If there is one clothing item which has stood the test of time, it’s the saree. Nine yards of sheer elegance, grace and style. While thinking of saree, we tend to conjure images of weddings and events, with people decked up in jewellery. But the saree can be draped in numerous ways to make you look chic and sexy. So next time you want to stun at a party, take a break from your LBD and give your sarees a twist with these draping styles.
This is the conventional approach to wearing your silks, cottons and zardozis. It is easy to wear and carry, hides tummy bulges and gives a shapely look. If you want to wear sarees to formal parties or events, this is the best draping style to try.
One of the most popular styles of saree draping which has gained a huge fan following is the mermaid style. It is a fusion of traditional and modern and gives a beautiful hourglass figure. Young girls can rock this style effortlessly. This draping style works best with flowing fabrics like georgette and chiffon and for sarees with eye-catching borders.
If you want to be the head-turner at your next gathering, take inspiration from iconic Bollywood actress Mumtaz. She rocked the saree in the cult hit ‘Ajkal Tere Mere Pyaar Ke’ and had everyone swooning all over her. The saree style gained popularity as it highlights your figure and adds sensuousness to your look. This draping style has been revived by contemporary actresses and is a top choice for retro themed parties.
This draping style is just what you need to add panache to any saree you own. It works best with solid coloured, self-printed or bold coloured sarees. Just add a belt to cinch your waist. It not only makes you look slimmer but also gives the right edginess. Perfect for parties where you want to wear something unique.
Neck wrap style
Bold, beautiful and brave – this style can look killer on any woman. Instead of a scarf, wrap the pallu of your saree around your neck. Wear a contrast blouse, tie a top knot or high ponytail and layer up on accessories like rings and bangles. Don’t forget to carry oodles of confidence and attitude.
A lot of women love wearing saree as a lehenga, especially for a wedding, sangeet and other traditional functions. It looks both grand and graceful and is a perfect draping style for sarees with heavy bottom work. You can totally own the look by adding statement earrings and bangles.
Androgyny is so ‘in’ right now and if you are in the mood to experiment, you can try this style. Instead of an underskirt, wear a stylishly fitted leggings and drape the saree to create a stunning silhouette. This kind of draping will work well with light fabrics and minimal prints. The best thing is you can pair this with a crop top and high heels and look like a bomb.
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