“When unsure about what to wear, drape a saree.”
Winter is coming, which means it's Shaadi Season in India! Every moment you refresh your social media feed, there’s a wedding notification update. If you’ve received an invite this wedding season from a close one or an acquaintance, the two main concerns are: What to gift and what to wear!
Now, traditionally, a wedding is so much more than the D-Day and reception. So how do you make sure that you look glam on all the ceremonies? If you have a penchant for sarees, we are here to make your predicament easier by walking you through 7 different ways of draping sarees this wedding season.
You can go glam and look different on all the days of the ceremony. And dropping those pounds to fit into a dress takes a backseat when you have a stunning saree to drape the desi way or any other way!
So without further ado, let’s check out some of Turaja’s recommendation of saree draping styles this wedding season.
Popular Saree Draping Styles For The Wedding Season
1. The Elegant Pleated Saree Drape
Let’s begin with the most basic and staple drape- The Pleated Saree drape. We all have seen our mothers and the women around us master the art of draping pleated sarees. So if you’re someone who has aced the game of pleating well (which is not the easiest task on earth), then this draping style is the go-to for every woman.
This Mustard Pure Tussar Saree with oven zari border and resham embroidery across the body is a great pick for winters. It will add further elegance to the pleated drape. Another great pick for this sophisticated draping style is this Navy Blue Resham Embroidered Linen Saree with zari border and resham embroidery across the body.
2. The Floaty Saree Drape
One of the easiest ways to drape your saree and carry off, the floaty saree drape makes you look effortlessly stunning! Light weight sarees such as this Pastel Olive Green Saree made out of pure crepe has veldhari stripes and a rich border in platinum zari. This can be draped and be pinned with a brooch securing the pallu to the blouse. The effortless fall of the pallu showcasing the veldhari stripes will make it look as graceful as comfortable.
Another striking option for the floaty drape is this Burnt Orange Pure Georgette Tissue Saree. It makes for a great choice as part of the wedding ceremony or if you’re the bride-to-be. The saree is so intricately designed that you would want to flaunt the pallu with a floaty drape.
3. The Trending Pant Style Saree Drape
Pant style draping of sarees is one of the hottest trends right now. Stylish and easy to wear, this is the perfect choice for reception sarees and cocktail outfits for wedding guests. If you're a bride, this would be a fun outfit for mehendi.
4. The Playful Lehenga Style Saree Drape
There’s a way to drape your saree as a playful lehenga without having to cut it up! Simply arrange the pleats on your waist line and take the pallu the regular way or Gujarati way and you have a fancy lehenga.
This Pure Tussar Blouse in midnight blue colour with a round neckline and all over floral hand thread embroidery work makes for a great option to wear with your lehenga style saree.
5. The Vogue Scarf Style Saree Drape
Stylish celebrities like Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor are often spotted flaunting this trend. The vogue scarf style saree drape makes for a very stylish traditional cocktail outfit All you have to do is wear your saree around your neck. Make it look like a scarf. Paired with a stylish blouse and some funky accessories, you can style it up with a chunky belt. You can also wear your sunglasses for that extra oomph!
6. The Chic Belted or Corset Saree Drape
The belted saree draping style has been inspired by our traditional waist chains on bridal sarees. The modern take on this style makes it trendy, compact and comfortable to wear and manage. You can pair your pleat style or scarf style saree with a thin, broad or a chunky belt. Even corsets are back in the trend. Sarees with corsets are making rounds on the fashion ramp! If you're feeling bold and experimental, you can pair your saree with a corset.
The Blue Block Printed Tussar saree is a fusion of traditional and modern art. It is a statement piece which will look great paired with a chunky belt or a corset and this Tussar printed blouse. These make for a timeless, chic and elegant reception look.
7. The Fusion Dhoti Style Saree Drape
Almost similar to a pant saree, fusion Dhoti style draping is a heavy mix of tradition and modern. Celebrities such as Shilpa Shetty, Kriti Sanon, and Tapsee Pannu have popularised Dhoti sarees and they’re quite the rage now.
Stay On Top Of The Fashion Game This Wedding Season
The art of draping a saree is very specific and unique to South Asian culture. The global reputation for sarees is very well known.
Sarees are the go to choice for many occasions, especially weddings, be it the bride or the guests! Needless to mention the diversity of the kinds of sarees available and the different ways of draping & styling them. You can stay on top of the fashion game by just choosing some stunning sarees, draping and accessorising them as you channel your style quotient.
Turaja has a great range of sarees suited for any occasion to evoke the Inner Goddess in you. You can also get your dream saree customised on the website to rock the different days of the shaadi season.
So did you find your pick in this specially curated list of saree draping styles?