Dress apt- is a mantra that every style-indulgent lady ought to follow with diligence. Whether it is the global icon Beyonce or the Indian diva Sonam Kapoor, trendsetters from varied backgrounds have one thing in common- they know how to camouflage their socially categorized figure imperfections to put up a look that’s exceptionally aesthetic and appealing.
The two divas also share a common figure type- they have a pear-shaped figure. Malaika Arora, Sonakshi Sinha, Katrina Kaif, and Ileana De Cruz are a few of the many Indian celebrities in the tribe.
What is a Pear-Shaped Body?
A figure where the lower half is wider than the torso and/or waistline falls into the pear-shaped category. In other words, the frame has narrower shoulders and a wider hip area. As a commonly spotted frame, especially among the female gender the pear-shaped figure has been a struggle for women aspiring to the hour-glass proportion.
We’re All Beautiful
The idea of celebrating one’s figure and flaunting one’s true self has always clicked with me. Thankfully, a rising number of ladies is escalating their self-esteem with the awareness of Body Positivity.
While taking pride in one’s natural appearance, on the fashion front, we’ve got to face the fact that choosing outfits with complementing details can immensely enhance one’s frame. And that’s how our favorite celebrities ace the game.
Lehenga Designs For Pear Shaped Figures
The Indian traditional lehenga is by itself a silhouette of elevated grace and unparalleled allure. The flared silhouette is by default created to suit curvy Indian frames. Modern adaptations of the timeless ensemble though have been a lot about sleek outlines and edgy details.
The many versions of the lehenga choli available today thus make it essential to choose the one best suited for your frame. Here are some cues and outfit ideas to get you started-
Palettes to Embrace
With a figure having curves on the lower half as a default highlight, the last thing you’d want would be to accentuate the curves. And that makes neon lehengas and skirts with loud hues a thing to avoid. Dark colors like black, wine, brown, grey, navy blue, emerald green, rust, and maroon create a blissful palette to subdue the ‘problem area’ and create a better-balanced look. The best part is that these lehenga colors go perfectly well with cultural wedding themes and auspicious festivities.
The Blouse Statement
An easy way to camouflage the curve is by drawing attention to a well-styled upper half of your outfit. Designer cholis with dramatic sleeves and glitzy necklines can be your best bet! You can also choose a printed lehenga choli with uniform details and accentuate the outfit with extra paneling or chunky embellishments on the blouse.
The trend of jacket lehenga cholis is a boon for pear-shaped ladies! You can add a long shrug or jacket to a lehenga and crop top coordinate to instantly accentuate your figure and- your sense of style! Sheer, flowy jackets have been fast-replacing the dupatta in the contemporary wear segment- turning up as a chic dressing option for pre-wedding functions like the Mehendi and pool-side Haldi/Pithi ceremonies.
Fabrics to Live by
Are you dreaming about wearing a floral fantasy organza lehenga? We’d suggest you re-envision your wardrobe goals with softer, fluid, and flattering fabrics. Chiffon and georgette lehenga cholis with lighter lining fabric are an excellent trade-off for lehengas with crisp-feel materials that tend to balloon upon wearing.
A plain or monotone lehenga can work as an exceptional slimming factor. You can pick one in soft, fluid fabrics like chiffon and georgette to further tone your frame. Add a designer dupatta and statement jewelry to elevate your look!