Learn how to drape like a fashion expert. Draping is not something that only top fashion designers and experts can manage – anybody can, provided that you know a few handy tips on how to do so. So what is draping? Draping in terms of fashion, means turning something like a large scarf into a shirt, skirt, dress etc. Draping, with the help of a few safety pins and possible a brooch, can offer a tailored fitting garment and a unique clothing design.