How to Wear Saree in Different Style
HERE IS A COMPLETE STYLE GUIDE FOR YOU ON HOW TO DRAPE A SAREE:
1. Traditional Indian / Nivi Saree Style
‘Nivi’ is the classic saree draping style of India, and most of us swear by it. Originated from Andhra Pradesh, this simple style has now been accepted by women throughout the country. It is the versatility of the style, which makes it a universal choice. All you need is a fashionable saree, a perfectly-fit blouse and complementing accessories to go ‘Nivi’, and stun others.
2. Bengali Saree Style
Always loved the Bengali’s draped in their traditional saree and wanted to learn how to wear the Indian saree. This one is for you.
Remember Vidya Balan’s true Bengali look in ‘Parineeta’? Though the way she draped the saree seems to be a tad bit difficult, it is actually quite easy. In the typical Bengali style, the saree is worn wrapping the pallu around the body twice with two wide pleats at the front. Cotton, handloom and brocade sarees go really well with this unique and elegant look.
3. Gujarati Saree Style
Gujarati style has now become the most popular regional saree-draping style in India, thanks to the daily soaps! It is mostly similar to the Nivi style, but the pallu section is arranged in a completely different manner. Instead of placing the pallu on the left shoulder, it is brought towards the front over the right shoulder. It is then either left hanging or tucked in at the back partially. A stylish saree with heavily embellished pallu is what you need, to sport this look.
4. Kerala Saree Style
A saree, when worn in the typical Kerala style or Mundu Neriyathum way, can make you look absolutely pure and sophisticated. The classic attire comprises of two sections i.e. ‘Neriyathum’ ( the upper one draped over the blouse) and ‘Mundu’ (the lower one draped around the body and tucked behind). You can go for a classy white saree with a broad zari or golden border and try out this style.
5. Maharashtrian Saree Style
Ever wondered how Maharashtrian women manage to drape that 9-yard long (yes! it is not the regular 6) fabric in such a neat, compact and super stylish way? To add to your surprise, the entire saree is tucked in on itself and you can wear it simply on your favorite pair of shorts or Capri rather than a petticoat. And don’t forget the signature nose ring, those colorful bangles and fresh jasmine flowers.
6. Lehenga Saree Style
Confused what to choose for your bestie’s D-day party? Drape your favorite saree in Lehenga style and get ready to be the head-turner at the event. Although pre-stitched lehenga sarees are easily available in the market now, you can do it yourself too. Just make multiple pleats with the pallu and tuck them around the waist. Oh, did we tell you that it suits curvy women the best?
7. Butterfly Saree Style
This is the latest style of wearing saree. Styling like our Bollywood divas becomes really easy once you master the butterfly saree draping technique. It is nothing but a sweet and sexy twist to the basic Nivi style in which the pallu is pleated extremely thin for a mysterious navel-show. This style is considered as the most fashionable choice for a party and you can avail a pre-pleated as well as pre-stitched saree for this purpose. Otherwise, simply drape a lightweight saree in the butterfly way and team it up with a statement blouse.
8. Mumtaz Saree Style
Mumtaz, the 80s’ legendary heroine, draped her saree this way in the superhit song ‘Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche’ and since then, it has become a wonderful style itself. You can get this sensuous retro look by wrapping the saree multiple times around the lower part of your body tightly. The most exclusive thing about this saree-draping style is that it flaunts the figure the most flattering way.
9. Rajrani Saree Style
The name of the style itself reflects a royal elegance, isn’t it? Well, Rajrani is the classiest variation of the Gujarati style saree-draping and you can try it on some of the best occasions. Start with wearing the saree the regular Gujarati way with front pleated pallu and then create a ‘V’-shape with it. Rich and highly adorned silk or net sarees are perfect for this style.
10. Mermaid Saree Style
No matter whether the mermaid stories are true or not, you can create a mermaid-look by draping your saree the right way. If you have a curvaceous figure, you are definitely going to rock it. But don’t worry as this style goes well with almost all types of body. Mermaid style involves draping the saree with no pleats at the waist. Moreover, it gives a flared skirt-like look at the lower end, which makes one look slimmer and sexier. So, go for an attractive saree with bedecked border and pallu.