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Different Styles Of Wearing A Saree

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Styles Wearing Saree
Wearing a saree is a culture of Indian women. There are various styles of wearing a saree like the Nivi style which was originated in Andhra Pradesh but now has become the most popular style of draping sari all over India. Apart from the nivi style of draping saree, almost each state has its own style of sari draping. Lets check out the different styles of wearing a saree.

Different styles of wearing saree:

Nivi style: In this style of draping sari, one end of the sari is neatly tucked into the band of the petticoat on the waist based on the height. Cover the legs and then tug in the left out saree inside the petticoat band. Take a round of the saree and then tug in again. Make neat folded pleats with hands then tucked into the band of the petticoat. Use a pin to join the pleats. Then after wrapping it around the body one more time, the other decorative end of the sari called as "pallu" comes diagonally in front of the torso. Drape it over the left shoulder with pleats on pallu and use a pin to attach the blouse and pallu.

Gujarati style: Wearing saree in this style is common in the states like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar. In this sari pattern, the pallu falls in the front. Similarly like the nivi style, tuck in the pleats under petticoat. The pallu with pleats should be brought in front instead of taking it behind the shoulders. Use a pin to attach the pallu on the right side.

Maharashtrian Style: It is a nine-yard saree called Nauvari which is worn like a dhoti in the bottom and like a saree on the top. This style of sari draping is common in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. The sari is draped with the center of it neatly placed at the back of the waist. The ends of the sari are tied in the front, and then the two ends are wrapped around the legs. The pallu is draped over the shoulder.

Indian sarees are considered to be one of the most ethnic and graceful attires for the women. To get the cultural Indian touch try these saree styles.

Read more about: women fashion, beauty, saree
Story first published: Friday, September 2, 2011, 18:07 [IST]
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