November 17, 2012

Draping a sari for the new plump look

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Whether you admit it or not, it is the deep desire of every woman to look beautiful. Beauty is not related to physical features but depends a lot on the physique of the person. A woman with a beautiful face and a trim figure leaves behind a lingering impression even after she leaves the room. And the woman’s figure is best represented by the clothes she wears.

beautiful woman in a saree


Here are some useful tips to look good for woman who prefer to wear saris but are are plump.
Sure if one is obese, one must exercise and diet. However this is easier said than done. Moreover losing weight can be a long drawn process and till the results start showing, if one wants to look smart, it is only the clothes that can be of some help.

Most of Indian women tend to have a bulge at the waist as soon as one child is born. For many young women, the belly alone is flabby even though the rest of their body is slim.

flabby belly in saree

Well, such women should tie the sari in such a way that pleats are folded a little to the left of the person. This helps a great deal in concealing an ugly paunch. This style of tying the sari might look slightly different from the usual and attract attention, but this definitely conceals the extra fat successfully.

The Pallu should be worn as a single layer and neatly pinned. This leaves a lot of garment on the fore-arm and elbow and perfectly covers abdominal plumpness.

Clothes, chosen in a careful way, can hide obvious disadvantages. The Pallu worn as a single layer perfectly covers abdominal plumpness.


A most important aspect that governs clothes is the undergarment. Care should be taken with petticoat, which most of us fail to do. The ready-made petticoat, purchased from a shop, should be re-stitched to suit one’s body. This job requires hardly 10-15 minutes but helps a lot in giving a neat look to the figure.

sari petticoat

Starting from the top of the petticoat, darts of length 10-15 centimeters should be stitched throughout the waist portion, vertically. This makes the petticoat tight around the waist alone but loose at he legs. It makes one feel as if a 10-cm wide belt is worn around the waist. This presses the extra bulge inwards, and gives a flat look. Continued use helps in reducing the flab in this area to a considerable extent.

The selection of suitable material is equally important. There is a prevalent idea that wearing thin or transparent synthetics makes one look thin. This is a misconception because synthetic fabric does not flow along the body line and makes many women look odd. Cotton saris with less starch should be preferred and handlooms are ideal.

Handloom Sari


Handloom saris do not require starch and they impart a dignity to the wearer. One will not find any difficulty in equipping a wardrobe with these. Apart from handlooms, soft silks may be preferred.

Handloom Pure Silk Saree
 
Here are some don’t too.

Tying a sari so that the border aligns around the waist makes one’s waist look broader. Folding in too many pleats also makes the waist look broad.

Plain saris and saris with small prints should be chosen.

Catching the loose end of he pallu and bringing it around the hips to the front should be avoided. Letting  the pallu hand freely makes one look trim.

To conclude, you should not lose heart if you are plump. It is your behavior that matters more and a friendly good-natured attitude that will make you lovable. Even if you prefer wearing a traditional attire like sari, learn to drape it in a way that camouflages your plumpness and highlights your positives.

(Guest Post by A.R)
Image credits:indiavilas.com, libasdesigns.com, chennai.olx.in, tradeindia.com


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