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Jeans Guide: How to choose a perfect fit for your body type?

Jeans are a fashion staple in every woman’s closet, but the style of the jeans you wear can make or break your look. If you choose your jeans based on your body shape, you’ll be able to confidently put your best foot forward whenever you step out of the house.

All of us have different shapes, sizes and styles, so finding the right pair of jeans can be a task. Luckily there are tips and tricks for each of you for finding the perfect pair of jeans! All you need to do is follow a few of these steps and remember them when heading to the changing room of your latest denim department.

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Hourglass Bodyshape

You ladies are a lot luckier with this body shape as you can get away with most things and look great. With a hip to bust ratio of 50/50 and a slim waist, it’s all about the styling and keeping your proportions balanced. Here are some great jeans to look for:

Skinny Jeans – These are the most flattering on hourglass shapes. Your chest and hips are in proportion with each other already so showing your legs off in skinnies only highlights that point. Bootcut jeans can actually overwhelm you and hide your frame.

Higher rises – High rises are recommended because the waistband will sit at the smallest part of your waist, this will also give the illusion of an even slimmer middle.

Medium size back pockets – Don’t go too big or too small with your back pocket sizing, it’s important to enhance your butt so choose wisely!

Skinny flare – If you want to do flared jeans, I would say choose a pair that are tight and skinny all the way to the knee and then give off a slight flare. This is much more flattering.

Flares – If you are a much more curvy hourglass that above and carry a lot of weight on the hips, a flared jean will really help balance that out.

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Rectangle Bodyshape

Most often like the super model shape with extra height, long legs and a straighter hip area, you can find it hard to get jeans to fit in length and be flattering and feminine. Don’t worry though, there are plenty of choices for you. Look out for these:

Inseams – If you want to go for a smart look, long inseams are the way to go as they will make you sleek and clean. If you prefer something more fashionable and love the look of jeans with ankle boots, go for a cropped skinny and cuff them with your ankle boots. This will give more depth to your shape and lessen your height a little bit while looking chic.

Skinny Jeans – Skinnies are always your best friend as they show off your figure beautifully. Just be sure to pick the most flattering pair for your butt and thighs.

Skinny Flares – You can also get away with skinny flares as you have the height to pull it off. Don’t do baggy flares as they will overwhelm you, so make sure the flare starts below the knee and the fit above is tight.

Rises – If you want to show off your height, go for a high rise, but if you want to make your legs more proportional, a low rise will work wonders.

Boyfriend Jeans – Luckily, you can get away with boyfriend jeans and make them look amazing! Go for a slimmer fitting boyfriend and it will look great.

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Triangle bodyshape

With more curves around the hip and butt and a smaller upper half, it can be harder to find jeans that balance out your proportions and are flattering rather than awkward. You look out for jeans with these fits:

Bootcut or wider flares – These will help balance out the hips and keep your legs in proportion with the extra fabric around the calves.

Long inseams – Having a longer length means you can wear heels under your flares and bootcut jeans. This will of course elongate your legs and make them look slimmer.

Higher rises – You should buy jeans with a higher rise as they are very balancing to your shape.

Larger pockets – It’s important to enhance your booty since you are blessed with it, so look for larger back pockets as small ones can make it look bigger.

Stretch denim – Always look for stretch denim as it will hug your body better, creating a more sleek silhouette. Plus, it’s not as restricting as rigid denim.

Boots – If you do want to go for a skinny jean,  you should tuck them into boots as it will help balance out the hips more and create a better shape.

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Round Body Shape

For those of you who carry your issues around your tummy area and always struggle to find jeans that are flattering or give you that shape you are looking for, there’s definitely options for you too! Embrace your body shape and work with it rather than against it. These are some tips to look for:

Skinny Jeans – Skinny jeans can look really good when they are paired with a floaty, gypsy style top as this will hide your problem area but the skinnies will still be fitted, creating a balanced look.

Rises – If you are more curvy and you want to hide your stomach, you should opt for a high rise jean as this will hold everything in. If you are a more slimmer apple shape then lower rise jeans can give you a more curvy appearance.

Trouser Jeans – If you want to balance things out, you should go for a trouser style jean as the wider leg from hip to foot will help with proportions.

How & why should the Plus Size women invest in Heels?

Heels are the most powerful components of Style. While you may wear the most trendy dress or outfit, you definitely need to complement it with a stylish pair of  high heels.  Owning a good shoe wardrobe is extremely important & it needs to be built over a period of time. Below are a few tips that will help you in selecting the best footwear.

