One of my closest friends is getting married this March. Promptly, I was called to give ideas on what she should wear.
Most women grow up dreaming of looking like a million bucks on through the wedding festivities, and she is no different.
Like someone once said, “After all there is something about a wedding-gown prettier than in any other gown in the world.”
This gave me the idea to put together a quick post on picking a a lehenga that suits your unique body type. Well this is not restricted to just brides, also to friends, sisters and every other lady who wishes to wear one!
Here are quick tips on choosing the right fit for 3 of the most common body types of the Indian woman.
HourGlass: If you have an hour glass figure – that is you have curves in all the right places and a small waist, a very flattering style is the mermaid style or fishtail lehenga. This is not an easy style to carry off and while globally we see bridal gowns with this cut, Indians do not wear this style often. Pairing this with a corset will be perfect.
Cone: If you are cone shaped, which is, broad on top and narrower on the bottom, you will need to balance out the proportion. Wear a flared lehenga with a less embellished choli. If possible, keep the neck wide and deep to add length on top!
Pear: The opposite of cone shape is a pear shape, so if you have a heavier bottom, wear a paneled lehenga or an A line cut – both these have a tremendous slimming effect. Balance the attention by choosing a heavily ornate blouse. Perhaps one like the Maharani Blouses from Sabyasachi’s collection.
Keeping these simple tips in mind will ensure you pick an outfit that flatters your uniqueness!
I will be happy to add to this if you have more ideas and tips on other body types.
PS: Pictures are taken from the internet.