Wearing a saree can be an intimidating task for many women, especially those who are not used to wearing traditional Indian clothing. However, once you get the hang of it, wearing a saree can be a simple and elegant way to look stunning. In this blog post, we will discuss how to wear a saree step-by-step and create a perfect drape.
Step 1: Choose the right saree
The first step in wearing a saree is to choose the right one that complements your body type and occasion. There are different types of sarees available, including silk, chiffon, cotton, and georgette, among others. Choose a saree that suits the occasion, and that you feel comfortable wearing.
Step 2: Choose the right petticoat
A petticoat is an essential undergarment that you need to wear under the saree. Choose a petticoat that matches the saree’s color and fabric and fits you well. The petticoat should be tied tightly around your waist.
Step 3: Begin draping the saree
Take the saree and tuck one end into the petticoat at your navel. The saree should be draped around your waist in a clockwise direction.
Step 4: Make pleats
After draping the saree around your waist, make pleats by folding the saree in small folds from the front to the back. The number of pleats depends on the saree’s length, your height, and personal preference. Generally, six to eight pleats are sufficient.
Step 5: Tuck the pleats
Tuck the pleats into the petticoat at your navel and make sure they are straight and even.
Step 6: Drape the remaining saree
After tucking the pleats, take the remaining saree and drape it over your left shoulder from back to front, covering your chest. The saree should cover your entire torso, and the pallu (the loose end of the saree) should hang over your left shoulder.
Step 7: Pin the saree
Use safety pins to secure the saree in place, especially at the pleats, the waist, and the pallu.
Step 8: Adjust the saree
After pinning the saree, adjust it to ensure that it is straight and even. Make sure that the pleats are neat and not bunched up, and that the saree is not too tight or too loose.
Step 9: Accessorize
Finally, accessorize the saree with jewelry, such as earrings, bangles, and a necklace. You can also wear a bindi and apply makeup to complete the look.
In a nutshell, wearing a saree can be easy and elegant by following these simple steps. Choose the right saree and petticoat, drape the saree correctly, and accessorize it to create a stunning look. With practice, you can master the art of wearing a saree and feel confident and beautiful at any occasion.
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