Posted on 2017-05-27
When you talk about ethnic fashion, saree is the first thing that springs to the mind. It is one of the most beautiful attires to add that extra ounce of grace and charm to a woman’s beauty. Whether you choose to wear a saree for a casual get-together or a formal party, picking the right one and draping it stylishly can make you look thinner and accentuate your overall appearance.
With more and more women becoming conscious about their body and weight, those who are a bit on the heavier side often avoid wearing a saree as they do not want that extra flab to show. If you are one of them, here are some simple tips to make you look slimmer and elegant in your favourite saree.
Choosing the right fabric can do wonders to your figure and hide those unsightly pounds in style. If you want to look slimmer in a saree then go for a lightweight fabric, such as georgette, chiffon, cotton silk, or crepe. These fabrics would wrap around your body better and make you look slender. Thick cotton, brocades, Kanjivarams and organza are a big no as these tend to give that bulky look.
Did you know that wearing dark colours and subtle prints can make you look leaner? Dark colors help conceal the flab and give you a chic look.
Prints that are light and small are apt for those on the heavier side. Instead of choosing a saree with big prints, go for small floral, digital or abstract prints. These patterns blend better with the fabric so you look leaner and taller. If you are looking for an embroidered saree design, go for one with small motifs for that slim and elegant appearance.
When you are buying a heavy wedding saree or a simple one, it is important to keep your body type in mind. If you are short and a bit bulky, choose narrow or delicate saree borders. You can also opt for sarees without any border for that slender, taller and graceful look.
If your arms are flabby, the best way to hide them is with a long sleeved blouse. It will also give a slender look to your arms and make you appear taller. Depending on your preferences, you can also opt for half sleeves or three-fourth length sleeves.
To look slimmer, choose printed blouses over embroidered ones. Avoid a high-neck blouse with heavily embellished neckline as it will make your upper body look bulkier.
Smart draping and pleating is quintessential for looking slimmer and taller in a saree. Tuck in the saree tightly on your waist and wrap it around the hips neatly. If you have a flabby stomach, keep fewer pleats on the waist and pin them up tightly. Use pins wherever necessary because a loose and poorly draped saree will make you look bulkier than you actually are.
Drape your saree in such a way that it covers up your stomach and waist aesthetically. Secure one end of the pallu on the left shoulder and let it fall neatly on your arm. This looks chic and also hides that not-so-appealing belly fat.
Having the right saree and draping it neatly will boost your confidence level and put an end to the anxiety of looking heavy or that hideous flab peeping out of the six yard drape.