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How to drape a saree in different style 

Bengali saree draping style:

* Start from the navel, tuck the end of the saree into the underskirt keeping the entire saree on the left side and continue tucking till you take one full turn.
* Continue little further to left and tuck in the saree.
* Make a reverse pleat i.e. tuck the saree in a big pleat from left to the right end of your waist and make one big pleat from right to left end covering the earlier pleat.
* Start making small pleats at the end of the pallu so that the border is visible.
* Put the pleated pallu on your left shoulder and pin it.
* Cover the chest with the inside pleat and secure it at the back.

Gujarati saree draping style:

* Starting from the navel and inserting the plain end of the saree into the underskirt, keep the saree on the left and continue tucking till you take one complete turn.
* Alter the lower end of the saree to the height required and start pleating the saree starting from the center of your waist by taking around 6 to 7 pleats. Make sure that all the pleats are of same span.
* Tuck them to the centre of the waist on your right side and take the remaining saree to around back side to the left and up over your right shoulder keeping desired length of the pallu.
* Fold the pallu into pleats and tuck the left bottom of the pallu inside the underskirt and secure the pleats with pin.

Kerela saree draping style:

* Mundu Neriyathum is a 2 piece traditional attire of Kerela. Mundu is for the lower garment and Neriyathum is for the upper one.
* To start, insert one end of the Mundu garment into the underskirt and take the rest of the garment from right hand side and bring it to the front.
* Make couple of pleats with the other end of the cloth, so that the border is visible on the front side and insert them at the waist.
* Take the Neriyathum and tuck one end of the cloth slightly to the left at the waist and bring the cloth to right hand side from behind after covering your hips and crosswise put it onto the left shoulder covering the front torso.
* After that make pleats and secure them with a safety-pin on the left shoulder.

Maharashtrian saree draping style:

* Traditional Maharashtrian Nauvari saree is worn without an underskirt and its length is around 8 to 9 meters.
* To start, tuck the end of the saree and continue tucking till you take one complete turn from right side to left and then tie a knot to secure the pleats.
* Take the pallu part of the saree on the left shoulder, wrap it and bring it on the right shoulder.
* Start making pleats from the rest of the saree.
* Hold the pleats together at the top and wrap them into a bolster layer.
* Leave the pleats in the front and bring the center pleat in between the legs to the rear side, make petite border sized pleats and tuck it at the waist.
* A portion of the saree near the feet is folded in a stratum for tucking into the waist so that the beautiful border can be seen in the front.

Tamilian saree draping style:

* Traditional Madisar Iyer saree is 8 to 9 meters in length.
* Take one end of the saree and make around 8 to10 small pleats and then keep the pleats as starting point and position them at the back from your left hand.
* Take one complete round from left to right and reach to left on the backside, the rest of the saree will be on your left.
* Bring the saree to little front and tie a knot with the first layer tightly and tie the loose end of the saree to your right and left.
* Bring the rest of the saree to the rear side from under the legs, tuck the saree at the back of the waist.
* Bring the saree around to your left side after tucking the short edge part slightly on the right.
* Take one complete round from waist to down and bring the pallu on the right shoulder then take the loose end and wrap it around the waist on the right.