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Maitreni is a fun loving free soul who is a techie by profession, a writer by heart and a blogger my choice. She is the creative head of the online fashion and lifestyle mag called thestylesymphony.com. A happy-go-lucky fashionista, she has an intrinsic taste for art and music as well. A stylista she is who loves to hum along her own symphony and take the world in her stride. Fashion for her is playing a showstopper rather than blindly following trends and ethnicity is what she explores with her own flair.

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October 9th, 2016 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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September 2nd, 2016 by maitreni mishra

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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April 7th, 2016 by maitreni mishra

This drape dates back to the mythological era of India. In manuscripts and scriptures, the descriptions of the dress worn by Apasaras were quite similar to this. We have found apsaras wearing flowing skirts like lehengas along with a piece of cloth twisted and tied on the bust called Kanchuki (the ancient name of a bustier). And the third piece of that attire was a flowing sheer dupatta carried on the arms.

I have tried a similar look with a pure chiffon saree, a tissue brocade lehenga, a pure silk blouse and a tissue-dupatta, used as a bustier (all in the same shade). The lehenga is worn as a petticoat and the chiffon saree is pleated twice and tucked at both the sides of the naval leaving room for the lehenga to peep from the centre, and the pallu is being carried on my arm for the feel of a dupatta. I have tied the tissue dupatta over the blouse to create the ancient bustier look. And don’t miss the floral accessories to add the real charm to this Apsara look. Do check out the details of this drape on my blog The Style Symphony!

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April 3rd, 2016 by maitreni mishra

This drape is mostly used to flaunt the saree in the most sensuous way— by holding the loose pallu on the left hand. We often see this draping style in Bollywood movies with sensuous chiffon and graceful georgette sarees. A plain lightweight translucent saree with a sassy backless blouse is a provocative style adorned by most of the Bollywood divas in the movies since ages and the style refuses to die even today. Right from Madhubala to Meena Kumari, from Sri Devi to Juhi Chawla and now a days from Katrina Kaif to Kareena Kapoor, everyone’s favorite is a saree drape that blows every viewer’s heart away. In these pictures, I am draping a blue chiffon saree with gold border with intricate sequined work holding the pallu with optimum delicacy. I have done Bollywood drape in 3 of my posts, one of them being done with a beautiful saree sent to me by Triveni. You can read about the mythological relevance of a saree there. But, this drape looked perfect on me with yet another red saree ordered from Triveni Ethnics only.

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April 3rd, 2016 by maitreni mishra

A simple, smart yet traditional drape from South Indian temple traditions— this saree drape is a widely accepted and the most functional one among Indian women. It makes the saree comfortable and wearer-friendly as we can drape this style to even our office. The pallu is pleated in four equal folds and pinned on the shoulder to give the border a nice frame and giving your body an hour-glass shape.

The saree I am wearing is a traditional Kanjivaram heavy-weight pure silk in mustard and burgundy color combination. It belongs to my mom’s wardrobe and is about 29 years old and still is in quite good condition and looks almost new because of it’s good silk quality. It’s a family heirloom and gives me the pleasure of wearing something exquisite. I have teamed up 22 carat heavy gold jewellery in South Indian temple design along with it to bring that head-to-toe prosperous look. Do check out the details of this drape on my blog The Style Symphony!

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January 6th, 2016 by maitreni mishra

Ever dared draping your saree with your denims? I did and got that wow look with loads of oomph! A pair of classic denim jeans along with a denim bustier/waistcoat is what completed the look with my hand-painted crepe-de-chine pure silk saree. This lightweight saree is shaded in pastels and earthy colors with a multicolored pallu hand-painted with floral motifs. I have pleated 1/4th of the saree from the end and tucked it at the center-front of my jeans. Also, I have draped the middle portion around my neck like a scarf leaving the pallu loose in the front. No draping around the waist is required leaving your denims to rover over for a free leg movement. This draping style is quite casual and can be adorned without any hassle-tassels. Do check out the details of this drape on my blog The Style Symphony!

 

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January 4th, 2016 by maitreni mishra

I’ve created an Anarkali kurta look by draping a saree over a pair of leggings instead of a petticoat to cut the volume around my waistline and enhance the oomph. The blouse is replaced with a gold brocade jacket. Rather than keeping the hemline of the saree up to the toe (as a saree is usually tied), I’ve kept the length of the drape till the mid-calf only so that the flair looks like that of an Anarkali kurta worn over a churidar. Even the pallu is draped like a dupatta around my neck or over my right shoulder. Do check out the details of this drape on my blog The Style Symphony!

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