We, here mentioned some particular methods as Beginner’s Guide for Saree Draping.
A Saree is a garment that truely reflect a woman’s elegance and beauty, India is a treasure trove of different saree varieties. And that’s not all, each region has a unique saree draping style as well. Each state boasts of multiple ways the saree can be draped keeping in sync with the needs of the women there.
Here we are discussing about two popular styles that are practised by maximum Indian women.
Regular Style :
Take the saree end from the top edge, tuck it in the petticoat starting from the right side of your waist across your left waist.
From the left hand bring the drape around your waist from the back to the centre front trucking it in.
Now you will need to make 6-8 of 5-6 inches pleats of the remaining drape at the centre and tuck it in the petticoat, facing pleats to the left.
Bring the open drape across your back to your front from the right side, without tucking it. You can pin up the pleats at the centre for it to be in centre position and tuck the drape edge till your left side waist.
Now hold the pallu section in vertical and bring the drape fall from beneath the right armhole, pulling it up towards and across your left shoulder.
You are ready to flaunt around in the saree attire looking gorgeous. Moving on to saree drapes for special occasions, which all use the beginning steps of the basic drape.
Gujrati Style :
The another popular style is Gujrati Style draping. An everyday saree draping style in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha.
This saree draping style resembles a lehenga choli where the pallu of the saree is used in place of the dupatta. This permits immense freedom of movement and works very well for heavy sarees where the shoulder doesn’t have to carry the weight of the heavily worked pallu.
The pallu in the front is perfect for demonstrating the intricate work on the pallu and the border.
Here we are elaborating the process how to make your drape complete.
Tuck the end of the saree (non- pallu end) on the right side and bring it around the waist to the back side, tuck it in fully while doing the same.
Bring the pallu towards the front around the person and leave some length of fabric and tuck on the left waist. Make about 4/5 pleats and tuck them at the middle of the waist.
Make pleats on the pallu, keeping the length short and pin it over the right shoulder flowing from back to front. Now make pleats and tuck it in the center. Secure with pins on the back wherever needed to neatly drape the pallu.
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