Here’s How Tall Women Can Rock Indian Wear
“How’s the weather up there?” “Please block the sunlight for me.” If these are phrases you hear on a daily basis, you’re the tall lady that everyone notices in a crowd. Now imagine the same at a wedding or sangeet, you are expected to be at your prettiest when they are all eyeing you.
While you may rock an evening gown or a short dress, thanks to the long legs, you may have trouble finding just the right sari or salwaar kameez for the event. Here are a few ways in which you may dress right for your height in Indian wear.
Optical Illusion with Apparel
Being taller than average Indian population (sigh!) has its cons, but also has the long list of pros. For instance, you have a torso longer than the others. Show off your mid-riff in a gorgeous sari or a see-through anarkali. While wearing a sari or ghaghra-choli, drape it just right to suit your body type.
When it comes to the anarkali, you must be careful not to wear a length too short or too long. For instance, it would be ideal if you wore a calf length one instead of a full-length as the vertical ‘kalis’ will make you look even taller.
Have long, lanky hands? Try wearing a full sleeve blouse or dress, see yourself transform from skinny to stunning. Try traditional waist coats for breaking the monotony of the outfit.
You may even try the veritable Patiala with short kurti for a sure shot, short effect. Wearing flat mojris with these will match the look, while avoiding the painful heels.
Let the Jewellery Speak
Follow the accessory rule and have a single statement piece to complete your attire. In your case, you may try and go for chunky earrings and neckpieces, as they will complement those extra inches.
Kiss and Make Up
Bright and highlight, two rules you must follow when decking up for family member’s or a friend’s wedding. You have the advantage of a long neck, so have a chic hair up do and highlight the neck with some shimmer powder. You may even use some on your waist if you have a short choli or sari. Get bright colour for your lips or eyes. It will act as statement make up with the accessory. But remember; keep the balance of nude shades with your bright hues.
Follow the likes of the tall divas like Deepika Padukone and Sushmita Sen and strut your traditional wear.
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