Different ways to drape a Saree

Different ways to drape a Saree

5 different ways to drape a Saree

Drape a Saree:

The very famous saying “Change is the only constant” couldn’t be truer when it comes to fashion. The trend that has held its ground is the classic saree throughout the centuries. Saree is a garment that truly reflects a woman’s elegance and timelessness, India is stockpot of different varieties in Saris from Kanjeevaram, Banarasi, Paithani and various others.

Saree seems to be great on each body kind and in fact, makes a lady looks slim if draped in such a technique! There are plethoras of ways to drape a saree; however some styles require saree of a particular length, designs and form. Saree are the most ethnic yet elegant attire one can come up with. At the same time not everyone does sari drapes the same way.

Saree can be worn in more than 80 recorded ways. The most common being wrapping around the waist, with the loose end of the drape to be worn over the shoulder, baring the midriff. With one sari, you can achieve different looks and styles! It’s going to be nothing like you’ve tried and it’s definitely going to be flattering.

Types of ways to drape a Saree:

We fetch you some different sari styles wear with modern twist and button up a traditional look.

Scarf/Neck wrap style:

Scarf/Neck wrap style is not only very contemporary but also stylish, and it will also keep you warm during those cold winter weddings.


Instead of draping the pallu of your sari the regular way, try draping it like different scarves.

When you want to wear your sari around your neck, you should just do it as it is quite the trend. You can make it look like a scarf;add some glam to it with a belt and some funky accessories!!

Cape style sari:

This sari draping is one inclination which has crunched into the trend and we love this cape over outfit trend.


It is a perfect sari draping method to jazz up the look a bit. The idea behind draping a sari with a matching cape over it is amazing. Select your desired sari and find a cape stitched so you can dress over it to add zing to things.

Belt Style:

Belted sari drape is perhaps inspired by our traditional waist chain on bridal saris. A thin, broad or cloth belt could also be tried.


Drape your sari the normal way and just add a belt that cinches your pallu at the waist. You can even use a kamarbhandh if you want to go for a more traditional look. An off shoulder or any other statement blouse would add some to your outfit.

Dhoti Style:

Try out this offbeat look the next time you have to attend a wedding. Dhoti style sari draping is very similar to a pant style sari and is a heavy mix of tradition and modern. Dhoti saris have been popularized by gorgeous actresses like Samantha, Shilpa Shetty and Sonam Kapoor who have worn and rocked this sari drape.


For better draping you can use a legging instead of a petticoat. The style is a bit tricky Dhoti style sari is very easy and quick to adorn. Just drape the sari around the lower waist leaving around 1-2 mm to the non-pallu end. Now overlap both ends keeping right section over the left, fix it with a pin. Drape the pallu with pleats of around 2-3 inches and pin it to the blouse. Take the lower part from pallu around the hips and secure this in front with a pin. Now take the leftover part from left and drape the pleats from end to form an exquisite dhoti-like drape. Bring these pleats to back and tuck it there. Now pleat the front part and tuck it.Make sure that the border is clearly visible to display the graphic appeal of the sari

Mermaid Style:

The difference here is not so much if you compare mermaid style sari with Mumtaz sari and lehenga sari. Everything is same but when you take the hold on pallu again, there comes the twist.


This draping style spreads out the lower part of the pleats, which in turn, look like a tail of a mermaid. There seems to be a lot of work, but only few extra tucks and pleats are required. It showcases pallu of the sari more vehemently than any other. So pick out broader and lavishly worked pallus.

Leave the pallu hanging there such that it falls 4 inches short from the platform. Tuck in the left over to the sari.


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