Saree will always remain the most beautiful and elegant Indian attire for us desi women!
And with the ever-evolving fashion trends out there, we have seen quite a lot of new and unique draping styles for sarees that will make you say goodbye to the conventional saree draping styles that you might be flaunting all this while!
In this post, I am going to share with you the 9 different saree draping styles that are cool, simple yet edgy. If you are a modern Indian woman who loves to add an indo-western touch to her saree looks, then you are going to adore these 9 different ways to wear a saree.
9 Different Ways To Wear A Saree
1. Pant Style Saree
Comfy, chic and extremely easy to carry – that’s pant style saree drape for you!
I am not exaggerating, but you can literally dance around and walk freely in this saree drape (which, ahem, gets difficult when you drape it in a conventional way), without worrying about your pallu getting all over the place or your pleats getting undone. Make sure to pin your saree at the right places though!
This pant style saree drape would look the best with an ivory organza saree paired with black leggings and full sleeved black blouse, exactly how the beauty Dia Mirza has styled it in the picture above!
2. Dhoti Style Saree
If you are a Maharashtrian, then you would be able to recognize this draping style very well since it is a lot similar to the traditional Maharashtrian “Nauvaari” saree draping.
Bless the Bollywood divas for popularizing this traditional trend and bringing it back with a modern twist! This one may not be as easy to drape as the pant style drape, but there are a ton of tutorials out there on YouTube that will guide you! Here is one:
You can also buy a ready to wear Dhoti Saree. Inddus, a brand on Myntra has many gorgeous dhoti sarees in their collection!
3. Saree Accessorized With A Belt
Got a stylish waist belt lying around in your wardrobe? Amp up the look of your simple saree with it! There is nothing much to do with this style, just drape your saree like you normally would and pin up the pallu properly. Then, tie the belt around your waist, making sure it goes around your pallu too. The belt will enhance your curves and also make you look slimmer in your saree.
Also check out: 20+ Blouse Designs For Silk Sarees 
To match up the belt with your saree, you can get a custom belt made out of your saree’s blouse piece, just in case you don’t plan to get a blouse stitched with it. This style also adds a nice glam to front pallu saree drapes, do try it out!
4. Saree With A White Shirt As A Blouse
You may have seen women pairing their sarees with chic crop tops or T-shirts, how about paring them with plain white shirt for that polished and professional look?
Plain shirt as a blouse would look the best with Silk/Kosa/Cotton sarees! The shirt can totally modernize the overall look. You can take this formal, day time office look and transition it to a fun date night or evening party look with oxidized silver accessories – either a chunky statement necklace or a pair of chunky earrings!
Also check out: 12 Trendy Blouse Designs For 2019
5. Saree Gown
Not a fan of wearing sarees or find it hard to carry them? Hack your ethnic look with a saree gown!
Saree gowns, that are also referred as pre-stitched saree, are fuss free and they look exactly like a normal saree, sans the painstakingly long and tiring process of draping the saree. You can get a saree gown customized by your tailor or a boutique.
I love this collection of saree gowns / pre-stitched sarees on AJIO by a brand named XOXO By Neti Jolly.
6. Modified Bengali Style Saree
The perfect way to wear a Saree to your Bong friend’s wedding! Jacqueline wore this red and golden bordered Saree over a heavy work golden jacket. Oh these Bollywood divas, they can look gorgeous in just anything and everything!
This draping is a bit different from the traditional Bengali saree draping in which, the pallu through your left shoulder.
7. Saree With A Contrasting Blouse
While this is not a Saree draping method, it is still a style statement. Instead of pairing your saree with the blouse that comes along with it, opt for a contrasting coloured blouse to add a touch of uniqueness to your look!
8. The Mumtaz Style Saree Drape
To answer your question – No, you cannot walk in a normal way if you wear a Saree like this (tried & tested!). Only legends like Mumtaz Ji can do that! But there is no harm in trying, right?
9. Street Style Saree / Scarf Style Drape
Also known as the neck drape style, this drape is totally appropriate for fun wedding functions like a cocktail night or bridal shower. Choose a plain and comfortable cotton or silk saree for this draping, because having a zari bordered saree around your neck will not feel comfortable at all!
Which draping style did you like the best? Let us know in the comments below.