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Step By Step Guide To Drape A Bengali Saree

Want to look like Aishwarya Rai & Madhuri Dixit in 'Dola Re Dola'? Here is a guide to wear a Bengali saree.
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Wedding season is here and we all are extremely excited to get ready in our best avatars. From lehengas to suits to shararas to sarees, everyone must have started looking for the best possible outfit for the wedding season. However, nothing can look better than a saree but most women prefer to wear a saree, so how can you stand out?

There is a simple way to attract all the eyeballs. Just drape your saree differently than the regular way. One such amazing way is to drape it in Bengali style. It is not very difficult but different from the normal way, therefore, you need to learn it in order to wear it perfectly. Read on to learn the trick.

Step 1

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Let us start with tucking the saree just a little above the navel. Begin tucking in the top portion of the saree from the right side of the hip. Then, drape it around your waist and stop at the front near your navel. Make sure that you tuck neatly and the saree should cover your feet when you are bare feet while you are wearing heels, only the top of your feet should be covered.

Step 2

 After taking the saree once around your waist, stop at the navel. Now, take the saree to the left hip and tuck it in. Now you will see that the reverse side of the saree will show in the front. Now, take it towards the right hip. Tuck it in and again, bring the saree to the left hip. Again, take it to the right side and tuck inside. Now, two broad pleats will be covering the front.

Step 3

Now, take the rest of the saree from the pallu and make the pleats. After you are done making the pleats, smoothen those out in order to get rid of any crinkles. If you want clean pleats, use both hands to make the pleats.

Step 4

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Take the pallu across your left shoulder and make sure that the entire length goes across the shoulder. This will ensure that the front part of your body is well draped. Pin your saree at the shoulder and also, secure the parts of the saree.

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Step 5

Now, take the pallu from the back and bring in the front from under your right arm. Now, take a keyring or something heavy and tie it at the end of the pallu in order to make it heave. Now, just it over your right shoulder and you are done. If you don’t want to tie anything at the end of the pallu, then you can let it be. Just throw it over your right shoulder and you are done.

Follow these easy steps to wear a saree in Bengali style and trust me, you will look beautiful. Along with draping the saree in the correct way, you need to style it perfectly to look your best.

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Style Tips

how to drape bengali sarees

  • Make sure to choose a saree with a thick border.
  • Put a bind on your forehead.
  • Style your hair in light curls.
  • You can also tie your hair in a bun and wrap a gajra around the bun.
  • Go for heavy makeup.
  • Accessorise it with a long necklace and a pair of jhumkas. 
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