The Apsara Drape


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 7th, 2016 by