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Style Your Bridal Lehenga Right & Flatter Your Body Type

Confused about how to don your bridal lehenga right? Here are 5 ways to wear your lehenga and flaunt it right on your D-day.

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For any woman, purchasing her bridal lehenga is one of the most important decisions she makes for her big day. Every bride wants her lehenga to be absolutely beautiful and perfect, but what might look good on the paper may not look that great on you and lehenga wearing style matters!

Saw it in a magazine or on an Instagram post while surfing and you are confused about "Will it fit me the same?" The answer is a "maybe" because not all brides can be the same.

Even lehenga wearing style differs for different body types. Something that looked good on your friend at a wedding might not look that good on you. If the idea is to find the perfect match according to your body type, then here is your guide to right finds!

So, read on to see the various bridal lehenga styles that will accentuate your figure in all the right places. 

How to identify your body type?

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The ratio of your shoulders to your waist and hips define your body type. You could have a rectangular-shaped, apple-shaped, pear-shaped or hourglass-shaped body type. The following are the quintessential body has that we know of today and are the most common ones that have been identified by many. Read on to find which one is yours. 

1. Rectangular - If your waist, hips and shoulders are of almost the same width

2. Apple-shaped - If the width of the shoulders is more than your hips

3. Pear-shaped - If the width of your hips is more than your shoulders 

4. Hourglass - If your shoulders and hips are equally broad but the waist is small

We have explored this at length in how to wear a bridal lehenga to look slim.

Lehenga wearing style for the rectangular body type

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Since you have a rectangular body type, you need to create curves with your bridal lehenga. Who wouldn't want some accentuating curves right? We've got you!

How do you do that? Opt for a flared Lehenga by adding a lot of net and can-can that add to the volume of your skirt. Balance the flare of the lehenga with a dupatta that is stiff and can define your whole look.

Make sure that your blouse is well fitted and you can keep it as short as you want according to your comfort levels with the skin. Along with that, you can also opt for a deep scoop neck on the back of your blouse with a tassel tie.

You can also drape it in a way to show off as much of your waist as you're comfortable with. What's more, you could either show off your arms by choosing a sleeveless blouse or make it longer.

Lehenga wearing styles for an apple-shaped body type

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If you have an apple-shaped body type that means your shoulders and bust overpower your waist and hips.

So, the right lehenga style for you would be a skirt that accentuated your lower body, to balance your shoulders and bust. Choose to don a lehenga that’s flowy so don’t pick fabrics that snug to your body.

For the blouse design, you can try the latest trend of cape blouse which will give an elegant appearance. You could also drape your dupatta to drape it over your shoulders.

This will help the focus of the beholders to be evenly spread on your all-over attire. This ruffled Lehenga is an ideal choice for you to consider. It features a stunning silhouette which has a little out-of-the-box design. 

Lehenga wearing style for the pear-shaped body type

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A pear-shaped body would mean a heavier set of hips, thighs and legs than your upper half. So, how do you choose the right lehenga style for yourself?

Try opting for a high-waist lehenga and this will help you perfectly. Flaunt the gifted curves on you with a Lehenga or a skirt that has lesser layers and stays snug, hugging your waist and showing off that beautiful curve on you.

This lehenga wearing style will give you a beautiful look while you can balance the blouse and the dupatta for an even ensemble. Go for a dupatta draping style that covers the lehenga from the front.

There are endless options to choose a long skirt from. You can traverse from minimalistic designs to a heavily embroidered skirt which gives the impression of a heavily embroidered lehenga skirt. 

Lehenga wearing styles for the hourglass body type

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Any woman who has an hourglass body type will agree that it is a blessing and curse, both. But in the case of bridal lehengas, it is definitely a boon. You can go for any Dupatta draping and Lehenga wearing style and it will accentuate your beauty.

The markets are flooded with bridal lehenga designs. From minimalistic to a simple version or a heavily embroidered one, you can pick any one of these types. 

Cropped blouse designs are the new hot trend that has taken the millennial brides by the wave of gorgeous improvisations while looking drop-dead beautiful and being in vogue.

These blouses will help you embrace your features and flaunt it on one of the biggest celebrations of your life.

Keep in mind some of the pro bridal shopping tips before heading to look for one, though. Also, consider which colours flatter your skin tone and which don’t. The best shopping companions will help you through the experience and make it feel like a breeze.

Make sure you go shopping with a few extra sets of eyes. Perhaps, your family or friends you always lived your shopaholic moments with. Take their help in the understanding of what looks good and what looks great!

Complement your bridal lehenga with gorgeous makeup. Check out some of the best makeup artists in your region.