A saree is that elegant attire which is timeless and a mark of perfection. Saree in all it’s ethereal beauty may however be considered to be one of the most difficult attire to drape. This six yards of glory doesn’t abide by a shape of its own which makes it an open canvas for everybody to explore and recreate.
Here is a beginner’s guide to draping a saree in the easiest of steps.
Get Your Pins Right
The first and foremost thing that you need to keep in mind while draping a saree is that you need to keep pins of various sizes in your vicinity because pins are the saviours who carry out the trick of keeping the saree in place. The various points where you would need to place pins are at the pallu, the front pleats and at the back in order to keep the pallu in place. The medium-sized pins are perfect for the pleats whereas you can opt for a small pin and even a brooch in order to fix your pallu to your blouse.
The Pallu Point
A pallu is the most versatile part of the saree which can be experimented with and placed in many different ways. You can leave it to fall beautifully from your shoulder or pleat it. Always remember, if you are going to opt for heels, then wear your heels before you wear your underskirt and saree.
- Once you are done wearing your blouse and underskirt, the next step is to start draping the saree. Make sure that the underskirt is wrapped tightly because a loose underskirt will continue slipping downwards all day long.
- Now tuck in one end of the saree in front and wrap it around, while leaving out a length for the front pallu and place your pallu on the left shoulder while fixing the length of your choice and pin it at the back, not on the shoulder.
- With the pallu, you always have two options, of keeping it pleated or letting it flow in its beauty. With materials such as cotton and silk, you can always iron the pleats of the pallu and pin it up in order to keep them in shape which can be done before you start wearing the saree. In the case of other smooth materials, the pallu pleats can be made later on.
The Front Pleats
The front pleats are a quintessential element in a saree. They are supposed to be flowy and well-placed so that they make beautiful movements while you walk around. It also plays a pivotal role in the shaping of the attire around your body. You can opt for a full look or even a slim look, all of which depends on the number of pleats you place.
- Now that you have placed the saree around your body, pick up the fabric in front, place it around your palm make pleats of ideally 5 inches each. 5-6 pleats are usually worn but you can always opt for a fuller look with a few extra pleats so as to accentuate the look.
- Now tuck the pleats into your waist, below your belly-button and you can choose to pin it from inside to keep it steady.
- Always remember to thrust your legs forward so as to as to prevent stepping on your front pleats and to also add that dramatic flair to this beautiful attire.
Fabric Of Your Choice
Different materials function differently when it comes to draping a saree. You find the most elegant of sarees in the fabrics of your choice from Soch online. Sarees from Soch have been every lady’s favourite for years now and these fine traditional, yet contemporary sarees are the perfect picks for all occasion. Georgette and chiffon are usually the easiest to drape and lightest when it comes to wearing sarees and is perfect for day wear as well as parties
If you are looking for something regal, then chanderi and silks are your must-haves and these sarees, although may require a little more effort in draping, are the ones which make you look your traditional best for functions.
Cotton and blended sarees are the most comfortable of all sarees are perfect for work wear as well as casual outings. They are also quite the trending fabrics and are sure to steal the show wherever you go.
Start shopping for your favourite designer sarees from Soch right away and get draping on your own! These sarees can be bought online in no time at all and are waiting for you, just a click away.