Wedding Diaries: Dressing up For Your Body Shape This Wedding Season

Wedding season is officially upon us and its time to find the perfect outfit for your best friend’s wedding. However, it is very easy to get confused with the different fabrics, silhouettes etc. which are available in the market today. Fret not, because StyleCracker has the guide to your perfect outfit keeping in mind your body shape.

Body Type: Apple

Silhouette Guide: If you have an apple shaped body, then your back and shoulders are broader in comparison to your lower body. A-line kurtas sans pleats are perfect to highlight the waist. Avoid high necklines and stiff fabrics such as brocade as they make you look bulky.

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SC style tip: Lightly embroidered peplum jackets with a lehenga or an ethnic maxi skirt will give an illusion of a narrow waist. Flared and bell sleeved kurtas with churidars are also a good bet to highlight your slender legs.

Body Type: Pear

Silhouette Guide: A most common body type among Indian women, your hips are the widest part of your body. Draw attention to your torso with low cut necklines and puff sleeved blouses with a lot of detailing and embroidery.

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SC style tip: Beautifully designed empire-waisted gowns will balance your proportions and add a touch of elegance and sophistication to the wedding festivities.

Body Type: Hourglass

Silhouette Guide: Lucky you! Considered an ideal body type with a tiny waist and balanced proportions, fitted blouses and jackets with sarees clings in all the right places and accentuates your curves like a dream. Stay away from straight cuts and baggy clothes.

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SC style tip: Opt for corset or halter neck blouses with sarees, which enhance the shape of your body. Alternatively a fishtail or mermaid style lehenga with a ruched blouse could take your look to another level!

Body Type: Column

Silhouette Guide: Long torso with similar upper and body proportions and an un-defined waist marks the column body type. Show off your washboard abs with crop tops or add a bit of flounce with flared and pleated garments. Experiment with varied drapes for some required volume.

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SC style tip: A sequinned cropped top or jacket with dhoti pants will increase the oomph factor. Stay away from square necklines and dropped waistlines. Chunky jewellery is a must.

Body Type: Petite

Silhouette Guide: Petite women are defined by a narrow frame and short height. Palazzo trousers worn slightly above waist level adds height. Draped suits which end five inches above the ankle are also a good bet.

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SC style tip: Show off your toned arms in sleeveless draped suits. You can also opt for palazzo pants with structured tunics. Don’t forget heels for an enviable posture.

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