Most women look stunning in an Indian outfit be it a Sari, a Lehenga, a Salwar Suit or an Anarkali. There are all these and more in their wardrobe. Their love for these outfits goes beyond human imagination, and they never let go of any opportunity to flaunt these gorgeous dresses. Be it a puja, wedding or a festival—women are seen in their best Indian ensembles. Although they look nothing less than a diva in their Indian attire, they tend to overlook few basic rules of sporting an Indian dress. Be it the way they wear or while shopping for the dress itself. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind to avoid making such mistakes.
1. Choosing The Wrong Fabric
A common mistake that we make is that we do not wear or keep a stock of Indian outfits according to the prevailing weather conditions. Wearing a heavy velvet or raw silk outfit in the peak of summer or wearing a light chiffon in heavy winter not only feels extremely uncomfortable but also ends up looking totally out of place. The idea is to choose the fabric wisely since the humid heat or extreme cold may not only ruin your outfit along with your looks, it may end up spoiling your mood too! Also, do remember to choose a fabric that not only compliments your skin but your figure too. Adorning a very clingy fabric may sometimes show off your shape underneath which may not be exactly too much to your liking! So remember to choose wisely.
2. Wearing Something That Doesn’t Suit Your Figure
Select a style that best suits your figure. Picking a fluffed up or a shapeless shift of a dress can ruin your looks however fashionable or trendy it might be. Instead, go for something fitted at the waist if you have a narrow waist and go for an outfit which is flowy below the waist if you have wider hips.
3. Going Heavy With The Bling
Even though one may want to outshine others on these occasions do go easy with the shiny and encrusted outfits as too much shine on you may ruin the look completely. Also, heavy jewelry on top is a definite no-no. If your reflection in the mirror shows too much light it means you have crossed the line for sure.
4. Blindly Aping Fashion Trends
Drawing inspiration from the latest trends on the ramp or your favorite celebs is not always good for you. Those clothes may look very nice on those super skinny models but remember a long-tailed gown styled kurta or an extra heavy can-can skirt may not only be very uncomfortable to wear but can also be extremely annoying to handle. Try a style which suits you best and which you can carry off effortlessly too!
5. Wearing The Wrong Outfit For An Occasion
Make sure you turn up on the right occasion wearing the right outfit—as wearing a clingy low cut outfit to a puja may not be the best idea!
6. Wearing The Wrong Shoes
Remember an outfit has to be complete from head to toes to make you look like a princess. The most beautiful Indian outfit paired with western style shoes would spoil the whole look. So remember to wear the right shoes!!
7. Visible Safety Pins
We must firstly learn to wear outfits with a minimum use of safety pins. And even if you are forced to use one, make sure it is not visible to the whole world. You need to appear as a person who can carry off your ensemble flawlessly and with supreme confidence. So remember to hide these aids as far as possible.
8. Compromising On The Fit
As far as Indian outfits go, the fit is the most important thing. Styles are made to accentuate the different parts of your body and if it is not well fitting it can kill the whole outfit, and all your efforts will go down the drain! So put in that extra effort to spend a few bucks at your local tailor to get things fitted right. Do not walk out of the house without checking your look in the mirror to see if everything fits well!
9. Showing Off Undergarments
Yes, you read that right! Bra straps that can be seen or your panty line being visible can be disastrous! The right lingerie too needs to be picked for your outfit. A nude color goes best with a fitted bodice. Shapewear is extremely useful but should not be shown off to the world. Get this part right, and you will never again go wrong, ever!
So there you have it, the nine cardinal rules to a flawless Indian wear that will always help make you look and feel beautiful on every occasion!