Category: Soumita Saha

Soumita hails from city of joy, Kolkata. She is a student pursuing Architecture, a singer by profession and blogger by passion. Being a performer since the age of 7 Soumita believes that her story is incomplete without stage and spotlight. The teen singer discovers life in many ways and one of them is guided by love for fashion. She started blogging about her little experiences and hence, dollupandtakecare.blogspot.in started where she writes about beauty, lifestyle and traditions. Being a Bengali, art of draping saree comes naturally to her and is a saree enthusiast.

August 19th, 2016 by dare2drape

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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August 19th, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Soumita Saha

Siddha Palla

This drape is sported by women across North India West and East India. This is also a quite traditional drape. You can try this drape if the ‘pallu’ or ‘aanchal’ of your saree is quite heavy/embroidered as this displays the loose end of the saree to full glory. Parsis, also sport this style of drape. This style is often visible as a popular style of drapping in Bihar, Chattisgarh Jharkhand belt too and is known as ‘Sidha’ (Front) Anchal.

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August 16th, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Soumita Saha

popular saree drape

In our country we have seen women wearing saree but one thing that used to amaze me since I was a kid is the type of pallu or Aanchal of the saree .I never had any idea that a saree could be draped in so many ways .

This is the style I have sport in my OOTD post of Woman’s Day which is again in association with Triveni Ethnics .Click here  to Read . This is the most popular type of drape also, known as “Ulta Anchal’. Quite elegant and easy to sport, you can leave the ends loose or plait it to the shoulders.

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August 13th, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Soumita Saha

Mermaid Mumtaz drape

Saree draping style called “Mermaid “ was very very popular in the retro days when bollywood actresses like Mumtaz sported mermaid style of draping saree. Here goes a glimpse of me sporting the same.The saree I am sporting is Sakambari silk saree from Triveni Ethnics Black with mustard combination zari border.

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August 12th, 2016 by dare2drape

By: Soumita Saha

bihu style of drapping

Triveni is organized a saree drapping workshop in February, where award winning saree drapper Dolly Jain taught us a couple of easy saree drapping style. I guess you all have already read the post about Triveni’s Bloggers Meet at Oxford book store Kolkata. So the  style that I am sporting is what I have learnt from Dolly Ma’m .This style is mostly sported by women of north eastern India . Assam has got some unique Bihu style of drapping but this style is pretty much confined to the area . The style I am wearing this saree is sported by women of North Eastern India.

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