Are you invited to a party and not certain about what to wear? How about a stunning georgette or net saree? These sarees are ideal for party wear and often feature beautifully detailed pallow. Draping your saree in the party style will help showcase your pallu. In fact, this is one of the easiest ways to wear a saree as it doesn’t require any complex pleating.
Not sure how to drape a saree in the party style? Read the following tips on how to wear a party style saree:
Have your saree, matching blouse and petticoat, a pair of heels and some safety pins within reach.
Put on your saree blouse, petticoat and heels. Ensure your petticoat is tightly knotted. This helps to keep your saree in place.
Start by taking the plain edge of your saree (opposite to the pallu) and tucking it in under the navel, just to the right.
Going from right to left, keep tucking your saree in for one complete turn. While tucking in your saree, pay attention to the length. It should be below the hem of your petticoat.
Now take the pallu of the saree in your hand. Hold it up with the design facing away from you and start making small pleats from the left edge.
Once the pleats are formed, take them and wrap them around you from left to right. Then place them over your left shoulder.
The length of the pleats should be just behind your knees.
Now take the left edge of your saree and pin it securely to the starting tuck. Then start making pleats from right to left.
Once all the pleats are formed, hold them up and smoothen them out. Pin them all together and tuck the top two to three inches into your petticoat (just below your navel).
Remove the pallu from the left shoulder and adjust it so that the border is sitting neatly across the chest. Pin it securely to the back of your blouse, near your left shoulder.
Lift up your left arm and hold the pallu so that it’s loose and flowing. Smoothen out the rest of the saree, including the pleats.
Extra Tip: It helps to have a full length mirror in front of you when you’re draping your saree.
Get ready to be the centre of attention at the party!