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Indian Folk Saree Fancy Dress Costume Of Girls For Family Functions Or Fancy Dress Competition

 Indian Folk Saree Fancy Dress Description

  1. The material for the costume is bought from well-known vendors which provide exclusive material for fancy dresses in India.
  2. This costume is designed for girls. This costume is involved simple steps and is performed by people to celebrate moments of joy and happiness.
  3. This Indian Saree Dress is specially designed for a school function, theme party, family function. This Saree dress is comfortable in wearing and the Brocked & Chairman fabric is used.
  4. This costume for traditional folk dances of India. Dresses are worn in India. It is a combination of Green saree and Yellow Blouse and this fabric use Brocade & Chairman.
  5. This costume is designed for girls to wear in school functions, stage dance shows, dance competitions.
  6. The costume and accessories are designed keeping in mind that the children are going to wear it.
  7. The fabric used in making the costume is skin-friendly and hygienic as well. The accessories used are also made of materials that are soft and do not harm the delicate skin of children.
  8. The costume is available to buy/rent in all sizes to match the different age groups. The accessories are made with size adjuster arrangements to fit the child who is going to wear it.
  9. One of the best Indian Folk Saree Costume Dress for rent in Delhi / Noida


  • sari sometimes also shari or misspelled as saree is a women’s garment from the Indian subcontinent.
  • In the modern Indian subcontinent, the sari is considered a cultural icon.
  • Because of the harsh extremes in temperature on the Indian subcontinent, the Saree fills a practical role as well as a decorative one. It is not only warming in winter and cooling in summer but its loose-fitting tailoring is preferred by women who must be free to move as their duties require.
  • However, almost all women wear Saree at formal events and social gatherings. Women of certain occupations such as teachers wear Saree to their workplace. Young girls also wear it on special occasions.

Indian Folk Saree Fancy Dress Costume is highly in demand as children and Adults used to wear on the occasions. These costumes are also used in fancy dress competitions and various school functions.


Apart from these we also take orders to make clothes in bulk before 07 days as the order would take 07 days for us to complete with grace and elegance.

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Product Name Indian Folk Saree Fancy Dress Costume
Gender Female
Type Fancy Dress/Folk Costume / Dance Costume
Age Group All the age group
Year – Size (3-5  –  24), (6-7  –  28), (8-10  –  32), (10-12  –  34), (13-15  –  36), (15-18  –  40), (Free Size – 44)
Fabric Material Brocade & Chairman
Costume Usage Fancy Dress competition, School/College Functions, etc
Colour Green-Yellow
Minimum order quantity 1 set
Buy/Rent The customer can buy or take on rent
Packaging Poly Pack
Bulk Orders Possible on customer demand

About Sanskriti Fancy Dresses

Sanskriti Fancy Dresses as a company designs and manufactures costumes/Fancy dresses keeping in mind the comfort and hygiene of the user. The costume designed by Sanskriti Fancy Dresses is body-friendly helping the user to show off his/her elegance with style without feeling any discomfort caused by the materials/fabric of the costume. To cater to the needs of the people or kids Sanskriti Fancy Dresses provide costumes or dresses with all accessories for functions and parties.

Sanskriti Fancy Dresses are equipped with raw materials as well as experienced tailors having tailoring machines to meet the requirements of the ever-growing demands of fancy dress in many institutions.

Occasions are a part of human life as we are social beings and need to express our happiness with the mode of gestures in the form of functions and parties. For all these we need clothes also known as costumes or dresses, here Sanskriti Fancy Dresses plays a vital role in the lives of children and their parents. We design and manufacture fancy dresses as per the needs and trends in the market. The costumes or dresses provided by Sanskriti fancy Dress are always ready to meet the expectation of quality and comfort of the customer.

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Number of employees 40-50
Annual Turn over 1.50 crore to 2 crore
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Cancellation and Refund Policy:

Due to any reason, if a customer wants to cancel the order, we have a liberal policy for the same. There are generally two stages of cancellation.


  • For Straight cancellation just after the order placement: If the order is canceled before the shipment, we charge nominal cancellation charges.
  • For cancellation after shipment: If the products reached the customer and there is a defect then only the replacement could be done. If the product reached the destination and the customer refused to accept the shipment then he/she has to pay the shipping charge for the same.


