Traditional costumes are amazing and admit it, be it kebaya, baju Melayu, cheongsam, or saree, it is that one outfit that would instantly make us look great!
The only tricky part for the Indian costume, saree, is that, it comes in the form of a long, unstitched material.
So, we decided to put together this fuss-free, quick guide to tying a saree and here are some great tips to remember as you learn the centuries-old art of draping!
1. Make sure your petticoat is tight
Get a petticoat that stops right at your ankle and make a tight knot at the waistband.
2. When pleating both the pallu and the midsection part, ensure that it looks neat and the pleats are of the same width
Pallu refers to the end of the saree that is pleated and set on the left shoulder.
An easy way to recognize the part of the saree that you start draping with by tucking into your waistband, is usually the end with lesser prints compared to the end of the saree that makes your pallu.
It might take a while to get the pleats neat, so trying it out a few times before actually tying your saree would help. Also, remember this trick; secure the midsection pleats with a safety pin after tucking it in, so that it stays in place for as long as you need it to be.
3. Don't underestimate the power of safety pins!
Use good quality safety pins and make sure you fasten your pallu on your saree blouse to avoid it from coming undone.
Now, watch our easy saree-tying video and good luck with rocking the saree look!
P.S.: When buying saree, go for the kind of material that you'd be comfortable in. To not melt in your sarees in the Malaysian weather, we suggest Georgette, crepe, chiffon or the light and airy cotton sarees!