Stylish & Traditional Saree Draping

      Different region people wear a saree in different styles and some styles require a sari of a particular length. It is worn in 10 to 15 styles throughout India. The most common style is wrapped around the waist in which one end is draped over the shoulder. It is five to six yards of unstitched cloth worn over a Blouse and a Petticoat.

      In North Karnataka and Maharashtra, women wear a nine yard saree without a petticoat. Kannadiga, Mangalorean, Kodava, Bengali, Malayali, Gujarati and Tamilian women wear sarees of different styles. In this globalized world, the dress of Indians is also getting westernized. Being most utilitarian in different occasions, it is still reigning in rural India.

Different Unique Draping Styles

      This style is worn in Andhra Pradesh. It is held in place by the tucks into the petticoat waistband and the pallu is hanging over the shoulder. In case of ‘Kaccha nivi’ , the pleats are passed through the legs and tucked into the waist at the back allowing free movement.


      In this type of draping a sari, the centre of the sari is placed at the centre of the back. The ends are brought forward and tied neatly. Again the two ends are wrapped around the legs. An extra-long cloth is used and the ends are then passed up over the shoulder. The difference between this type of sari and the male maharashtrian dhoti is this long cloth only. The traditional type of nine yards sari is worn by the Brahmin women of different Southern states of India.


      This style of draping a sari has no pleats. The pallu has a bunch of keys that falls over the shoulder.


      In this style, it is pleated rosette, at the waist. It is worn by Tamil nadu women.


      In this style of draping, sari is draped over the right shoulder in the front rather than over the left shoulder. The modern non-Gujarati women wear this type in social occations with the eye-catching magnificent pallus.


      In this style, it involves tying the pleats in the rear and a small portion of the pallu is placed over the shoulder

Mundum Neryathum:

      This style is worn in Kerala. It made of unbleached cotton and decorated with gold or colored stripes and borders. It is also called as the two-piece sari.


      In this style, the cloth of the sari is first draped over the left shoulder and then it arranged to cover the body.

Tribal Styles:

      In tribal styles, sari is tied firmly across the chest covering the breasts.