3 Styles to Elevate Your Shaadi Game with Banarasi Silk Sarees

When it comes to banarasi silk sarees, we know how serious we sound to make it look regal for the party we wear. This quintessential beauty is only worn in the shade season. You may be wearing it for your own wedding, or you may be a new bride trying it on your friends reception party or simply trying them back on anniversaries to various other decked up Indian festivities. This opulence of Indian culture cannot go wrong any time. The intricate designs to texture this fancy silk mark certified saree has stood the time of elegance and grace. 

Women across the countries and not just India have been obsessed with banarasi. In recent times, banarasi silk sarees are doing huge rounds in the UK, the USA and other parts of the world. From the Paris Milan to the walking of the Indian ladies along the broadway of River Thames - saree aficionados are making banarasi a game for all communities. With time adding a dash of modernity added to their classic charm.

Today we will explore some of the sizzling ideas to groove in your banarasi silk sarees and up your shading season game!

#1. Bengali or the Classic Nivi Style Drape

Classic nivi style drape is the Bengali style saree drape. From wedding to festival you will find Bengali women trying this staple style and nothing goes wrong about it. The perfect 10/10 draping style which adds feminists and grace to your shaadiwala look.

How to drape?

Tuck one end of the saree to your petticoat. Take one complete turn to the right. Take the untied end and pleat it and make sure to face the left. Tuck these pleats into the front of your petticoat. Wrap the remaining saree around your body once more from left to right. Finally, tuck into the petticoat on your right side. Now place the pallu over your left shoulder and secure it with a pin to hold the pallu on your arms or simply let it fall to its full length or pull it around your waist and walk holding the corner with your left hand.

#2. Pant Style or the Lakme Fashion Show Look

The fashionista Ushoshi Sengupta to Aditi Rao Hydari at last year's Lakme Fashion Week all tried the pant style look at Delhi chapter and had been popular in their showstopper banarasi couture. It is a guaranteed hassle free look. Contemporary and comfortable to wear. 

How to drape?

You just need a tight fitting trouser or leggings and tuck one end of the saree to the waistband. Wrap the loose end of the saree around your waist and cover the whole pants. Arrange the remaining saree to pleats and tuck them infront. Now take the pallu and drape it over your shoulder. Walah! You’re done with your Paris fashion street look for the next shaadi!

#3. Lehenga Style Drape - a Perfect Hatke Look

If you want to flaunt an unusual saree draping look then, change your saree to Lehenga. Yes, you can wear a Lehenga and Saree independent of each and both for the shaadi season, but when you merge both - it’s a BOMB!

How to drape?

To attain the regal look for the next wedding or event tuck one end of the saree into your petticoat and continue to tuck the banarasi silk saree tightly around your waist.Now, fold the loose end of your saree into pleats and tuck it neatly into the front of your petticoat. Put the pallu

over your left shoulder. To give a sophisticated touch secure the pallu in place with a belt or ornamental waistband.

Wrapping Up

So I am Sumana, signing off today as I intend to see you posting picture with these banarasi silk saree looks and sharing them on my Instagram channel to get featured throughout this Shaadi season. 

About the author

Sumana Bhattacharya completed her Masters in Economics from the University of Calcutta & was working with the Department of Education, Govt. of West Bengal to provide training to the teachers in Government Schools. She moved to USA in 2005 after getting married & is the mother of 2 kids. She is the one that drives IndyVogue every day, every hour, every minute and every second. Salute to her and her undying spirit.