The Right Lehenga Silhouette For You

By the time you’re ready to start wedding dress shopping, you’ve probably put together a pretty nice-sized wish list about your dream lehenga. Undoubtedly fun, the whole process can quickly turn rather frustrating if after trying numerous designs you still can’t find ‘The One’. One easy way to limit your options is to choose a silhouette that will highlight your best-loved assets and conceal your less-favorable traits. Here’s our guide to help you understand what shape lehenga will best suit your shape.

Petite- Go for shorter blouse and a mermaid style skirt that’ll add some length to your legs. Choose fine designs and motifs that look rich and will not bog your small fame down. You can also try an A-line skirt with a longish blouse.

Mermaid style lehenga for a petite frame.
Actress Lisa Haydon during fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani’s show at the BMW India Bridal Fashion Week
A regal JJ Valaya lehenga at BMW Indian Bridal Fashion Week-perfect for a petite bride.


Plus size- if you are heavy on both top and bottom, a jacket style lehenga is the one for you. Keep the neckline wide and embrace layering. Another excellent choice is going for a long top till the hips or a sharara cut lehenga in fluid fabrics.

Jacketed lehenga with layers for an all round fuller body


Actress Huma Qureshi walks the ramp displaying an outfit by designers Ashima and Leena
Rohit Bal adds a hip-length jacket to an A-line skirt in this stunning lehenga

Straight and square– Your slender frame demands full wide skirts preferably in stiff fabrics. Keep a low neckline.

A full skirt with a short top for straight body types.
A full skirted lenhenga by Anushree Reddy
Manish Malhotra adds volume to a straight frame in this volumonous lehenga at Amamzon India Couture Week.

Hourglass– if you have a slender waist and curves in the right places, flaunt your figure in a beautiful A-line lehenga in fluid fabric and short blouse.

A-line lehenga with short blouse for an hourglass figure
Models showcasing Tarun Tahiliani’s creation at BMW India Bridal Fashion Week

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