If there is one word that speaks sensuality and traditional in the same breath, it has got to be the nine yard wonder, better known as the SAREE. 9 out of 10 Indian women would agree that a saree is one of the most sensuous and feminine look ever! It's so easy to carry and experiment with that women of all ages, size, geography are a fan of the saree look. The saree is no longer a traditional drape but an outfit that can be styles in so many ways to give it a very chic and contemporary feel . It is a favorite with Bollywood A listers as well as a runway darling that almost all designers love to play around with every season.
So If you have been shying away from those treasures lying in your mom's cupboards for years, now is the time to take them out and flaunt them to make hottest style statement ever, and that too without spending a bomb! Her aged Banarasis, brocades, chiffons and georgettes are all yours to play up with, and reinvent the saree in its most modern avatar with some smart draping and contemporary blouse styles.
From runways to reality, from the dhoti style to the pants style, here are some amazing saree draping ideas to make you head out flaunting one of these with swag right away!
1. SCARF STYLE
Drape the saree in the regular way until you reach the part where you work the pallu. Instead of pinning it up on your shoulder, wrap it around your neck. Who needs to worry about a neckpiece when you have a statement style like this one?
2. PANTS STYLE
Ditch the regular underskirt and go all out by tucking the saree around your favorite pair of jeggings, denims or straight pants. They look absolutely riveting and this look is super easy to carry.
3. BELT IT RIGHT
Adding a slim belt to your saree clinches it at the waist giving you a very defined and hourglass look. Its the easiest way to accentuate your waist and look oh so stylish.
4. TUNIC/KURTA SAREE
Try teaming up your handloom saree with a tunic or kurta instead of a belt for that very art lover kind of vibe. It makes for a wonderful office party/ lunch look.
5. DHOTI SAREE
This saree draping style is gaining a lot of popularity amongst fashionistas, thanks to its superior style quotient. Not only does it allow for extra movement, but is also sure to look great with winter blazers and jackets, for an eclectic look.
6. THE BUTTERFLY STYLE
The butterfly style saree is the BOLLYWOOD version of saree draping as its extremely popular with celebs such as Shilpa Shetty, Deepika, Katrina and many other divas. It involves very firmly and thinly plated pallu that bares out the midriff.
7. THE CAPE SAREE
Capes are still in vogue as they look very classy and elegant. Try a cape(long or short) over your saree t give it a very contemporary look.
8. CHHOTU SAREE
The name is as appealing as the drape itself. The style has your saree stopping short at the lower calves, it’s about six inches above the ground and supposed to draw attention to your ankles and even footwear. If you want to try further, add another layer underneath the short layer to make it long.
There are so many ways to drape your saree traditionally but these contemporary ideas are definitely going to make sure that you are the star of the show.