Category: Mandira Adhikari

A Doctor by profession, a traveller and fashionista by passion. A full time physician whose love for fashion and travelling has made her a blogger. Blogging has given her immense opportunities to work with the brands she loves. Its through blogging only that she could become the brand Ambassador also of Triveni Sarees.
She is a mother and a wife too, so juggling her hospital with blogging and home is a tough choice. However she is living life to the fullest!
She feels sarees can be worn in a thousand of ways and that is the reason she took up the dare to drape challenge.

April 12th, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Mandira Adhikari

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If you are even remotely fond of fashion, then you must be familiar with Herve Ledger and his iconic bandage dress. For my final week of the challenge, I chose to drape my saree in a bandage dress sort of style.
I chose a bright saree with a prominent border, folded the saree into half and wrapped it all around me. Something which is common in my saree draping is clinching the saree with a belt. I threw some accessories and paired my saree dress with heels.

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April 1st, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Mandira Adhikari

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As the name suggests, I have draped the saree like a Kaftan. Its summer after all, you need a cool drape to beat the heat! I chose a pink ombre saree for a nice colour effect.
I folded my saree into half and secured it firmly around my waist. I left equal length of the saree on both sides. I wore a trouser beneath it in place of a petticoat. I then threw both the remaining lengths of the saree on my shoulders and secured the entire saree with a belt!

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March 23rd, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Mandira Adhikari

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Spring is officially here. Ain’t it? What screams spring? For me  its green, green and more green! And if my favourite shade of parrot green comes with a hint of red, its all the more awesome! This is the reason why I chose this green saree for the fifth week.
Spring season means being able to dance around. Hence I draped my saree in a maxi dress style. No fuss of pleats or pallu. To give it a definite shape, I clinched my waist with a broad belt. This drape has all the no frill qualities of a dress yet its still a saree! Go embrace the beautiful season!

 

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March 16th, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Mandira Adhikari

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Ever heard of the Burkini? If you have watched the movie SATC part 2 I  bet you have! Its the demure Burqa converted into a resort wear for the women in Middle East. Necessity is the mother of invention. If you can’t wear a bikini, you can definitely don a Burkini in The Middle East!
My drape for Week 4 is inspired by this fact. Suppose you go to a beach resort and all you have are sarees. What do you do now? Well you drape it in a resort style. Drape a flowing saree in a sarong like manner, stack on some chunky bracelets and put on a large floppy hat and you are ready to lounge by the poolside!
Hope this drape of mine inspires you to pack sarees to a beach vacation!

 

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March 8th, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Mandira Adhikari

 

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The saree is called the most versatile garment not without substantial reasons. It can be draped in hundreds of ways! From the demure gunghat style to the conventional Nivi style to the beautiful Rajrani style, you can play with the saree infinitely!
For my 3 rd week I decided to give my saree a Western look. I draped it in a ball gown manner and named it The Cinderella Drape!
I chose a net saree for the tulle gown feeling. I wore a shiny petticoat beneath of the same colour. I pleated my saree all around my waist (instead of the usual front) and tucked the pleats inside the petticoat. 2 to 3 pleats at one place is sufficient to encircle your waist. I kept the pretty pallu of this net saree at the front (obviously :p) .For this drape its necessary that you use a saree that is crisp and not too flowing like chiffon or georgette.
For the upper half I chose a black corset like top. Grab a clutch and you are ready to hit the red carpet in style!

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March 1st, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Mandira Adhikari

 

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Winters in Delhi and all over North India can be quite harsh. For this weather I decided to give the saree a warm makeover. I draped the pallu over my chest just like we tie a blanket scarf over our clothes. I replaced the blouse with a full sleeve sweater. I did not pleat my saree; I wrapped it like a wrap around skirt for further warmth. As far as head gear was concerned, I donned a beret to beat the cold in style.
I feel that the cold weather drape is a non fuss, winter friendly way of donning the six yard wonder.

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February 23rd, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Mandira Adhikari

 

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The cocktail drape is for parties. I have chosen a rich red coloured saree with a golden border. To up the glam quotient, I have paired it with a shimmery tube top. I have draped the pallu around the neck so that the heavy gold border works as a necklace. I think the drape is pretty apt for cocktail parties.

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