It’s been way too long that petite girls have shied away from wearing the saree. Sure the thought of wrapping that tiny frame in six yards of fabric can make you feel like you’re being swallowed whole, but it doesn’t have to be. All you really need is to work the saree in your favour with a few handy style tips. These fashionistas show you how to look like a million bucks every time you wear a saree (and it just might be often).
Be a material girl
Bid those nightmares of drowning in a saree goodbye and say hello to a totally fabulous outfit. It all begins with choosing the right fabric. Organza, raw silk, cotton and stiff tissue work well with petite bodies by adding just the right amount of volume and grace. Like Rasna Bhasin does in this simple handloom saree, give everyone some serious saree envy by picking the material that works for your petite frame.
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A well-fitted saree blouse is the key to a glamorous ensemble. If you have a shorter neck, try an oval neck blouse which gives the appearance of an elongated neck or Chinese collars for that elegance factor. For the adventurous ones, a backless blouse can add that enchanting element. We love this delicately embroidered blouse. Our style secret: Three-fourth sleeves look good on just about anyone. Give them a shot!
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The print on your saree can make or break your look. Avoid large and gaudy prints and stick to smaller, subtle prints for a more graceful look. Floral details and delicate embroidery are always winners on a petite frame. The simple floral embroidery on the bottom of this saree definitely gets a thumbs up from us.
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Pleat it right
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Drape your saree the traditional way and make sure you pleat your pallu into a band that you pin at the shoulders. Not only does this add some volume in the shoulder area, it allows you to show off your tummy in a flattering yet classy way. Don’t be afraid to take a few risks and try something completely different too, fashionista Komal Pandey sure knows how it’s done.
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Accessorise! Accessorise! Accessorise!
In 2015, I created more than 7 stories that revolve around Indian wear. Never would have I imagined that I would actually feature traditional wear on the blog as I have always kept my posts quite neutral. But honestly, I fell in love with indian wear last year. It's something I have grown up with & sadly, I failed to admire it's beauty for so long. 🌼 #IndianBlogger #Mumbai #indianwear
We cannot say this enough! Before you can look runway-ready, don’t forget to accessorise. If you want the saree to be the star of your ensemble, try adding a clutch in neutral shades of black, beige or white or throw in a couple of chunky bangles to add those perfect final touches to your look.
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