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Article: How to choose a lehenga to make you look slimmer

How to choose a lehenga to make you look slimmer
Curvy brides

How to choose a lehenga to make you look slimmer


Your wedding day is one of the biggest days in your life. Naturally, you want to look and feel your absolute best, especially when all the spotlight is on you - sorry shy girls! (I am one too and I know how it feels).


If you've chosen to wear a lehenga on your big day and are looking for tips on how to appear slimmer, you're in the right place. Before we go on, I want to address the fact that looking slim is not the goal here for all women. The aim is always for you to feel beautiful and confident within yourself, but the question I get asked the most is how to appear slimmer. So by popular demand, here are some expert tips to help you achieve this!


1. Choose the Right Fabric:

Selecting the appropriate fabric for your bridal (or party-wear) lehenga is crucial. Lightweight materials such as georgette, chiffon, and crepe not only offer a flattering drape but also ensure comfort throughout the day. These fabrics gracefully skim over your curves without adding unnecessary volume, allowing you to move with ease.


2. Embrace the Power of Shapewear:

Investing in high-quality shapewear can work wonders in achieving a slimmer appearance. Bridal shapewear is designed to smooth out any lumps or bumps and provide gentle support. Opt for a well-fitted corset or waist cincher if you're not showing any midriff, or go for a bodysuit to create a streamlined silhouette. Make sure to choose one that matches your skin tone just in case anything shows, and definitely wear this (or the closest version of it) when trying on lehengas too.


3. Mindful Lehenga Design:

The design of your bridal lehenga plays a significant role in how slim you appear. Here are a few design elements to keep in mind:


   - Vertical Embroidery and Patterns: Opt for lehengas with vertical embellishments, embroidery, or patterns. These draw the eye upward, creating the illusion of height and a more slender frame.


   - Monochromatic or Tonal Outfits: Choosing a lehenga in a single colour or varying shades of the same colour creates a long, uninterrupted line that can make you look taller and slimmer.


   - Avoid Heavy Layers: While elaborate layers and heavy fabrics can be stunning, they can also add bulk. Consider a lighter, layered style that maintains a sense of airiness without sacrificing grandeur. This option we created for Tulsi had an anarkali in a light fabric over a heavier raw silk skirt.

Double layer lightweight lehenga


4. The Magic of Draping:

The way you drape your dupatta (scarf) can significantly impact your appearance. A well-styled dupatta can accentuate your waistline and create an illusion of height. Try the following draping styles:

 Double dupatta draping

   - Pleated Pallu: Gather the dupatta into neat pleats and place it over your shoulder, then around the back of your waist and tucked in or pinned to your skirt on the opposite side. This style not only adds sophistication but also emphasizes your curves.


   - Slim U-Shape Drape: Instead of draping the dupatta in a traditional V-shape, opt for a U-shape at the front. This style minimizes the bust area and draws attention to the narrowest part of your waist.


   - Saree Pallu Style: Drape the dupatta like a saree pallu, letting it fall gracefully across your arm and back. This style gives you an elegant look while also showcasing your dupatta's details.


5. Accessorize Wisely:

While accessorizing, keep it balanced. Heavy jewellery can overpower your look and make you appear 'heavier'. Opt for statement pieces that complement your lehenga without overwhelming it. Jewellery can also be used to elongate your upper body for example long 'haar' style necklaces draw your eye downwards rather than across. Additionally, consider high heels to add height and create a longer, leaner silhouette.



6. Maintain Good Posture:

Lastly, remember to stand tall with confidence. Good posture not only makes you appear taller but also enhances your overall presence. Practice walking and sitting gracefully in your lehenga before the big day to ensure comfort and poise.


Your wedding day is a once-in-a-lifetime event, and you deserve to feel absolutely beautiful and confident in your bridal lehenga. By following these tips, you'll exude elegance and appear slimmer, giving you one less thing to worry about on the day.


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