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Drape it in style

Flaunt a perfectly tied sari at your freshers’ party by opting for these classes in the city

fashion and trends Updated: Aug 20, 2012 00:22 IST

Flaunt a perfectly tied sari at your freshers’ party by opting for these classes in the city

Abhigyan
Out of the many courses taught here, sari draping is one of the most popular. Classes in both traditional and contemporary styles are on offer, and include knowledge on basics like how to pin up the pleats and pallu. They also teach you how to wear two saris and make it into a dress. The course can either be a day long or two days, depending on how long students take to grasp the knowledge of the styles.
Cost: Rs 1200
Where: 1001, T6, Vipul Greens, Sohna Road, Gurgaon.
Tel: 9958576666

SariDivyakriti

These classes in sari draping have been in existence for the past 20 years. Helmed by expert Indu Somani, there are courses in Bengali, Maharani, double border, chanya choli and Coorgi styles of draping. Only five to 10 students are inducted in one class. There is no age limit and the three-day classes are quite popular with young girls. The students have to get their own saris and after a demo session, have to drape the sari themselves. To register call on the contact number.

Cost: Rs 2000 for two days

Where: C-16, Chirag Enclave, Next To Pamposh, GK I and 84, Vardan Aptts, 64, IP Extn, Patparganj

Tel: 9810876500

RJ Studio make up and More
These classes specialise in 15 types of draping styles that include horizontal pallu, free falling, V-style pallu, modern Coorgi and mermaid among many other styles. Usually conducted on weekends, the classes last for three days, with each session being one and a half hours long. Also, for special occasions, they conduct customised sari draping classes that can be arranged on request. Apart from this, you can also opt for makeup courses the place offers. To register, send an email to rashmi_jani@
2rediffmail.com or call.
Cost: Rs 4,000 for 3 days Where: D-8, ground floor, Kalkaji
Tel: 9971767828

Rose n Wrap
Sari draping classes at this institute are held for two days, usually over the weekends. “It’s a two hour class where we teach 10 different styles of draping," says Shweta Jain, the instructor. The styles taught include Bengali, Rajasthani, Mermaid and Mumtaz style. They take five students per class. .
Cost: Rs 1200
Where: 187, Sector 4, Urban Estate, Near Bluebells School, Gurgaon.
Tel: 66356803

Sparsh academy by Susan
Sari draping classes are being conducted here for four years now. The trainer focuses on the type of fabric and consequently teaches the suitable draping style. Out of the 21 styles taught here, popular ones include Oriya, air-hostess, seedha pallu and Bengali styles. The course lasts for a week and a two hour class is conducted everyday. You can club sari draping lessons with makeup and hairstyling techniques. Call to register.
Cost: Rs 8,000 for a week
Where: 1885, Street Ahiran, Malka Ganj
Tel: 9810705047

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