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The refund will be done online mode only in the customers’ bank account within 10 working days after the cancellation of the order.

Bulk Orders:

For taking the bulk orders we are always ready and needed a couple of weeks to design and stitch the clothes required by the customers. We can supply the bulk orders for delivery or on rent occasions like annual functions, fancy dress competitions, parties, etc.

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How to Wear Nauvari Saree for Lavani

Lavni is one of the most popular folk dances in Maharashtra. It has typical music and a set team that includes one or two main dancers, four to six supporting dancers – including a eunuch – and two or three musicians with the most important, dholki-wala – a percussion instrument player. Lavni songs are usually erotic and the costumes worn by the dancers are exotic. All dancers wear nine-meter sarees, called nauvari, which are worn in a typical manner.

Nauvari saree also used to be the traditional Maharashtrian dress worn by married and unmarried women, though for the past two generations, normal sarees had taken its place in the culture. However these days, ladies wear it for fashion in various functions and marriages and it looks really good!

  Nauvari sarees can be made of cotton or silk or any other material, but what categorizes it as ‘nauvari’ is the way it is worn. While usual sarees require one to wear a petticoat underneath, nauvaris don’t. Petticoats are nothing but plain, full-length in-skirts that give a saree footing at the waistline. To keep the saree in place at the waist, one needs to tuck the saree inside a petticoat. However, in case of a nauvari saree, one does not need anything, but one can wear stretchable shorts or three-fourths inside for comfort. Here’s how you drape it:

  1. Wear a blouse but skip the petticoat, as the saree will be tied in trouser style. You can wear stretchable three-fourths inside if you wish.
  2. Identify the pallu as the one with heavy design or different colour, and keep it to your right side.
  3. Run the saree along your back so that one yard of the non-pallu end is to your left, while the rest of the saree is to your right.
  4. Tie a double knot at your navel so that there is 1 yard of untied saree to your left and rest of the untied saree to your right. (The knot shouldn’t be too tight, but should hold the saree in place all day long.)
  5. Let’s first deal with the untied yard-length saree on your left. Pick that end up and make 5 to 8 pleats along the breadth. (Pleats are nothing but folds. Making pleats takes practice as the pleats keep slipping through the fingers. Try to use your thumb to keep the pleats in place.)
  6. Place your feet apart and pull these pleats from between your legs to the back and tuck them in at your waistline. (Ensure the saree doesn’t ride up your legs in this process.) This should give a pant-like structure to the saree covering your legs at the back. (Try to place the shiny border of the saree on top to make it visible, because it gives a nice look. But it’s ok if you can’t.)
  7. Now let’s turn to the untied saree at your right. Make six to eight pleats along the length close to the knot you tied at the navel.
  8. Tuck these pleats in, over the knot at the navel, so that the pleats are facing left. (While tucking the pleats in, make sure the saree falls an inch above the floor, or you’ll trip over it while walking.)
  9. Spin the saree around your body in clockwise manner once.
  10. Hold up the pallu and make pleats along the breadth of it to be draped over your chest and left shoulder.
  11. Pin these pleats into your blouse at the left shoulder.
  12. Spread the rear end of the pleats over your chest.

The saree should now look like a normal Indian saree on the upper half of your body and like a multi-pleated pant around both your legs, with some more straight pleats covering the front space between your legs. At this stage, the draping of a nau-wari saree is complete. However, there’s a chance that the legs would ride up when you walk, or the pleats in the front get lose. So, as an extra safety measure, you could pin up the individual legs of the saree around your ankles and also put a pin on the pleats in the front. This will ensure that everything will remain in place even if you run or dance all day long in that saree.

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12 ways of draping. Schemes and instructions

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Sari is the favorite clothing of Indian women. They wear it to work, and to rest, and for holidays, and for everyday life. But in fact, it's all just a five-meter piece of fabric. But the variety of patterns and different fabrics is simply amazing, as are the ways of dressing a sari. There are many ways to wear a saree. It may depend on the style of the sari, its design, as well as your creativity.

