A saree is a traditional Indian costume worn by women and girls. You have probably seen one if you have ever watched a Bollywood movie. The saree is a long cloth, from four to nine yards in length, that is draped on the body in various styles. My instructable shows and explains the process of draping the saree in the South Indian style and will help you to learn the basic steps of easy saree tying.
This is my first instructable and I am dedicating this to friends all over the world who are amazed by what the wonders this yards-long piece of cloth can make. This is also for the women out there who don’t know much about sarees but are impressed by the sight of celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Elizabeth Hurley, Jessica Alba (The Love Guru), Katherine Heigl (27 Dresses) and Maria Sharapova in saree. If you want to know how it’s done you are at the right page!
Wearing a saree is not just about draping the fabric; you will look even more stunning in a saree if you add the right makeup and accessories. That is why I’m including tips on how to use these enhancements to perfect the look.
Saree-wearing does not require any special skills. You just have to follow these steps. With the help of a friend these steps should take you less than 12 minutes, even if you’re a beginner.
1. First, wear the saree blouse and make sure it fits you perfectly and the blouse ends just below your bust.
2. Put on a petticoat along with the blouse. A petticoat is important, due to the fact that there are saree with fabrics that are transparent. The color of the petticoat should match that of the saree.
3. Pick the shoes that you want to wear with the saree. Shoes with colors and designs will add beauty to your appearance.
• Design your own saree blouse according to your creativity. It can vary from being sleeveless to long sleeves.
• It is a good idea to balance the long fabric with high heel shoes. Sandals and boots should be avoided at any cost.
The petticoat needs to be tied very tightly using a drawstring. Otherwise, it would mess up the pleats and fabrics tucked inside.