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By: Aparajita Sarma

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A slightly retro look,  this style is most simple.  Just pleat the pallu slim and hang it around the neck like a pallu. The look is complimented by an ikat crop top as the blouse and accessorized with a black metal head gear.

A trendy get up is ready in minutes!

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By: Aparajita Sarma

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A Bharatanatyam dancer cannot go wrong with this.  This is called the ‘half saree’.  The saree is folded along the length so that both borders comes in the front and sari ends above knees.  Saree is worn on pajama or slacks. And pallu is wound around the waist. Dancing is very convenient and easy in half saree.

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By: Aparajita Sarma

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This one is a ornamental get up and more for delicate show.  The saree has been bandaged around the body so that it comes like bangles and the pallu is thinly layer pleated in the front. This reminds of the way Kimono is wrapped around the body.

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By: Aparajita Sarma

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The saree is drape in a way to resemble the front cut gown. The colour combination falls very beautifully. The pleats are on the side of the waist and pinned the broad border of the pallu vertically pinned and hanged from the neckline to the front.

The get up is very convenient and one can literally run about.

Photo & Design credits –  Sumedha Dwivedi

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Maitreni Mishra
by maitreni mishra

For the 7th and last drape of the challenge, I have used a saree from the Sentorini Vol 2 collection of Triveni Ethnics. What could be better than a drape that suits best for the dandiya raas for the occasion of Navratri. I have named it as the Dandiya Drape. It’s a unique drape, quite similar to seedha-palla, but the pallu is stucked in a different way. The corner of the saree pallu is tucked on the left shoulder by creating triangles to showcase both sides of the border. This drape makes the saree look like a lehenga-chunni set. Find the details of this drape on my blog.

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By: Aparajita Sarma

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My parents loved this one! The saree is gracefully pleated from low neck, the pallu falling at along the length. The saree becomes a dress! No need to wear a petticoat as it will show. The pallu can be experimented with. I pleated it and tucked it in the bosom area as well.  It can be combined with a beautiful belt to give a new look.

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Maitreni Mishra
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For this week’s #dare2drape challenge, I have explored a new way of wearing sarees. Yes sarees! A couple of sarees together as one outfit! This drape comprises of 2 different sarees in altogether different textures and fabrics, but having similar hues, so that together they could create the impact of one color-coordinated silhouette. For this dual drape challenge, I have used a turquoise blue plain Kathan silk saree along with another linen saree from Triveni Ethnics that has a checkered border and pallu in the shades of turquoise and navy. This border and pallu compliment the turq plain saree and its black and grey skirt gives the whole look a nice contrast.

The first saree is draped in a normal ulta palla drape and the second one is draped over it like a seedha palla drape. Since this drape requires 2 sarees together to be worn, so it might add volumes to your waistline. So, be sure to pick lightweight sarees for this, preferably georgettes and chiffons. Aslo, embroidered, embellished and heavy zari bordered sarees should be avoided for this drape. You can check the details of this drape with some more pics here on my blog.

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By: Aparajita Sarma

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This very ethnic style is one of my favorites. Here , I made pleats on both sides and not in the front. the pallu was neatly pleated and tucked in the cleavage area. Gives a very classic look like dancer damsel of kingdoms.

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By: Aparajita Sarma

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This is what I would like to call ‘Gandhari Style’ . The pleats are made in chic and crisp pleats in the front and the pallu is pleated and won like a dupatta in the front of the chest. I really like this style its perfectly flaunts the slenderness and femininity. If you are wearing a light sari with chiffon or Georgette material then the transparent pallu need not be pleated and can be spread out to cover the chest.

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By: Soumita Saha

the bengali drape

Absolutely my favorite drape!

Now let me revive the bong spirit .Actually I am not trying to draw comparison or any kind but my mother says no other style of draping a saree is as graceful as Bengali Style. It seems a bit complex, but in reality is quite easy and can be learnt quickly. Step 1-Tuck the saree along your waist into the petticoat around your navel and draw to the left, take a full round around your waist and come back to your navel. Step 2– Now take the remaining part of your saree and cross it over to your left. Make sure that this time it is not going around fully, the way that you did in step 1. Make a single fold and tuck it at the back towards the left side of your waist.Step 3– Take the rest of the saree to your right from the front side in a way that it crosses the folds of your saree in the front. Make sure that this time you take it towards the back from the right while you tuck it near the midriff.Step 4– Once you have tucked it in, take  the remaining portion of the saree and drape it around your chest as comfortably as you want it. You can make  pleats and rest them on the left shoulder. Make sure that your pleats don’t slip off by pinning it onto your blouse at the shoulder.

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