Saree, the six yard wonder, stands for elegance and grace. Celebrities around the world have been smitten by this traditional Indian dress. However, if chosen wrong, it can be a disaster. The wrong drape on you can make you look like a box with embellishments walking around. And the drape depends on the kind of fabric that you go for.
Different fabrics suits different body types. Here is a lo-down on how to go about choosing the right saree for the occasion:
Apple shaped body- Apple shaped bodies are characterized by a wider bust than the lower part of the body. Thus, when you dress, you want to draw attention away from your upper body to give you a more symmetrical look. The best fabric in sarees that works for apple shaped bodies is silk. It drapes well and accentuates the lower half of your body. Sarees with embellishments and sequences around the mid-section also work for this body type. Stay up from chunky necklaces too.
Pear shaped body- This is quite the opposite of an apple shaped figure. Pear shape is characterized by wider hips and narrower shoulders. For women with a pear shaped body, lighter fabrics such as chiffon and crepe are ideal. They give you a symmetrical look.
For those with a fuller physique- For women who are slightly on the heavier side, it is best to avoid fabrics which stick out such as brocade, tissue or stiff cotton. Rather, sarees in chiffon, georgette or handloom cotton, which drape the body, are a better fit. Women who are short in height should avoid sarees with wide borders. In fact, it is best if they go for sarees with minimal borders. Wide borders give you a wider look and hence, make you appear shorter.
Slim women- Those with a slim physique are at a definite advantage, since most fabrics and saree types look good on them. It depends on the kind of look you want to go for. For accentuating your figure, go for chiffon or georgette. For a more fuller look, tissue and brocade work well. Women with a slim physique are the best fit to carry off heavy Kanjivaram sarees or traditional Benarsi sarees with rich embroidery and patterns. If you are tall as well as slim, large prints and geometric patterns would look great on you, since they add width to your frame.