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Shopping tips for petite body

When you are shorter you feel conscious  all the time about your looks. You try out all options to look tall. And most of the dress won’t fit you. It will be extremely big or loose.

Here are few tips to follow for petite body type to look perfect and make you feel confident.

Prints

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Choose smaller motifs in your printed dress which should not overpower your frame. Big prints can make your structure look smaller.

Armholes:

When shopping for tops and dresses make sure that your armhole doesn’t expose any of your bra.

Shoulder placement

Make sure the top of your sleeves sit on the body tops of your shoulders, rather than drooping down the arm.

Neckline

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V Neck and scoop necks make you look taller

Waistline

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If tops and dresses taper in or have seams on the waistline, make sure it lines up with your actual waist.

Skirt hem

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Petite women look best with above the knee hemlines.

Pant inseam

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Its key to stick with points that come with an inseam length as close to your correct inseam as possible for optimal fit.

Shape

Avoid anything too boxy or with loads of excess fabric, unless you can add shape with a belt around you waist.

Brand of the week – Saubhagyawati Fashions

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Every week we bring to you the best ethnic wear brands from Voonik. This week we focus on Saubhagyawati Fashions. A brand that houses cotton kurtis, gowns and sling bags.

Saubhagyawati Fashion has a range of printed cotton kurtis, which are not only pretty to look at but are also sweet on the pocket!

Visit their entire collection here or you can shop from our fav picks below!

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Shop this black cotton kurti here

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Shop this  white and pink kurti here

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Shop this electric blue kurti here

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Shop this fuchsia kurti here

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Shop this sunny yellow kurti here

 

Guide to pick the dress materials for plus size.

“Only an excellent fabric can originate an excellent fashion.” says Nino Cerruti. Choosing a dress material for a plus size fashion is the most important step to make a perfect fit garment. Making a right choice for a right dress materials is a challenging task, due to the hundreds of colors, patterns, textures and fabrics in the market. When you walk into stores you will get plenty of options for dressmaking fabrics, but you need to understand the fiber content of the fabric before you buy it as it affects a garment’s design, durability, comfort and care requirements.

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Getting it tailored is the best option for all the plus size women as it provides you the custom fit and personalised garment specifically made for your body type accentuating your assets and camouflaging your pitfalls.

So find out the tricks to choose a perfect dress material/ fabric for your body type.

  1. What type of dress material or fabric to choose?

You should always stick to fabrics which flows with your body structure and provides you a proper base. Natural fabrics like cotton, silk, linen etc. provides a firm fit and are easy to sew. Synthetic fabrics like chiffon, georgette, crepe, satin , semi satin are also a good choice, as these flows with your structure and gives a nice silhouette to the garment.

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2. Prints plays an important role.

Pick prints which helps you in camouflaging your pitfalls. Prints like aztec prints, geometric prints, abstract prints do wonders. One of the most important point to be kept in mind while looking for a perfect print is , you need to decide on the size of the motifs in the prints as it affect the whole look of the garment. You should stick to a normal size neither too big, nor too small which compliments your body size. As bigger and bold prints will make you look even more bigger, very tiny prints will get merged on your body size making it look like a plane solid fabric.

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3. Patterns and colors are equally important.

Patterns includes different types of techniques which can be used to as a tool to create the perfect illusion. Such as, color blocking, embroideries and ombre affect can be used smartly to camouflage your pitfalls and accentuate your assets. Placement of the embellishments matters a lot in this case, you need to buy the fabric keeping in mind about its placement on the garment.

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No matter what whether it is work or party, clothes can make or break your confidence ! So keep these tips in mind next time you go shopping for dress material and remodel your wardrobe.

 

 

Magic Styling Tips for Plus Size: Part 2

 

 

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Playing with the placements of patterns in your dress is smartest move to create illusion. Right placement of a pattern on the dress is like a camouflage as the right mix will make the eye bounce around, rather than stick upon your pitfalls.

MIX PRINTS WITH REPETITIVE COLOR (Best suitable for Triangle body shape)

 

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Mix the prints with the shades of the same color and place the patterns according to the assets and the pitfalls of your body shape creating a monochromatic look which automatically gives a flattering look.

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As in the image above, patterns with lighter shades are placed at the upper half and patterns with darker shades are placed at the bottom half. The placements of the print makes the model look proportionate and giving a flattering look due to the monochromatic look all over.

 

USE SOLID TO BREAK THE PRINTS (Best suitable for Wide Rectangle)

 

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Combining the solids with prints creates an automatic balance in the design. The break created by the solid color helps in creating an illusion of curves at the desired areas.

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As in the picture above, solid color is placed at the waist breaking the monotonous direction of the prints. This break is creating an illusion of curve at the waist line, where as the print is making the body look proportionate.

 

ALL OVER DISTRACTING PRINTS (Best Suitable for Apple body shape)

 

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All over pattern distract the eyes in all the directions at the same time, which ends up giving a camouflage affect.

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As in the image above prints are distracting the attention from the heavy upper body and making it look proportionate.

 

 

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