Let’s just make one thing clear: we love curves! They make a woman look beautiful. But, if you want to hide a few problem areas, here’s our little cheat sheet - inspired by Bollywood stars! - to sort you out.
1. Be high maintenance
Not that kind! High-waisted lehenga skirts are all the rage and look fabulous on just about every body type. Team them with a crop top, cape top or a choli, and you can hide the tummy bulges without trying too hard.Source: Parineeti Chopra on Instagram
2. Let it flow!
Stay away from any fabric that’s too stiff. For instance, raw silk. Opt for drapey fabrics like georgette or malmal that will hug your curves. Also, avoid velvet. It will just add weight to your appearance.
You know them as chokers and you should chuck them, trust us. They cut down the length of your neck and make you appear as if you have no neck. Opt instead for delicate and longer neckpieces.Source: Vidyabalann on Instagram
4. Scoop it up!
Your neckline, that is. High necklines, especially those that come up till the chin, do not flatter top-heavy women. Instead, opt for wide-necked or low-cut blouses. Want to minimise your shoulders? A v-necked choli will help divert attention from your shoulders to your cleavage. And no boat necks please, they just add bulk.Source: Humasqureshi on Instagram
5. We like ’em long
Worried that your arms are not in perfect shape? No problemo. Wear fitted three-quarter length sleeves. And trust us, long sleeves look way more elegant and royal-like with Indian wear. Make sure that you’re not loading your sleeves with excessive embroidery or sequins. Semi-sheer fabrics, like georgette, work best.Source: Vidyabalann on Instagram
6. Size does matter!
Of the motifs, that is. Large motifs call a lot of attention to themselves...and to the body part you might want to camouflage. Smaller and minimal prints always help if you want to give your body a slimmer look.