Got an Indo-western outfit but it doesn’t look as flattering as it looks on the mannequin? We know why! Mannequins are not real bodies and what fits a dummy does not go with every body types. So the trick is to buy clothes according to your body type especially when they are indo-western because they are made of unusual cuts, structures, styles and silhouettes. And how to choose Indo-Western according to your body type? Read on, we tell you how! Happy Indo-western shopping next time! 😀
#1 Apple Shaped
You are: Little big on bottom or tummy, but have slender limbs with slim arms and legs.
You should: Draw focus on arms and legs, take away attention from waist/bottom.
What to wear: Outfits that are loose on waist, with gathers or pleats. A-line kurta, deep neckline work best. Always remember not to get baggy pants and never over-accessories neckline or wear closed necks. Also dupatta on sides looks better than dupatta on the neck.
#2 Pear Shaped
You are: Narrow on top and shoulders with big bottoms, somehow triangular.
You should: Draw focus on slimmer upper body and take attention away from heavy bottom.
What to wear: Anarkalis top or top with flares paired up with salwars and patialas. Avoid clingy outfits and tight bottoms. Embellished and over-accessorized top look good.
#3 Hourglass shaped
You are: Curvaceous, with proportionate shoulders and hips, smaller waist and slender legs.
You should: Draw attention on your assets.
What to wear: Things that bring attention to your assets, anarkali, peplum top with fitted pants, flared tops with fit bottom are best picks. Sarees with a twist also look great! Show off your waist with bare waist dresses. Just avoid ill-fitting clothes that will make you look big.
#4 Rectangular shaped
You are: a simple straight body without curves.
You should: Draw attention on everything since there are no curves.
What to wear: Almost every indo-western will suit your body type. But for starters you can go with unusual cuts and silhouettes. Incorporate many cuts in one outfit like deep/wide necks with flares/peplum etc. Just don’t wear anything body hugging or too tight.
#5 Inverted triangle shaped
You are: heavy on top, small on bottom with straight and squared shoulder line and flat hips.
You should: Create volume on your lower half and keep upper half fuss free and clean.
What to wear: Straight cut tops, wrap tops, split tops with flared or fuller pants and skirts. Peplum top with Patiala pants. Straight cut top with flowy skirt.
Like what you see? All these lovely Indo-western outfits are from Pranjal Kadkade latest collection. Take more indo-western inspiration from her beautiful collection inspired from South India and Kashmir, filled with intrinsic zardosi work and Kashmiri embroidery, and everything handpainted, here – Pranjal Creations.
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Image courtesy: Pranjal Kadkade and www.squareonefitness.com