How to Wear a Saree in Bengali Style

Hope you have seen the Different ways of Draping sarees post. So as promised I will be giving the detailed and step by step demonstration of each method in individual posts. Here is another method of draping this six yard wonder in traditional Bengali style.
  1. Classic Indian Drape (Traditional Way)      
  2. Gujarati style
  3. Maharashtrian style
  4. Tamilian version
  5. Bengali style
  6. Mundu Neriyathum / Kerala style       
  7. Coorgi Style
  8. Mumtaz style             Check out theTraditional Sarees of India

Wearing a Sari in Bengali Style
How to wear a saree in Bengali style
Draping a saree the bengali way is one of the quickest, easiest yet elegant Saree draping methods. With Durga Puja just round the corner, let us learn the beautiful way of wearing a Bengali Style Saree.  

A Bengali saree looks best when worn using a saree with a border and a blouse with long sleeves stretching upto elbows or 3/4th sleeve. If short sleeves, wear a puff style blouse.  

Step 1: Starting at the navel, tuck the plain end of the saree into the petticoat keeping the entire saree on the left and continue tucking till you take one complete turn. Continue further a bit to left and tuck  in the saree.

Step 2 : Now make a reverse pleat that is tuck the saree in a big pleat from left to the right end of your waist. You can see the Fall of the saree facing front now near your feet. Now make another big pleat from right to left end covering the earlier pleat.

Step 3 : Start making smaller pleats at the end of the pallu so that the distinct border is visible. Put the pleated pallu on your left shoulder and pin it. Cover the chest with the inner pleat and secure it at the back. You can see the border in a vertical line from your shoulder to your knee and below. Adjust the length.

Step 4 : The final step is to take the end point of the pallu from the back and bring it under your right hand and on to your right shoulder. Tie a bunch of keys at the end of pallu and let it fall onto your shoulder for that typical Bengali look:) Want to learn a little bit of Bengali? a quick dictionary for you here

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