Share
Share on:

How to choose a saree to go with your body shape

How to choose a saree to go with your body shape

A Saree is the most elegant traditional Indian attire. A well chosen saree can increase your beauty manifold and turn the spotlight on you. The right saree not only dramatically changes your look but it is also capable of hiding any flaw in the body. Choosing the right saree depends on many factors like draping style, fabric, colour, embroidery, body type etc. But having an elaborate discussion on all these topics will confuse you even more. So, narrowing down its best to discuss about one of the main factor on which choosing a saree depends which is the height and body shape.

You might also be interested in how to wear a saree without blouse and petticoat.

You may also be interested in: How to Choose the Color of a Saree

Sarees for pear shaped body

Women whose lower body is heavier compared to their upper body have pear-shaped body. These type of women have to balance their upper and lower part for which fabrics like georgette and chiffon works the best. You will look best in a bright colour saree. To make your body look proportionate, use the seedha pallu style while draping the saree. Sarees with small prints and embroidery works would make you look beautiful.

Sarees for apple shaped body

Women whose stomach and bust are heavier have an apple shaped body. Silk sarees would look beautiful on you and you should avoid net sarees. A simple drape or ulta pallu style would look better on you. To cover your problem area you can either opt for a long blouse or you can wrap your saree a little higher. You will look good in sarees with beautiful embroidery work.

You might also me interested in how to look thin in half saree.

Sarees for plump women

Lightweight sarees like chiffon, crepe and georgette will give you a gorgeous and enticing look. These fabrics sit closer to your body making you look slimmer. You should stay away from stiff fabrics like cotton. Your saree should have delicate embroidery and bead work. You should opt for dark colours sarees with light borders. The saree should have a good fall due to which you will look slimmer. Full sleeve will effectively hide you flab. If you'd like to know more, take a look at our article How to choose a Saree if your are fatter.

Sarees for slim women

If you are slim then heavy sarees such as silk, brocade or tussar will accentuate your figure in the right way. You can go for more embroidery with big and bold prints in a variety of colours. You can carry off sleeveless, backless, halter neck and tube blouses elegantly. You can even wear a white saree and look amazing.

If you want to know more details you can take a look at our article How to wear a saree if you are thin.

Tall Women

You can look elegant in most of the sarees. Kanjeevaram sarees are perfect for you due to their length and also because they are easy to drape. Raw or pure silk sarees also looks lovely on you. You can carry off heavy borders quite well.

Sarees for short Women

You can carry off georgette and chiffon sarees with elegance. Pair it with a bare-back blouse or different embroidery work. Silk sarees would also look great on you if you are going for a narrow border. To know more, take a look at our article How to wear a saree if you are short.

Now you know what sarees best suit you, you may also want to know how to wear a saree in a new style.

If you'd like to read similar articles to How to choose a saree to go with your body shape, we recommend you browse around our Fashion & Style category.

Tips
  • Dark or Dusky-color women should try sarees in dark colours like dark purple, dark pink, maroon, green or completely contrasting colours like off white etc.
  • Iron your cotton sarees, tissue sarees and other sarees which need to be starched otherwise they will make you look fat and big.
  • Tuck your pleats properly and neatly to get a smart and beautiful look.
Comments (1)

Write a comment about How to choose a saree to go with your body shape

What did you think of this article?
1 comment
Rutvika
I don't think sarees look good on short women, but like the article says those kinds may just look good.

How to choose a saree to go with your body shape
1 of 7
How to choose a saree to go with your body shape