How to wear a Sari?
Step 1 of Wearing a Sari
Here’s an illustrated step-by-step guide that teaches you how to wear a Sari – India’s national dress for females – one of the most elegant attires a woman can adorn…
Two essential parts of attire, which go along with the Sari, need to be chosen carefully to compliment the Sari. These are:
A petticoat which is a waist-to-floor garment, tied tightly at the waist by a drawstring. The petticoat colour should match the base sari colour as closely as possible. No part of the petticoat, of course, is visible outside the Sari, after having worn it.
A blouse which needs to be tight-fitting and whose colour needs to be chosen keeping the look of the sari in mind, can be short sleeved or sleeveless, with a variety of necklines. The blouse ends just below the bust.
After step one you take the sari and tuck the plain end of the sari into the petticoat for one complete turn from right to left. Make sure that the lower end of the sari touches the floor.
Beginning from the tucked-in end start making pleats in the sari, about 5 inches deep.
Make about 7 to 10 pleats and hold them up together so that they fall straight and even.
Tuck the pleats into the waist slightly to the left of the navel, and make sure that they are turned towards the left.
After this you take the sari and tuck the plain end of the sari into the petticoat for one complete turn from right to left. Make sure that the lower end of the sari touches the floor.
The end portion thus draped is the pallu, and can be prevented from slipping off by fixing it at the shoulder to the blouse with a small safety pin.
You are now draped in a sari. Now stand before the mirror and get enchanted by the grace you exude.