25 Ways To Drape Your Saree In The Most Stylish & Innovative Manner

Indian fabric has always been a women’s best friend. Even if you are a bride, it’s possibly the best thing for you. It has always been a bride’s best friend. There are so many good women’s wear designers in Delhi. Let’s take the case of a south Indian brides- they cannot do without it at all. They have their own vision for saree draping styles for wedding and now even lehengas have started making their debut in the saree format as nowadays draping lehenga dupattas like a saree is a huge trend. The best thing about the a saree is that it suits all body types. Latest saree draping styles are quite in vogue. Even if you’re not a bride, you can don this look at any other function like engagement parties, festive parties or even a red carpet event. We’ have already got the best ways to drape your lehengas, now it’s all about the saree. So here we bring you some interesting and innovative saree draping styles, straight off the parlor. Have a look and let us know what you think.

Marathi Navari Saree

Marathi style saree

Have you ever wondered how Maharashtrain women manage to drape that 9 yard long saree? Well it is that long unlike the regular 6 yard sarees. Yet they manage to wear it in the most stylish, compact and beautiful ways. They have such beautiful and amazing fabricated sarees with amazing designs teamed up with intricate jewelry, just looks gorgeous. The entire saree is tucked in on itself and you can wear it simply on your favorite pair of shorts rather than a petticoat!


Front Pallu Style

front pallu style saree

Front pallu is a brilliant option if your saree has heavy beautiful work, embroidery on the pallu . This way the saree is very easy to wear and looks quite stylish if you team it up with some nice jewelry and footwear. You can add some tassels or doris on the pallu to give it a little chic look!


Bengali Saree Wrap

bengali style saree

If you love to wear traditional Bengali saree here’s how you can drape it in a fun way ! You can let the pleat of the pallu fall over from your left shoulder from the front side itself. Drape it systematically and in a nice and clean way and tie it behind over the blouse to the back side of the saree. You can also use a nice and pretty brooch to make it look fancier. Pick up a nice color of the saree as Bengali sarees are rich and colorful. There you go with your beautiful well draped Bengali saree.


Full Body Wrap

full body wrap style saree

Unlike the mainstream traditional saree, this saree is wrapped all over the body. unlike the traditional saree, this saree is wrapped all over the body. The saree has been wrapped in concentric circles all over the body. So basically what you need to do is get a sexy blouse made which is off shoulder, strappy, halter or any chic styled which gives an interesting look to your entire outfit giving it a glamour touch.


Lehenga Saree Draping Style

lehenga style saree

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. Another option would be to go completely lehenga-ish, with a big billowing skirt and a half-sari drape around it.


Mermaid Saree Draping Style

mermaid style saree draping

It is actually good for all body types but the curvaceous one’s are at an advantage here in this draping style of the saree. The lower portion of the saree is draped in a way to look more like a skirt and gives a much slimmer look to the person wearing it. This kind of draping in a saree is much better when the pallu is heavy or have a heavy embroidery. It really gives a mermaid look and is definitely one of our favorite way to wear a saree in style.


Butterfly Style

butterfly style saree

This modern saree draping style is quite popularly known as butterfly style is a slight twisted for the regular style of wearing a saree. The pallu of this particular saree is very thin as compared to others such that the midriff or navel area is a bit visible. Usually materials like chiffon and net worn in such a way along with a heavy blouse depending on the kind of function. The blouses can be styles in a fun and quirky manner giving it a glamorous look altogether.


Gujrati Draping Style

gujrati draping style

This Gujrati draping style is a variation of rajrani which was worn extensively by all the high end people back in the days. 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. But these days, modern girls are also choosing to show the blouse so the pallu literally flows down.


Retro Style

retro style saree

You remember Mumtaz’s saree from the hit song Aaj kal tere mere pyaar ke from Bramhachari? We love that look and when it came into fashion everyone went gaga over it. The style involves draping the saree tightly around the lower body several times, so much so that it highlights your figure in the best possible way. It gives a very retro look and makes you the star of the evening for sure. If you find it a bit difficult to drape it, then you can also get it pre-stitched too.


