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How To Wear Different Type of Sari In Indian Traditions?

Updated on July 30, 2013

Traditional Indian Dress

The “traditional Indian dress” is sari. Sari is considered one of the beautiful, sexy, elegant and also confusing as hell. Sari is total simple, comfort and feel of luxury a women experience when she wears once. If sari properly draped makes a women graceful, stylish and sensuous. All women love to be noticed whether its wedding or function, social gathering to get compliment on dress. Sari is a dress where something you can never go wrong with most figures. A rectangular piece of fabric look simple enough but there is an art of placing each corner and boarder. Sari mostly worn on the different occasions but on some part of India women used to wear it on daily basis.

Simple Steps To Tie A Sari

  • Before wearing the sari, floor length petticoat tight tied at your waist and blouse end just below the bust. Also wear your footwear so you can drape the sari at right length.
  • Second step, Hold the sari in front of you, make a few plates and tuck the other end of sari in your petticoat. And Make sure that end of the sari touching the floor. Continue to tuck the edge of sari into petticoat and start making plates.
  • Measuring the pallu. The pallu should be hang down back to the knee.
  • Create pleats with the sari. Make about 7 to 10 pleats and hold them up together so that they can fall straight. Tuck all the plats into the waist and left of navel, make sure that all should turn toward the left.
  • Another part is Pallu. It can be prevented from slipping off by fixing at the shoulder to the blouse with safety pin. And make sure that pallu land at the back of the knee joint.
  • Now the time for final touch check the pleats at the bottom and check that they all are folded properly and not falling too much low. Check that sari is not folded form back at any point.

Different style to wrap Sari

Gujarati Style – Gujarati sari commonly known as Seedha pallu sari. The style of draping sari very similar with Nivi style only one difference in this style the pallu. Sarres with eye catching pallu are best worn in this style. Pleats are tucked so that they open at right. Pallu is taken to back and brought to shoulder.

Maharashtrian Style – the women of Maharashtra wear a nine yard sari which is called Nauvari. It worn like dhoti from the bottom while upper portion is look like sari and pallu tucked on waist. This sari draping common in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh etc. It form a kind of divided sari and allow you to greater freedom of moments.

Tamilian Method – Like the Maharashtra method, sari in this method too. After wrapping around the waist, pleats are positioned along the legs. Rest of the sari taken over the shoulder and wrap again on the waist and then tucked on left. It draped like a towel around the waist and usually 4 yard in length.

Bengali sari – It worn Pleat less. It wrapped around the waist, brought back to right side and pallu is thrown over the left shoulder. The pallu is brought up right arm and once again thrown to left shoulder.

Madisaara Style – this sari draping style common in Tamil nadu and Kerla. This style of sari mostly worn on occasions or on festivals. Nine yard of sari required to wear this style. The pallu of the sari gathered around the waist and tucked into the left side of waist.

Kodagu style – this sari drapping style is different from other because folded pleats of sari formed in back side instead of front. This Style of sari mostly worn in Karnataka. Pallu carefully draped from back to front of right shoulder.

Do The Sexy Drap


Women who has great bodies like flat stomach, toned, slim and curved on the right place.I am here providing for them sexy sari draping style:

Bollywood Style - this style of sari has little pleats and boarder shows clearly wrap on the waist. The pallu is very narrow and going between the breast and leaving most og midriff exposed. It looks stylish if someone has toned and hourly glass body.

Retro style – It is known as Mumtaz style. It is opposite of basic sari, In which first you drape the sari then you form a stomach pleats. For this style, you tuck in stomach pleats first then drape the sari on top of them.And keep the Pallu extremely narrow.

Sabyasachi’s Sari – It about six inches above the ground and suppose to draw attention through Sexy ankles and sexier footwear.

Tips To Choose The Fabric Of Sari

Light weighted fabrics like Chiffon, georgette and Crepe etc. are stick to your body easily so they make you looks slimmer. Cotton, kanjivarams, silk etc are looks good in tall and slim women as they want to add all over look.

And if you are short and you want to wear sari of Silk then go for the 40% cotton mix or 40% silk mix saris.

If sari draped neatly it help you to look slimmer and smarter.

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