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Styling a Sari

By Michelle Ecker on May 16, 2016

The New York Institute of Art and Design offers online image consultant training and because we do, we like to provide free tips for image consultants. Enjoy!

Styling a Sari

The sari is a South Asian-inspired garment for females, consisting of a drape somewhere between five to nine yards in length. Traditionally associated with grace, it is widely regarded throughout South Asian cultures as a symbol of elegance and beauty. This is an often delicately embroidered garment, sometimes banded in gold or decorated with elaborate, intricate beading and sequin detail.

The most recognizable fashioning you’re probably accustomed to involves wrapping the wearer’s waist, draping one end over the shoulder and slightly baring the midriff. However when it comes to styling, there isn’t just one correct way to wear it. Generally, the three styles of wearing that you should be most familiar with are called Nivi (the most common), Gujarti, or Indo-Western. But by practicing a few simple techniques, you’ll soon easily be able to beautifully style a client in this versatile piece in several flattering ways.

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