SAY YES TO NUDE – Choose nude shade heels. These merge with your skin tone creating an illusion of a taller height.

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ROCK IT WITH WEDGES AND BLOCK HEELS – These work best for you. It provides you with a proper base and compliments your size.

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PLATFORMS ARE AWESOME – Platforms are trendy. They not only make you look stylish, but are super comfortable on your feet.

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BIG NO TO DELICATE FOOTWEAR – Avoid delicate footwear. These make your feet and legs look huge, besides being difficult to balance on.

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So, what’s your take on footwear for Plus size women?

TIPS TO LOOK TALLER AND SLIMMER INSTANTLY

 

The best thing about the clothing is that it has the ability to make you look better than you feel about yourself. You don’t need to be a fashion expert to make your wardrobe work for you. By keeping few simple tips in your mind you can put your best look forward irrespective of what you are feeling.

These are few styling tips that will boost your body image, give you bit more confidence to walk out of your door feeling at your best.

#  OPT FOR NUDE HIGH HEEL SHOE

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There is no doubt that heels give you added height, but if you want to double down on their elongating properties, try a sandal or pump that matches your skin tone.When you wear a skirt or a dress, color continuity from your legs to your feet helps draw the eye down, and  gives the illusion of even longer limbs. (If you don’t wear heels often, strappy flats or sandals that show a bit more skin can have the same effect.)

# USE LINES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE IN PRINTS AND SILHOUETTE

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This one is just a bit of simple science.The eye naturally follows lines, so avoid horizontal stripes and wide belts. A cardigan, coat or blazer worn open will naturally draw the eye up and down as well. A shirt that hits below the widest part of your hips will also keep focus away from that area, look for knee-length and pencil skirt styles. Long necklaces, v-neck tops, loose scarves and maxi dresses that go all the way to the floor can also make you look a bit taller.

# TRY OUT FLARED PANTS OR BELLBOTTOMS

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Flared pants or denims are often cut extra-long because they are meant to be worn with a heel. When the bell shape covers your shoe or only reveals the toe, the pants create one long line from your waist to the floor, which goes back to the vertical line tip above. (Dark washes work best, as well.) With the added bonus of a heel underneath, you’ll feel your longest and leanest.

# PLAY WITH YOUR BODY PROPORTIONS

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It is the first rule in fashion that to flatter your figure, you shouldn’t pair loose with loose, boxy with boxy or even tight with tight. To look slimmer, try different combinations of fit to see what flatters your best assets. Try to draw attention towards the narrowest part of your body.

# GO MONOCHROMATIC 

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Wear all black or a monochromatic look! The head-to-toe black look is by far the easiest and most tried & tested way to give you the added confidence of feeling slimmer and taller any day of the week. You can try the same with lots of dark & bright colors, including navy, burgundy, charcoal grey, wine and blood red. To add interest, mix up your textures. Leather, denim, faux fur, silk—the combinations are endless, and endlessly flattering.

The most important thing to keep in mind when you want to look your best in the clothes you wear is the cut/silhouette of the garment, and of course how it fits you. The better your clothing fits, the better you will look always.

How to wear a perfect saree for Round/Apple 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 sarees depends which is the height and body shape.

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Apple/Round shape women have wide & heavy upper body with slender legs and arms. To complement your looks perfectly, you need to dress appropriately and wear right footwear & accessories. The styling aim of women with apple shaped body is to draw attention to their best assets: legs & arms. Learn secret techniques to hide flaws and accentuate your best features. Some main points to be remembered:

Fabrics

Light weight fabrics 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, organdi or orgnaza.

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Pallu

You should drape your sarees in a very simple way  with minimum number of pleats and preferably opt for ulta-pallu.

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Color, Prints and embroideries.

Your saree should have delicate embroidery and bead work. You should opt for dark colours with light borders. The saree should have a good fall due to which you will look slimmer.

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Blouse.

Blouses with necklines like V-neck, scoop,sweetheart, broad round neck , boat neck with full or 3/4 sleeves are good option for you as it camouflages your problem areas. Long blouses will be more suitable as they will help to hide the flabs.

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Trends which made come back in 2016.

Trends often reflects the society. Important personalities in history have also had an impact on fashion, but no matter how competitive and innovative the Fashion industry is, it actually has to follow what is called the “Fashion Cycle”, which has no specific measurable time period. Some styles sustain for longer period of time. Some die out soon, and some styles come back years after they were declined.. So we can say that fashion changes with time and has always been evolving to fit the taste, lifestyle and demands of society. It is only natural that the new trends are introduced to the public gradually.

