The Indian saree is a great option for all women who wish to bring out the best in them. A traditional attire; it has not lost its contemporariness with great variations in color, fabric, prints, price and of course its make. In fact it has found place in the wardrobe of every fashion conscious woman.
Here are a few great tips to keep in mind while choosing the perfect saree for you:
For Heavier women: If you are one of those women who wish to look slim and are conscious about your heavy weight then we recommend you to go for sarees made from fabrics like Chiffon, Crepe, and Georgette. And yes, always wear straight cut, non-flare petticoats underneath the saree.
For Thin women: For a fuller look, we recommend you to wear Organza Tissue and Cotton sarees. Even south silk sarees look great on you.
For a shorter look: If you hate being commented on your tall height, then you should opt for sarees with large prints and broad borders. This would definitely make you look shorter.
For a taller look: Shorter women should buy saris with small borders or no borders. Always avoid sarees with big borders and big floral prints.
For the dark complexioned: Though it sounds ironical, dark complexioned women should buy dark colours like maroon, green, dark pink etc.
For office wear: If you are planning to wear saree to office then choose cotton sarees in subtle colors and prints. Avoid gaudy prints and colors. These should be worn with the pallu folded in pleats and pinned on the shoulder for that tidy and formal look.
For functions/parties: On occasions like these, just pinup the tip of the saree and let the rest fall on your hand. This gives a very graceful look. If possible, make two blouses for every saree – one traditional and the other casual. Match the blouse according to the occasion.
For weddings: Go for colors like red, green, white and maroon for weddings. Wedding sarees are mostly of pure silk or Kanchipuram silk heavily laden with designs. Designer sarees with gold zari work, sequins, and thread work are of late gaining much popularity as wedding sarees.
Great saree accessories: After you have chosen you type of saree, complement it with accessories like nose rings (optional), high heeled sandals, and matching jewelry. Dangling earrings look great with sarees. And yes do wear your shoes before your drape your saree to get a proper idea of its length.
Just experiment! It is the key to look good in sarees. And yes, do log on to an online store to procure your type of saree. They save much energy, time and money.