There's a whole lot to choose from in the world of Indian wear. From traditional woven sarees and cutaway lehengas to flowing anarkali skirts and trendy kurtas, it's easy to get lost in the midst of all the racks when you walk into a department store. You may love the finer details and adore the colours but the final selection of one before you purchase it is much more difficult than that. It often happens that a garment you spy on the racks may not always look the way it does on you. Majority of the time, that's because it doesn't suit your body type.
Finding fashionable clothes that work for your body type aren't a compulsion by any means but you'll definitely notice the difference in appearance when clothing is suited specifically for a particular type. We've seen numerous guides about making the right choice for western wear like skirts, dresses and blouses but ethnic wear is a different ball game altogether. The wedding season is coming up hot so whether you're family or a friend, we suggest keeping your body type in mind when shopping for what to wear. Don't be confused by the variety of colours, cuts and styles. Instead decipher what category your body type falls into; whether it's a pear, apple or carrot, and take a look at our list with suggestions to make the right choice when buying Indian wear.
Find out your body type and choose the right Indian wear pieces with these 8 picks.
If you have a heavy top with large hips and arms coupled with slender legs, you are likely an apple shaped body. An asymmetrical kurta or one with a cinched waist cuts the silhouette of the upper area.
The Nayo Asymmetrical Kurta is a blue cotton printed kurta with a boat neck and asymmetrical hemline.
The Indya Anarkali Kurta is a cream coloured anarkali-style kurta with an embroidered bust area.
A pear shaped body type is defined by narrow arms and shoulders, broad hips and slender legs. Showcase the svelte waist and torso with a lehenga or a high slit kurta to add definition to the area.
The Inddus Semi-Stitched Lehenga is a lime green art silk embellished outfit which includes a semi-stitched lehenga and unstitched blouse.
The Global Desi Kurta is a red and pink embellished kurta with high sits on either side.
This body is defined by its straight, rectangular frame overall. One can add definition with a ruffled saree which adds volume to the body or a flared kurta for more definition at the midriff.
The Tikhi Imli Saree is a gunmetal and gold toned ruffled saree with a black velvet blouse.
The Inddus Anarkali Kurta is a pastel pink and gold toned chanderi cotton kurta with short sleeves and an empire waist.
Said to be the ideal body type, the hourglass features a curved frame with a narrow waist. The best way to style it is to simply accentuate it with a saree or kurta.
The Sera Anarkali Kurta is a black cotton kurta with gold print, flared hem and V-neck.
The Mitera Kanjeevaram Saree is a purple silk blended kanjeevaram saree with a blouse piece.
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