Whichever way you choose to tie a sari, there are a few guidelines to follow:

  • Wear a skirt in the same color as the sari.
  • Put on shoes before putting on the sari.
  • Prepare the pins in advance, they must be ready to use, i.e. open.
  • Make-up is applied in advance.
  • And don't forget the jeweled accessories.

So, let's look at detailed diagrams of how to wear a sari.


  1. The easiest and fastest way
  2. Method from Kalpana Shah
  3. Sari drapery
  4. Sari drapery
  5. Lecheng style Sari
  6. Momtasa
  7. Mermaid Sari Style
  8. Rajrani Style
  9. Indo-Western Style
  10. Double Way
  11. How to Wear a Sari Video

The Easiest and Fastest Way

  1. Wear a skirt and blouse.
  2. Wrap the edge of the sari around your waist, keeping the right end long.
  3. Knot the end and edge of the fabric at the waist to form a skirt.
  4. Throw the remaining end of the sari, about a meter, over the left shoulder.
  5. Take the rest of the fabric in the middle and drape a few 14 cm pleats. This is the most important part. Drapery can be secured with clothespins.
  6. Fold the edges of the drapery under the skirt. Sari is ready.

Consider another way to tie a sari by Kalpana Shah, a famous actress in India.

Kalpana Shah's method

Take the end of the sari and place it on the right side of the thigh near the waist so that the hem is 5 cm above the floor.

Tuck the sari into the front of the skirt.

Continue tucking the sari into the back of the skirt until you have made a full circle.

Make one large pleat by pulling the sari an arm's length from the waist as shown.

Tuck the other end into the skirt to form a loose loop. Loosely wrap the saree around your body.

Hold both ends of the hem of the sari in your hands in front of you.

Begin to drape about 15 cm wide.

You should have 4.5 full folds. For convenience, you can fasten the folds with clothespins.

Throw the drapery over your left shoulder.

The end of the sari should be below the knees in the back.

Pin the sari drape to the shoulder choli.

Now return to the free fold that was left on the belt.

Start draping the pleats with your left hand, supporting them with your right.

Then tuck the drapery into the skirt.

Align the drape.

Drape just below the navel.

This is what the drapery looks like from the back.

The end result!

At first, it may seem difficult, but once you figure it out, you will learn how to tie a sari very quickly. Let's look at some more ways to tie and wear an Indian sari.

Nivi style saree draping

Nivi style, this is one of the most popular types of saree draping in India. This style originates in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Until now, locals prefer to wear saris in this way, and this is not surprising, since this style of drapery is a cultural heritage of India. Nivi style is suitable for all occasions.


  1. Tuck one end of the sari into the skirt and wrap the sari around the waist.
  2. Make sure that the distance from the floor and the sari is 5 cm.
  3. Take the other end of the sari and drape it into 6-7 full folds.
  4. Fasten the folds so that the length is enough for the entire back to above the knees.
  5. Throw the drapery over the left shoulder and pin the sari to the inside of the choli.
  6. Now focus on the rest of the undraped sari. Put the top edge on the left into the skirt on the right side.
  7. Drape the rest of the fabric and tuck it behind the skirt also on the right side. After that, you can fasten the drapery to the skirt with a pin from the wrong side, at a distance above the right knee, so that the drapery does not fall apart when walking.

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Bengali Style Sari Drape

Bengali style sari looks chic with intricate borders and bright colors. This style is chosen for large events.

To complete the style you will need:

  • White sari with red border.
  • Blouse with short puff sleeves.
  • Red and white bracelets.
  • Red round bindi.
  • Heeled shoes.
  • Pins.
  • Keychain bell.
  • Earrings, preferably round and large.

Bengali Draping Method

  1. Start tucking the sari into the skirt starting from the right side so that the end of the sari points to the right. Do 1.5 circles.
  2. Then fold in the opposite direction, i.e. from left to right. Repeat this operation 2 times.
  3. Take the other end of the sari and drape it.
  4. Throw the drapery over the left shoulder.
  5. Remove the tip of the sari and put the bell on it.
  6. Throw the end of the sari with the bell over your right shoulder.

Lehenga style sari

Due to its unique fusion of two traditional sari draperies, Lehenga style gives the impression of a special occasion and celebration.

