Start rolling the saree!
Do you feel like you are drowning in a sea of fabric every time you wear saree? Well, let’s face it, most Indian women do not have the advantage of height
Do you feel like you are drowning in a sea of fabric every time you wear saree? Well, let's face it, most Indian women do not have the advantage of height. And you can't be wearing those killer heels all day now! So, what do you do? Don't fret, ladies! We are here with some quick and easy saree draping tips to make you look tall.
Pleat your saree properly
It's important to drape your saree well. Half the battle is won if you drape your saree well. So, make sure that you get your pleats right. When it comes to styling your pallu, it really depends on your comfort level. Leave it loose or make really nice sleek pleats as it accentuates your frame better and makes you look taller.
Choose light fabrics
Avoid stiff fabrics like cotton or organza. Instead, pick fabrics that drape naturally around your body. Light and airy fabrics like georgette, crepe, satin or chiffon are your best friends when it comes to the six-yards.
Pick dark colours
Picking the right colours can make or break your look. And dark colours are the safest bet for women of all shapes and sizes as they help cover up the problem areas of your body while accentuating your assets.
Pick light and elongated prints
Who doesn't love prints? While big, eye-catching prints are hard to resist, you really need to stay away from them. Small and elongated prints that are scantily spread across your saree make you look taller and slimmer. So, the next time you pick a saree, keep this point in mind.
Stick to thin borders
Bright and gaudy borders might get you some attention, but it might not be in a flattering way. Broad borders make your frame look wider, thereby making you look shorter. Go for sarees with subtle borders so that they can flow along your frame and make your frame look sleek.
Longer sleeves are a better choice
Let's face it, half sleeved blouses have been done to death for decades now. So, pick blouses with quarter sleeves to lend an air of elegance to your look. Blouses with long sleeves also create an illusion of a taller frame.
Tie it below the navel
One of the basics of draping a saree, yet most of us get it completely wrong. Tie your saree just below the navel as this technique helps the saree cover the contours of woman's body and elongate her frame.