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Maitreni Mishra
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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

Sari Style 2 Sari Style 2 back

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

SARI STYLE 1 Sari Style 1 back

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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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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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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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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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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