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Lehenga Chronicles | Your guide to choosing the perfect bridal lehenga

Any Indian bride would like to look all sassy in her bridal lehenga for her big day.
But choosing the outfit based on the body shape is very important. We decode the lehenga styles for each body type. What is your body shape and which style lehenga will suit you the best?

The Apple Shape

It is also known as the top heavy shape, so trying to move the attention from the top is the key point. Go for a lehenga with lots of pleats and heavy embroidery along with a thin waistline while choosing a top with a plunging neckline.Prefer darker shades for the top with mild embellishment works and contrasting colours for the skirt. Choose fabrics that are smooth and flowy like chiffon, georgette, net, etc.

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The Pear Shape

Known as the bottom heavy shape, the key idea is to draw attention to the torso since more mass is found in the lower parts. Go for a lehenga with straight cut or A-line cuts while for the top you can experiment with necklines that make your
shoulders look wider. You can also experiment with your sleeves to draw attention to your arms. Try to layer your torso with a dupatta or a shrug. Play around with contrasting colours while making the top heavy with embroidery.

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The Hourglass shape 

This shape has a toned waist area. This is the ideal shape for all women and the key point is to draw attention to the waist having the same hip and bust sizes. When choosing lehengas, it is best to go for the ones that emphasize more on your waist like fish cut lehengas and select blouses with necklines trying to slim down your bust so that the attention is more to your curves. Prefer solid colours with equal amounts of embroidery on the top and the lehenga . But let the embroidery be vertical than horizontal. Go for fabrics that drape beautifully over your curves.

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Now you can choose your perfect lehenga to flaunt on the big day. If you are confused on what to wear, get in touch with our EthnoStylists who can help you get a complete style make over for the D-Day.