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13 Tips to Look Slimmer & Taller in Your Wedding Lehenga

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Updated on 30 June, 2020

There have been studies which prove that the people who are curvy and fuller are likely to be happier and content than the ones who are thin. However, what to do when the style game is obsessed with being just hour-glass! If you do not relate to all the models and wish to don that kind of look, we’re here help you find just perfect wedding outfit for you.

At present, we are here to ask the question that bothers all the pretty girls who are currently having a rough time dodging those yum doughnuts and picking healthy food as a substitute. Jogging 2 km every day just to take a pit-stop at McDonald’s on the way back home, you are doing everything but alas!

Run all those kilometres, do yoga, do Zumba, but not just under the pressure of looking perfect on your wedding day, but to stay healthy, because we have some excellent ideas to help you rock your wedding woes. Do as we say, take our tips on lehenga designs for fit brides, and you would want to thank us so badly. 

If you are the kind of girl who does not like to go on a diet, she appreciates the skin she is in and needs easy yet useful cracks to nail the ideal bridal outfit, here, read on.

How to look slimmer and taller in your lehenga? 

If potbelly is the problem, then opt for a high waist lehenga with a slim belt, and if you’re dressing in a saree then go for a blouse that would end just one centimetre above the underwear. With the thin belt and a high waist lehenga knotted above your navel, you will be concealing your tummy. Plus, you can then try out a crop top as the area around your rib cage is the slimmest part for anyone. If you are wearing a regular lehenga, then the blouse should end just a centimetre above the lehenga.

Do you have bulk issues around your arms? Get semi-sheer sleeves in georgette and net and have them close-fitting till the elbow. They look stylish, and the tight fit guarantees your arms look slimmer. However, selection of a bulky fabric in full sleeves can only increase even more weight. Snug fitted, three-quarter length, semi-sheer sleeves do the trick.

1. Fabric Matters

No matter how much you are in love with raw silk, it adds more bulk to your body. Go for a fabric that is sheer like georgette or even the new variations of velvet that drapes and gets into folds. Materials that stand rigid like raw silk can add to the full shape so always pick materials that give you an A-line figure.

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2. Pick Smaller Patterns 


If you are planning to get a printed lehenga, pick the one with smaller prints. Also if you are getting embroidered motifs on your lehenga then even choose smaller topics spread evenly as compared to more significant motifs placed meagerly.

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3. For Kanjivarams

The trick is to ensure your pleats don’t create mass in just one place. By spreading those out only a millimetre away from each other, and making sure that they stay pressed down, you can reduce on that clustered up look heavy silk sarees give. The other way to cut down on the fabric’s bulkiness is to ensure the pleats on your shoulder are pressed down neatly, and your saree drape cuts across your creases right at the perfect angle.

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4. Go Monotone

If you try out three different colours for your dupatta, blouse and lehenga then surely it is going to make the whole look bulkier, and it abstains the attire from complimenting the figure. Instead, if you go for monotones, i.e. one single colour from top to bottom, then it will give a sleek and slimmer look. Also, if you opt for dark monotones, then it will make you figure you look curvy and sexy.


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5. Drape Your Dupatta Saree Style

How you drape your dupatta also matters a lot while providing a slimmer look. If you hang it in a saree style, then it will prove a decent cut and shape to your figure. Also, it will cover up all the significant areas like belly and lower back. Make sure you do not take a one-sided or completely open shoulder to shoulder dupatta as it will add a lot of bulk to the look

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6. Go For Solid Colours

The farther away you stay from multi-colours, the better. Keep a neutral tone or just select a solid colour outfit which restructures the look and doesn’t highlight your chubby areas.

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7. Sleeve Down

Go sheer mid-length instead of going short or puffy with your sleeves as this just highlight the extra bulkiness you have around your sleeves. Also, avoid heavily embroidered or designer sleeves. It’s better to keep it simple and let the fabric add to the classiness of the look.

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8. Say No to High Neckline

Full collars or high neck design highlights the breast area. If you have fats on the upper body, then it’s better to go for lower necklines. Just make sure that it doesn’t look vulgar and choose just the right steep. 

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9. Never go bold with Design

Choose small motifs, thin belts and simple designs rather than big, bold motifs and gap works, as it highlights more spaces and attracts attention to the bulkier areas.

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10. Go Vertical and Fuller With Your Bridal Lehenga Ghera

Vertical designs provide you with a sleek look, as well as they make you look taller. If you have a weighty bottom, fish-cut bridal lehengas are just NOT the best choice. Better select a high-waist A-line or full flare bridal lehenga that has a fuller ghera. Avoid a body fitter or slim lehenga; this will just make movement too tight for you and highlight the big butts. Always wear clothes that fit your size, not even one size smaller or larger, just the perfect fit to look and feel gorgeous.

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11. Go for slim Borders

Don’t even dare to go for those big bold and double aligned borders. Instead, keep your dupatta and lehenga borders petty and stylish. Or opt for smaller motifs (which we mentioned earlier) and let them flow from top to bottom of your lehenga design. 

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12. Length Matters

Avoid the lehenga trail. Yes, we know it’s on-trend, but this will only add a lot more weight to your attire and make you look bulkier.

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13. Fits and Drapes

Avoid bridal lehenga cholis that fall loose on your waist this will only highlight your more full hips. Instead, go for a corset blouse, which is not too tight and fits well. How you drape your dupatta can also pretty much hide your flaws. A tight saree style dupatta draping works well to cover those little skin show and creates a neat look.


14. Keep Your Standard and Heels High

Whoever told you to go on those crash diets right before your wedding, can now shut up!

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Once you have your sleek, lean and gorgeous bridal lehenga sorted; team it up with pretty high heels and stay confident.

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