Neck Wrap

neck wrap saree style

If you’ve got enough of the pallu dangling on your side and want to try something quirky and new then this style best suits you. Drape the pallu of your saree like an accessory around your neck so you get a scarf kind of look. Fun no?


Thakur Bari Style

thakur bari style

If you want to keep it traditional, you may recreate the classic Thakur Bari style. Take two large pleats in the front and drape the pallu of the saree twice over the torso. This is how you will get an amazing style of draping in a thakur bari style.


Belted Saree

belted saree style

This look will definitely accentuate your look with an ethnic saree belt. This will require a frontal drape of the saree. It can be a gold silver kamarbandh or a neat little leather belt – but it’s about keeping the sari together like a structured suit. This way is also known to be popular by the name of modern chic saree style.


Dhoti Style

dhoti style saree

Looking for something spunky? Combine the dhoti styled saree with an embellished short corset. Jazz it up with funky accessories and front poof hairdo and you are sure to turn heads on a function. Not everyone can carry off this style with grace, so if you’re able do that we’re in love you for sure.


Dupatta Style

dupatta style saree

Have a sexy midriff? Flaunt it with a jacket blouse and drape your saree like a dupatta. This is definitely one of our favorite styles to drape a saree.


Modern Statement

modern style draping

Drape your sari over a fitted trouser or jeggings and oomph up the look with statement jewelry. Make it a statement with your swag of wearing this style of saree.


Tribal Style

tribal style draping saree

If you’ve always have had that problem of getting the pleats right then just forget all your worries because in this way you just have to drape it the tribal way and pin-up the pallu! Hassle-free, isn’t it?



monochrome style saree

Want to do the monochrome? Ditch the blouse for a kurta or a shirt and pleat the pallu well for a neat look.


Chottu Saree

chottu style draping saree

It wasn’t surprising that this sari caught everyone’s imagination the moment it debuted on the ramp. Stopping short at the lower calves, it’s about six inches above the ground and supposed to draw attention to sexy ankles and even sexier footwear. If you are a bit shy, add another layer underneath the short layer to make it long.


Skirt and Blouse

skirt and blouse saree

If you want a virtual lehenga and blouse combo with pleats, then drape this sari in such a way that it forms a beautiful sari skirt. Add a heavy blouse along with it to compliment the whole look. This style can be very comfortable as comparative to others and is quite chic as well.


Nivi Saree Drape

nivi saree drape

Traditionally coming from Andhra Pradesh, this style is popular as being a perfect professional Indian Attire. The palla of the saree is cleanly and aesthetically pleated in the shoulder and pinned to the shoulder. You can use a beautiful brooch to accessorize the style. It is definitely one of the most comfortable drape style.


Knot Style

knot style saree

If you are going to have an extremely fun party or want to go high-end, you can opt for this style as well. Drape the saree in any way you want to and keep the palla as long as your height and tie a knot at the end to give a chic look.


The Half Saree Reinvented

the half saree style

The half sari makes a comeback each season as its feminine charm never seems to fade away. Wear this by first regularly pleating the sari and then make the longish pallu fall over the left shoulder and then let it go round your waist at the back and tuck it in at the hip with the pallu clearly showing there.


Over The Head

over the head pallu style

Now this traditional saree wearing method can be a bit too filmy but a beautiful one for sure. Pick up the pallu and wear it over your head – make sure your blouse is embellished and make it a crop top if you are uncomfortable. This one’s almost dreamy and so Sanjay Leela Bhansali.


Long Loose Side Drape

loose side drape saree

Take your pallu and bring it to the front and let it loose on the side. Lots of fabric but oh so sexy! It’s almost like a Gujarati drape but a lot of fabric on the side!


Long One Step Drape

side drape pallu

This style is quite easy and pretty. You just need to pin up the pleat in one classic sorta way and the pallu can just flow over your left shoulder. Your saree must be transparent and the blouse must be beautifully constructed to make this drape work.

So we’ve covered almost every kind of saree draping style for party that is possible to achieve and is doing the rounds of the fashion streets. Saree is the most beautiful and graceful outfit one woman can carry out and now there are multiple ways of wearing that.

To know more about ways and styles to drape your saree, wedding outfits, etc. checkout our website!

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