Most Indian women I have come across are curvy and voluptuous. And if you’re not one of them, a saree will automatically make you curvy and voluptuous. Here’s my advice on how to style Indian woman..
So today’s post is all about the incredible Indian wear called the SAREE.
Let’s start with the art of saree wearing:
1. Hold inner end of the saree with your left hand.
2. Making sure the saree is at floor level, tuck the top border of inner end into the petticoat.
3. Pass the saree around to the front, maintaining the same height.
4. Keep the top edge level, tuck in a little to keep the saree firm.
5. Start folding the pleats from the right, while holding the edge of the fabric.
6. Hold the pleats together and adjust the height so that the bottom edge is at the floor level.
7. Tuck in the pleats into the petticoat – the pleats should fall straight.
8. Bring around the saree.
9. Hold it in your right hand, and pass on to your left while arranging the border evenly.
10. Drape on your left shoulder allowing the end-piece to fall casually.
So now we know how to wear a saree.
Here are some of my tips to keep in mind when you’ve decided to wear a saree:
1. Wear light fabrics like Georgette, Chiffon or Chignon, if you’re a heavy person. If not, you can wear heavy (Organza, Cotton, Tissue and Tussar) as well as light fabrics.
2. If you’re short or top heavy, wear sarees (saris) with small or no borders. Big bordered sarees will make you look even shorter, or busty.
3. If you’re dark skinned, opt for colors like maroon, green, dark pink etc. If you’re unsure about the colors, come in for a color analysis.
4. Pay attention to your blouse. If your saree is already striking (has good designs), you should wear a simple blouse. And vice versa, if your blouse is stylish (low back, embroidery work, etc.) you should wear a simple saree to complement each other.
5. Also pay attention to your hairdo and footwear. Same concept as with the blouse. If your clothes are fashionable, go for a simple hairdo and footwear, else vice versa.
And don’t forget to pay attention to your comfort level. Whatever you have chosen to wear, do you think you can wear them comfortably for hours? Think about it.
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