Drape your Sari with a Twist

January reminds me of the first festive season in India, specially in the southern parts of India called “Sankranti” or “Pongal”. This festival always has a special place, one for being the first festival of year and second as we get to meet all of family members including the extended ones šŸ™‚ and celebrate in a fun-filled way! I kind of miss that here, but I celebrate it in my own way! Specially for us ladies, festive seasons are the occasions where we get to dress up in our pretty ethnic wear!

Jumping straight away to the point, this festive season if you are planning to wear a Sari, here’s a simple twist to the regular draping style that can beautify your look and make you feel special šŸ™‚ All you need for this is your Sari and a metallic toned belt that matches your Sari. This belted Sari trend has been very popular amongst the Indian celebrities recently and you could also recreate this in a very easy way. So bling it on!

Drape your Saree with a Twist - Aim for Glam | Indian Fashion Blogger in USA

Drape your Saree with a Twist - Aim for Glam | Indian Fashion Blogger

Moving on to the drape, I start draping my Sari in a usual way but I will give you the steps considering you are a beginner :

1. Start with one end of the Sari, wrap it all around until finish one turn while tucking it inside my Sari petticoat.

2. I go to the other end, and make pleats for my Pallu. I like my Pallu a little taller, so do it according to your preference and pin it up on the shoulder to your blouse.

3.  The trick with the drape is to leave the Pallu a little looser than bringing it tighter/closer to your waist. So leaving a little extra Sari on the right side (coming from the Pallu), bring the Sari to your waist and pin it up so it will not move.

4. You should now have a loop formed with your Sari in the front, so start pleating it and tuck it in and pin it up.

5. Now add the belt to the upper part of your waist, leaving the Pallu outside and you are done.

Prasanthi Kadiyala - Aim for Glam | Indian Fashion Blogger

Drape your Saree with a Twist - Aim for Glam | Indian Fashion Blogger

Drape your Saree with a Twist - Aim for Glam | Indian Fashion Blogger in USA

Add your favorite Jewelry to finish the look! Coming to my hair and makeup, I have curled my hair and made a half up-do hairstyle. With makeup, I have done my regular makeup but added a bright Pink lip and also tried to create a Smokey eye – but I think it doesn’t show off a lot because of my glasses! I’m in love with how my complete look turned out. Share your thoughts in the comments below, if you love the look. If you are also planning to recreate it, don’t forget to tag me in your Instagram pictures.

Drape your Saree with a Twist - Aim for Glam | Indian Fashion Blogger

Drape your Saree with a Twist - Aim for Glam | South Indian Fashion Blogger

PS: Sorry for the warm toned pictures, it is too cold outside for us, so you have to bare with me for the entire season till it is bright and warm outside here again!
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  1. Florentina Andrei
    January 11, 2018 / 6:31 PM

    This is such beautiful and exotic look, I really love the fabric and the color of your sari. I haver worn a sari, but I imagine that it also very comfortable.Your blog is very nice and has very interesting posts.Wish you a beautiful evening.Greetings,Flo

    • Prasanthi Kadiyala
      January 12, 2018 / 7:25 PM

      Thank you so much for all those lovely words! It means a lot šŸ™‚ Yes Sari is one of the most sensual Indian outfits and is also very comfortable to carry!

  2. Anusha
    January 27, 2018 / 3:37 PM

    Lovely drape Prashanthi! Iā€™d love to know where the belt is from, as you know wearing vaddanam only suits for pattu sarees, I like the way that this belt can be pulled off with ease and goes with most of the sarees.

    • Prasanthi Kadiyala
      February 22, 2018 / 2:46 AM

      Thank you Anusha šŸ˜

  3. Pradeepa Iyer
    February 13, 2018 / 11:08 AM

    Love the way you have draped the sari. I love the way you have worn that belt as a vaddanam. Keep up the good work you two

    • Prasanthi Kadiyala
      February 22, 2018 / 2:47 AM

      Thank you Pradeepa šŸ˜

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