Take a look at these vintage styles from our mom’s generation that is making a comeback this season.

Flared bottoms

To ace this trend, all you need to do is raid your mom’s closet or trunks from years gone by and take out her flared bottoms. This ‘hippie’ style accentuates your figure like no other. You can pair them with high heels and off-shoulder tops and you are good to go. The perfect blend of quirk and bohemia, these vintage bottoms are comfortable and snug, and our moms loved wearing them a lot back in the 70s.flared bottoms

Big geek Glasses

The giant geeky glasses and tinted shades are making a huge comeback and how. Think Zeenat Aman and Dum Maaro Dum and you know what we are talking about. Ask your moms and they will tell you how big a rage they were back in their time. And luckily for us, this retro trend is back in vogue. Myriad shapes and different hues, you can pair these glasses with your wardrobe and look retro-chic.

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High Waisted Denims

There is a reason why they are called the ‘mom jean’ because they love you back. The silhouette may be super unflattering but boy oh boy, are they snuggly? Your Pinterest feed is flooded with fashion bloggers giving a big thumbs up to this retro style. These high rise pants were a rage back in our moms’ time and it is here to stay.

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Fringes and Tassels

Tassel Fringe is in! Yes there is still plenty of 70s- and Western-inspired suede fringe walking down the runways and on the streets these days. Get your boho-chic on and flaunt your fringe in accessories and clothes.

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Chokers

Revamp your wardrobe and give it that extra edge with beautifully embellished chokers. This trend has made a huge comeback since the 70’s and many Indian celebs have been sported flauting their necks in style. Your mom in the eighties was definitely donning these beauties and so should you.

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Big Hoop Earrings

When it came to earrings back in the seventies, the bigger was definitely better. And this decade too, stands by it. Sneak into your mother’s jewellery box and gorge on your mom’s favourite gold hoop earrings.

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Block heels

If you are hunting for big chunky heels, you need to look no further. Prod your mother to take out her old platform heels for you. These may not be super comfortable but hey, who said vanity was easy.

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Peasant Blouses

The flowy silhouette was everything that the seventies stood for; nonchalance and freedom. Our mothers will tell us that. The peasant blouses have made a huge comeback in 2016 as well. This hippie style is effortless, casual and modern.

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Winged Liner

Made famous by Sharmila Tagore and Hema Malini, the winged liner was quite the rage back in our mother’s time. Before we even heard of the winged liner, our mothers were casually applying feline flicks on their eyes. Seventies, was the decade when the cat eye look was at its most dramatic. winged liner.jpg

Kaftans

This flowy garb from the seventies has returned to the fashion scene, like never before. You can wear it as a beach cover up or to a date and look flawlessly elegant. Or you can tweak your mother’s old Kaftans and give them a refreshing makeover.

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Time to raid your mom’s closet and borrow those enviable pieces now.

How to choose a Perfect kurti for Pear shape body?

Fashion is a frequently changing phenomena since ages. We instantly adapt new fashion trends and forget old trends. This sequence never stops. But Kurtis are always in trend as it represents the amalgamation of indian and western styles all together. The best thing about kurti is that, you will always find styles to compliment your body type! Whether you’re skinny and want to add volume or vice versa, there is always something.

To choose a perfect kurti for first and foremost thing to understand your body. Once you have a basic grasp of what your body type is and what compliments you the most, you will never have a fail-moment in life!

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Finding the exact clothing for your body shape is tricky .There are five main body shape hourglass body shape, rectangle body shape, pear or triangle body shape, round or apple and inverted triangle body shape. Choose exact kurti for your body type that flatters you best. But deciding between different cuts, colors, styles, length and fits can be not easy. Here some guidelines to choose right kurti for pear body shape.

With a wider lower body and a thinner upper body, pear shaped women should select kurtis that draw attention to their shoulders and on the upper part of the body. Most Indian women have such a body type.

Silhouettes

Choose silhouettes like A-line, empire line, angrakha and anarkali styles as it will gracefully fall over your problem area. You should stay away from skin fit kurti’s specially with printed bottoms as it will draw attention towards your lower body.

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Necklines & Sleeves

As you have narrow shoulders, opt for necklines which will bring attention towards your upper body like, boat neck, halter necks, nehru neck, band collar, cowl neck etc. Choose kurti’s with structured shoulders or structured sleeves like cap sleeves, puff sleeves, leg-o-mutton, ruched, bishop sleeves to balance out your structure.

