Saree is the traditional Indian garment which has made a mark all across the world for its unparalleled elegance and beauty that it imparts. It is the only garment that suits women of any body type regardless of their age or shape. Saree comes in different styles, fabrics and patterns. Every style of saree can bring out a certain kind of look. You can look elegant, classy, stylish and sensuous by experimenting with different saree styles. This is why saree is such a versatile piece of clothing.
Saree perfectly suits the curvaceous figure of Indian women. Yet many times, some women who tend to shy away from wearing saree because of their body weight or shape. They fear that a saree might make them look fat or overweight. But what they don’t know is that a lot depends on the way a saree is draped. Even if you are overweight or generally looking to flaunt your slim figure, saree can lend you that perfect look by accentuating your curves at the right places and making you look slimmer and sassier. Check out the most important things to keep in mind while you pick up saree this time that can help you achieve the slim look with an ease –
The fabric of the saree makes a huge difference in how you look. Pick saree in light-weight fabrics such as georgette, chiffon or crepe that can naturally hug your body and make you look slimmer. Fabrics such as south cotton or silk sarees should be avoided completely. They will add that bulky look to any body type. If you want to go with cotton, then try south cotton silk sarees. They are comparatively lighter than cotton and make you look slender.
Also, a net saree is another great option that can highlight your curves and creates an illusion of slim attire.
It is wise to give importance to the print of the saree as well. Big and bold prints are a big no! They will make you look bulky and plump. So opt for smaller prints. In fact, lighter prints that are small and not spread too much over the saree like graffiti can contour your body shape and accentuate the curves.
In fact, opt for lightly embroidered sarees, if not the print. Remember that you don’t go overboard with the print or embroidery, keep it subtle with neutral colours.
We all know how colours can totally change the way we look. In fact, we all are familiar withthe magic that black colour creates. Who doesn’t look slim in black colour instantly after all?
In the similar fashion, pick dark colours for the saree and you will see the difference yourself. There is nothing that dark colours can’t fix. Choosing the right colour according to your weight can prove to be a big saviour for you. Black or purple will instantly pacify your weight issues couples with the right fabric.
If you think borders are only for embellishment purpose in a saree, you need to think again. Borders can affect the way you look when the final draping is done. If you have noticed carefully, broad borders can make any overweight woman look even plumper. Reason? Well, the broad borders add an illusion of width to any fuller woman and the result is the curves getting highlighted more at all the wrong places. Such blunders are the ‘broad borders’!
The trick is to pick a saree with sleek border. Even better, go for saree without borders. The borders add unnecessary width to the entire frame so it is the best to avoid it. But if you want to pick one, pick a slim or narrow border with fewer embellishments. This will not only prevent you from looking voluminous but also you won’t appear shorter. Go for subtle, sleek borders we suggest.
Above all, the right draping style is the ultimate deciding factor. You have chosen the perfect colour and fabric, but the way you are going to drape your saree will make a big difference to your ensemble. Keep these tips in mind when the next time you are draping your saree –
It is time to throw away those sleeveless or half sleeved blouses forever. Long sleeved or quarter sleeved blouses will make you look thin. Give up on mega sleeves as well. Long sleeves should be your only mantra.
If you are over-weight or have a lot of tummy fat, then don’t brave to show that off under any given circumstance. Wearing a saree to flaunt your tummy area should be done only by those with well-toned waist area. So drape a saree in such a way that it sneaks away your tummy area under its drape. Wear it aesthetically to cover your waist area well especially if you plan to wear a net saree.
See how Jacqueline Fernandes has pulled off this saree elegantly without showing off her waist!