The love affair between Indian women’s and the 6 yard piece of cloth, has continued down the ages. Several Goddesses, Apsaras and magnificent beauties have draped this piece of clothe in their own way, and created an aura around them. The timeless design of Sarees, have been with us for 500 years and still it remains to be the hallmark of beauty. Indian culture is vast and diverse, every corner has its own unique style, but each and every style is a potent mixture of grace and poise. The “oomph” factor never fails when it comes to sarees. Although merely 6 yards of flat fabric, a saree transforms to one of the most elegant and stunning attires, once it is draped and carried well
The oldest garment in the world, with its sensuality allure and elegance has taken a whole new contemporary and sexy avatar in the 21st century. A saree can effortlessly go from the being elegant clothing to sophisticated wear to something that oozes sexiness.
There are more than 100 ways one can drape the saree, and with the wedding season knocking at the door, here are some draping styles you can try for attending the wedding of your friends and family, who knows your pallu might get stuck in your prince charming watch and your Bollywood dream comes true –
1. Pant style
We all love saree, so why not wear some pant style saree for great contemporary vibes? This style is elegant and trendy, which is catching on like wildfire. It is a modern twist, to the traditional outlook. This saree will make you look stunning and embrace your femininity with poise, you’ll be standing in the limelight and have a confident vibe radiating.You can pair saree pants with cropped blouses as well as long shirt style blouses according to the season. Choose your best heels and bring out your most extraordinary piece of jewelry to flaunt with this chic look. This style makes you look festive enough, and retains the girl next door spirit. The lethal combination of comfort and elegance, is your go to style for this wedding season.
2. Dhoti style
It is not a very mainstream idea, but it is definitely an eye catcher. The offbeat look is a heavy mix of modish look and traditional avatar. The Maharashtrian Nauvari saree- the nine yard saree, is the orginal way which has been changed over the years. The modern touch to traditional style, makes a bold statement which will turn many heads just to catch a glance to your fabulous look. The best part about this style is that, you can pair it conveniently with so many styles of blouses, and each makes a different style statement. Sonam Kapoor’s dhoti drape caught our attention, and made us all want to be like her. With the trend being set by such celebrities, you can be one of trendy girls who wins over the crowd.
3. Mermaid style
Mermaid style, as the name states, will create a look that replicates to a mermaid taking help of the saree pleats.This style embodies the spirit of Indian women perfectly and reflects the spirit she harbours. If you love to experiment, then this saree style is definitely for you. This type of saree makes you look taller and slimmer, gives you an appearance that’s enchanting. The figure flattering look gives you a sleek edge, and the princess within you reflects itself. The drape doesn’t fall under the traditional pleats in front pattern, instead it looks like a skirt. It is the most voguish of saree style, one can ask for.
4. Retro style
Whenever we hear the Retro saree look, mumtaz style saree is what strikes. A Bollywood, whose magnificent presence created a whole new trend in the fashion industry. That Tight silhouette draping chiffon saree draped around 3 times on the lower torso, is the classic look you can choose to pull off. It is an iconic look, that accentuates the curves in a complimentary manner. The saree itself has all the glow you need, pairing it with light accessories and a little retro hairdo will steal many hearts.
5. Angrakha drape
This is one of the most delightful of the modern looks that elevates the appeal of your six yards wonder. It is a tribute to the mughal royalty, which gives you a classy and rich look. This striking way of swathing a Royal Angrakha Drape saree, will add an oomph factor. You can also wear a simple saree, and pair with the Angrakha coat, to create a novel look, which sets you aside from everyone. Tie your hair up, and accessorize with complimenting jewellery. You can also wear a brooche, to get a chic look that holds the heavy pallu and adds onto the beauty of the garment
6. Lengha style
The lehenga style of drape will look particularly lovely with net sarees as they add that frothiness to the pleats, and when worn with a silver or gold shimmer underskirt will lend a richer feel to the look of the lehenga pleats one makes.The lehenga style drape is pretty easy to ace as all you have to do is keep pleating the whole 6-9 yards. Of course, with some left for the pallu. The accessorizing part is very convenient as you can literally wear anything you want to, because everything will look amazing with this outfit.
7. Inverted drape
This style became all the rage when Deepika Padukone sported it to show off her stunning figure in a blue saree in Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani. It is a simple yet sensual look with a keen innovative styling sense. And it is wonderfully easy to do. This drape highlights the beautiful curves of a woman’s body while keeping the entire look very high-fashion. It gives a very modern look, elegant and simple. You can wear this for receptions, cocktail parties and hope that your batameez dil finds the Bunny she is been looking for.
8. Cape style
Designers keep experimenting on sarees with various embellishments and draping style. They have added western tinge to the ethnic drape, thus the Cape style. It embraces the modernization and puts forth a powerful aura, which dazzles away everyone around her. You can also mix two styles, wear the Belted
Cape style that just redefines beauty in the most glamorous and effortless manner
Indian cultural symbol for strength in womanhood and inner beauty of every woman. The way you drape actually reflects the look that you dire to achieve
With the wedding season around the corner, all the girls are finding their perfect outfit to be the talk of the season. That one piece of garment delivers a message of beauty and defines the versatility of our culture.
All hail to innovative fashion designers and incredibly talented fashion stylists who are introducing us to new and versatile draping styles of sarees like never before.