Different Saree Wearing Styles in India

Saree Wearing Styles - Indian Fashion TrendThere are diverse ways of wearing saree depending upon the climatic geography and religious culture. The most common style to wear saree is to wrap it around the waist, with the loose end of the drape to be worn over the shoulder, baring the stomach. Now a day’s sarees can be draped in to various styles but it requires sarees of particular form or length. Indian Traditional Saree is usually worn over the petticoat with the blouse. The choli is having the narrow neck and short sleeves. Now days, with the advancement of saree there are also various patterns of cholis in the market.

Nivi – These styles are originally worn in Andhra Pradesh; apart from the modern nivi, there is also the kaccha nivi, where the pleats are passed through the legs and tucked into the waist at the back. This allows free movement while covering the legs.

Gujarati – This style of saree wearing is completely opposite to that if NIVI, in the manner that the loose end is handled. In Gujarati style, the loose end is draped over the right shoulder and not on the than the left shoulder, and it is also draped back-to-front and not the other way around.

Maharashtrian/Kashta – This drape of wearing saree is some what very similar to that of the male Maharashtrian dhoti. The middle portion of the sari (held lengthwise) is placed at the center back, the ends are brought forward and tied securely and after that the two ends are wrapped around the legs. When worn as a sari, an extra-long cloth is used and the ends are then passed up over the shoulders and the upper body. They are primarily worn by Brahmin women of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu.

Dravidian – Sari drapes worn in Tamil Nadu; many feature a pinkosu, or pleated rosette, at the waist.

Madisaara style – This drape is characteristic of Brahmin ladies from Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Kodagu style – This drape is restricted to ladies hailing from the Kodagu district of Karnataka. In this style, the pleats are created in the rear, instead of the front. The loose end of the sari is draped back-to-front over the right shoulder, and is pinned to the rest of the sari.

Gond – This Sari styles are found in many parts of Central India. The cloth is first draped over the left shoulder, then arranged to cover the body.

Malayali style – The two-piece sari is generally worn in Kerala. This sarees are usually made of unbleached cotton and ornamented with colored stripes or gold and/or borders.

Tribal styles – The tribal women often secured by tying them firmly across the chest, covering the breasts.

Above are few Indian saree wearing styles that give you a gorgeous look in Saree. After reading this article if you think to buy latest designer saree to wear in different occasions then at Indian Fashion Trend, we have a wide range of festival sarees for each and every occasions.

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