How To Choose A Perfect Traditional Indian Suit According To Your Body Type


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How To Choose A Perfect Traditional Indian Suit According To Your Body Type

Traditional Indian suits are one of the hot favourites among women when it comes to wearing something really awesome at a wedding. Thankfully, designers today give us tons of options in traditional suits to choose from. However, in an attempt to look our best, at times we end up buying something that does not suit our body shape and size.

Well, if you really wish to impress everyone at a wedding with your amazing style sense, then you need to pick a suit that perfectly suits your body type. So, here is a quick guide for you to do that.

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#1. Hourglass-shaped body

Bollywood divas in suits

An hourglass figure is considered as the ideal body type by almost all the fashion experts. A woman with such a figure has equal hip and bust measurements, and a narrow waist. A curvaceous body with long legs is one that can pull off any style of suits with panache.

What you should wear: Wear clothes that enhance the flawless features of your body. You can choose to wear the currently trending, palazzo pants paired with long well-fitted kurtas, to define your waist. Beautiful anarkalis with an empire line style will also look gorgeous on you. For all those blessed with such a figure, you can fearlessly experiment with your necklines and wear whatever you like.

Style Tip: Your narrow waist is your strongest feature. So, do not be afraid to play with it by wearing trendy belts around it.

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#2. Apple-shaped body

Bollywood divas in Indian wear

An apple-shaped figure is heavier on the bust, tummy and upper back area, and has broad shoulders. Women with such a figure also tend to have slim and well-toned arms and legs. Although their upper body is a little heavier, their lean arms and legs complement each other well to make them look proportionate and beautiful.

What you should wear: Wear suits that are loose on the waist and avoid fabrics that stick to your body. Fabrics like silk and cotton are made just for you. Long and flared kurtas with V- or U-shaped necklines suit your body well, as they help to hide your broad shoulders. And, whenever you wish to wear a fitted kurti, make sure you balance it with a pair of loose lowers like Patiala salwar or Jodhpuri pants. Also, avoid the suits that have heavy embroidery on the top as it will add further volume to your already heavy top.

Style Tip: Well-fitted bottoms like churidars or leggings are just not made for you, as they will accentuate the imbalance between your upper and lower body. So, whenever you wear them, better cover them with long kurtas.

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#3. Rectangular-shaped body

Bollywood divas in suits

The rectangular-shaped figure, also known as the straight-shaped figure, does not have much of curves. The body is pretty much same in size from top to bottom.

What you should wear: Since there is not any specific feature that you can put emphasis on, you can easily opt to wear almost anything and everything. However, best would be to go for a fitted floor-length anarkali, as it will give an illusion of a curvaceous lower body. Also, pick the ones that have heavy embellishments or embroidery on the top, so as to add volume to your bust area. Strappy kurtis will also look good as they will help to highlight your shoulders.

Style Tip: Do not go for anything too tight or too loose, as it will make your body look absolutely straight. Also, try to look for some bright colours to complement your body shape.

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#4. Pear-shaped body

Bollywood actresses in suits

The pear-shaped figure has hips prominently bigger than the bust, and has a well-defined waistline. The pear-shaped body has narrow ribs, slim waistline and shoulders that complement the heavy hips well.

What you should wear: Wear dresses that enhance your slim waistline. A-line suits are made for a body like yours. If your kurta does not have slits on the sides, then you can wear it with a churidar. However, if it is open from the sides, then better team it up with cigarette pants. Furthermore, clothes that drag attention to your upper body such as kurtis with embroidery or large prints at the top, and wider necklines will look fashionable and modern.

Style Tip: Your lean waist and upper body are your assets, so style them with printed and colourful kurtis. Do not forget to add a pair of gorgeous heels to your ethnic wear, as it will add more height to your figure.

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So, do not forget to keep these tips in mind next time you go shopping for a traditional Indian suit for yourself. And, simply be assured to dazzle everyone with your great style.