For some, sari may not be the preferred daily wear anymore, but still it is the classiest style to make your evening. And for that you must enjoy draping this glamorous outfit wherever and whenever you feel like but only if you can carry it off well. No matter how expensive or beautiful your sari is, the matter is that how beautifully you have draped around your body. And the draping styles add a pinch of spice to the personality by making it more happening. Draping styles give the sari a different look and the entire beauty of the sari depends upon the style in which you have draped your sari. Now, mastering in one style is not enough, 80 draping styles are considered in sari draping.
Fish Cut Style: This is the form-flattering mermaid look. It’s flared at the end and fitted at the waist that gives it that mermaid look. This draping style is apt for slim and tall women. It also has an enticing, feminine feel. Time taken in this style is 15-20 minutes.
• Tuck in the sari and make pleats.
• Bring the pallav over the shoulder and make it a front pallav. It should fall below the knees.
• Pleat the pallav and pin to shoulder.
• Pin the tucked-in-portion of the pallav with the sari and the petticoat for a neat look.
Bengali-Rajasthani Style: This style is for the demure. Its best suited for a sari that has jaal work and a heavily embellished border because in this draping style the focus is on the pallav of the sari.
• Wrap the sari around your body making the pleats in the front, leaving enough room for a long pallav.
• Next, pleat the pallav take it over the left shoulder and bring it back to the front over the right. You should leave enough saree for the ghoonghat (veil) if you wish to be traditional.
• Take the left corner of the pallav and pin it behind your back to your petticoat.
Indo-Manipuri Style: This draping style is inspired from the Manipuri’s mekhala chaddar. It’s a simple two step draping style.
• Do the basic tuck with not more than four pleats in the front. Then wrap the sari around you, forming a kind of bustier. Then bring the pallav around your right shoulder and drape it a you would do a front pallav or seedha pallav.
• If you wish to add a Rajasthani twist to your drape, pull up one end of the pallav and pin it to the left side of your blouse.
• The blouse should be perfect fit. This boosts the beauty of the sari.
• Always keep the occasion in mind. Do not wear a flamboyant sari to a funeral.
• While wearing the sari, always use clips to hold the pallav or the pleats. Use double lock pins if you are not a confident sari wearer.