If you can’t help but reach for a saree in your closet every time a special occasion comes knocking at your door, you are an avid saree lover. And why not? The saree is classy, elegant, versatile and makes you look absolutely gorgeous every single time you drape one. While a well-chosen saree can work wonders for your look, an impulsive choice (a sin we all are guilty of committing) could end up in a fashion disaster. Though Indian women have the right figure to flaunt a saree, the trick is to pick the right saree fabric for your body type. Here’s your guide to the perfect saree fabrics for every body type.
Apple shaped body
If you have a full bust, broad shoulders and a round tummy with smaller hips and toned legs, you have an apple-shaped body. The trick is to pick a fabric that hides the extra inches around your bust and stomach. A silk saree with delicate thread work is the answer to all your saree woes. Wrap the saree a little higher around the waist to cover your problem areas. Keep the drape simple and opt for an oolta pallu for maximum impact. Bold and contrasting colours will give your look a dramatic effect. While you could try on other fabrics like georgette and chiffon, net sarees are a big NO for you.
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Pear shaped body
If you’re blessed with a curvy waistline, well-rounded hips and a proportionally narrower bust and shoulders, fabrics like chiffon and georgette work best for your body type. These fabrics drape well and help accentuate the upper half of the body. Opting for bold colours, borders and small prints or light embroidery can help turn the spotlight on you.
A straight shoulder line and rib cage, a subtly defined waist with a flat tummy characterise an athletic frame. Women with this body type should pick cotton, silk or organza sarees as these fabrics create an illusion of a fuller figure. Light colours and heavy embroidery in brocade or beadwork work best for you as they help accentuate your curves. You also have a lot of scope to experiment with your blouse designs. Team up your saree with backless, sleeveless, halter neck and tube blouses to stand out in a crowd.
If your bust and hips are around the same size and you have a remarkably smaller waistline, it’s time you did the happy dance! Because you are one curvy goddess! One of the easiest body types to style, hourglass women have a well-proportioned body. So, let’s get down to celebrating these curves right away. Sarees made from fabrics like georgette, chiffon, crepe and net drape your curvaceous figure very well. A simple and delicately embroidered saree with a well-fitted blouse that ends at the bust line can work wonders for your look. Blouses with necklines such as sweetheart halter neck, V-neck or scoop neck and strapless corset styles can set your style a class apart.
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