Dress to Kill: How to Choose a Bridal Lehenga According to Your Body Shape?
Getting hitched? How about not getting drowned in the humungous flare of the lehenga? As much as every Indian bride would love to slip into the larger-than-life 18 kali lehenga with fascinating cuts and trimmings, you can’t take inspiration from everything Manish Malhotra or Sabyasachi say. Of course, their pieces are drool-worthy, but the trick is to hide your body flaws brilliantly and stay in style at the same time.
Here are a few pointers to keep in mind while choosing a lehenga for your body type.
The Hour-Glass Shape
First of all, congratulations. No matter what you wear, your prince charming will stay charmed for a long time. With a defined waist line and curvy upper-body, you can pick anything – be it Velvet, Georgette or Chiffon. Even a mermaid-style lehenga will make the cut for you. If you want to go that extra mile, enhance those dangerous curves with fluid fabrics that hug your body’s shape. Umm, take our advice. Opt for that sexy short choli to highlight your slim waist. Warning: We don’t expect washboard abs, but ensure that you are something close to it to make this look a success.
Babes, this means a skinny body. We love that athletic bone structure that can effortlessly mould into boyish and feminine with equal ease. Hun, make your lehenga create curves for you and do all the talking! Throw in some volume; choose a wide, full skirt in a stiff fabric. Make Raw Silk or Net your best friends. Straight cut or panel-style lehengas could be a safe option. Don’t be afraid of low and plunging necklines as they will add the illusion of curves.
Do an ample bosom and a bit slimmer waistline define you? Hey gorgeous, don’t fret over it. All you need to do is add a little volume to your lower body and you are sorted. The trick is to balance your shape. Those flared or a circular lehengas are your best bet. Also, here’s the little secret - add a wide neckline to exude the oomph factor.
A petite upper body, heavy bottom with a well-defined waistline! This is a pear-shaped body. Create a visual illusion by opting for blouses that have both detailing and volume. Don’t neglect your slim waist. Take full advantage and wear a low-waist lehenga that sits just below the navel. You could run the risk of appearing out of shape if your outfit is heavy. Say ‘no’ to tube tops or fishtail gowns that will land up highlighting your bottom. A-line lehengas with puffy sleeves will accentuate your upper body.
If you have a bulky upper body and slender lower body, you have an inverted triangle body shape. You don’t have any reason to complain. We love broad shoulders that can make any lehenga come alive with the grandeur. You should wear minimally-designed cholis and voluminous flares. Go for detailing at the bottom to balance the body shape. A perfect match for you – A-line lehenga with wide flares or a circular lehenga with many pleats.
Hope you enjoyed these tips to pick a lehenga according to your body type, ladiesJ. We’ll keep posting more useful articles to make you look your gorgeous best on your wedding day.