Basic Saree Draping Style

Basic Sari Draping Style

At Indoindians, we have attempted to simplify sari draping with simple, to the point and easy to follow DIY Saree draping videos and tips..

By following these directions anybody can tie the sari with ease, and you can learn how to drape not one or two styles but all of the seven most popular forms of Saree draping styles.

Basic Saree Draping Style

Here is the basic step by step guide of a draping a Saree. 

You Need

  • A six yard Saree
  • Petticoat
  • A matching Blouse
  • Footwear
  • A Few Safety Pins
  • Accessories – Bindi, Earrings, necklace, and clutch

Quick Steps To Drape 

Basic Sari Draping Steps

  1. Get ready with a waist – to – floor length petticoat tied reasonably firmly at the waist by a drawstring and wear a fitted blouse that ends just below the bust.
  2. Now, take the plain end of the Saree and start tucking it into the petticoat and wrap one full round from right to left. Make sure that the lower end of the Saree is just about an inch above the floor.
  3. Hold Sari, just after the tucked portion, and start making pallu pleats measuring a span width each
  4. Make about 7 to 10 pleats, depending on the length of the Saree and hold them up together so that they fall straight and even.
  5. Tuck the arranged pleats into the petticoat slightly towards the left of the navel, and make sure that the pleat folds face left too.
  6. Now hold the Saree and tuck it in the petticoat until around the back and bring the untied portion in front from the right
  7. Now, make 6-7 pallu pleats at the shorter hem of the Saree and place it on the left shoulder such that the pallu falls just above the knee level. Fix pallu to the blouse with a safety pin.
  8. With the Saree draped perfectly, revel in the beauty and grace of your complete look with complimenting jewelry.

Tips & Tricks

  • Save your time over Pleats and Palla by keeping it pinned in place earlier.
  • Always wear your heels, petticoat or jeggings beforehand to get the right length of the Saree.
  • Keep safety pins handy for easy arrangement.
  • Be ready with basic make-up.
  • Wear Jewelry and accessories (include a bindi) for the complete look.