Saree is the one of the most graceful attires and a wardrobe essential especially for an Indian girl. There are many kinds of sarees available in myriad prints, colours and materials. Wearing a saree is an easy job if you get the hang of the technique. People who do not know the technique find it really difficult to wear a saree. A saree not worn properly could make you look like a disaster, moreover restrict your movement and make you fumble like a clown. This article will be the guiding star in your saree-draping quest. Here is a step by step guide on how to wear a saree-
Disclaimer: If you are trying it for the first time, use a light weight cotton sari which is easy to grip and handle.
Here is a video to help you understand how to wear a saree
What all you need to keep handy-
- Safety pins
Step 1: (how to drape a cotton saree perfectly)
Wear the blouse, which will complement the saree, it is best to make one out of its blouse piece, if not, choose a complementary colour and material.
Step 2: (how to wear a cotton saree neatly)
Sarees need a place to be tucked into which cannot be provided by leggings or pants, therefore it requires a special undergarment called petticoat. Tie this petticoat half an inch below your navel tightly but not too tight. The petticoat should be of a comfortable material and of the same colour as the body of the saree so that it is not visible from outside.
Step 3: (tight saree draping)
Tuck the plain end of the saree on the right side just below the navel that is the one without embellishment and designed border into the petticoat and ensure that the saree is facing the right side that is the designs or embroidery is front faced.
With the lower end on the floor and the rest on your left, wrap it around yourself once and bring it to your right.
Hold your saree tight and make pleats of the size you wish to wear it is usually 5 inches or so but some prefer larger pleats while others, smaller. Whatever be the size, ensure they are all of the same size. Take all of them together hold it from the top and if someone is there ask them to check if they are in equal level from the bottom keeping in mind the kind of shoe you are wearing, if it is flat make it low and if it is high keep the pleat level low because the heel would cause it to go up. Once the level is okay, tuck it in and ensure it looks plain and not bloated and that the saree is still open to your left.
With the remaining clothing on your left, drape it around and bring it to your right hand side, round the hips to your front covering the chest and throw it on your back like draping a scarf. This part called the “anchal” or “pallu” can be secured using safety pin to pin it with your blouse. You can also pleat the anchal up for a more formal look.
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Hoping these steps will help you out and this picture step by step will also guide you and show you how to wear a saree perfectly. Try out for yourself and dazzle in the graceful look.
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