With an abundance of styles and designs to choose from, lehengas will always be a popular option when it comes to ethnic wear for personal engagements and formal events. However, different styles of lehengas suit different body types, and it’s essential for you to find the right style that will give you a flattering silhouette.
Here’s how you can choose the best lehenga for you according to your body type.
Flared Lehenga For A Straight Figure
If your physique is more rectangular or straight, your bust and hips may probably be the same width, but you may not have a clearly defined waist. To emphasise your subtle curves, choose a lehenga skirt in a stiff fabric that nips at the waist and flares at the bottom. You can pair this with a plunging blouse that can add definition to your upper body.
Style tip: Pair a flared red lehenga with a plunging golden top for the perfect wedding look. If you have broad shoulders, pair this set with a dupatta in a flowy fabric so that you draw the attention away from the shoulders.
Flowy Lehenga For Pear-Shaped Figure
A pear-shaped body tends to have a slim torso with a heavier derriere. To create a balanced look, use horizontal details to make your lower body look proportional to the top half of your body. Choose a lehenga where the skirt is relatively simple and flowy, without too much flare. However, you can go all out with the top. Experiment with deep necks, caped sleeves or off-shoulder styles- they will all suit you!
Style tip: Choosing a navy blue lehenga with a simple skirt and an embellished top will draw attention to your neckline. Pin your dupatta to your shoulder so that it hangs like a cape for the perfect dramatic twist to this look.
Layered Lehenga For Apple-Shaped Figure
With an apple-shaped body, you have precisely the opposite concern of those with pear-shaped body – you have broader shoulders with a slim waist and legs. The best lehenga style for you would be a jacket-style lehenga or any other form with additional layering and a flowy skirt. For a top, choose something with a wide neckline, while avoiding deep necks and off-shoulder styles.
Style tip: Pair an orange and white jacket-style lehenga set with golden accessories and shoes to complement your outfit. Pleat and tuck your dupatta into your waist so that it draws attention away from your shoulders.
A-Line Lehenga For An Hourglass Figure
The best part of having an hourglass body-type is that you can pretty much carry off any style with ease, mainly because of your body’s even proportions. However, the most appropriate lehenga style for you is an A-line lehenga in fluid fabrics such as georgette or chiffon, paired with a short blouse so that you can show off your waist!
Style tip: For a daytime function, pair a lehenga in light green with gold accessories for a simple and elevated look.
Now that you know your body type and the styles that suit you, pick the right kind of lehenga that will make you look picture-perfect for any occasion. Shop from an extensive range of lehengas on Shoppers Stop online and in-store!