To complete the style you will need:

  • Beautiful sari.
  • Satin blouse with different color from the sari.
  • Satin skirt in sari color.
  • Heeled shoes.
  • Many bracelets.
  • Several pins.

How to drape the fabric in the Lehenga style:

  1. Start tucking the sari into the skirt, starting at the center of the back of the skirt, moving to the right. That. the end of the sari points to the left.
  2. When you reach the right thigh, start draping the sari, making a full fold, move to the left side. That. at the end you should have 5 folds in front, each of which can be seen individually.
  3. After the folds are done, wrap the sari so that it is fastened in the middle back of the skirt. As a result, the sari completes one full circle around the waist, returning to the starting point.
  4. Take the other end of the sari and drape it, you can use clothespins for convenience.
  5. Throw the draped end of the sari over the right shoulder so that the end of the sari is in front just below the hips.
  6. Pin the shoulder drapery to the blouse.
  7. Take the inner corner of the end of the sari and pin it to the skirt with a pin on the left thigh.
  8. Sari is ready!

Tip: adjust the number of front folds to your taste, and to avoid too much fluff around the waist, choose a skirt without a thicker belt.

Gujarati sari

This method is popular in Western India. This drapery is suitable for any occasion of life, both for every day and for a holiday.

This style is well suited: glass bracelets and gold jewelry. Choli may not match the color of the sari, but it is better to choose a skirt in color.


  1. Tuck the sari into the skirt starting from the right side so that the end of the sari points to the right. Make 1 circle.
  2. Start draping the sari with the pleats facing to the right. Tuck them into the skirt so that they are in the middle of the skirt.
  3. Take the other end of the sari and drape it. For convenience, you can fasten the drapery with clothespins.
  4. Wrap the draping of the sari around the back and drape the end over the right shoulder. So that the end of the sari is just below the level of the hips.
  5. Pin the drapery at the shoulder to the blouse.
  6. Take the end of the sari and tuck it under the skirt at the waist on the left hip side.
  7. You can wear bracelets. Saree is ready!

Mumtaz style

Mumtaz style is familiar to us from Indian cinema. The famous actress Mumtaz Banu fell in love with us in her films and it was she who introduced this style as one of the types of sari drapery.

To complete the look of the Mumtaz style, we need:

  • Sari with clear color borders.
  • Sleeveless blouse.
  • Heeled shoes.
  • Skirt.
  • Jewelry (earrings, bracelets) as accessories.

Drape Instructions:

  1. Tuck the sari into the skirt, starting from the right side, with the end pointing to the right.
  2. Wrap the sari around your waist in a full circle.
  3. Make sure the sari is at the same height from the floor.
  4. Make 1-2 pleats and place them in the center of the front of the skirt, facing left.
  5. Start wrapping the sari around the skirt so that it is 20-25 cm higher than the sari length.
  6. Now repeat step 5 so that it is even higher 20-25 cm.
  7. Take the other end of the sari and drape it into 6-7 folds, fasten them with clothespins for convenience.
  8. Bring the drapery around your back and drape it over your left shoulder in front. Secure the drapery at the shoulder with a pin to the blouse.

Tips: The length of the end of the sari should be just above the hips; you can add wraps for a more sophisticated look; you can not drape the end of the sari, but simply throw it over.

Maharashtra style

Maharashtra style originated from the state of the same name. This style well emphasizes the figure, adding a touch of simple and modest charm.
You will need:

  • Paithani sari.
  • Pair of cycling shorts.
  • Set of glass bracelets.
  • A pair of comfortable shoes, preferably without heels.
  • Several pins.
  • Bindi.

Drapery instructions:

  1. Take one end of the sari and wrap yourself once around your waist.
  2. Take a few centimeters from both edges and tie a knot at the center of the waist, leaving 0.5-0.7 m of fabric on one side.
  3. Take a short piece of the sari and pass it between your legs. Tuck the end in the back at the center of the waist.
  4. Now take the long end of the sari from the front and make 5-6 full folds. Tuck in the folds under the skirt in the center front.
  5. Take the end of the sari and drape it into 4-5 pleats. Take the drapery and pass it through the back and out to the front.
  6. Throw the drapery over the left shoulder and pin it to the blouse.