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Prints and Embellishments

Prints and embellishments should be kept minimal towards your lower body. Bold and bright patterns, prints or embellishments should be used at the top upper body like, sleeves, neck, bust and waist. Ombre prints and embroideries are like the perfect choice for your body type, as it complements your body structure perfectly if placed properly.

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Colors & Prints Combinations

Pair light color kurti’s with dark color bottoms, as it creates visual balance for your body structure. If you want to experiment with prints then choose bold and bigger prints for your upper body. Opt for camouflaging prints like, abstract prints for your lower body.

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Fabrics

Opt for fabrics which will fall over  and complements your body structure. Fabrics like rayon, georgette, chiffon, crepe, satin etc are like the perfect for your body type. Avoid stiff fabrics like organza, raw silk and organdi as it will bring attention towards your lower body.

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Bottoms

Palazzo pants, salwars, chudhidars or leggings works best for you. Avoid wearing patiyala salwars, tight fitted straight pants or dhoti pants as it will make your lower body look more heavy.

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Plus size  Pear shape body

Women with full figures often find it challenging to shop clothes according to their body structure. No matter the size, the rules to choose clothes are always same. You just need to sit and understand your body type more patiently, and figure out what are your major assets and pitfalls.

If you are pear shaped plus size woman, your major problem areas are your hipline and thighs. You need to follow the guidelines mentioned above , in addition to the below:

  • Avoid wearing body hugging kurtis as well as very loose kurtis. Opt for your perfect size.
  • Stay away from all over heavy embellishments, embroideries or surface ornamentations.
  • Opt for fairly broad or low necklines.
  • Choose to get your kurti’s tailored.

 Are you looking for comfortable and stylish kurti’s, so  voonik.com is the place. Checkout few styles perfect for pear shape body here:

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Black red rayon straight kurti

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Black red georgette kurti suit set

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Maroon multicolored printed georgette kurti

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Beige maroon printed cotton kurti

 

 

How to choose right handbags for plus size women?

A handbag is an important and essential accessory for every professional woman. They can affect your body, look and shape in the same way as a well-fitting dress, by flattering your figure or on the contrary adding volume to it.

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They can take your image from dull and boring, to bold and sophisticated or fun and sexy. They carry your belongings, show off your personality and make a fashion statement.So when you are first choosing handbags the first tip is that the shape of the handbag should be the opposite of your body type, so now we need to look at getting the right size of handbag. The scale of the handbag you choose is just as important as the size, in relation to your body type. The size of your handbag should always be in proportion to your figure.

So here are some GREAT tips for choosing a handbag:

Size

You should keep away from bags that are too small, as they will look lost against your figure. Go for handbags of reasonable size. Pick a large bag to balance out your curves. Balance your curves with a large, structured handbag, or even a boxy handbag.

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Shape

You should look for well-structured bags with sharp lines and distinct shapes, while thin girls shouldn’t be afraid to bring some fantasy into their look.

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Colors

Color also plays an important role,colorful bags with bright patterns and prints are ideal for tall girls, while tiny girls are recommended to choose plain, monochrome options.

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So  now you already know how to choose a bag to flatter your figure. Keep these simple rules in mind and let your bag complement your style and figure!

 

 

How to choose shapewear for plus size women ?

Women with full figures often find it difficult to purchase fashionable clothes that do not bring unwanted attention to bulges, cellulites, and other unflattering imperfections of the body. A dress that looks absolutely stunning where it hangs on the rack may, in the fitting room, seem like an entirely different piece of clothing altogether. Luckily, there is an easy and comfortable way to overcome the difficulties associated with shopping for plus-size fashion, and it is called shapewear. Perfect for correcting flaws and drawing attention away from unflattering areas of the body, shapewears are the foundation garment that smoothes out targeted areas of the body, so that whatever is worn on top looks at its best.

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Many women make the mistake of buying shapewear in a smaller size to shave inches off their waist, but this often leads to the item rolling up or even cutting into the skin. Selecting the perfect shapewear for your figure can be a challenge, but the following guidelines will help you choose the best option for your shape.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT KIND

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 A good starting point is to ask oneself what areas of the body one wants to correct, and then start looking for shapewear that provides an effective solution to achieve this goal. Some pieces of shapewear are designed to have a broad and general effect, in that they cover a large area of the body, much like a classic bodysuit. This broad approach may be useful for individuals who want to achieve an improved overall figure, with no particular body zone being more problematic than any other. Other individuals may find this approach too blunt, however, and think it more useful to use targeted shapewear, i.e., pieces that were designed to alter the shape of specific areas of the body. Usually, this involves correcting smaller flaws around the waist, bust, hip, and torso areas. Some people find it helpful to have a collection of different shapewear items that can be worn in different combinations to achieve their desired body shape.

