Sarees have been worn by women for generations. They’ve developed out a variety of methods to drape the ancient robe in that period. Sarees come in a variety of materials and patterns, but can a saree be worn without a petticoat?
A saree can be worn without a petticoat. While the bottom part of the three-piece suit is traditionally skirt-like, it can be replaced with different pieces of clothing. Leggings and shapewear can be worn instead of petticoats.
There are a hundred different ways to drape a saree, hence there is no one true method to wear one. If you’re curious about additional ways to wear your saree, check out this article.
Is it necessary to wear a petticoat with your saree?
A petticoat (or langa) is not required as an undergarment for your saree. To be clear, the petticoat is the long skirt that goes underneath the saree. The long sash-like portion of the clothing that hangs over the shoulder is known as the “saree.” All three elements of the costume are referred to as a saree.
Petticoats are no longer required for some saree types. The Dhoti and the Maharashtrian Nauvari styles are two of these varieties. The Maharashtrian Nauvari is worn by men while the Dhoti is worn by ladies. With this technique, women tuck the saree in at the rear.
Without a petticoat, How to tie a saree
If you don’t want to wear a petticoat with your saree, the first thing you should do is wrap it around your waist and tie a knot. After that, start pleating with the fabric a few inches away from the knot.
You won’t need to pleat the entire length of the saree, so only a foot or so of fabric needs to be folded. Once you’ve completed your folds, tuck the saree behind your back, keeping the pleats in hand as you do so.
Take the creases you’ve created and tuck them into the saree’s front. A safety pin can be used to keep the folds in place. Pin the remaining saree to your blouse by wrapping it around your shoulder.
If you don’t want to wear a petticoat (or blouse) under your saree, that’s OK. There are several saree drapes that don’t require the use of a traditional undergarment. There are additional options if you don’t want to wear underwear at all and want to replace the petticoat.
Leggings can be hidden or flaunted under the saree. People don’t wear shapewear to flaunt their abs, so think about the colour you pick. It’s entirely up to you how you choose to wear your saree. However, we hope you gained some insight into the various saree styles available.