Top Draping Styles for Sarees & Lehengas
Today brides have numerous options for Saree and lehenga draping on their wedding. We spoke to Fashion Designer Sneha Gandhi who gave our brides some very useful tips and insights into the latest trends in Bridal Fashion and how to drape a saree or lehenga in a trendy way...
Every Indian bride-to-be goes all out to look her best on her wedding day. The most typical wedding attire worn by an Indian bride is the saree or the lehenga. This is draped around the body in various styles depending on the religion and culture of the wedding couple.
Saree draping is an art in itself. These outfits are heavily embellished portraying the intricate details and these days mixing colors and co-coordinating contrasting has become quite a rage. Styling a dupatta on lehenga has become very innovative in recent times. The classy and the best drape on a lehenga is saree style draping the dupatta.
There are over a 100 ways that one can experiment with this versatile garment.The most common and basic method to drape a saree is to have the saree draped around the waist, with one end (known as the pallu) draped over the shoulder. Cholis like halter necks, in cut sleeves look very elegant with simple sarees and lehengas.
One can experiment different ways of draping. For lehengas, net dupattas look lovely for their sheerness and the way it falls.Taking a dupatta on one shoulder and leaving it loose on the other end or taking it on both the shoulders adds a fun element to the outfit.
Gujarati drapes have been very popular and these drapes look elegant on a saree as well as a lehenga. Different cultures have different drapes according to their rituals and customs. Bengali drapes, Maharashtrian drapes are few of them. Most of the times brides have one end of the saree covering their head.
Pinned up dupatta or saree gives a very comfortable feeling. Hair in a bouffant style looks neat and elegant. Bride can be comfortable without having worrying about her hair and outfit. If a bride is continuing wearing the same outfit for wedding till reception, during pheras she can have her saree drape gujarati style and later change the drape to saree or any other style for reception.
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By Sneha Gandhi
A 27 year old Couturier from Mumbai, India, Sneha took up a course in Fashion and Textile specializing in Women's wear from Rachna Sansad School of Fashion and Textile. Gaining some experience in the industry she started designing her own clutches and tunics for friends and family that's how she learned much about the Fashion Industry and consumer behaviour. She later got her brand registered under the trademark of 'Ahmaya By Sneha' which sells a wide range of Tunics, Dresses, Jumpsuits, Blouses, Traditional kurtas , Clutches and Heavy Lehengas with modern twists.