How to (or Not to) wear a Saree? Tips and Tricks

tips and tricks to wear a saree

Saree has been one of the most common Indian ethnic outfits and is every lady’s favourite. No wonder the outfit works wonders in making you look like a damsel, but if certain things are skipped, it real can look messy and tacky!!!

Here is a list of certain  DO’s and DONT’s you must follow to let your saree work its best!!!

What To Do When wearing a Saree

1. Learn the simple art of wearing a Saree


The art of wearing a saree has simple steps. But if they are not done properly there is a chance you may make a mess of it all. Have a look at how to drape a simple saree.


2. Get the right Underskirt and Blouse


The underskirt (petticoat) must contrast your saree well and you should always get the blouse stitched as per your need. Loose blouses give a hideous look and will make you uncomfortable.

3. Pick up the right Fabric and Colour


There are plenty of fabrics available in sarees. Silk, Georgette, Linen and so on. Pick the one that drapes best around you.

priyanka chopra in yellow saree

Also, choose the right shades as per your skin colour. Glittery shades can make you look like a glowing LED. While others might make your whole look dull.

4. Choose the right Drape for your body shape

saree-for-body-types, how to choose a perfect saree drape for your body shape

Although there are hundreds of draping styles, but its not always that a drape would go well with your body type. We suggest you must take a look at it on you before making a public appearance.

5. Know the drape style you pick


If you are experimenting some new drape style, make sure you know how to do it throughout. You may also find someone who is good at it and take his/her help. A bad drape may create a joke out of you.

6. Pin up properly and as much as required

pin up properly

To get the saree tucked at proper places, you may use a handful of pins and use them efficiently. Make sure you pin up nicely and hide the pins. Using too many of them may make you look like a pin cushion!!!

7. Always wear your heels before draping a Saree


To know the exact length of your saree, you must wear your footwear before draping it. It would give you the exact height and would never need readjustments.

What NOT TO DO When wearing a Saree

1. Never wear a completely plain saree


Especially with whites and Blacks!! There should be atleast a narrow border with the saree to make it look elegant. To break the monopoly experiment a little bit with your blouse.

2. Never wear too much jewellery

too much jewelry

A saree in itself is a heavy outfit. You need not load yourself with extra large jewellery. It will give you too much attention and maybe your beautiful saree goes ignored.

3. No tacky blouses


Well, as much as you do like showing off your curves, do not create so much of it when going with a saree. Wearing too low blouses is an insult to the whole outfit. And do not be too covered that it doesn’t make sense at all.

4. Never wear Wedges or Pedestal heels

saree wedges

These are an extreme No No with sarees. They look very tacky and you will look nothing but a clown.

5. Do not carry an Oversized bag


A saree has a poise of its own. Always carry a clutch or a small bag. It is a big task to carry the whole outfit. There is simply no need to load yourself with extra work.

6. No pleats on Pallu with Nets and Georgette


These are flowy fabrics. There is just no sense in pleating them at the pallu.

7. Occasion Mismatch!

There is nothing more embarrassing than wearing a saree that is just not meant for the occasion. Never wear a too shiny or embellished saree to work unless there is some party or a bland one on a wedding!!!

8. Too much skin show is Unnecessary

too much skin show

As if a saree is not sensual enough??? You need to make a whole big skin show wearing this beautiful outfit. Do not take it personally, but ladies, trust the fabric that you are draping!!!

9. Don’t tuck it too low


Drape the saree at a decent height at you waist. The stunt of pulling it low doesn’t make heads turn!! Well, atleast not appreciatively.

Now that you know some basic Do’s and Dont’s, flaunt the beautiful outfit and carry it the way it’s meant to be!!

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Sophia Lacey

With her hilarious journey in an MNC, Sophia found her passion for life in writing. With her technical career taking her to New York, the city of multiple fashion trends, she came out to be a true enthusiast when it came to dressing up and filling her wardrobe with trends going on. Through her quest to change those around her for the same, she joins Looksgud to help her follow her true love for writing and end up writing about one thing she finds the most interesting-Fashion!!

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2 thoughts on “How to (or Not to) wear a Saree? Tips and Tricks”

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