Sarees are the uncrowned queens of every woman's wardrobe at some point of time. There is hardly any Indian woman who can escape the charm of these nine yards of sheer beauty. And not without reason. Sarees are the kind of outfit that if chosen, draped and accessorized right can be a game-changer for any woman. They are extremely versatile too in terms of occasions and styling. Although Indian women are naturally blessed with the kind of bodies that can carry sarees off gracefully, what actually takes the look notches up from good to fab is choosing the right fabric of sarees according to your body type.
Here is a low down on how you can pick the perfect saree fabric as per your body shape -
PEAR SHAPED BODIES
Pear-shaped bodies are characterized by a curvy waistline, well-rounded hips and a relatively narrower bust and shoulders. To balance out their lower bodies, fabrics like chiffon and georgette that drape well and help accentuate the upper half of the body are just perfect. Mermaid or lehenga sarees are a big no-no for you and a seedha pallu or front pallu style draping will look extremely graceful on your body type. Pick bold, bright, and abstract designs with cascading border, heavy embroidery and delicate prints.
APPLE SHAPED BODIES
Women who are voluptuous or heavy around their bust and stomach with relatively narrow hips are considered to have Apple-shaped bodies. Silk sarees with heavy prints or embellishments, especially on the pallu will act as the perfect cover-up for your upper body hence balancing the overall look. Go for ulta pallu or the regular drape. Stay away from sheer or net fabrics. Another hack to try is by wearing a longer blouse and typing the saree a little higher, your problem areas will not show, or remain a problem!
ATHLETIC FRAME BODIES
Athletic body types are rectangular shaped with a straight and equal shoulder to hip ratio, defined rib cage, and toned tummies. Sarees that add volume to their figure like organza, chanderi, Brocade, cotton, etc. complement them perfectly. Sheer and sticky fabrics that hug the body, like chiffon and georgettes should be avoided as they will make the athletic one look even thinner. This body type can play around with blouse designs as they can carry off almost all styles easily on their slender bodies. Bring on the backless cholis, the crop tops, the bikini blouses and rock the next party!
HOURGLASS SHAPED BODIES
The hourglass body is considered to be every woman (and man's!)favorite body type. It is characterized by a narrow waist and proportionately wide bust and hips. Such women can carry off most sarees with equal grace and ease. Georgettes, nets, crepes, and chiffons look sensational on this body type while even Silks and cotton look just as pretty. Blouses with plunging necklines and deep back add just the right dosage of oomph for this kind of body shape.
PETITE BODY TYPES
A lot of Indian women are short and slim but that should not be a deterrent in wearing a saree. All you need to do is pick sarees that don't overwhelm your frame. Opt for small prints or plain sarees. You can go for vertical prints and thin borders to create an illusion of height. Heavy silk sarees and designer works sarees are perfect choices for the petite ones.
PLUS SIZE BODY SHAPE
Even if your built is overall on the heavier side or you are overweight, fret not; Sarees embrace everyone without any encumbrances. Just try to opt for dark colors and monotones that have a slimming illusion. chiffon, silk, and handloom sarees will compliment you beautifully. Blouses with long sleeves will add that touch of regal charm to your saree look. So these are some of our suggestions when it comes to picking sarees according to your body type. Follow these tips to get the perfect saree look that will floor everyone. Shop these beauties and much more only at PEACHMODE.