Being able to drape a saree is an art. With six yards of fabric at your disposal, there are a lot of different styles you can play with. Today, the saree is no longer confined to just a traditional drape. With more and more styles emerging everyday, here are a few that really stood out.
Which of them do you like the best?
The waterfall style
Dolly Jain’s videos are exceptionally educational. With a 262K-strong fan following on Instagram, Jain is undoubtedly a master of the saree drape. This particular waterfall style is quite out-of-the-box. She even adds a little historical context, reminding us audiences that the style was originally seen at Lakme Fashion Week 2019 under designer Jayanti Reddy.
2. The side pleat
This drape is one of the most fluid styles that we’ve come across. We’re obsessed! Wearing the saree with a side pleat and a free-flowing pallu is truly a modern-day phenomenon. The Saree Scene adds a full-sleeved T-shirt as a blouse underneath, keeping the whole look very breezy.
3. The modern Bengali style
We’ve seen this kind of a drape in numerous films as well. However, Dolly provides a modern twist with a low-hanging pallu. The blogger shows us the steps using a traditional Kalamkari saree.
4. Saree and kimono crossover
How cool is this cultural crossover? Who would’ve thought of this eclectic combination? We’re really impressed with just how complementary both are for this look. The double ikat saree is worn under a kimono. The pallu of the saree also wraps around like the belt of the Japanese robe.
5. The Gujarati style
This style, although quite well-known, is quite unique as it adds a lot more dimension to the outfit than the more popular nivi drape. It only gets easier with practise.
Lead image credit: Instagram/Dolly.Jain