Saree is considered to be an important and a traditional dress among Indian women which is being worn off in many ways. Its length gives freedom to women to add their creativity and convert it into various styles. It can be worn off in all seasons and occasions. Saree is the traditional dress of India which is admired worldwide, because it gives an elegant look to women. Saree can be worn in various styles and according to a women’s personality. With the variety of places and culture in India, the design and the type of sarees also varies from state to state. The design and types of sarees which is common in Maharashtra might not be popular in Chennai. To keep the elegance of a Saree it must be tucked in such a manner that it should look good and women should feel comfortable wearing it. Draping a Saree could be a hectic and difficult task for women who do not wear Saree regularly or are wearing for the first time.
Many fashion experts suggest that the charm of wearing sarees is increasing among many Indian women. A Saree is worn along with a blouse which can be designed as per the demand. It can be of same color or can match it with contrasting colors. You may get the blouse stitched according to the design you like. Peticot is worn inside the Saree and its length should be from the waist line to the ankle.
Fashion Designer Preeka says, the art of draping a Saree is not very hard, but it requires regular practice. There are many Indian women, who wear the Saree in minutes. For wearing Saree, a woman should take one end of the Saree and tuck into the peticot, from right to left. Now, start from the area where the Saree was tucked first, make five to six plates of the Saree and all plates should be of four to five inches in width. All plates should be equally divided and must be tucked tightly towards left. Now the part of the Saree left is called pallu. Collect the pallu and tuck towards the left shoulder. The ideal size of the pallu is 80 to 90 cms. It depends upon a women’s height and the style of Saree she is wearing.
Anshika, an air hostess and native of Maharashtra has to wear Saree every day, because of her profession. When she tried draping Saree for the first time it took her hours wearing it perfectly. But after few months of practice, wearing Saree has become so easy for her, just like she wear other western dresses. Anshika says one should know the occasion before wearing the Saree. If you want to wear the Saree for official purpose, no doubt the style and design will be different as compared to that when you want to wear it for a party. At the same time, one must wear an appropriate sandal, to adjust the length of the Saree, so that it do not touch the ground or stuck under your feet.
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