The day has finally arrived! It’s your bestie’s big day and you couldn’t have been happier for her. You’ve been planning your attire since months and almost spent half of your salary on that stunning designer saree. You drape it and are left with nothing but disgust! All that extra fat and an out-of-shape tummy have overpowered the beauty of the saree. But wasn’t it looking perfect on that mannequin at the store? Aarghh!
No, it’s not that you cannot flaunt a saree on a curvaceous body. It’s all about the tricks, ladies. You should be aware of the tips that can make you look slim in a saree. It’s okay if you haven’t been enlightened yet; The Brunette Diaries is here
The Draping Style
First and foremost, the way you drape your saree makes or breaks the game. Make minimum pleats and tight ones. Loose pleats just add volume to your waist. Avoid pleating the pallu on your shoulder and keep it open instead; you don’t want your tummy to play peek-a-boo.
Smaller Prints Always
Opt for sarees with smaller prints or embellishments rather than big ones that make you look all the more bulky.
Also Read: 15 Interesting Methods To Reuse Old Sarees
Narrower Border, Slimmer You
Overweight women make a fashion blunder if they choose a saree with a broad border. Invest in sarees with no or subtle borders.
Swear By Darker Shades
It’s a known fact that dark shades are friends of plump people; so why not apply the same rule while buying a saree! Trust me when I say that shades like maroon, purple and black are true saviours.
The Correct Fabric
South Cotton and South Silk sarees look resplendent, but become a major reason of all that additional volume to your ensemble. Go for fabrics that hug you naturally, like chiffon or georgette.
Pay Attention To The Blouse
Get rid of those ordinary half-sleeved blouses and get some sexy blouses with sleeves that touch your elbow. Quarter-sleeved blouses are so in trend. Also, modify your old blouses using laces and embellishments; we’d take a sober saree with an eye-catching blouse any day!
Say No To Sheer
You obviously wouldn’t want to opt for a sheer saree that gives people a generous look of your tummy. If you still can’t keep away from sheer, go for one that just shows the faint outline of your midriff adding a sexy touch to your look.
The Retro Look
Yesteryears’ divas rocked the retro look by wearing their sarees in a mermaid drape. This particular drape creates an illusion of a smaller waist size.
Western wear may be flattering but a gorgeous saree is what suits Indian women the most. Don’t let your bulky body mar your spirit to wear this classic outfit; just follow these smart tips to look slim in a saree.