Gujarati Saree Draping Styles, Steps & Variations

Discover the art of wearing a Gujarati saree with ease and grace. Delve into the timeless tradition of draping this iconic attire, where each fold embodies the rich heritage of Gujarat. Join us as we unravel the steps to mastering the Gujarati saree drape, a journey that combines elegance with simplicity.

The beauty of Indian women increases by their look in saree which makes them more pretty.  Indian attire of Party saree has been accepted by Indians for centuries.

All different states have different cultures and different draping styles of sarees (Check this 9 saree draping styles post).

How to Drape a Gujarati saree in 5 different ways

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One famous Occasional Draping is the Gujarati Saree drape method.  View all Latest sarees online at g3 fashion.

Basic Gujarati saree draping Steps

  • Like the popular state Gujarat of India has its traditional draping style of sarees, in Gujarati draping style pallu is draped in the front side. Because the pallu drape is on the front side it’s also popularly known as a Siddha pallu drape. Which is also famous in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh.
  • In this Gujarati style draping the pleats are tucked to the left side so it opens on the left side & after it the pallu is taken to back and over the right shoulder pin it up then it spread across the bodice and left corner of pallu tucked in the petticoat at the back.
  • This Siddha pallu style is popular to highlight the work on pallu or heavy borders. To view a video clip for draping a Gujarati style saree

Variation style of Gujarati sarees

Gujarati sarees Variation
Gujarati sarees

Aishwarya Rai in a variation of Gujarati sarees

Aishwarya Rai in Gujarati sarees
Aishwarya Rai in Gujarati sarees

She styled in designer Abu Janis sarees for Cannes. Abu Jani gave a stylish touch to the basic Gujarati style with flared open-front pallu.

Kareena Kapoor in a variation of Gujarati saree


Kareena Kapoor in beautiful gold designer saree she carried with designer long plaits pallu drape. It gives a stylish touch to the Gujarati drape.

Rajrani style Gujarati Saree Drape

Rajrani style Gujarati Saree
Rajrani style Gujarati Saree Drape


This style is suited for all ages women as Gujarati-style saree draping is very popular in weddings, receptions. In this style, the pallu is tucked on the right side and the corner of the last potion tucked on the other shoulder, can be shaped in various ways that transform the overall look of a saree.

Wrap around saree in a variation of Gujarati saree


The wrap around Gujarati saree has its pallu taken in front of all Gujarati sarees have. After taking and before placing on the right shoulder, it is wrapped around once, taken from right to left underarm and the brought on right shoulder from back, pinned on the place. Sub-variations in this style can still be carried differently.

bhandhani gujarati saree draping
Traditional Gujarati Bandhani Sarees


  • Pear-shaped figure women with a big stomach should try this Gujarati saree style with minimum pleats to skim their bodies instead of a heavier look.
  • This style perfectly goes right with a heavy pallu or a broad border sari.
  • For the cowl drape variation, to add more cowls, you can make small shoulder pleats, this will increase the drape of the cowl look.