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Whether you plan to wear the Banarasi silk saree for wedding or festival or even a family get-together, the sheer luxury of the attire is sure to make heads turn your way. You can also add some creative twists for styling the saree to enhance your glamor quotient and stand out in a crowd.  If you are seeking suggestions on how to wear Banarasi saree in innovative styles, then you have come to the right place.


Tips And Tricks To Style Banarasi Saree in a Unique Manner

Here are some useful tips on how to style your Banarasi saree in a cool and confident manner. 

Try The Neck Drape Style 

This style is my personal favourite as it is easy to drape besides being unique and trendy. Follow the below-given steps to style your Banarasi silk sari in this manner.

  • Start by draping the saree in the traditional style while leaving a longer than-usual pallu length. 

  • Arrange the pallu in tight pleats before twisting it around your neck like a scarf. 

  • You can choose to wrap the pleated pallu around your neck for its entire length 

  • You can also stop after wrapping it once around your neck and spread out the pleats in front. 

  • Accessorize with light jewellery in gold or silver and you are ready to go

Get The Royal Look with Bengali Style

Wearing your Banarasi saree in Bengali style will give you a royal look and feel. If you do not know how to wear Banarasi saree in Bengali style, follow the steps given below. 

  • Regularly drape the saree without setting the pallu as usual.  

  • Arrange the pallu in pleats and place it directly on your left shoulder without wrapping it around your waist. 

  • Now take the corner of the pallu and bring it around and under your right arm before placing it on your right shoulder. 

  • Adjust the pleats of the pallu to ensure that the pleats are sharp and well-settled. 

  • Use enough pins to ensure that the pallu does not slip off your shoulders on either side.

  • Accessorize with heavy gold jewellery preferably in traditional design to complete the majestic look.

Opt For the Lehenga Style

This is yet another style of wearing a Banarasi saree that I find quite appealing given its simplicity. The steps to drape the saree in this style are given below. 

  • Start by wrapping the saree around the petticoat once and tucking it in on the right. 

  • Now starting from the right, make tight pleats and tuck them in, taking each pleat forward rather than stacking them to make them spread across the waist. 

  • Wrap the pallu normally around your waist and pin it up on your left shoulder after pleating it properly. 

  • Add another twist to this style by pairing the saree with unique Banarasi blouse designs such as a kurti blouse, or a blouse with heavy embroidery.

Wear It In Elegant Dhoti Style

If you are looking to wear your Banarasi saree in a completely different style, then Dhoti is the best option. Follow the steps given below to drape the saree in this style. 

  • Wrap the saree from the mid-length once around your waist and use the top edges to tie a knot in the front. 

  • Now wrap the left side of the saree around the left leg and pleat it lengthwise before tucking it in at the back.

  • Take the loose end of this side of the saree and pleat it and tuck it in the front on the left side. 

  • Now wrap the right length of the saree around the right leg and pull it up on your left shoulder as pallu.

  • Use a belt to keep the pallu and the saree in place and accessorize with high heels and modern jewellery for the perfect look.

Choose The Pant Style for a Modern Look

If you are looking for a combination of a traditional and modern look, try draping your saree in the pant style. The following steps will help you drape your saree in this style. 

  • Ditch the traditional blouse and petticoat for a stylish top and pants or tights. 

  • Start pleating the saree from the inner section till you are just short of the midpoint of the saree length. 

  • Tuck the pleats into the pant waist while ensuring that the remaining length of the saree comes out from your left side.

  • Now wrap the saree lengthwise from your left side until you reach your spine while tucking it in at the waist.

  • Bring the other end of the saree to the front and start pleating it widthwise to make the pallu before placing it on your left shoulder. 

  • Accessorise with a full-length jacket made from the same fabric or a wide belt to hold the saree in place.


Final Thoughts

The above-discussed ideas about how to wear a Banarasi sarees in different style, add to the elegance and versatility of this traditional Indian dress that most women love.

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