By Namrata Arora Last Updated:
Are you a petite bride-to-be who is finding herself running into problem for her short and dainty frame? Well, fret not. It’s time to stand out and gear up for your wedding journey as smartly and fashionable as towering girls.
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Don’t let your inches come in the way of carrying yourself with panache. After all, it’s just the matter of right cuts, trends and patterns that complement your figure. Just be mindful of these clever tricks and ideas, and you can smartly create an illusion of a tall and big personality. Here we go!
You will certainly love this style trick to create an illusion of extra height. Be it a cape gown, lehenga, ethnic one-piece, sharara or saree, opt for an overall-coloured one to make a world of difference. Covering yourself in a single shade from head to toe will make your petite figure appear leaner. On the contrary, mismatching colours can break the elongated look.
A lengthy lehenga running from the waist to the floor can actually add a lot of visual height to your appearance. Anything low-waist not only cuts down the length of the outfit, but also makes you stocky. On the other hand, the attire with high-waist will appear too overwhelming on your small frame and will make heads turn.
The skirt or lehenga with various kalis, (intermittent pleats) is a sure shot winner for those who are not blessed with good height. The kalis not only make the dress look tapering, but also gives it a fancy mermaid flare. The narrow panels or pleats in lehenga create vertical image and looks flattering too.
No doubt jewellery is extravagant and impactful, but then for the petite brides, it is safe to go by the ‘less is more’ concept. Avoid too much of jewels and ornaments which can make you look submerged. Try the sleek and delicate baubles for that neat and balanced look. Babe, it’s time to rock the royal princess look and not break the look by over-accessorising yourself.
Capes, shrugs, jacket-blouses and the double dupattas sounds fashionable, but are best suited for tall and lanky woman. The much-in-vogue extra layers and cumbersome dupattas can alter your personality for bad. So, the point is to shun too much of fabric to look and feel light. In fact,the neatly tailored attires with narrow borders will make you look like a style diva.
A well-fitted wedding couture can have an enormous effect on the way you look. The body hugging outfit not only makes you visually longer, but appealing too. So, girl it’s time to be mindful of extra volume and ruffles which makes you look bloated or plump. Instead, go for closely-fitted clothes to have that sharp and tall-look image.
Here is another of the important alteration in your dress code. The blouse with bandhgalas, high neck or airhostess collars can become more of a fashion faux pas for the short ladies. And you are definitely not going to ruin your D-day dress by trying that out. Instead, go for open necks or sharper V-necks because anything choked or stuck to our neck can further bring down your height.
If looking rotund and stuffy is not in your mind; avoid a wedding garment with too much of designs, patches and embroideries. Too much of borders, large prints, laces or gota pattis can add extra bulk and curtail your physique in the same way as heavy ornaments do. So, try to be minimal and shun the laces or borders which make you look stumpy.
Hairstyle can be your best friend when it comes to altering your height (visually). Just like a messy and care-less hairstyle can make you look short, high hair buns can make you look taller. Also, long locks cover you up and make you look plump. So, if you have a fight with height, you can go for a neatly tied bun on your wedding day. It can change your look tremendously and accentuate your face cut too.
It’s better to go by these innovative ideas than stressing yourself out by trying thousands of dresses. The key is to take control of your wedding outfit that would make you appear tall and lean. Keep these pointers in mind; and you will definitely find yourself standing shoulder to shoulder with your man posing happy and gay.