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PICS: The PERFECT wedding outfit for your body type!

Last updated on: November 29, 2012 15:49 IST

PICS: The PERFECT wedding outfit for your body type!

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Gautam Gupta

Fashion designer Gautam Gupta lists the best wedding dress options for various body shapes. Read on!

Every woman dreams of looking stunning on her special day.

Each of us has different ideas of what looks best.

Here are some tips for different body types -- what works and what doesn't.

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Pear shape

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The A-line lehenga is your design mantra as it will negate the bulk on the low waist and hip area and will give you a proportionate body look.

The top should have a deep neckline so that it accentuates the slenderness of the upper portion.

The fabric of the lehenga should be stiff like silk or brocade as it won't stick to the body and the colour should preferably be dark.


Image: Malaika Arora accentuates her pear shape with an A-line lehenga and deep necked choli
Photographs: Courtesy Clea Public Relations
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Apple shape

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It is best to wear corset blouses with deep backs along with A-line lehenga.

The distance between the corsets and the lehenga should be around an inch or so. The corset should end where the waist is the smallest.

The corset should be of stiffer fabric such as silk or brocade so that it doesn't take the shape of the body.


Image: If you're an apple, your corset should be of stiffer fabric such as silk or brocade
Photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com
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Straight or banana body shape

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This shape needs curves and volumes through the wedding dress so one should go for a ruched top or a heavy embellished long jacket over a lehenga.

It should have jewelled work on the cloth.

The lehenga can either be of an umbrella cut with lot of gathered cloth on the waist and flair on the hem or it can be a balloon style lehenga.

Embellishment on the waist like a waist band will look nice and will add volumes to the body.


Image: For the banana body type, a lehenga with flair is ideal
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Reverse pear shape

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The most important thing is to make sure that the choli should not be too heavily embroidered and a choli with natural shoulder line will give the body a leaner look.

Concealed necklines like narrower V and U are preferred.

A tightly wrapped choli will also look nice, but should have a comfortable fit on the bust.

Use non-stiff fabrics, vertical element of texturing and dark colours are a MUST.

The lehenga can have some gathers on the waist or an embellished waist band with some added flair on the hem.


Image: If you're top-heavy, a choli with natural shoulder line and 'V' or 'U' neck is preferable
Photographs: Sanjay Sawant/Rediff.com
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Tall shape

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One can explore many options with a tall form, wearing long jackets to added flair on the lehenga.

You have the liberty to go for ruched blouses, embellished blouses and deep necks.

Even the asymmetrical lehenga or lehenga with a tail will look nice on you.


Image: If you're tall, wearing a long jacket provides added flair
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Petite shape

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One should go for cholis which are shorter in length than normal and the lehenga should also have seemingly less flare.

The embroidery on the lehenga should have detailed pattern and not necessarily big patterns.

Get a kalidar lehenga which is narrow from waist onwards till the hem, this would give length to your body.


Image: If you're petite, short cholis are perfect -- and lehengas should also have seemingly less flare
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