“I enjoy the Saree. I think it’s the sexiest garment ever. It shows you the right amount, it covers you the right amount, it’s extremely versatile, it suits every body type, it suits every face and there are many ways to style saree.” – Vidya Balan
The ‘Saree Ambassador’ of Bollywood and an amazingly versatile actress has said her words. Every woman looks graceful when she dress-up draping a Saree. Whether you’re petite, healthy, short, tall or of any race, Sarees has it in them to bring out the elegance in you if you know how to style saree perfectly!
We are rich and wholesome by culture & heritage. Every culture of ours has a distinct way of swaying a Saree. Women every corner wears Sarees and pretty much love them. As our conduct depicts diversity, there aren’t any gaps remained with the change of time. Indian women just love to try new styles of sarees and different blouse designs as far as their dressing is concerned. So here I present, 7 modern and chic dangling ways to style saree for the women next door!
Gujarati Style Saree
The comfy way is what we call Gujju way! The different from all, simple yet significant is the Gujarati Style of wearing a saree. Gujjus bring the pallu out from their right hand and pleat that section forward. This style is more than perfect for a heavily embroidered and decorated saree. It steals the show with the look it carries. I wore this style while i was pregnant with my daughter.
Mighty Mumtaz Style Saree
The grace that once beautiful Mumtaz carried can be recreated when you sway yourself in her style saree. It goes like you’re tightly wrapped up into a saree for the good of course. Cover the saree tightly down the waist several times, and the pallu pleats go really thin. When you wanna fake a retro look in a Dress Code Party or just want to linger around in royal times, try this one out. This Style Saree is a stunner!
Lehenga Style Saree
Wearing a Lehenga for some rare occasions is worth, but for many others, you can’t buy one each time you plan to attend a traditional function. So for those kinda’ functions, drape a Saree in Lehenga style to create an impression. Many of the pleats are made and tucked around the waistline to fake a Lehenga and guess what; this illusion works every time.
The Mermaid Style of wearing a Saree
Let start with the fantasy creature style saree – The Mermaid Style. This technique of wearing a saree brings out the lower pleated section as a skirt, and the pallu will go from the right side. Women with healthy body types mostly prefer this style because it helps them look a little petite. This style mostly suits with the sarees which have larger lace or border portion. So what are we waiting for? Try it out & slay!
The Binary Saree Style
This method throws a royal look when worn right. The ‘double side Pallu Style’ of it makes you look slimmer and chic. This one is a step forward in ‘Mumtaz Style Saree’ as one can walk freely in this. Just bring one other side to the shoulder instead of tucking it in your waistline, and you’re ready to rock the party with this style saree!
Maharashtrian Saree Style
The most compact, neat and sophisticated Saree dangling style is this one. No pallus open and everything tucked in just perfectly. The ‘Aamchi Mumbai Style’ is quite simple yet stylish. A half moon bindi, bun and you can slay the look with your beautifully swayed saree.
Bengali Style Saree
We all loved Vidya Balan while she wore the white with red bordered Saree in her movie ‘Kahaani’, didn’t we? The simplest way to drape a saree is to wear it in Bengali Style. You can just easily dangle it around your body by wrapping the pallu twice and bring the two pleats forward. Isn’t it super easy? But mind well, it does not get low in making you look graceful.
The next time you plan to wear a saree, keep these styles in mind and simply dangle yourself up in any of these to make the heads turn with each different styles. And if these styles has made you a saree fan then you definitely need to visit Shoppers Stop’s Ethnic Wear section to buy some of the classic, soothing & trendy sarees to slay this traditional season!
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