|Different styles of draping a sari saree|
1.Nivi: This style is worn in Andhra Pradesh. It is held in place by the tucks into the petticoat waistband and the pallu is hanging over the shoulder. In case of 'Kaccha nivi' , the pleats are passed through the legs and tucked into the waist at the back allowing free movement.
2.Maharashtrian: In this type of draping a saree, the centre of the saree is placed at the centre of the back. The ends are brought forward and tied neatly. Again the two ends are wrapped around the legs. An extra-long cloth is used and the ends are then passed up over the shoulder. The difference between this type of saree and the male maharashtrian dhoti is this long cloth only. The traditional type of nine yards saree is worn by the Brahmin women of different Southern states of India.
3. Bengali: This style of draping a saree has no pleats. The pallu has a bunch of keys that falls over the shoulder. Puffy or balloon sleeves will give perfect bengali look same as Devdas and Parineeta bengali sarees worn by Aishwarya, Madhuri and Vidya balan respectivly.
4.Dravidian: In this style, it is pleated rosette, at the waist. It is worn by Tamil nadu women.
5.Gujarati: In this style of draping, saree is draped over the right shoulder in the front rather than over the left shoulder. The modern non-Gujarati women wear this type in social occations with the eye-catching magnificent pallus.
6.Coorgi: In this style, it involves tying the pleats in the rear and a small portion of the pallu is placed over the shoulder.
7.Mundum Neryathum: This style is worn in Kerala. It made of unbleached cotton and decorated with gold or colored stripes and borders. It is also called as the two-piece saree.
8.Gond: In this style, the cloth of the saree is first draped over the left shoulder and then it arranged to cover the body.
9.Tribal Styles: In tribal styles, saree is tied firmly across the chest covering the breasts.
Bollywood Mumtaz style sari draping
Santhali saris were in vogue in late 60s. The sari is draped in such a way that the pleats are avoided and it hugs your figure like second skin. Mumtaz made a scintillating entry to the big-time with her navel-popping glittering orange sari with a very small sleeveless blouse in Brahmchari (1968). Mumu and Aaj kal tere mere pyar ke charche thus became immortal!
Mumtaz style sari draping inspired by yester-year heroine Mumtaz in brahamchari movie. Here sari is tightly draped around the body. and the frill comes at the bottom six inches bellow the knee line. It looks like somewhat todays lehega cholis. This style became very popular among young girls and ladies. Now a days also fashion follower women are fascinated for Mumtaz saree draping style.This was really a different fashion trend in Bollywood fashion in 1960's 1970's.