Petite, busty, pear-shaped or full-figured, you can get the perfect bridal lehnga!

Petite, busty, pear-shaped or full-figured, you can get the perfect bridal lehnga!

The big fat Indian wedding expects that the bride decks up in all her resplendence, flaunting the best ‘lehnga’ that flatters her. After all, it’s the most significant day of her life, and she deserves to look her stunning best. While modern-day brides mostly sport western outfits all the year through, it’s amusing how she wants to go the traditional way and adorn herself with such bridal attire that showcases the rich culture and heritage of our country! However, the real challenge does not lie in choosing an ornate, well-embellished one, but rather, in settling the one that is the most suitable one for your body shape and skin tone. While shades like deep pink, peach, sky blue etc. are more appropriate for fair to wheatish skin; maroon, red, and purple compliment those that have an even whiter complexion.
If you have a pear-shaped body, that is, bottom-heavy, with a well-defined waistline, then it is advisable to balance your curves by wearing a ‘choli’ that has both volume and detailing. You can afford to wear a low-waist lehnga, or if you choose a sari, then you can drape it just below the navel. However, don’t go for a lehnga that is too voluminous as that will make you look un-shapely and rather bulky. Tube tops and fishtail gowns should be avoided as that will draw attention to your heavy lower half. An apple-shaped body is usually curvaceous on both the halves, with a less-defined waistline. Go for an empire-length styled lehnga with deep/low neckline to enhance your proportions. Soft fabrics such as chiffon, georgette, or crepe will highlight the feminine side of yours to your advantage, while still fabrics like brocade or tissues will give you a flat look.
The key features of an hourglass body are – a defined waist line with curvy upper and lower bodies. If you’re blessed with such a shape, you shouldn’t have much of a trouble in choosing your bridal wear as almost all kinds of lehngas will look perfect on you. Having said that, fishtail bridal lehnga/gown or saree drape will enhance your body shape to perfection, while halter necklines or corsets will glamorise your flawless figure. On the other hand, the opposite of pear shape in a cone-shaped body or an inverted triangle, as popularly termed. Heavier from top and lighter in the lower body, such women usually have broad shoulders which is why they are suggested to wear widely-flared lehngas with elaborately detailed bottoms, so as to balance their look. The choli, on the other hand, should not be much embellished as that will make you look too busty.
If you have a petite frame, well, make the most of it by all means! Your body will allow you to experiment diverse shapes and styles, hence you can try adding lot of flounce to your lehnga to feel like a queen on the D-day, or, on the other hand, you can opt for the slim fit to get the red carpet model look!
Before you soak in the euphoria of the new beginning, make sure you look like a million bucks, not only in terms of being vibrant and vivacious, but also exerting the prudence in choosing the lehnga that enhances your body shape and brings out the gorgeous bride in you!

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