A Drape saree is a long piece of fabric designed for wearing in various ways. Draping it properly requires skill and practice.
First, find the ideal Drape Saree and blouse combination; ensure it fits comfortably while matching the color of your saree. Next, find a petticoat that coordinates with its color; tuck it under and wear!
1. Front Drape
This front drape Saree method is an ideal way for brides and their maids to make an impressionful statement on the big day! Easy to master and stunning in appearance – everyone deserves this beautiful style!
Start by neatly tucking the end of your saree that does not include the pallu into itself and pleating the fabric into even pleats – once complete, pin them to secure them and continue pleating until all pleats have been formed.
Once your pleats have been created, fold and pin them back onto your petticoat. Next, take your pallu and drape it across your left shoulder – voila! You have successfully created an elegant pleated gown!
The Dhoti Drape saree
is another modern style that is widely recognized for its classic yet simplistic appearance, and makes an excellent way for women to showcase their back. Just like with Nivi Drape, it involves wrapping your saree around your waist and pleating it in front. However, there are several distinct variations between this and Nivi Drape styles.
2. Back Drape
Drape Saree are an integral component of clothing worn by women across India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Typically made up of six yards long fabric that can be draped various ways when worn they’re both versatile and difficult to manage – with practice though you will soon become adept at wrapping one yourself!
Make an impactful statement at cocktail parties or pre-wedding photoshoots with this easy back drape technique to add glamour to your saree! It’s simple yet stunningly elegant – an ideal style choice.
Start by tucking the inner edge of your saree into your petticoat on the right side of your navel, followed by taking your pallu and draping it across to your left shoulder from behind, repeating this until you have reached the end of your saree, before tucking and pinning any remaining portions into place – don’t forget to accessorize!
3. Back Drape with Pallu
Back drape saree is an alternate version of the traditional drape – instead of tying a center knot, fabric tucks neatly at the waistline in this look. Perfect if your saree has narrow borders or intricate embroidery on its back!
This style of drapery is also known as the ‘Duppatta’ style, in reference to its similarity to the dupata worn with traditional Gujarati chaniya choli (lehenga). This piece can create a flattering waistline while simultaneously accentuating it by creating a chic cowl at the back.
This drape adds a classic pleated style with added drama for heavy-weave handloom sarees with beautiful brocade borders or designer blouses. To achieve it, pre-pleat your pallu extra thin before pinning it together on one shoulder for easy placement – giving the impression of longer torso length while creating visual drama!
4. Back Drape with Border
Back drape draping of sarees with borders is an elegant style perfect for special events, like weddings. The back drape method showcases their intricate work on the border while looking stunning; ideal for special events.
Start by tucking the plain end of your saree into your petticoat near your waist, making pleats that fit neatly and comfortably; depending on the material used, there may be anywhere from five to seven pleats in total.
Bring the pleated drape saree around your back and pin it at your shoulder using safety pins or saree pins; ensure they’re hidden so as not to show. This method works particularly well for tall women, providing extra height while still slimming down their figure; additionally it makes an excellent maternity option!
5. Back Drape with Pleats
The back drape saree method of draping a saree is an elegant way of donning this garment, which involves wrapping it around your waist and pinning it at the back. Ideal for women looking to showcase their backside, this style looks chic when worn with either a halter neck blouse or crop top.
Fold your saree and bring it over your left shoulder for a pallu, with pleats pinned securely back onto its body for an elegant, sophisticated look that is sure to impress friends and colleagues.
This Gujarati saree draping style is an elegant, simple, feminine, and elegant choice that’s often chosen at weddings, festivals, and other special events. The only drawback to it is the amount of fabric required – if this proves problematic for you then consider investing in stretchable material saree shapewear which will create an hourglass figure instead.
6. Back Drape with Floating Pallu
Back drape saree method involves pleating the pallu section to give it an undulated, flowing appearance – and then pinning it at your left shoulder. This style is popular among Gujarat and Odisha women. This method works best with fluid, wrinkle-resistant fabrics like georgette, faux georgette, chiffon or pashmina art-crepes sarees.
This method gives your saree the appearance of a palazzo or sharara and works particularly well when worn with contrasting blouses for maximum effect. Additionally, this style helps make you look slimmer by showing off your waistline.