Tips: this saree uses shorts instead of a skirt; make sure the knot at the center of the waist is tight; you can wear shoes for this style after you drape the sari.

Mermaid Saree Style

This style is modern. It combines methods of drapery, both new and traditional. This style is quite comfortable to wear. Mermaid style is suitable for dynamic women.

Before you start draping your Mermaid sari, you will need:

  • Sari with a contrasting color on one end.
  • Dressy choli.
  • Sari matching skirt.
  • Pair of shoes
  • Jewelry.

Sari Draping Instructions:

  1. Begin tucking the sari from the right side. Wrap the front first and tuck in the sari until you have made a full circle.
  2. Make sure the bottom of the sari is level with the floor.
  3. Now take the other end of the sari and drape the edge of the sari, distributing the pleats along the length. For convenience, you can use clothespins.
  4. Pass the drapery over the back and throw the drapery over the right shoulder so that the end of the sari is 15-20 cm above the floor.
  5. Tuck the remaining undraped part of the sari into the skirt.
  6. Take the end of the draped fabric and pass it over the back of the skirt, then bring the corner to the left thigh in front, below the waist. Secure the corner with a pin.

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Rajrani style

Rajrani style is considered the royal style. A girl dressed in this style instills an element of grandeur due to the subtle combination of draperies and sari embroidered with rich decorations.

You will need:

  • Ornate sari.
  • Matching skirt for the sari.
  • Choli.
  • Jewelry such as bracelets, earrings and long beads.
  • A pair of stylish shoes, preferably with heels.
  • Several pins.

How to drape the fabric of the Rajrani sari:

  1. Take one end of the sari and carefully fold it into the skirt around the waist, starting from the right hip in front and ending, after the first circle, with the center of the waist in front.
  2. Drape the other end of the sari, you can use clothespins.
  3. Wrap the drapery over your back and drape it forward over your right shoulder, with the end slightly above your right knee. Pin the sari to the blouse.
  4. Take the untucked part of the sari and drape it, then tuck it into the skirt.
  5. Now take the edge of the sari that was thrown over the right shoulder and attach it to the left with a pin.
  6. You can now put on your jewelry.

Indo-Western style

This drapery is innovative and belongs to modern styles.

You will need:

  • Printed sari.
  • Legends.
  • Blouse, m.b. without sleeves.
  • Pair of high heels.


  1. Take one end of the sari and make 6-7 pleats, then fold them in the center tucking into leggings so that the edges of the drapery are facing to the left.
  2. Continue to tuck the sari under the leggings until you cover your buttocks (i.e. to the right side).
  3. Take the other end of the sari (width) and drape it. Secure the drape with clothespins.
  4. Pass the drapery over the back to the front and flip the end over the left shoulder back so that the end of the sari is below the knees.
  5. Now pin the drapery to the shoulder of the blouse.

Double way

This style is unique and simple as it drapes two saris. This style is a mixture of modern and traditional. This style is popular among fashionistas today.

You will need:

  • Two contrasting or complementary saris.
  • Blouse.
  • Skirt.
  • Pair of shoes.
  • Jewelry.
  • Pins.

Drape method:

  1. Let's start with the first sari. Take one end of the sari and make 6-7 folds and fold them into the skirt so that the folds are from the center to the right.
  2. Make sure the length of the sari is evenly distributed across the floor.
  3. Now take the other end and fold along the edge. Secure the edges of the drapery with clothespins. Throw the drapery over your right shoulder so that the end of the sari is in front and is located just below the hips. Pin the drapery to the blouse at shoulder level.
  4. Take the second sari. Drape it also in 6-7 folds and place it on the left side of the center of the skirt.
  5. Make sure the length of the sari is evenly distributed across the floor.
  6. Now take the other end and fold over the edge of the sari. Secure the edges of the drapery with clothespins. Pull the drape through the back. From the front, throw it over the left shoulder back so that the edges are at the level of the knees. Pin the drapery to the blouse at shoulder level.
  7. Wear jewelry.

