Embracing Elegance: One Saree, Many Pallu Draping Styles

by sain sisters on May 30, 2024

Embracing Elegance: One Saree, Many Pallu Draping Styles

The saree is a timeless garment that symbolizes elegance and grace, allowing its wearer freedom of expression, creativity, and flair. The saree has evolved over generations and remains an essential piece in every Indian wardrobe. A saree is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing. It can be wrapped in multiple ways, each drape telling a different story.

Watch as Neeta Bora, wearing our Bold Black handblock printed saree, takes us on a journey to explore  different ways a pallu can be styled:

  1. Simple, open pallu

The open pallu saree drape is timeless and exudes elegance. In this classic style, the saree is draped over the shoulder, with the pallu flowing freely. This style is perfect for a minimalist approach, as it is easy to carry and can be adapted to various occasions ranging from casual gatherings to formal events.

  1. Simple, pleated pallu

Also known as the Nivi style, which originates from Andhra Pradesh, the pleated pallu is one of the most popular drapes. In this style, the pallu is pleated and pinned over the left shoulder. Simple yet sophisticated, this style is suitable for all occasions.

  1. Seedha pallu style

A twist to the pleated pallu style, this style works by bringing the pleats around the back and pinning them on the right shoulder, letting the pallu settle over the front. This style is perfect for flaunting the pattern of the saree.

  1. Gujarati style

Hailing from Gujarat, this saree drape is characterized by its elaborate pleats tucked at the back with the pallu draped across the front diagonally. This style is perfect for traditional events and cultural festivities, and is one of the most popular choices for weddings.


  1. Stole style, four different ways

The stole style offers a modern twist to the classic saree draping techniques. This style is perfect for making a fashion statement and adding a contemporary touch while maintaining the evergreen grace of the saree.

Whether letting the pallu hang loose on the neck like a dupatta, or styling it over the front like a scarf, the stole style is perfect for a hands-free approach to the pallu, allowing the modern Indian woman to multitask like a pro.

In conclusion, a saree is not just a piece of fabric, it is a means to creative expression. It has been around since times immemorial and still remains an ever-evolving staple in the Indian fashion space. The versatility of a saree allows you to style it any way you like. So let’s embrace the magic and elegance, and let our pallus soar high. 

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