Saree is Indian attire for women, but all women, be they Indian or not, love to wear sarees. Some women, however, stay away from sarees because of bodyweight issues. Another fashion favorite with women is short dresses, but heavier women avoid them because they don’t want to expose their thighs, knees and ankles.
Gaining weight should not be a reason to avoid sarees or knee-length dresses. Just like with any female attire, wearing short dresses and sarees is all about dressing your body type. Once you learn how to go ethnic in style and have mastered how to dress yourself, you can wear a saree without any concern about overweight. You can also start showing more skin with a few elegant knee-length dresses.
With the tricks below, you can look slimmer in sarees and short dresses:
- Select the right fabric
You have to choose the right fabric if you want to look great. Light fabrics are the right choice for a weightier woman. Go with crepe, chiffons and georgette because they cling closer to your body and give you a slimmer appearance.
Heavy fabrics such as cotton will create too much volume around your body, making you look heavier than you really are. You should, especially, avoid cotton if you have extra pounds on a short frame, as the cotton will give you a very rounded appearance.
If you must go with cotton, choose a blend of cotton and silk, as the silk dilutes the weight of cotton and makes it flow better.
- Choose smaller patterns
If the material is embroidered, choose one that has very light embroidery. If you are going with print, choose a fabric with small prints. Big prints call more attention to your curves while small prints actually seem to tone down your size.
- Only go with sleek borders
The border of a saree can serve to plump you up or slim you down. If you choose a saree that has big borders, it will work against you, especially if you are plump and short, because it will make you look shorter and plumper.
A slim border, on the other hand, will give the opposite effect, as it will make you appear taller and slimmer.
- Wear dark colors
A knee-length, little, dark-colored dress will give any woman a slim appearance. Dark colors work the same way with sarees. Colors such as dark purple, black and maroon will make a big difference.
If you have any print on dark colored sarees, they should be subtle so as not to diminish the effect created by the dark color.
- Fine draping
How you drape your saree around yourself is also important. If you drape your saree carelessly, your body fat will be bulging out in an unsightly manner. Fine draping shows elegance and also tells the world that you care about how you look. You can learn more about how to look elegant in a saree on the latest thelosangelesfashion.com guide on sarees.
- Wear a long-sleeved blouse
Lastly, you have to wear a blouse with long sleeves in order to distract attention from any flab in your arms. Make sure your blouse matches with the material of your saree so that your attire looks pulled together.
Now that you know how to look slim in sarees and knee-length dresses, you don’t have to avoid them anymore.