Your sari’s better half

Your sari’s better half :- Megha Bajaj, 23, model
Body type: Hour glass
“The corset gives the look such a contemporary feel and makes my figure look like a perfect 10”
The style for you
·         A choli lends itself excellently to a proportionate figure.
·         A style that works best and complements your curves is the corset-style choli. It fits like a second skin, cinching your small waist and showing off your figure to its advantage.
·         A deep V-neck choli also goes really well with this body type. It will give you a nice elongated look, and also make your face look narrower.
·         Also try sweetheart necklines. They’re a great way to enhance your curves.
·         You can pair the choli with a lehenga or a sari, depending on what you’re more comfortable in. With a sari, opt for a shorter corset and wear the pallu pleated narrowly.
·         A longer corset looks better paired with a lehenga. If the corset is heavily embellished, skip the dupatta and go for some interesting neck or arm accessories.
Sunaina Cariappa, 22, event management student
Body type: Pear-shaped
“This is such a great way to drape a sari. It’s doing a good job of showing off my figure in all the right places.”
The style for you
·         The thing to remember while picking a blouse for this body type is to go for a neckline that elongates the neck and broadens the shoulders. This helps create the illusion of a more proportionate figure.
·         A square-necked choli creates this illusion and also adds an angle to your face, if your face is round.
·         Pair the choli with a darker sari. This shifts focus from your problem areas.
·         To make the look more stylish, drape the pallu around your neck like a scarf, instead of wrapping it the usual way. This will also draw focus to your shoulders.
·         Earrings are a great way to accessorise this look. Adding a waist band in a darker metal is a good way to accessorise and makes your body look slimmer.
Ayushi Kaul, 25, marketing project manager
Body type: Apple-shaped
Your sari’s better half“I’m usually so conscious in Indian wear, especially if it’s a lehenga, but I feel beautiful in this outfit.”
The style for you
·         If you belong to this body type, pick a choli that doesn’t make you look heavier on the top.
·         A halter neck blouse is a good style for you, as it gives support and draws attention away from your chest, to your shoulders and arms.
·         You can wear a halter neck blouse with a sari or a lehenga. Pick a blouse that isn’t too short; this will look and fit better.
·         Avoid wearing the sari or lehenga very low on your waist, or you will only emphasise the disproportion between your upper body and your lower body.
·         An A-line silhouette works best. It doesn’t hug your lower body and gives you a more proportionate look.

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