The Saree is definitely one of the most timeless and classic attires in the Indian wedding arsenal but it is also no accident that continues to grow in popularity in modern times. The primary reason for this is its versatile styling which allows its wide acceptance. Of course, that is to be expect with 9 yards of fabric at your mercy...
The saree's many forms of draping can be traced to their traditional roots across the various regions in India. Each with their own variations of formal styling.
In modern times, the saree has become the preferred garment to go experimental with. With bollywood superstars and other fashionistas all over constantly providing new and inspiring forms of expression, gracefulness and daring. Your options of fabric, style, fit, color, wieght the possibilities are limitless.
However, a couple universal pointers whichever way you choose to explore. The proper draping of your saree:
- flatters your body shape
- is appropriate for the place and occasion in terms of quality and scheme
A saree should ideally highlight the best parts of your figure and conceal all of the negatives. The determining factors are the following :
The blouse — due to the level of exposure it provides. Heavier figures, conservative settings might need blouses that cover up, rather than reveal. However, a woman with a perfect figure going to a party/wedding/reception can always choose the revealing blouses.
The fabric — due to the impact it has on the figure. Very thin people need fabrics that fill up like cottons, organdies, chanderis and silks. Heavier figures need to avoid these fabrics.
Finally, some of the many ways to drape a saree.
1. Indo-Western style
2. Gujarati Style
3. Maharashtra style
4. Butterfly Pallu Style
5. Saree with belt
6. Dhoti Style
7. Pant style
8. Hanging Pallu Style
If you would like to learn more about styling or would be interested in a draping lesson it would be a pleasure to help you! Feel free to give us a call or message.