A saree is gorgeous and elegant, yes, but only when you wear one that suits you best. As flattering as the silhouette may be, you need the right tricks and tips to select one that’s most appropriate in making you look slim and shows off the best proportions of your body. If you have been asking yourself how to look slim in a saree, here are 8 tips to help you out! You can totally try these sarees styles today!
1. A Saree Made With Lightweight Fabric
Lightweight fabric will automatically make your body look slimmer as it is bound to give it better shape rather than add bulk. The fabric will naturally adapt and wrap itself around your body, giving it a well-fitted look and in turn making you look slimmer. Instead of silks and other thicker fabrics, try a lightweight georgette, chiffon or even light cotton.
POPxo Recommends: Yellow Sheer Saree (Rs 349)
2. A Saree With A Flattering Pallu Drape
The way you wear your pallu can make or break your look. There is no right or wrong way of draping the pallu, but it is important to know that some drapes will effectively make you look slimmer. The ulta pallu (reverse pallu) is a great way to stand out in the crowd and look slim with saree draping, concealing a not-so-flat belly in a better way!
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3. A Saree With Sleek Borders
Thick borders will add volume to your saree, and make you look heavier than you actually are. If you’re going to wear a saree style that has a border, pick one that isn’t too thick. A sleek border will lift your outfit, as well as make you look taller without any fuss!
POPxo Recommends: Pink Cotton Saree (Rs 1,088)
4. A Saree With The Right Petticoat
A lot of us don’t pay enough attention on this aspect of a saree style. But yes, what goes beneath is what shows above. Your petticoat is supposed to be well-fitted, and if possible tailor made to your measurements. That makes a great impact on the shape of your saree. Ditch petticoats that don’t fit you right or fluff up to avoid looking broad.
5. A Saree With Small Prints
Small prints cover more space overall and give the fabric an overall clean look. While bigger prints make you look broader as they appear bigger and don’t have any breathing space on the garment. So opt for smaller prints and saree draping to look slim, as they flow better with the fabric and make you look leaner and taller, both.
POPxo Recommends: Multi Coloured Printed Saree (Rs 1,098)
6. A Saree And A Long Sleeved Blouse
A long sleeved blouse can help you look slimmer, especially if you have healthy arms. It can cover up your arms and not only make them look slender, but also make you look taller. When you’re selecting the length of the sleeves, you can choose from anywhere between full sleeves, three-fourth length sleeves or even half sleeves. But keep in mind to not wear a heavily embellished neckline or a high-neck if you are well-endowed as it will put emphasis on your chest.
POPxo Recommends: Navy Blue Full Sleeve Blouse (Rs 895)
7. A Dark Saree
It’s a fact that dark saree styles and colours make you look slim. Which is why you can always opt for a deep shade when you want to look slim through your saree draping. Well, isn’t that the reason black can never go out of style?
POPxo Recommends: Black Chiffon Saree (Rs 749)
8. A Saree That Is Draped Perfectly
Draping your saree to look slim and pleating it properly is quintessential in this. You can wear whatever you want to, but draping your saree properly can totally make you look slimmer. Make sure your saree style is tucked in well and tightly on your waist and is wrapped around your hips in a proper way. Make sure to use pins in the right places to keep everything in place. A loose, poorly draped saree is only going to make you look broader than you are.
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We hope that with these useful tips, you can choose a saree style that makes you look slimmer and feel fabulous!
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Published on Oct 21, 2016