Wouldn't you want to own a Manish Malhotra lehenga for your sangeet and a Sabyasachi for your wedding? Who wouldn't! Before you pick out your favorite designer lehenga for your wedding, it is absolutely necessary that you know your body type, or shape. Let us remember that we all have our flaws, and accordingly, the ways to camouflage the same. Thus, knowing what looks best on us (and what does not), the wedding lehenga needs to be selected. And lo! You will definitely look like a million-dollar bride.

Hourglass: A woman with an hourglass figure is someone who is busty with a defined waist, curvy hips and shapely legs. Though her bone structure is small, she might be heavy on the buttocks. A fishtail or a mermaid-style lehenga would compliment this figure like no other. It is fitted till the knee and then flares out till the bottom, accentuating the hips beautifully. Pair it with a halter-neck choli or a corset for the perfect look.


A fishtail lehenga for an hourglass figure


Pear-shaped: A pear-shaped woman is someone who is small on top but heavy on the bottom. An A-line lehenga which flares from the waist to the hem resembling the alphabet A should be the preferred option for a bride with this body type. To even out the silhouette, brides can choose puffy sleeves and ornate cholis that will bring to focus the upper part of the body.

Petite: A petite woman is someone with a tiny frame. Dressing up for a petite-shaped woman can be easy yet quite a task at the same time. Always choose a lehenga that is not too elaborate as it might not look best on you. An A-line lehenga looks best on a tiny-framed body. Also, you can opt for an off-shoulder short choli. Most importantly, the embroidery and all other details like sequins and beads should be dainty just like your body type.

An A-line lehenga for petite/pear-shaped women

Ruler-shaped/Straight: A ruler-shaped woman is someone who has an upper and lower torso that is equal in width with an average bust, an undefined waist, a flat buttock and slender legs. A straight cut lehenga that resembles a wrap-around skirt is advisable for straight-figured women. Even a panel-styled lehenga is flattering, providing the right amount of flare. Choose a choli with a neckline that falls below the collarbone so as to give your upper torso an elongated look.

Cone-shaped/Inverted triangle: A cone-shaped woman is exactly opposite of a pear-shaped one, with a broader top and a narrower bottom. Hence, balancing both the parts in the right way is the trick. Choosing a flared or a circular lehenga which has a large circumference along with lots of pleats near the waist is the best option. Keep the choli not too ornate with preferably a plunging neckline.

A round lehenga for cone-shaped women


Getting the right look on your D-day depends on a lot of factors. Choosing the right lehenga is just one of them... yeah, one of the most important ones! Understand your body type and make your choice wisely.