Category: Vishakha Talreja

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November 11th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Vishakha Talreja

This week I tried the Dhoti style drape that fashionista Sonam Kapoor has often been spotted wearing. I tried it over a pair of jeans. I wore a Triveni double shaded georgette saree and the pallu with golden embroidery looked gorgeous. It is also a very comfortable drape since I was wearing jeans. However one has to ensure that its pinned properly. My drape though lacks finishing as I was trying it for the first time. But must say its a fun and quirky drape.

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November 2nd, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Vishakha Talreja




I call this draping style , that was a spontaneous try, the politician or shawl style drape. Politicians like Vasundhara Raje have been spotted in this draping style.
I tried this style with a Bhagalpuri Khadi Silk Beige colour saree with bright magenta and orange border. Even though this style would look best with a chiffon saree, with this kind of cotton silk it gives a different feel. This drape is ideal for winters when it looks like you are wearing a shawl. It’s also perfect if you don’t want to show too much of your back. One of my ex-bosses had a birth mark on her back and she always draped her saree in this style. It did look statement-making though. That’s the best thing about saree drapes, we take inspiration for them from people who we meet in everyday life.

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September 24th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Vishakha Talreja

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This week I tried the seedha pallu drape albeit with a twist. Instead of draping the seedha pallu in a traditional Gujarati style, I gathered and pinned it together to give it a more modern or contemporary look. Of course this was more comfortable as well. I tried the drape with a grey coloured printed crepe saree from Triveni Ethnics. The material was very convenient for draping. It took me not very long to drape the saree in this style even though I tried this style for the first time. It’s perfect for a casual day out. I used only one pin for the draping, to keep the pallu pleats together and could easily move around wearing the saree.


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September 9th, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Vishakha Talreja 

Bengali Drape Final Bengali Final

This week I draped the saree in Bengali style however I didn’t do it with the traditional white with red border Bengali saree. I am wearing a Bright Jute Silk Saree from Triveni Ethnics. Instead of just letting the pallu fall, I have pinned it to make it convenient. The Bengali drape is still common in Calcutta and elderly women sport it with élan. I tried this drape for the first time and found that it is much easier to drape a saree in this style as compared to the traditional nivi style. In today’s Urban India, this style gives a royal look and is perfect for festivities.

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September 3rd, 2015 by dare2drape

By: Vishakha Talreja


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I am wearing a Blue Chiffon Saree with black velvet border. It is draped in a simple butterfly style or what we popularly call the Bollywood style. It is one of my favorite style to drape a saree as it makes one look slimmer and taller. The Chiffon material worked wonderfully for this drape. Although the saree in this drape looks very fitted, it is actually quite comfortable. One can easily sit or walk in this style. While a plain saree like the one I am wearing draped in Bollywood style can be worn to work, the one with embellishments draped in this style is perfect for parties. Georgette, Chiffon and other light materials are ideal for this drape.

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