#DesiGirl: What’s The Perfect Suit Or Lehenga For *Your* Shape?
Guest Contributor, POPxo
Whether you want to slim down your look or create volume, there is a lot that you can do with Indian wear! Ranging from an A-line kurta to something with a lot of tiers and frills, there is absolutely no dearth of Indian styles that you can experiment with. There are various options when it comes to camouflaging certain parts and there are a hundred other options to highlight different features! We are here to help you pick the right one keeping your frame in mind!
1. For The Girl Who Is Short And Petite
Not many people understand the struggle of being a tiny girl. They either look too thin in some styles, or the outfits need to be altered so much that sometimes the embroidery and patterns get cut off. Now, if your bust, shoulders and hips are in the same proportion, you need to create curved lines through silhouettes. A jacket style anarkali or any kurta with layers, a blouse with a deep neckline, frills or ruffles are good options. Avoid straight fitted clothes and extra loose clothes as they don’t compliment you; try some layering and flares - voluminous in the right places, and some length too!
2. For The Girl With A Bigger Bust Or Wide Shoulders
This is a problem a lot of Indian girls face, picking something that accentuates the chest without it looking too OTT. Especially when your shoulders are wide or your bust is big compared to the rest of your body. This is more like an inverted triangle body type. What should work for you smoothly is something that balances out the whole body. A free flowing anarkali which has an empire line or an interesting neckline so that the attention is taken away the torso. Of course, don’t shy away from flaunting your waist!
Girls with this body type tend to be concerned about how they can define their curves without drawing too much attention to the hip area. Wear outfits that fall freely below the waist. Something with an interesting hemline like this asymmetric kurta or a layered kurta. Go for flared bottoms like palazzos and anything that doesn’t taper down to the ankles. Skirts that are A-line and not straight fitted will balance your frame!
Throw away your woes, you sweet girl! There is so much choice, you’d be surprised. Wear higher necklines, solid bodices and something that fits in right under the bust. Wear salwar suits that have details around the chest area. Blouses that have boat necks and are shorter in length will accent your bust in the perfect way! Pick straight fitted kurtis with darts. Cross front necklines, sweetheart necklines, halters are different ways to draw attention to the bust area.
If you are conscious about your mid-section being very visible, here are some amazing options. Wear outfits with extra drapes in the front and sides and something that is embellished around the bodice area so that concentration moves away from the stomach to all the other highlighted features. Wear A-line kurtas with palazzos and lehengas that are high waisted. Wear higher empire line anarkalis and avoid too-fitted outfits.
So what if you’re not tall, there is so much that you are gifted with that you can flaunt graciously. Especially, Indian wear is a sphere where the right kind of styling will just make you look even more stunning! Choose tiny prints rather than big blocks of print, and kurtas that end at the knees are key. Stay away from oversized clothes and anything in bold solid colors. Wear high waisted palazzos and lehengas with longer kurtas to look like the best version of yourself. Now, go on and choose wisely!