Sunday, August 29, 2010
How to drape a saree
A Saree is one of the most elegant attires worn by the women in India. In most Indian cultures, Sarees or Saris are an essential bridal wear worn in weddings. A Saree is an un-stitched piece of fabric usually 6 yards in length which needs to be draped around the body to achieve the elegance and grace that epitomizes this great Indian garment. There are many ways in which a saree can be draped and it varies across the Indian sub-continent from state to state. However, the most common method is wrapping the cloth around the waist, making pleats in the front and draping the final length around the shoulder. The remaining fabric that is draped over her blouse and shoulder, falling behind her is called the pallu. For a wedding, the following are different ways to drape the saree:
1. Classic Indian saree drape
The Classic Indian style of draping the saree is quite common and is worn at weddings, poojas, traditional ceremonies, formal gatherings such as conferences, lectures or even to the office.
2. Maharani style saree drape
The Maharani style of draping the saree is quite common in weddings, poojas, wedding receptions and traditional ceremonies.
3. Mumtaz style saree drape
The Mumtaz style of draping the saree is named after the Bollywood actress Mumtaz. This style of draping was made popular in films in the seventies era and is popular even today in Indian parties and wedding receptions.
4. North Indian saree drape
The North Indian style of draping the saree is quite common in weddings, poojas, wedding receptions and traditional ceremonies.
5. North Indian saree drape long
The North Indian long saree drape is quite popular in parties and wedding receptions.
6. Indo-western style saree drape
The Indo-western style of draping the saree is also a favourite in parties and wedding receptions.
7. Devdas style saree drape
The Devdas style of draping the saree was made popular in the Bollywood movie Devdas by Aishwarya Rai. This style is quite popular in traditional ceremonies, poojas and weddings.
8. Western Innovative saree drape
The Western Innovative style of draping the saree is worn both in official gatherings such as conferences, lectures as well as parties and wedding receptions.