A sari, saree, or shari is a female garment from the Indian subcontinent that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards (4. 5 metres to 8 metres) in length and two to four feet (60 cm to 1. 20 m) in breadth that is typically wrapped around the waist, with one end draped over the shoulder, baring the midriff. There are various styles of sari draping, the most common being the actual Nivi style, which originated in Andhra Pradesh.
The sari is usually worn over a petticoat in Marathi lehenga as well as shaya within eastern India, with a fitted upper garment commonly called a blouse (ravike in South India and also choli elsewhere). The blouse has short sleeves and is usually cropped at the midriff. The sari is associated with grace and it is widely regarded as a symbol of grace in cultures of the Indian subcontinent.