Although it is a popular belief that no woman, whatever her body shape or age, can go wrong with the traditional drape, we think otherwise. The same holds true for the saree blouse, because a well-tailored blouse can make or break the beauty of your saree drape.
When people say you have an ‘hourglass figure’, you know you’re voluptuous. Voluptuous or curvaceous women are the opposite of athletic looking. Georgette, chiffon and net sarees all work wonderfully when tightly wrapped around a voluptuous woman’s curves! Light embroidery will look better than heavy sarees and so will stringy blouses. Also halter-neck blouses look great on most full-figured women, and so do backless blouse designs for some added glamour.
Tall and Slim Women
Tall and slim women are often athletic looking and they can carry off heavy sarees with a lot of embroidery. If you’re tall and slim opt for big, bold, bright prints or sarees with heavy borders, in order not to lengthen your shape any further. Chinese collar blouses and high neck designs suit tall women with long necks. So do embroidery and bling; heavily embellished blouses require the bare minimum of jewelry, with a simple pair of earrings being enough.
Short and Slim women
If you are petite, go for sarees with thin borders and avoid bold prints. Small prints work best on petite women with short necks as do rectangular and oval neck blouses. Backless blouses with 3/4th sleeves look stylish and classy and can give lots of confidence to the petite woman.
Silk sarees are a great choice for most women who are overweight. Avoid cotton and stiff fabrics that make you look gigantic. Dark colors on light fabrics like handloom saris will look great. The blouses should long or full sleeved cover the waistline to minimize the exposure of flab.
If both your chest and stomach are heavy, you will be apple-shaped. Opt for sarees with beautiful
embroidery and complement them with long blouses that cover your waist. Add bright colours to your blouses to get a striking look and stay away from spaghetti strap styles please!
If you have a heavier lower part compared to your upper body, then you’ll be pear-shaped. Opt for chiffon and georgette sarees to balance the two portions out. Fashionable women who like to blend tradition with the latest trends should wear halter-neck or spaghetti strap style blouses, which suit pear-shaped women.
Cotton, raw silk sarees, as well as cotton-silk blends and organza fabrics work well for slim women who seek fuller figures. Sarees in pastel hues, having heavy embroidery or zari work suit slim women, who can complement them with almost any style of blouse, especially sleeveless, spaghetti straps, halter necks and even tube blouses!