Published: Thursday, 05 February, 2015, 9:44am

We Bet You've Never Draped Your Sari Like This Before

Little Black Sari is a marketplace where you can buy and sell/resell saris. How can you utilize their site?

Little Black Sari is a marketplace where you can buy and sell/resell saris. How can you utilize their site?

1. Earn cash by selling your gently worn or new saris
2. Shop for saris, conveniently and at affordable prices
3. Free your home and closets of clutter
4. Connect with fellow sari lovers


They also have the latest and greatest info about South Asian fashion trends, like this video and accompanying how-to instructions (This post originally appeared on


My mom always insisted that she see the pallu (also known as a head piece) on a sari. I can understand why. It is the most beautiful part of a sari.


I mean, weavers spend hours crafting this piece, and most sales reps take pride in showcasing this. They lay it in front of you, as though they are unveiling your new born baby for the first time. This decadence costs money. The more fancier the pallu, the more you pay.


Isn’t it sad that we usually hide this? It baffles my mind. In all fairness, we commonly wear a silk sari in two ways:


1) Pleat the sari: This style is very flattering, but it also hides the pallu into an accordion.


2) Leave the head piece loose (un-pleated): This shows off the pallu, but it also makes you look like you are wearing a potato sack, unless you are willing to fidget and hold it pretty in your hand all night. Personally, I’d prefer to use my hands to hold plates of food!


After much experimenting, I came up with a drape that solved this problem.  It shows off the gorgeous pallu of silk saris, and keeps your hands free (just like a dress).


The Dress Drape


We are currently calling it the “dress drape”, but if you have a better name in mind, we’d love to hear it! Hope you like it, find it useful, and more importantly, I hope it brings back your joy for silk saris. Don’t forget to share you photos on Instagram and tag #daretodrape. We will feature our favorite one.


*silk saris are usually stiffer in texture, and don’t usually flow freely as a chiffon or satin sari. Thus most women prefer to pleat a silk sari, where it sits more close to the body.


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