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Beat the convention - 4 innovative ways to drape your 6 yards to perfection

How about getting slightly experimental with saree? Do you know your everyday 6 yards can be draped as a dhoti or pant? Saree is a versatile piece of cloth that you can drape and pleat in incredible number of ways. Ever since saree made a come back in the modern fashion scene through eminent designers of Kolkata and other cities of India, there has been ongoing experiments with the drape. If you want to do something out of the box and beat the convention- here are 4 innovative ways to drape your 6 yards to perfection.


Front pallu draping

Front pallu fashion is just the thing when your saree flaunts an envious artistic pallu and you want it to be the star of the show.

Step 1

First, drape the saree around the petticoat & do the pleats.

Step 2

Hold your pallu and swing it around & beneath the hands. Secure it in place firmly with pins.

Step 3

Now, fold the pallu in pleats. Then, take it under your left hand & bring the pleated part over left shoulder & pin in up.


Half-saree drape

If you are looking to add a contemporary twist to your traditional saree statement, half-saree drape would be a nice creative trick. The best part- it will make you look slimmer!

Step 1

Drape the saree around the petticoat & do the bottom pleats.

Step 2

Now you will start pleating the pallu. After you are done with the pleats, carry the pleated pallu from behind over to your left shoulder. Secure it with your blouse with a pin.

Step 3

The actual process starts from here. Hold one corner of the pallu & wrap it tightly around the waist. It’s the taut wrap that deserves all the credit for making you appear slimmer in half-saree drape. After you have wrapped it, pin up the corner under the pallu.

Step 4

You have to keep the pallu long & make sure it forms a perfect “V” shape on front. The bottom pleats must come in middle of the “V”.

Dhoti style drape

Dhoti style drape is for those brave beautiful divas who know how to do things “differently”.

Step 1

Drape sari around lower waist. Make sure to leave nearly 1-2m to non-pallu end. Then, overlap both the ends and the right section must be over left section. Secure the intersection with pin.

Step 2

Pleat the pallu & wrap the whole thing from back to front. Toss your pallu over shoulder. Pin up the end touching your shoulder with your blouse. The pleats should be neat and in line.

Step 3

Take lower end of pallu & wrap it properly around hips. It would be one wrap and the remaining part should be sent to the front. Pin it up at center. Once again, check pleats are all neat & tidy. Those around hips must be visible smoothly.

Step 4

Then, get the remaining part from your left, pleat it & drape in the form of dhoti. Secure those pleats with pin.

Step 5

Take the pleats to back, in between your legs & tuck them there. Again, check the pleats are nice and proper.

Step 6

Pleat up last falling part at the front, from center outwards. Nicely tuck the pleated part at center. Then, secure your pleats with pin.

Follow these steps to dhoti saree in the same format to achieve the exact look.

Pant style saree drape

Pant style saree is the best for boho chicks who love to go wild in fashion. Apart from the saree, the main ingredient of this style is a tight pant- instead of petticoat.

Step 1

Take an end of the saree and do the pleats.

Step 2

Pin-up your pleats neatly & secure them with a pin. Then, tuck your pleats inside the pant, right at the center.

Step 3

Pull up the remaining end of your saree & drape it nicely around body. The end would rest on the left shoulder.

Step 4

Pleat it & pin up tightly with the blouse.

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