How to Pick a Perfect Lehenga for your Body Type?


Selecting a bridal lehenga is one of the most heart-wrenching tasks that takes a plethora of research, advice, styling, and most importantly the knowledge of your own body type. Indian brides have a dream of weaving their perfect lehenga for the D-Day and body type plays an indispensable role in embarking the soul-stirring journey for the bride. Weddings and traditional bridal attires go hand in hand and therefore, fretting over the lehenga that flatters your body type and also strikes a match with the latest fashion trends is legit. We feel you and here we have summed up a list of the lehengas tailored perfectly for your body type. One for each, so forget your worries and take a look here:

Hourglass Body

You are blessed with a perfect slim and curvaceous figure which is both alluring and perfect for any lehenga type. Your slim waist complimented with the equally heavy upper body gives you a fit figure, making you a go-to bride to try and experiment with a variety of fashion trends. From halters to crop tops, off shoulders to cold shoulders, high slit gowns and midriff open blouses, you can easily pull off any look with panache. Lehengas like form-fitting skirts and fishtail skirts will also flatter your body type. Accentuate your curves with a belt or thin chain to flaunt that voluptuous figure in élan.

Apple Shaped Body

A signature Indian women figure revs up beautifully with a heavy upper half and a relatively slimmer lower half. Women with this body type can drape multiple styles and carry fashion trends effortlessly. Such brides can embrace the V-neck blouses which do not have plunging deep necklines to avoid revealing your cleavage. Go for full lehengas with a wide rim and avoid wearing the body-hugging skirts that will further emphasize on the heavy crest. This will make you look plump. Drape your dupatta across the side in the front to distract the attention from the upper half of your body. You can also opt for bright and bold designs with embroidery on the blouse.

Pear Shaped Body

You are the one blessed with a heavier derriere, however, Indian women traditionally feel embarrassed and shy to experiment with clothing when they have a heavy bottom, however, this is not the case with non-Indians. Women with a heavy bottom must go for heavily embellished and embroidered blouses featuring intricate work like Zardozi to distract attention. You should always look for lehengas with flared, paneled or A-line straight types to let the cascading waist flow effortlessly. Instead of pinning the dupatta on the side, let it fall easily on the side. Flaunt your blouse and let it take all the attention, you know the trick 😉

Skinny Bride

Although skinny brides have a freedom to experiment and roll down their sleeves to try multiple options with different designs, they must be extremely cautious of the fabric type. Steer clear of clingy fabrics like chiffons, georgettes, crepe silk, kosa silk, tussar silk etc. Skinny brides should adorn themselves with heavy work fabrics like zardozi, benarsi or heavy handloom weaves to enhance the curves and appear to be broader than they actually are.

Muffin Top

Women who love food and expand tend to have a muffin top. It looks both adorable and embarrassing, the latter because it limits and restricts your clothing options. However, you can nail your look with corset style cholis that will help you look fashionable and yet making a statement without even flaunting that midriff. Lehenga jackets will also greatly help you hide away the belly fat that stays there forever. You can also opt for flared lehengas and cholis with a little longer length to give an illusion of tall height and thereby neutralizing the look. Bold and bright colors will also cease the attention from the stubborn bulging belly.

Athletic Bride

For the sporty spirits who love to get a high on the treadmill have the doors open for them in different directions. Contemporary lehengas to designer lehengas with edgy cuts and deep hues, bold designs and bedazzled grace will all go seamlessly and compliment the athletic bride. Form-fitting lehengas with floor-sweeping tail and crop tops will do justice to the toned abs and arms. Halter cholis or deep back blouses will also work with equal ease.

Petite Bride

The most popular and common Indian bride is petite. Embracing the risqué fashion trends and styles, petite brides are the most fun and peppy who can easily carry their heavy loaded lehengas effortlessly yet make a statement. They should go for high waisted lehengas and avoid wearing contrasting colored lehenga choli. This can make them look shorter and tacky. Wearing vertical patterns will add length to their structure and colourful hues of the same spectrum with trends like ombre will give an illusion of a tall height. Isn’t that the best of both worlds?

Broad Bride

Brides endowing a broad body type undergo the maximum challenge of slaying in a lehenga choli. The risk of looking too bulky due to broad hips and shoulders leads to limited clothing choices to the brides. Opting for designs that neutralize the effect like a poncho or a cloak with a well-tailored lehenga gives a great visual appeal. Pastels work well for broad brides couples with embellishments that add oodles of charm and grace while also ceasing the bulging fat, here you go with yet another trick!

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