How to drape a saree in different ways

Create a whole new traditional statement with the saree and flaunt it like a diva

By Author  |  Published: 10th May 2019  9:37 pm
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Fashion trends change constantly; but, there’s one constant that remains: the classic saree. A reflection of elegance and traditions, saree can never go out of style. And that doesn’t mean that you stick to the conventional drape. So, pick these different styles from the list below and get started with the draping game.

Seedha pallu

Resembling to a lehenga choli, in this style, the pallu is used in place of a dupatta demonstrating the intricate designs that are found around the saree’s veil and border. This kind of drape also allows free hand movements and works well with heavy-work sarees.

Gochi kattu

Giving a Maharashtrian touch, this drape style originates from the roots of Telangana. You can find local women donning this look but it remains untouched by the urbans. So, if you are someone who is looking for a rustic look, this is for you. Just double knot the saree at centre front waist with inner end in front. Then, get outer end once around your body anticlockwise and drape the pallu over the left shoulder and tuck it in at the left waist. Pleat the remaining part of saree. But, make sure to leave the last pleat loose and tuck in at centre front waist and drape the loose pleat over other pleats and tuck in at right waist. At last, bring the centre pleat between legs and tuck it in at centre back waist.


It’s elegant and flatters a woman’s curve aptly. Wrapped from left to right, unlike the common drapes, in Kappulu, the drapes can be left loose or can also be wrapped around the neck as per convenience.


It is one of the traditional and classy Bengali draping styles. Though it’s not easy to wear, it’s surely worth giving a try to ace this bong drape. The pallu appears on both shoulders. The pallu comes from the back on the left shoulder and the other one from the back on the right shoulder. Fuse this drape with some contemporary jewellery to give the final touch.