Sarees are recognized as the most attractive Indian outfit across the globe. Women of all ages look gorgeous in them. It’s the lightest garment out there that promises to make you look your prettiest best. When worn, women can look gorgeous, sensual, and elegant, all at the same time, as the saree is considered to be the most figure-flattering clothing ever (at least in our eyes). However, when it comes to draping a saree, it’s the not-so-curvy girls who are at a loss. Wearing a saree can make an already thin woman look even thinner. While that’s okay, some of us like the curvy look too. So, if you want to look curvy when you drape that saree around yourself, we’ve got a list of fixes for you. All you need to do is wear your saree the right way so that you look curvy and beautiful. Now, read on and help yourselves.
1. Pick The Right Material
How do you wear a saree? You drape it around your body, right? Therefore, when you are picking a saree for yourself, pick a material that doesn’t stick to your body and gives you a sleek look. Instead, go for materials that will add volume to your body once the saree is draped. You can check for the South Indian cottons and silks like Kanjivaram, Tussar, Dhakai, or you can also try the Handloom weaves or Banarasi weaves.
2. Choose Bigger Prints
When it comes to lean figures, wearing sarees with delicate prints falls in the no-no category. A saree with large prints on it, when worn by a slim woman, will add an impression of volume. If you are super thin, you are definitely going to rock the printed sarees. Even while opting for printed sarees, there’s a small catch. Taller women can carry off sarees with large prints on them. And petite women should opt for sarees that have smaller prints. Also, sarees with heavy embroideries and zari compliment women with lean bodies.
3. Pick A Correct Shade
Bright shades are the right thing to pick here. You can also opt for color block sarees. We’d suggest colors like bright pink, turquoise, red, yellow, orange, and purple. Bright colors create an illusion of extra volume. You can also experiment with pale-pastel and neon colors. Thin women can carry these colors off like a diva.
4. Wear A Pretty Petticoat
If you thought a petticoat is merely a garment worn under the saree and does nothing else than holding the saree in place. You were wrong all this while. The truth is petticoats do accentuate your curves. Wearing heavier, embroidered petticoats underneath netted sarees will add volume to your look. Contrasting the color of the petticoat with that of the saree will also give you a unique look.
5. Experiment With Blouse Designs
Picking the right blouse design is an all-time important step when you decide on wearing a saree. If you are skinny, then design your blouse with a high-neck. Or you could also opt for the bell-sleeved blouse with heavy embroidery on it. Collared blouses (like the air-hostess ones) are also something that not-so-curvy women can carry off. Wide-neck blouses need to be avoided as it will only make your slender figure more prominent.
6. Drape It Right
Fashion has been constantly evolving and we know there’s no end to it. Even with our desi sarees, it’s the same case. One can find different styles of draping the saree, unlike the earlier times where we had very few techniques of draping sarees. You will have to pick the one that will accentuate your curves and make you look the best.
For slim women out there try these — the classic way of draping the saree below the waist. You can drape it in a lehenga style, Gujarati style, or even the dhoti style. All of these styles suit you best because they make you look curvier and add volume to your figure by giving an illusion that you’re not that skinny after all.
7. Wear A Belt
You must have found women wearing a belt with the saree, especially if it’s a South Indian household. They do it because it draws attention towards their curves and also helps them maintain the right posture in a saree. From the traditional kamarbandh to the metallic ones which are studded with stones, there are variations of belts available these days. And if you want that modern oomph factor, then pair your casual saree with a matching leather belt.
With the above tips, we’re sure you will forget about your skinny figure and totally slay the saree game. Experiment with your hairstyles as well when you’re wearing a saree. You see, saree is one piece of clothing that can make every woman, irrespective of her age or curves, look gorgeous. Do you want to add any tips here? Let us know in the comments below.
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