to stay comfortable. Stay away from shabby footwear that will take the grace away from the saree.

8. Do Experiment With Different Draping Styles:
There are tonnes of different styles to drape a saree. If one style doesn’t suit you, doesn’t mean you are through with this amazing piece of clothing. Try different draping styles and find out which works for you and goes with your body type nicely.

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7 thoughts on “8 Dos and Don’ts of Wearing a Saree

  1. I agree with each points. Cant do it without safetypins. I can never be confident to walk in saree if I dont have a no.of them ready in hand. Great article 🙂

  2. Nice points Vandna. Love your articles. I would like to add just one more tip. If you are going to wear heels with the saree, then wear them before you tie the saree or else when you wear them later, your saree will be hanging above and will not look nice. 🙂

  3. NEVER wear platforms with a sari — it makes you look clumpy. And chiffon is a complete no-no for first timers — the pleats will never fall straight and you’ll struggle to walk. And safety pins should only be used on inexpensive saris. For the more expensive saris, avoid safety pins bc they’ll destroy the sari.

  4. Sometime it’s actually nice to wear the sari over the heels as it adds a little style as well yr great heels gets the focus.

    Maharani Gyatri Devi carried this beautifully she was known to wear her shoes after she tied her sari

    Give it a try girls anything which u carry with confidence looks good .

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