How to wear a Sari

One of the most sensuous of attire- the Sari( also know as Saree), adorns a woman to become modest and attractive in it. It is not cumbersome but a great antique that suits to any occasion. The great subcontinental women in different spheres of life, the rich and the poor admire and appreciate the style and strength of the Sari.

A Sari is an unstitched and uncut, rectangular piece of cloth which has been worn by women in the Indian sub-continent since ages. Though one of the oldest apparels, there is something mystical about the way one wraps, folds, tucks and drapes a seamless piece of cloth: creating a form from the formless. The Sari both conceals and reveals, depending on the weaver’s whim and conditioning. The versatile Sari has its variety fashion in adorning in this multicultural society of Bangladesh,India, Nepal and so many countries . The Style, texture varies from south to north and east to west specially  in India . The latest trend in sari-blouses has become a style of added value to the wearer with a magnetic grace and attraction.

To wear a Sari you must have:

  • Sari Material
  • Fitted Blouse
  • Petticoat (cotton skirt with drawstring)
  • 3-4 Medium/Large Safety Pins
  • Attitude- Yes I Can do it! (seriously, nobody is going anywhere without this)

How to- The steps:

Step 1

Step 1At least part of the secret of the sari are the “underneath” garments – a waist -to- floor length petticoat, tied tightly at the waist by a drawstring. (No elastic, please!) And a tight fitting blouse that ends just below the bust – short sleeved or sleeveless, with a variety of necklines.

Step 2

Starting at the navel, tuck the plain end of the sari into the petticoat for one complete turn from right to left. Make sure that the lower end of the sari touches the floor.

Step 3 & 4

Beginning from the tucked-in end start making pleats in the sari, about 5 inches deep. Make about 7 to 10 pleats and hold them up together so that they fall straight and even

Step 5

Tuck the pleats into the waist slightly to the left of the navel, and make sure that they are turned towards the left.

Step 6

Drape the remaining fabric around yourself once more left to right, and bring it up under the right arm and over the left shoulder so that it falls to about the level of the knees.

Step 7

The end portion thus draped is the pallav, and can be prevented from slipping off by fixing it at the shoulder to the blouse with a small

That’s all there is to it. You now know how to wear a Sari.


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