How To Choose The Perfect Lehenga For Your Body Shape
Every bride wants to look perfect on their wedding day. After all, it is one of the most important and memorable days of your life. Gathering your friends and family together for the celebration makes it even more special, but you’ll want to stand out from the crowd.
Choosing the perfect lehenga, the traditional ankle-length skirt worn by Indian women for formal occasions, is a complex matter. You need to find the ideal colour to compliment your complexion and enhance your beauty. Many women choose to wear red because it is associated with love, strength and bravery. Read our blog on the significance of the colour red in Indian weddings to find out more about the importance of colour choice.
After you have decided which colour you are going to wear, the next decision to be made is the style of your lehenga. You’ll want to choose a style which flatters you figure, helping you to look beautiful on your big day. Here’s our quick guide to styling an outfit for some of the most common body types.
Apple Shaped Figure
Women with an apple shaped figure tend to carry the majority of their weight around their waist, hips and bottom. They are blessed with a curvy body which will look best in a full-length flared lehenga. This is because the flared bottom will flow outwards, giving you the appearance of a petite waist. Women with an apple shaped body should general stick to a lehenga with a solid colour and avoid heavy embroidery as this can make the wearer appear bigger than they are.
Pear Shaped Figure
A pear shaped figure is similar to an apple, however pear shaped women usually have a small bust and shoulders, with wider hips. The most flattering lehenga style for your body type is an A-line lehenga. The A-line style will appear sleek and sophisticated, fitted close to compliment your waist before flaring out at the bottom. This draws attention away from the hips. You can further enhance the image by adding a detailed choli or puffed sleeves to draw attention to your upper body and slim waist.
Women with an hour-glass figure have a small waist with evenly proportioned curves on their hips and bust. Hour-glass figured women could choose a flowing full-length lehenga to exaggerate her small waist. Alternatively, you could opt for heavy detailing on your choli and lehenga to make a bold statement. Hour-glass figured women have the luxury of being evenly proportioned so there is no need to style your outfit to draw attention away from certain areas!
Remember there are no defined rules for how you should style your wedding outfit. The most important thing is that you feel confident, comfortable and beautiful. To help put you even more at ease on your big day, why not hire an experienced photographer who specialises in capturing the magic of Indian weddings? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Rashpal Photography today.