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Be it wedding ceremonies, school/college farewells, formal office social affairs or any other occasion, there is seldom any other attire that complements the femininity of a woman than a “Saree” – the most recognisable female garment in India!

Feeling excited to pull off this ensemble as soon as possible, but don’t know how to wear a saree? Fret not. In this blog we will teach you how to wrap a saree. But first let’s prepare the materials:

You will require:

  • Your favourite saree
  • Blouse
  • Petticoat or an inner skirt
  • Some safety pins
  • Your accessories, to complete the look.

Now, let’s get started!

Basic style: This is a classic saree draping style in India and most of us swear by it. Follow the instructions carefully and in no time you will be ready to turn many heads.

  1. 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.
  2. From the left hand bring the drape around your waist from the back to the centre front tucking it in.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Now hold up the width (pallu) section and make pleats in complete width in 5-6 inches, making sure the border falls on the first pleat to drape it on shoulder.
  6. Hold the pleats in vertical and bring the drape fall from beneath the right armhole, pulling it up towards and across your left shoulder.
  7. Place the pleats properly on your left shoulder by keeping at least a metre length fall down from the shoulder point, and pin it in place to fix it.

Now that you have mastered the art of draping a saree in a basic style, trying your hands on other styles will be easy! Stay tuned with us for in our next blog we’ll teach you about the current styles.

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