Saree is one of the most beautiful and sensuous attires worn by Indian women. The saree has ethnic significance too and women look gorgeous draped in an exclusive item. However, sometimes we are bothered about our extra pounds while wearing a saree and think twice before taking it out of the wardrobe and wear on special occasions. Saree is such an attire in which some parts of the woman’s body is exposed and hence being in perfect shape is preferred. However, even if you are not in perfect shape, you can still choose to drape it in style by using certain tricks to make you look slimmer and gorgeous.
The first thing you must remember while choosing a saree is to go for a fabric which is lighter to make you appear slim. Light fabric which tends to stick to your body must be selected instead of heavier fabric which makes you appear bloated. Fabrics like Georgette, chiffon and crepe are ideal for plump women instead of cotton which makes one appear round and plump. Crepes and chiffons actually hug your body and enable you to look slender. Pure silk is also another fabric which makes you appear slimmer. However, if you really cannot ignore cotton, then choosing the cotton silk sarees is a wise decision. In terms of prints, always go for lighter prints because bold prints make one appear huge.
Smaller prints, vertical lines and sleek embroidered borders always create an illusion of height. Such prints make you appear taller, slimmer and more attractive. The same effect is created by narrow borders. Shorter and plump women need to wear narrow borders to provide more exposure and fall making them look taller and slimmer. Wearing dark colors also does the trick at times. Black is a color which actually covers the flawed areas and makes one appearing slimmer. Same goes for sarees as well. Wear black, brown, mauve etc. to look gorgeous as well as slim.
Wearing the saree properly is an art and very few women can actually master the art. It is extremely important to drape it tight, neat and close to your body so that it does not appear shabby. A saree is worn in layers and be careful about draping each layer carefully without messing it up to look slimmer. Make pleats on the shoulder and of course from waist down neatly to look organized, slim and sensuous too. Long sleeved or full sleeved blouses always cover flaws of your arms. Pair it up with a gorgeous saree and look slim and beautiful. If there is some kind of embroidery on the sleeves, it is even better.
Tucking the saree in the waist region is of immense importance if you are trying to look slim. Tuck in the saree neatly and make larger pleats from waist down to look taller. Shorter and multiple pleats might make your abdomen appear more voluminous and broad. Some women leave the pallu without pleats to cover the bulging belly. This is a nice trick but you must remember not to wear a low waist saree. Covering up the bulge is idea. Hence, wearing high waist saree along with proper pleats in the waist down region and leaving the pallu without pleats can help create the illusion of being taller than you are.
Another way to appear slimmer by wearing a saree is to go for 2 rounds whenever possible. Generally it is a single round through the waist, but if your saree is longer, you can go for 2 rounds after tucking it in the waist to look slimmer near the waist and knee region. It makes you appear taller too.