Saree draping is the process of wrapping and pleating a long piece of fabric around the body to create a traditional Indian garment known as a saree. The saree is typically worn with a blouse and a petticoat, which helps to hold the saree in place and prevent it from slipping.
Here is a step-by-step guide to draping a saree:
- Start by wearing a blouse and petticoat that fit well and match the saree.
- Tuck the saree into the petticoat at the center of the waist, leaving the other end free.
- Take the free end of the saree and make a series of pleats, around 5-7, about 5 inches wide.
- Tuck the pleats into the petticoat, slightly to the left of the center of the waist.
- Take the remaining saree and drape it over the left shoulder, allowing it to fall behind you.
- Bring the saree back to the front, under the right arm, and drape it over the left shoulder again, allowing it to fall in front of you.
- Tuck the end of the saree into the petticoat at the back of the waist.
- Adjust the pleats and saree drape as needed, making sure that everything is even and secure.
- Complete the look with jewelry, a bindi, and other accessories as desired.
There are many different ways to drape a saree, depending on the region, occasion, and personal style. The above steps describe one common method, but you can experiment with different pleat and drape styles to create a unique look that suits you.