In any Indian household, there are a few things that symbolize any special occasion. These include the sweet smell of freshly cooked delicacies, bright, festive lights in every corner of the room, and, most importantly, the women in the family dressed to the nines in their finest sarees. The preparations have already begun for the approaching Karva Chauth festival, with everyone shopping for everything from plain sarees to exquisite jewelry till their heart’s content.
This Karva Chauth, you can put your plain sarees to their best use by adopting different draping styles for the most unique looks with the help of this traditional garment. Here are five ways you can style them:
- Belt Style Drape: To put a modern spin on this ethnic attire, go for a simple ruffle saree this festive season and accessorize with statement earrings. Add a prominent belt around the waistline and tuck your pallu in the belt to give it an extremely trendy look. You can also add the belt over an additional dupatta that goes across your neck toward the front. You can finish this look with a pair of flats for maximum comfort, along with a simple clutch for essentials.
- Dhoti Style Drape: As far as modern twists on plain sarees are concerned, you can put together the most stylish look with your saree and an extra pair of jeans. Wear these jeans over an off shoulder blouse and drape your saree with pleats on one side and your pallu on the other to make sure your pants are visible. Pair this look with some open toe high heels and ethnic hoops to tie the look together.
- Front Pallu Drape: The front pallu drape is an extremely elegant and classic option that features the pallu spread out over the front and secured at the waist. You can pull off this look with a sophisticated georgette saree or plain sarees and add a pair of open toe sandals to the look. A simple necklace with some heavy jhumkas and your hair loose over your shoulders will complement this look perfectly.
- Lehenga Style Drape: This is a classic saree style that is very easy to drape. It is not just convenient, but it also gives your saree a new look that you can put together on special occasions. Simply pleat the saree while wrapping it around your waist to form a simple lehenga and drape the pallu over one shoulder. You can add a waist chain to the look and accessorize in an ethnic way with a set of bangles, anklets, earrings, and a necklace.
- Mumtaz Style Drape: This is a retro style of draping sarees that is now making a comeback. You just need to do is wrap an embroidered or plain sarees around your lower body so that it looks like a sharara and throw the pallu over one shoulder. Add a full sleeve blouse to this outfit for the complete retro look. You can also braid your hair and finish the look off with a pair of ethnic flats.
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