There are so many different types of sarees available in the market, and so many different ways to drape it. So today I’m going to help you drape a saree in 5 different ways.
  1. Basic Saree Drape:
  2. First and foremost, you have make sure that you have your blouse and your petticoat on tight, secure and in place.
  3. Now, starting from your right waist you have to tuck in your upper edge of the saree into your petticoat across to your left waist, and from left waist to right waist but from the back this time and stop right under your belly button.
  • Now circle the saree around your waist again but without tucking it in this time.
  1. Hold the pallu end of the saree and start pleating. You can pin it up at multiple locations for ease.
  2. Once that’s done, place the pleats over your left shoulder and adjust the length of the pallu according to your wish. Pin it up and remove extra pins.
  3. Now, coming to the part that’s hanging at your belly button, pick up the top end of the saree and start pleating it. Remember that no part of the saree should be loose. Once the pleating is done, secure the pleats by pining it on the inside so that it’s not visible. Tuck the pleats in your petticoat and pin the up as well with a fancy safety pin. And there you have successfully draped a saree! Don’t to remove any extra pins that you might have used.
  1. Gujrati Style: p
    1. The first 2 steps for draping this type of saree are similar to the basic style. Bring the saree in front of you from across the back and pick up the other end of the saree. Now, start pleating the saree and put it on your right shoulder. Adjust the length of the pallu.
    2. Now, start pleating the bottom part of your saree and secure it with a pin. Tuck these pleats inside your petticoat.
    • Now pull the lower edge of your pallu to your back and tuck it in your petticoat at the back. And you just draped a Gujrati style saree!
  2. Bengali Style Saree: p1
    1. The first 2 steps for draping this type of saree are similar to the basic style. Now, pick up the other end of the saree and start pleating. Once the pleating is done, you can secure it with a pin. Pull the pleats over your left shoulder till your ankle. Pin it to the blouse on your shoulder.
    2. Now start tucking in the bottom part of your saree into the petticoat. Stop right before the left waist. Now pull the saree back to your right waist and tuck it in. Continue this till there is no extra fabric remaining.
    • No, pick up the inner edge of your pallu and bring it to the front from under your right hand. Take this edge over your shoulder. Pin this edge on the back of your blouse. And you are done! Remove any extra safety pins you might have used.
  3. Maharashtrian Style Saree: pic
    1. Use a 9 yard saree for this style. In this style, pull the non-pallu end of the saree around your back and tie a knot under the belly button. Leave some length of the saree from the edge.
    2. Now pull the edge of the saree to the back from between your leg.
    • Start making pleats near the waist knot and tuck them over the knot.
    1. Now, start pleating the pallu and pin it up. Pull the pleats around your waist and over your left shoulder and pin it up. And you are done!
  4. Mumtaz Style Saree: 99
  5. The first 2 steps for draping this type of saree are similar to the basic style. Make two-three small pleats under your belly button.
  6. Now, pull the saree around your waist and a few inches above the previous layer. Tuck the upper part in your petticoat. You can add one or more round. Now start pleating the pallu end and bring it in front of you from your back and over your shoulder. Secure it with a pin. And you’re done!