Hey Peeps! First of all, I would like to apologise for the delayed post. I remember immediately after my mom’s closet saree post, few of you requested to share tips on how to wear saree for beginners?
I wanted to do a video but due to the lack of resources I wasn’t successful and with God willing, mostly I should be able to share videos soon.
I receive lots of queries regarding my sarees and looks whenever I post it over my social media channels. Though I count myself as a beginner too, these tips have helped me and I am sure it would help you in some way as well.
Always wear heels if you are a beginner to saree draping
I have noticed a lot of young girls avoiding heels as they feel managing heels with saree difficult. Well, that’s not the truth. You should wear comfortable heels in, so that even if the saree flows on the ground that doesn’t interrupt your stride. Also, make sure you wear the footwear before wearing the saree.
Tie your petticoat tightly
If you leave the petticoat loose, your saree might slide up when you sit. Do not tie it too tight otherwise your get marks on your waist. Moreover, it’s uncomfortable too.
Always make the pallu first
While you are wearing a saree at the beginner level, you don’t want others to know you are not good at it. For that, make sure your pallu looks clean and pin it up first. Go for an open pallu as it can help you hide saree pleats if it’s not draped neatly.
Pleats of the saree
A saree stands out of the crowd when draped neatly. But being at the beginner level, all of us struggle to get it just right. Don’t we?
Can we hide the shortcomings and try our best to make it look perfect?
Make 5-7 big pleats about a hand with apart and tuck them exactly below your navel. If you feel your pleats cannot hold on for long, secure them with safety pins, hiding the lock in folds of your pleats and cover with pallu.
So this is was how to wear saree the easy way. But is wearing a saree enough for the elegant ethnic look?
Definitely, no. Makeup is something which plays a vital role. So for beginner lever saree draper, I would recommend a beginner level makeup as well. There are lots of youtube videos on saree pleating tricks too.
How to carry a saree with minimal makeup?
I still remember the day, when I was not even 18 years old, I had draped my first saree for the ethnic day in my engineering college. In those days I was not much into makeup and looking pretty.
Firstly, I was not comfortable to wear a saree and on top of that, I didn’t want to overdo with my look. I had applied just kajal and a glossy lip balm.
Yes, not even lip colour; looking back, I regret not applying even a lipstick. Light makeup is never overindulging when it comes to a simple ethnic look. A bindi, kajal and lipstick are enough if you don’t want to overdo it.
So, these were the few tips which I always wanted to share to girls/ladies who wanted to know how to wear saree. I can come up with different styles of saree draping in furture, in case you want me to.
I am a Bengali bahu and immediately after my wedding, I had got a few Bengali sarees. I wanted to try a black saree and I wasn’t aware that’s it isn’t considered auspicious for a newlywed to wear a black saree.
In fact, few people don’t prefer wearing a black saree at all. I honestly, don’t follow such things and to me, black is the most beautiful colour.
I was looking for a black saree with a red border to create the Bengali look. My sister-in-law had gifted me this saree on my first birthday after marriage.
This is a handloom saree with quite a stiff material. I have always fallen for the Bengali look, especially with a saree. When it comes to saree no one can beat the Bengali look. Bengali woman carries saree so gracefully.
Being a beginner I cannot carry a heavy saree so instead of heavy Banarsi Silk, I prefer cotton sarees.
How to wear saree in Bengali style?
Draping saree in Bengali style doesn’t mean to drape it according to the Dhunuchi dance performed during Durga Puja. The whole look and feel of Bengali saree are conveyed by a mix of these elements:
- Big and bold coloured bindi. Preferably a red one but I like black more so wearing a dual tone bindi.
- Bold winged eyeliner or kajal. Bengali’s have beautiful and big eyes. To enhance their beauty they prefer bold kajal always.
- Red lipstick is what they love again.
- Bordered saree is famous in Bengal. Of course red.
Modern saree draping styles
In this particular picture, I have done 2 specific things. Firstly, I am not wearing a blouse as buying blouses doesn’t make sense for me – I wear sarees rarely, maybe for a special occasion. I am wearing a single strap body fitted cop top.
Secondly, the top has straps over the waist which help me to tie a knot around my waist and gives support to my saree.
Why Black Saree?
Black is something which looks good with numerous colours and at the same time, the monochrome look makes an elegant, no-nonsense statement. I feel every woman should own at least one black saree. Apart from these, I have multiple reasons to wear black. These are :
- Black is a bold and sexy colour.
- You get multiple choices to combine with black.
- Neither too much makeup nor simple makeup looks bad with black.
- Looks good both during the day and night.
- Pieces of jewellery can be prominently seen over black.
- If you don’t know how to wear a saree, the colour takes all the attention. You don’t have to worry about perfection.
Hope you guys enjoyed reading this post and I could pass on all the details you all have been asking for. Do let me know how did you find this article.