This is one of the many styles of wearing a saree. Created by the Bengali community of India, this style has picked up by many women across the country. Wearing the Bengali style saree is one of the easiest draping methods that will make you look elegant. It is an easy up-do for all occasions ranging from an ethnic party day to a puja held at your friend’s place.
As for suggestion of the best sarees to try this look with, go for one with a border, preferably red, and blouses that go all the way to your hands or long sleeves covering up to your elbows or just below, that is, the 3/4th sleeve. Puff blouses are common with the style as well. Cotton is tried and trusted by most since its easier to manage and leaves lesser crease when you take off the sari after sporting it all day.
How to wear a saree in Bengali style isn’t rocket science after all. Dressing up in a saree that follows the Bengali style can be a mess if you don’t know the right techniques to master it. This article will explain step by step process for how to wear a Bengali saree in traditional style which effortlessly brings you out of it in a flash.
Steps to Wear a Bengali Style Saree:
The tips and techniques to the Bengali saree wear is:
- Wear a petticoat of the same color as the saree. You don’t want it to be too tight nor should it be too loose.
- To begin, start by wrapping up the saree as per the usual. From the navel, tuck in the plain end into the petticoat by maintaining the rest of the sari to your left. Keep on the process until you finish taking a complete turn of the saree and reach the point of the petticoat where you first tucked. So the process goes like. Start- Tuck- Round up the saree and keep tucking until one circle is complete.
- The next step is to make a pleat in the reverse as the previous and tuck it after one fold. You will notice the ‘Fall’ of your saree facing your feet. Once done, make another pleat in the reverse covering the previous pleat. Repeat until around five to six pleats are done.