Video “How to wear a sari”

And finally, if you still don’t understand how to wear a sari, watch the video:

dress history, fabric and color

Bright Indian sari perfectly emphasizes femininity

The main values ​​of any nation is its centuries-old culture. It is she who unites spiritually and constitutes true wealth. When we talk about India, we remember not only the bright oriental landscapes. Imagination immediately draws a dark-haired beauty dressed in a magnificent Indian dress. Today, such clothes are not only national pride, but also an original and original element of the wardrobe.


History and legends

The appearance of the dress goes back centuries, in those days when the Indian civilization itself was born, the formation of which has an eventful and extremely intricate history. The origin of the culture of ancient India took place in the valley of the sacred river Indus. Priests were the first to drape themselves in beautiful fabrics, and the first mention of such clothes was found in ancient folk epics dating back to 100 BC. Initially, the sari dress is the clothing of Hindu goddesses.

Lakshmi - the wife of Vishnu in a bright sari

Sari-like clothing can be seen in medieval images

National Indian clothes gave rise to many legends and rumors. One of them says that once a young weaver in love worked hard, dreaming of his beloved, her beautiful eyes, lush hair and gentle touches. As a result, the master wove a long piece of beautiful matter. He gave it to a beautiful girl who wrapped herself in it like a dress, thus the Indian sari was born. According to another legend, in ancient times, the greedy negligent Pandav ruler lost not only his state, but also his beautiful wife Draupadi to the enemies in the dice. The cruel victors wanted to publicly humiliate the woman by publicly exposing her. To avoid a sad fate, the woman prayed to the gods for help, and they heard her, sending an outfit in the form of a sari, which was so long that no matter how long his enemies unwound, the woman remained dressed.

Illustration of the legend of the origin of the sari

Translated from Sanskrit, sari, or sati, means "a long piece of matter", which expresses the main essence of the national Indian dress.

In the sacred book Rigveda there are references to the fact that such clothes were originally worn not only by women, but also by men. In addition, passing matter between their legs, Indian dancers performed the famous ritual dances, while maintaining all decorum. Scientists say that the Indian sari is nothing more than a prototype of the loincloth of the first people. Since then, the outfit has undergone significant modifications, but its originality and incredible aesthetics have remained unchanged.

Be that as it may, to this day, the sari remains an unusually beautiful women's outfit

What is a sari?

So, what is an Indian sari? The national dress of India is a long rectangular cloth. If the outfit is worn by girls, then the length of the matter is 4-5 meters, and if the clothes are intended for older women, then the length will be at least 7-9 meters. Sometimes saris can reach 12 meters.

Indian saris unwound

Initially, the dress consisted of two pieces of matter: the first was wrapped around the hips as a skirt, and the second served as a top or blouse. Over time, the sari began to be made from a single piece of cloth, which was wrapped in several layers as a skirt, and then smoothly moved up, covering the chest, shoulders, and sometimes the head of the beauty.

Now with the help of a sari, quite original outfits are created

In the rebellious times of colonization, in order to avoid an encroachment on one's honor, a tradition arose to wear a top and a skirt under a sari.

Light translucent sari with top and skirt

The ability to put on such an outfit is a whole art, which a girl should learn from an early age. There are over 15 styles of wearing saris in India. The difficulty lies in the fact that when putting on such a dress, girls should not use pins or hairpins. Comprehending the art of draping beautifully in a sari, it takes no more than a minute for many to get an outfit that is breathtaking in its magnificence.

How to wear a sari in Sri Lanka (Nivi style)

National clothes have been tested for centuries, having survived the difficult times of colonization, Muslim invasions and the globalization of modern fashion. And today, after many centuries, the costume is still revered and popular with fashionistas. Many Indian beauties even today prefer national clothes to European novelties, if not in everyday life, but for celebrations for sure!

To this day, Indian women of different ages walk around the city in saris

Features of outfit

We all love Indian cinema for its bright colors, sensuality, sincerity and a storm of emotions. This is how you can describe the sari. Such clothes attract the eye, beckon, fascinate with originality and juicy oriental exoticism, as well as a graceful and feminine silhouette.

Dancing in Indian films is a real kaleidoscope of colors and colors

In addition to external beauty, this outfit carries a whole philosophy, is the true embodiment of the rich Indian culture. India is a country with many faces, each region has its own cultural characteristics, this also applies to the rules for wearing a sari.

