A Quick Guide to Draping a Bengali Style Saree

The times have changed drastically. Before the epidemic, when you summoned someone to assist you weave a saree, they might have popped, but now that there are more and more video lessons and social distance is becoming more popular, connection and attachment are increasingly shifting online.

It’s true that people can’t travel to your house to help you drape, but with Zoom calls or Teams chat, the miles of distance may be overcome in a matter of minutes.

But putting all the customs and considerations aside, I had the idea to create a type of helpful blog series for my fellow saree lovers. The series has the name “DRAPE.” You may discover some shrewd video instructions for how to drape a saree in various Indian styles in this series.

Since there are many different saree styles in India, I’ll attempt to include the majority of them. If you want to design your saree in several ways for the upcoming festivities, these short tips will be your go-to resource.

Being a bong (Bengali) by birth, it was only natural for me to start the series with Bengali Draping, and I won’t disappoint you.

  • A Baluchari or Jamdani traditional Bengali saree (or one made of Tussar Silk, Katan Banarasi, or another fabric).
  • Puff-sleeved blouse
  • Petticoat
  • Choose your own bangles
  • A keychain or memento
  • A red bindi, round.
  • pair of heels
  • Invest in filigree jewels.
  • 9 Several safety pins
  • And, I’ll take around 4 minutes of your valuable time.

Five Simple Steps to Wonder

Since I wanted to make a straightforward tutorial that is helpful to people of all skill levels, I really wanted to call this section something along those lines.

At the conclusion of each blog, there is a little video instruction. However, I assure you that the actions I’ll mention won’t take much of your time.


Okay, let’s start by tucking your shirt in at first, just above your navel. The upper border of the saree may be tucked easily, and the tucking can start from the right side of the hip. The saree will then turn and make a full round around your waist before returning to the front near your navel.

PRO TIP: When worn with heels, the saree should barely brush the tops of the feet while the tucking should be tidy and the height should cover the feet when worn barefoot.


You are now at your navel after wrapping the saree once around the body. The saree should now be tucked behind your left hip. Take the saree now and make sure the front of it shows the reverse side. Take it now and move it towards your right hip. Take the saree once more, bring it to the left hip, then to the right side, and tuck it there. As a result, the front is now covered by two quite large pleats.


Make pleats now by taking the remaining saree from the pallu side. When the box pleats are complete and formed, you may smooth out any creases or wrinkles in the saree by removing them.

Use both hands to hold the box pleats and stiffen the front of the saree to ensure that it is flat to produce clean pleats that have a nice and tidy appearance.


Put the pallu of the sari over your left shoulder. Additionally, make sure the full length touches the left shoulder. I’m aware that this is a little difficult, but doing it this way will guarantee that your front is properly draped. To hold the sarees in place, pin them at the shoulders.


The pallu should now be brought forward from the right side, just under the arm, while holding the remaining fabric from the rear. Given that the front of the body is already covered, there are two methods to manage the pallu: either take the corner of the pallu and make it heavy by tying a keychain or chabhi Gucchha around it.

Use these PRO-TIPs to improve the Bengali draping technique:

  • Use many keys and tie a knot with the key ring and pallu. You may make things even easier by draping the key-containing corner of the pallu over your shoulder and letting it fall to your back from your right shoulder.
  • Even if a blouse does not have complete sleeves, try wearing long sleeves for neatness. Avoid wearing sleeveless or very short-sleeved blouses.
  • It’s fine if the pleats have a few little flaws since it makes you look more endearing.
  • If you want to drape in the Bengali manner, always opt for sarees with lovely borders.
  • For married ladies, adding Pola (coral bangles) or Shankha (conch bangles) might improve your appearance.
  • Never use a fall lining with this saree.To ensure that your saree is the proper length at the ankle, wear your heels first.



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