With a plethora of Indian wear options flooding racks, deciding what to add to your wardrobe can be a daunting choice. Picking the chicest of them all is one way to go. Or you could take that decision based on the occasions you have coming up. Whatever you decide, don’t forget to take your body type into account when splurging on traditional clothing — after all, each one of us is blessed with a unique body type and it’s important to pick the right materials, shapes and silhouettes to accentuate them. We have just the guide for you!
Your upper half is narrow, with slim arms, shoulders and bust, while your lower half is wider. Opt for outfits that draw attention to your neck, arms and chest by way of intricate embroidery or plunging necklines. Steer clear of silhouettes that are too tight on the lower half. Tailored looks with floor length embroidered jackets or kurtas will work well for you. The contemporary nature of these ensembles will definitely give you a glamorous edge too.
Women with this body shape have slim legs and hips with a fuller bust and tummy. Choose Indian wear that highlights your trim legs with ensembles boasting sheer fabric panels, cropped dhoti pants or draped skirts with a side slit that gives a peek at those pins!
You’ve got a slender waist with enviably symmetrical hips and bust! Your body type gives you a lot of freedom to choose from a range of traditional wear that will help flaunt those curves. Crop tops and full lehenga skirts will show off your tiny waist wonderfully, while gorgeous saris with a full-sleeve blouse will make you look sophisticated. Your options are unlimited.
This body type is typically slim throughout, without too many curves. Most kinds of Indian wear will look great on you because of your slender model-esque figure. A good way to go would be to add a bit of volume to your silhouette. Pick flowing jumpsuits with capes or billowy pants to achieve this. If you want to flaunt your toned physique, pick lehengas with thigh-high slits and cutout blouses.
You have a voluptuous body, and no dearth of curves. Pick looser column silhouettes in solid colours that will elongate your body. Loose floor length kurtas, and one-shoulder long tops that highlight your wrists and collarbones work as well. Bardot and scooped necklines look beautiful on full figured women. If you want to wear lehengas, opt for a waist-length cholis and medium-flared skirts. A traditional sari, as always, will do the trick!