You can wear a half saree in different and creative ways: in a classic South Indian style, in a North Indian style, in Gujarati style, enhancing the beauty of the dupatta, as a skirt half saree.
In this oneHOWTO.com article we will talk about the beautiful South Indian style saree: the half saree. Did you know that the half saree can be worn in different styles? The difference is in how to wear half saree dupatta, which can be styled in a South Indian, North Indian, Gujarati style, and much more. The half saree draping, the tightness, how much you want to reveal... those factors have a big impact on how the half saree appears. So, let's see the 5 different ways to wear half saree, and discover the best way to wear half saree for you!
How to wear half saree in South Indian style
In the South Indian style half saree you create a triangle on the front, where the hips are.
Take one corner of your dupatta and tie it to the front right side of your lehenga.Pass the dupatta around the back of your waist.Now you have the other end of the dupatta on your right hand side.Drape the dupatta.Pass it on your right shoulder and secure with a pin.
This is a classic South Indian style for a half saree. The triangle on the front enhances your hips curves. Classy and elegant.
How to wear half saree in North Indian style
This look is inspired by the Bengali saree
Pleat the dupatta and pin in the middle on the right shoulder.Take one of the corners of the dupatta end from the front.Pass it around the front of your body.Tie it on the back right of your lehenga.Now take the other end of the dupatta (on your back).Pass it around your back, pleat it and secure it on your left shoulder.
Please note that the model in the picture is wearing the saree on the left shoulder, while we describe how to wear it on the right shoulder. This north Indian way of wearing half saree looks like a Bengali saree. It is especially nice for people who want to cover their belly and a big part of their lehenga, and for anyone looking for different ways to wear half saree.
How to tie a half saree in Gujarati style
Gujarati style half saree has a V pallu neck.
Tuck one end of the dupatta on the left side of your hipsPass the dupatta around your back and over your right shoulderMake pleatsTake only one corner of the dupatta's end and secure it on your left shoulder. You will have a draped loose dupatta sort of neck on the frontMake a V on your front by securing the dupatta on your blouse with a pin
This way of wearing half saree is inspired by the Gujarati style saree and is able to cover the all front and belly area. It is therefore great for people who want to hide their belly.
Let's see more ways to wear half saree.
How to wear half saree enhancing the beauty of the dupatta
Tie one end of the dupatta at the centre of the front of your lehengaPass the dupatta around the back and on the left shoulder, pinPass the dupatta around you again and tuck one corner of the other end at the back of you lehenga
This way of wearing half saree has many benefits: it shows the beauty of the dupatta, so go for a embroidered one, it is very easy to wear, and it covers both belly and bottom, making it good for those who want to wear half saree to look slim.
This style of wearing half saree looks a bit like a tunic, which makes it very chic and apt for special occasions.
Let's now see the last different way to wear half saree.
How to wear half saree as a skirt
Pin your dupatta on your left shoulder leaving the front end of the dupatta at knee lengthTake one corner of the back end of the dupatta and wrap your front part with itPass it on the back and tuck the corner on the right back part of your lehenga
Look at the style in the middle of the picture. With this way of wearing half saree it will look like you are wearing a skirt saree. The only problem with this look is that it shows the belly area quite a lot, so wear it only if you feel comfortable with it. If you want to show more, read our articles: how to look hot in saree and how to wear saree without blouse and petticoat.
Now that you know 5 different ways to wear half saree, we can come to an important part of this article: how to wear half saree to look slim.
How to wear half saree to look slim
Tuck the dupatta tightly on the waist so you do not add volumeAvoid pleats on the belly and bottom area, you will look lighterAhen wearing half saree in a South Indian or Bengali style, keep the palla loose on the arm, do not Accumulate it on the shoulderAo not choose a dupatta with heavy or broad borders and intricate printsBoth lehenga and dupatta should be darkAvoid cotton and opt for satin or chiffon for your dupatta
By following those tips on how to wear half saree to look slim, you will look lighter and more elongated. However, apart from how to wear half saree to look slim, there are certain styles that are more appropriate if you have problem areas you would like to cover, let's see which ones.
Best way to wear half saree to look slim
South Indian or North Indian half saree style with loose shoulder.Half saree enhancing the beauty of the dupatta.Gujarati style is the best for covering the belly.
Those are the best half saree styles to look slim, which we covered in this article. Keep in mind that you will want to opt for length, looseness and floating dupatta when you are trying to cover your problem areas. A style you might want to avoid if you are not too slim is the skirt style half saree.
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