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Choose Saree According To Your Body Type

The shape of your body plays an important role in deciding the style of the saree to elevate your looks. Read on!
Published -15 Mar 2022, 16:00 ISTUpdated -25 Apr 2022, 16:35 IST
  • Krati Purwar
  • Editorial
  • Published -15 Mar 2022, 16:00 ISTUpdated -25 Apr 2022, 16:35 IST
Parineeti Chopra/Instagram, Vidya Balan/Instagramvidya balan & parineeti chopra

Saree is a six-yard of gorgeousness that elevate the shape of our bodies. The style of draping and fabric play a crucial role in styling it. Therefore, every woman must be aware of her body type and the variety of fabric that would suit it. 

Let’s see what looks best on which types of body.

Tall And Slim Body

tall and slim

Image Courtesy: Sonam K Ahuja/Instagram

If you are tall and slim like Anushka Sharma and Sonam Kapoor, you can wear a variety of fabrics in a saree, including georgette, raw silk, tussar and chiffon. The big and bold prints are most recommended for women with such bodies because they help to accentuate the curves. 

You can also try lacework, broad borders and sarees with embellished work. The sheet fabric of the net also works well for such bodies. You can also try out cotton sarees. The long height makes the slight puff in the cotton work. 

Pear-Shaped Body

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Women who have a heavy bottom and boast curves have pear-shaped bodies. They must choose breathable and effortless fabrics like georgette that can fall seamlessly on the shape. They will help create a balance between the upper and lower body parts.

You can also try silk sarees, especially Banarasi silk and don on a falling pallu. Heavy embroidery, delicate prints and cascading borders must be your choice. You can take inspiration from Sonam K Ahuja and Parineeti Chopra. 

Short And Slim Body

shraddha kapoor

Image Courtesy: Shraddha Kapoor/Instagram

Women who have short height but slim figures can opt for any fabric from georgette to chiffon. Thin borders can make you look taller than you already are. However, with the short height, one must choose silk sarees by giving a lot of thought. They have heavy borders which do not complement such body type.

Accessories are another vertical of styling a saree. For example, the length of the heel, clutch or statement neckpiece can elevate the overall appearance. A pro tip for such women is to don a heavy blouse and light sarees. Shraddha Kapoor and Alia Bhatt will give you major style goals in this category.

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Voluptuous Body

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If you have an apple-shaped or voluptuous body, you need a fabric that can amplify the appearance of your curves. Hence, whether going for a party or an event, grace your body with a georgette or chiffon sarees. You can follow Vidya Balan or Sonakshi Sinha for style inspirations.

Beadwork and brocade patterns suit such bodies. You can choose dark colours with full sleeves or quarter-sleeved blouses for an attractive look. You would need to cover your stomach, and therefore, you can go for longer blouses. Such women should avoid net sarees and drape the fabric in a simple way. 

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Moderate Height And Slim Body

priyanka chopra jonas

Image Courtesy: Priyanka Chopra Jonas/Instagram

Women with such a body type need to look fuller. Therefore, they can choose organza, cotton or silk sarees. Heavy embroidery and light colours suit them the most. You can also choose bead or brocade work. For blouses, you can pick sleeveless, tube, backless and halter neck designs. You can also opt for bold and big prints that elevate your appearance. You can take insiprations from Priyanka Chopra Jonas.

Did you like our recommendations? Share your thoughts in the comment section, and stay tuned with HerZindagi for more styling and fashion tips. 


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