The advantage of Indian attires is that you do not have to starve yourself to look gorgeous on your wedding day.
Indian outfits like sarees and lehengas are more suitable for the well endowed bodies.
The saree has no form of its own and can be draped to enhance the wearer’s structure.
The lehenga on the other hand is a pre-stitched long Indian skirt that is available in various cuts and styles.
The stylish lehengas look mesmerising when worn by the right body types. So forget about your pre-wedding weight loss programme and let us help you choose the perfect lehenga according to your body type.
The top heavy body is characterised by wide shoulders or heavy bosom. The upper part looks heavier in comparison to the rest of the body. This type of body needs to add volume below to bring uniformity in structure. A highly flared lehenga is a great companion for a top heavy structure. Multiple panel displaying stylish lehengas are also great choices for such body types.
Jacketed or layered tops and full coverage blouses can conceal the strong upper body. Ample coverage above creates an illusion of reducing the heavy top effect.
Options: A-line lehenga and highly flared stylish lehengas paired with jacket style blouses.
Absolute no-no: Straight cut lehenga, fistail lehenga and puffy sleeved blouses
This type of body has a tendency to put on around the midriff. For this body type giving volume below and above will take attention off the midriff. Stylish lehengas with A-line silhouette or higher flares should be given preference.
The best way to veil a heavier mid-portion is by opting for kurta type tops over the lehenga. The top can vary from hip length to knee length and the length should be directly proportional with respect to body height. Also blouses that uplift the bust area will bring proportion to the mid heavy body.
Options: Longer and attractive blouses or tunics paired with flared stylish lehengas like circular lehengas and A-line lehengas.
Absolute no-no: Waist baring blouses, straight cut lehengas and fishtail lehengas
Lehenga is a great outfit to conceal the bottom heavy body. Going for an A-line lehenga would be a better choice as it will offer coverage without adding high volume to the lower body. The pear shaped body can also opt for striking and sensual tops that will take the focus away from the bottom. Stylish lehengas with elaborate embroidery will also mask the heavier bottom. However this body type should strictly refrain from fishtail lehengas that hug the bottom tightly and highly flared lehengas.
Options: A-line lehenga paired with striking blouses
Absolute no-no: Fishtail lehengas, straight cut lehengas and full blown circular lehengas
Women with this body type have the advantage of choosing any type of lehenga that catches their fancy. A-line, flared, fishtail lehenga or panelled lehenga, the hour glass body can look great in any lehenga and blouse styles.
This body type has a defined waistline with a curvier bust and hip area. With an already well defined body they can rock stylish lehengas in every shape and form. The fishtail lehenga looks bespoke for an hour glass body.
Options: Stylish lehengas with A-line, fistail, flared or panelled silhouettes.
Absolute no-no: None
If you lack curves naturally then a lehenga can be easily used to create the desired curve effect. A full wide lehenga skirt is the easiest way to dissipate the ruler effect. Stylish lehengas made of net or any stiff fabric that does not hug form, are perfect for a straight body. A curve enhancing top like a peplum blouse or a blouse with plunging neckline will create an illusion of curves.
Options: Flared lehengas paired with waist enhancing and deep neckline blouse
Absolute no-no: Straight cut lehengas and fishtail lehengas, also straight tops like the tube top
So the first step in discovering the lehenga made just for you is identifying your body type. Once you know the body type, a lehenga silhouette that conceals extra weight and enhances the best features of your body will make you look like a million bucks. The lehenga’s dupatta can also be used creatively to make the lehenga more suitable for you. The most stylish lehengas are the ones that make you feel special and comfortable, because beauty radiates from within.
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