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Being a newlywed, you will be attending a lot of parties, dinners and celebrations. Wherever you go, everything about your look and appearance, apart from your personality, will also be closely observed by everyone around.
Armed with the most beautiful sarees in your trousseau, use them to your advantage to make everyone go crazy about your style statement. Do you know there are many saree draping styles, apart from the regular way of wearing the ulta pallu in Nivi style that you can try? These styles can make even one single saree look different everywhere you don it. Well, here is your complete style guide on how to drape your saree in different ways that can instantly transform you into a diva.
It is one of the easiest ways to drape a saree though the ultimate look might seem to be contrary! It is a style that involves two wide pleats and a large key ring with keys to hold down the double-wrapped pallu. This style is best worn with handloom sarees or light cotton ones, though you can try with a brocade saree as well.
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Here is a complete video tutorial to help you out and show how easy a Bengali drape can be. Take a look:
When you have to wear your saree for a close one’s wedding, you can drape it to look like you are wearing a lehenga instead! With the help of several pleats tucked around the waist to give the illusion of a lehenga, you can easily convert the regular saree to something more celebratory.
Take a look at this simple video tutorial of how you can tie a lehenga saree and experiment with its pallu styles as well.
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This style is different from most others preferred by Indian women. The saree is also longer (9 yards, instead of the usual 6) and no petticoat is required to drape it. It is bound to make you look unique among the crowd if you pair this saree with a nose ring and some jasmine flowers for your hair!
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Here is your video tutorial on how you can do this Maharashtrian saree draping style at home.
Though it is suitable for almost all body types, curvaceous ones tend to get an advantage here. The lower portion of the saree is draped to look more like a skirt and gives a slimming look to the wearer. This style is particularly good if the pallu is heavy or the border is embellished.
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Also known as the Bollywood style of wearing a saree, the "Butterfly" style is a slight twist to the regular Nivi style of wearing saree. The only difference here is that the pallu is made very thin, such that the midriff or navel is visible. Usually materials, like chiffon, net, etc., are worn with a heavy embellished blouse in this manner.
Here is a video tutorial on how you can ace this Bollywood diva-inspired look:
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Take out your silks and rich net sarees for the festive occasions and dress up like royalty with this draping style. Rajrani is a variation of the Gujarati saree draping style. The only difference in this style is that unlike others, the pleats are all facing towards the right. The pallu is also draped in the form of a slight “V” in the front.
Here is a video tutorial of Dolly Jain, a saree draping stylist, showing how you can drape a Gujarati style saree and give it a Rajrani twist.
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Who doesn't love Mumtaz's saree from the hit song Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke from the superhit film Bramhachari? That retro look was so stunning that it went on to create a draping style by itself. The style involves draping the saree tightly around the lower body several times, so that it highlights your figure in the best way possible. Though it might not seem very comfortable to many, it still lends oodles of elegance and sensuousness to a newlywed's look.
Here is a video tutorial that makes this look easy and simple for you.
These are unique styles that can help you stand out among the crowd and create a lasting impression. Initially it might take more than a few attempts before you can nail these draping styles, but they are worth every bit of effort that you put in!
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