The girl in the sari looks very mysterious

For example, in the agricultural regions of the country, women drape saris over their backs, throwing the fabric between their legs, which ensures comfort in the work of workers. In big cities, clothes look more sophisticated, feminine, and sometimes glamorous. Like any national dress, the Indian sari has its own characteristics:

  • Since ancient times, only men who belonged to the respected caste of weavers could make fabric for dresses.

Fabric manufacturer in India

  • Only beautiful, natural and expensive fabrics richly decorated with embroidery and ethnic patterns are used for saris. Benares dresses made of natural silk, decorated with precious stones, gold and pearls, are the most expensive. Bright Indian fabrics for saris

  • The choice of the color of the dress and pattern for a particular occasion is of paramount importance, as it can tell about belonging to a particular class, marital status, religion and social status.
  • The length of the sari depends on the height: the taller the girl, the longer the outfit should be.
  • Any of the many ways to put on a sari does not require clasps, pins or barrettes.

The main feature of the dress is bright, like precious stones, colors, versatility, splendor and impeccability.

Jeweled Sari

Choice of fabric, pattern and color

The national costume of India is not only incredibly beautiful, but also endowed with a deep meaning. The choice of a sari must be approached comprehensively, because it is incredibly conceptual, its origins turn us to the famous Indian philosophy.

Indian girl's outfit can be multi-colored

As for the color scheme, the choice must be approached with full knowledge of the matter, because every color in India is symbolic:

  • Red is the color of prosperity and endless happiness. That is why the wedding clothes of the bride and groom are invariably bright red. The bride's outfit is generously decorated with precious stones, embroidered with gold and silver. Red wedding sari

    Traditional wedding in India

  • Yellow is a shade that symbolizes fertility, sun and dawn. It is the yellow color of the sari that happy young mothers put on, without taking it off for seven days, from the moment the child is born. Yellow sari embroidered with stones

  • Orange, or saffron, is one of the most revered colors among the inhabitants of India, bringing good. Saints, or sadhus, wear orange clothes. Beautiful orange sari with a chic ornament

  • White is the color of holiness, peace and tranquility. A white dress is worn by widows as a sign of humility and meekness. A white sari can be very dressy

  • Blue is the color of commoners in India. For centuries, blue saris were worn by women - representatives of the lower class. A modern blue sari can look quite rich

As for the application of patterns, they also carry a secret meaning, unraveling which, you can learn about the region of residence, belonging to the nobility or another class, occupation and profession. The main patterns for the Indian sari are flowers, fish, fruits, symbolizing prosperity. The choice of fabric for a dress is one of the highlights. As a rule, choose georgette, crepe and chiffon, organza and cotton. Luxurious natural Mysore silk is suitable for an evening dress.

The sari can be decorated with the traditional "oriental cucumber"

How to put on a sari correctly?

There are more than 15 known ways to put on the national dress of Indian women. But the most common way, consisting of six consecutive steps, is as follows:

  • First you need to put on a short bottom blouse or top, which is called a choli.


The choli top should be in harmony with the sari: the color can be chosen either a tone lighter or one that makes an interesting contrast with the sari.

  • An underskirt (petticoat) is worn that matches the color of the sari. The silhouette of the skirt should be straight, flowing, but by no means flared!
  • Getting to the drapery. To do this, you need to take the bottom edge of the canvas and, in a counterclockwise direction, lay it over the edge of the skirt. The lower end of the sari should touch the floor, this is the correct length of the outfit. So we wrap it once.
  • In front, you need to make several neat folds in the amount of 6-9, the width of each is about 3-5 centimeters. All folds are aligned in length, come together and fall strictly straight.
  • Pleats are tucked into the belt in front of the skirt and "look" to the left side.
  • We wrap the sari around the body so that it passes under the right arm and covers the chest, throw the end over the shoulder.

Learning how to put on a sari

Many girls put the remaining edge of the sari over their heads. To fix it, fashionistas use beautiful and exquisite Indian jewelry. This image gives the beauty an attractive mystery.

Brides in India often cover their heads with a sari

Sari dress in India is not only a national costume, but a rich heritage of ancestors.

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