STICK TO YOUR SIZE

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One of the main advantages of modern shapewear is its unobtrusive character. Where the corset was notoriously harsh on the body, shapewear is surprisingly comfortable. The key to maximising the comfort factor is getting the right measurements. A first-time buyer of shapewear should take care to gather proper measurements of targeted body areas instead of relying on the eye. Not only will this guarantee a comfortable fit, but it also avoids the creation of new lumps or bulges that may arise from poorly fitted shapewear, or from unnatural cramming.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOR

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Shapewear is worn underneath regular clothes, usually with the aim of being invisible. For shapewear not to be seen through the actual outfit, particularly when it comes to lighter colours, it is important that it matches the overall colour nuance of the clothes. When wearing a light dress, for instance, it would be unwise to wear black shapewear, as it is likely to be seen through the garment. For this reason, many people find it useful to have a collection of different colours so that they always have a piece of shapewear that matches the colour of the outfit worn.

CHOOSE A FULL BODY SUIT

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The bodysuit is popular because it creates a head-to-toe streamlined shape, saving you the trouble of finding separate top and bottom pieces that work. The all-over coverage is a plus for women who want to minimize their bust line, but it has a chest-flattening effect like that of many sports bras. If that doesn’t work for you, cut around the bust and let your bra do the work of supporting your chest. There are also styles which come with Bra Top that has a built-in bra.

As can be seen from this guide, the plus-size individual has many options to choose from when it comes to buying shapewear. While some prefer to use general large-surface shapewear, other individuals want to target particular areas of the body with specific shapewear solutions. Regardless of one’s preferences, shapewear is easily accessible and can be found in most lingerie stores and department stores. The Internet and online retailers such as eBay also make the process easier and offer a huge selection of plus-size shapewear in all shapes and sizes.

Wouldn’t you like your ethnicwear to make you look hot?

Beauty cannot be confirmed to standards….unconventional can be breathtaking! Indian attire like sarees, suits, lehenga’s are a boon for plus size women. These silhouettes are not only flattering but also can be used to maximum advantage to either hide or emphasise a body part.

While investing in ethnic wear, do keep the following tips in mind:

Sarees:

  • Fabric: Opt for flowy and soft material like georegtte, chiffon, crepe, satin etc. Stay away from stiff & firm fabrics like cotton, organza, organdi, silk etc. as it adds bulk to your body.
  • Design:Look for prints that compliment your body structure. Avoid wide borders in sharp color contrasts. Make sure the border color closely blends with the body of the saree.
  • Blouse: V-neck, sweetheart and deep U necklines create an illusion of slimmer shoulders and an elongated neck. If you have a pear shaped body, you can opt for boat neck and slightly puffed sleeves for a more proportionate appearance.
  • Pleats and Drapes: While draping the saree, avoid too many pleats on your waist as it will add bulk to your stomach. On the upper body, place the pallu on the shoulder without the pleats, as it will give you a slimmer look.

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Lehenga’s

  •  Blouse: The blouse length should be kept longer with princess cuts or darts. 3/4 sleeves or full sleeves are the most flattering when combined with broader/bigger necklines.
  • Lehenga skirt: Bell shape, mermaids or trumpet silhouettes are the most suitable for wide rectangle body shape. Flared A-line skirts draw attention to the waist and camouflage heavier bottoms. Hence it works best for pear body shape.
  • Dupptta: Drape the dupptta in a way so that it helps in camouflaging your pitfalls. Wear it on one side to create an asymmetric illusion.

 

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Suits

  • Sillhouttes: A-line, angrakha, asymmetrical, princess cuts are the most flattering styles for plus size women. One should avoid wearing heavy anarkali suits as it adds unwanted bulk.
  • Necklines: V-neck, scoop neck,  U necklines are the best options.
  • Fabrics: Fabric and fit is the key here. Choose flowy fabrics like crepe or chiffon and make sure the fit is nor too loose, nor too tight.
  • Length: Tall women look great with long kurtis but shorter women should opt for short or knee length kurtis.huma-qureshi_081713053352

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