How to choose the prefect wedding dress for your figure By designer Gautam Gupta
Every woman dreams of looking stunning on her special day. Each of us has different ideas
of what looks best. Designer Gautam Gupta shared tips for different body types, what works
& what doesn’t...
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.
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 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.
Straight or Banana body shape
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.
Reverse Pear shape
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. 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.
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.
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.