Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day, and it’s a matter of knowing what suits you most and to learn all the tricks right before the big day arrives. It’s a tricky situation to look slimmer and ace all the trends to look your best on your wedding day. Here are some fab ideas, easy tricks and tips on how to wear lehenga to look slim. Keep these in mind, ladies!
Lehenga Wearing Tip 1. Opt for a dark coloured choli
Image: Aditi Rao Hydari on InstagramA dark coloured choli will help you look thin, especially if you’re heavy on the top. A dark choli will give your body definition and a slimming effect. For example, if your wedding ensemble is red, go for a maroon or a contrasting dark colour instead of wearing the same shade. A break in colour will also make you appear thin.
Lehenga Wearing Tip 2. Solid colours for the win
Image: Payal Khandwala on InstagramPrints are usually scattered all over the outfit. Which means they only make it harder to give your body some shape. If you opt for a solid colour instead of prints, the silhouette of the outfit you choose to wear - be it a lehenga, a saree or a suit - will look more synchronised and well fitted.
Lehenga Wearing Tip 3. Choose fabrics that are flowy
Image: Shamita Shetty Official on InstagramHere is a sure-shot tip on how to wear lehenga to look slim - Go for fabrics like chiffon, crepes and georgettes, and avoid stiff fabrics like raw silk and brocade, as they will make you look broader than you actually are. The reason being that these fabrics aren’t too flowy. Flowing fabrics hide the problem areas and will make you appear thin.
Lehenga Wearing Tip 4. Go for fine patterns and prints
Image: Raw Mango on InstagramLove prints a lot? Then opt for the smaller ones that don’t really have a lot of detailing in them. Use small, fine prints that merge with the base colour of your outfit instead of going for bold big floral prints that will just make it messier. Opt for vertical prints - these will serve your purpose too.
Lehenga Wearing Tip 5. Stick to your colour palette
Image: Dia Mirza on InstagramBeing in sync with the colour wheel, and sticking to one colour family will give your outfit a better look and feel. This doesn’t mean you can’t use contrasting colours or wear things that are different. It simply means that you should know your skin tone and body type well enough to play with colours to your advantage. An excellent way of pairing completely contrasting colours is by opting for jewel tones. Remember Kareena’s dialogue in Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham - ‘Because black makes me look thin, and green makes you look fat!’ *wink*
Lehenga Wearing Tip 6. Minimize the skin show
Image: Sophie Choudry on InstagramIf you’re feeling a little conscious about how to wear lehenga to look slim, including baring your skin, or flaunting your midriff, ditch it. Skin show isn’t needed or a must at all. In fact, use clever ways to cover up without your outfit looking too cluttered. You can add sheer fabrics on the areas where a regular blouse or silhouette would bare some skin, or even use skin coloured net to give it a seamless effect.
Lehenga Wearing Tip 7. Keep the necklines simple
Image: Sanam Ratansi on InstagramNecklines can completely change how slim you look. A heavy neckline - a closed or a collared one - will make you look shorter and more covered from the top, which will enlarge your figure for no reason. Keep your neckline simple and understated for it to have that slimming effect. A round, or a boat neck should work in your favour. A sweetheart neckline looks great, too.
Lehenga Wearing Tip 8. Embroidery check
Image: Tarun Tahiliani on InstagramYou’re getting married, so you can’t not have embroidery on your outfit, right? Embroidery is to bridal wear what butter is to bread. It’s impossible to not have embroidery, however little on your wedding day outfit. But be careful of what you get because that can definitely transform your outfit. From making it look intricate, delicate and ornate or turning it around and making it seem hideous and too clumsy. Embroideries play a vital role in giving you a slimming effect, so ensure you go for delicate patterns rather than big, shiny, jarring ones.
Lehenga Wearing Tip 9. Heels heels heels!
Image: Sonakshi Sinha on InstagramYes, ladies! We can’t stress on this enough. We know you all will wear heels, because they make you look taller and slimmer. But, you must wear ones that are comfortable, stable and something you can walk in easily. You don’t want to be a wobbling bride, nor do you want to wear something that’s uncomfortable.
Lehenga Wearing Tip 10. Keep the hair and makeup in check!
Image: Anushka Sharma on InstagramYour hair and makeup can take off a few kilos from your face, for sure. The trick is to keep your makeup simple, yet contour and highlight your face well enough to get that chiselled look. And with the hair - it’s best to keep it open, or go for a really simple hairstyle for a slim looking lehenga wear!
We hope that with these smart tricks, you can look slimmer on your big day. Having said that, slim or not, you’ll look fab anyway, ladies!