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If your mum is hassling you that you don't wear saris often enough, or threatening you that she might bequeath her Benarsis, Chanderis and Maheshwaris to some distant aunt, now's the time to stake your claim, and opt for different saree draping styles. Here are 7 different saree draping styles that you can add a fun twist to that traditional saree, and lend it your own style.
Probably one of the best saree draping styles, you may want to consider! Saree draping for modern sarees is to use a narrow belt to secure the fabric and keep the drape in place. If you’re in the mood to experiment with the draping, a belt will come in handy and give more structure to your look.
Ditch the traditional style and try different saree draping styles! You can take the pallu over your neck to make it look like a stylish scarf instead. Try this with a handwoven piece to give the saree a modern twist.
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Capes are here to stay! Take your saree draping styles to a different level by opting for capes! A metallic cape like this one, that strikes the perfect balance between geometry and femininity, will take your saree game up a notch. Use it as a tool to add a youthful edge to your saree by playing with colours and fabric.
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Corset belts are the it thing fashion girls are loving this season. Why not incorporate it in your different saree draping styles? A corset belt in the same print as your pallu, will highlight your waist and accentuate your curves.
To take your saree draping style from elegant to powerful in seconds, swap the basic blouse with a button-down shirt that has an ethnic vibe. It’ll keep the feminine look intact while adding a contemporary touch to your look. Pair two contrasting colours for best results!
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A kurta has the power to add more definition to the ensemble. Different saree draping styles will certainly make you look like a diva! Style a kurta with a front slit that flaunts your pleats and elongates the look. Leave the pallu on the side for a balanced combination of modernity and ethnic wear.
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The cape can be styled in a variety of ways to make the saree stand out. To give your saree a layered effect, try different saree draping styles! Take the pallu through the cape and bring it over from the other side. It’ll make the cape look like a jacket and add an overall sharper structure!
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