Kerala Style Saree Draping
One of the most elegant looking sarees that has become a thing, and not just at traditional Kerala weddings. An interesting change from the regular bridesmaid’s attire, perhaps. This conventional handloom saree originated in an off-white and gold border combination, but is now available in myriad shades (for the border). If you’re considering this for your girl tribe, they can each select a contrast color for the blouse and jazz it up.
What You Need
4. Safety pins
- This style gives you a two-piece (half-saree) output that is a staple for Kerala saree draping.
- Place the entire saree behind you and bring one end from the left side and the remaining to the right side of your body, as shown in the video below.
- Make about two broad pleats, and ensure the gold border sticks out. Tuck this at the waist.
- There are not many pleats for this style, unlike the others. So, neatly adjust these before you move to the next step.
- Take the remaining part of the saree and make thin pleats with the pallu border on the left.
- Secure the pleats with a safety pin at the left side of your shoulder. This style does not need you to pull it from underneath your right hand arm.
- Now, take the right end of the pleated bunch and pull it from under your right arm.
- Bring this to the left side and tuck it near the belly button.
- Iron out any parts of the saree that seem to be standing out, and viola!