How To Choose Ethnic Wear As Per Body Type


 Skinny jeans on pear-shaped women looks odd, as would huge boyfriend jackets on top heavy ladies. So, we can say that most of the fashion trends suit particular body types. But when it’s come to ethnic wear, you know what the great thing is? There are different-different styles to suit all body types. Whether you need to look slimmer or want to add volume, all you have to do is choose the right ethnic wear that suits your body type. But deciding the right ethnic wear between different cuts, colors, styles and fits can be a little tricky. So, here’s a guide that’ll help you in picking up the best for your body type.



Apple-Shaped Women:

These body type women are big-bosomed or have big tummy, so it’s you should wear clothes that do not show attention to your torso.

What can you wear?

  • Simple A-line cuts Kurtis without gather and pleats will work in your favor. Moreover, deeper V-necks will also take away attention from your upper body.
  • Cotton cloths that fit your body will make you look thinner.
  • Wear well fitted churidaars under your kurtis as they draw attention to your slim legs.
  • Dark-colored kurtis paired with light colored churidaar will make you look slimmer.
  • Wear dupatta on one shoulder so as to distract from your weighty torso.

What not to wear:

  • Lot of detailing clothes on the hem as they will draw attention towards your torso.
  • Loose salwars or patialas. 🙁

Pear-Shaped Women:

Women with large hips and thighs are categorized as pear-shaped women. The key to wear ethnic dresses for this sort of body type is to draw attention to your slim waist and also upper torso.

What can you wear?

  • Kurtis with nice collars or having lots of detailing around neckline and waist will highlight your leaner upper body.
  • Fit styles, anarkali’s and tunics which are flared from the waist down will look good on your body.
  • Wear pastel colors kurtis paired with dark-color bottoms to update your lower body.
  • Patialas or broad pipe bottoms will work in balancing your large hips and thighs.

What not to wear:

  • Body-fitted clothes.
  • Fitted lowers as they will emphasize your lower half.

Hourglass-Shaped Women:

It’s the most craved body type as it doesn’t take too much to choose the correct ethnic wear for the hourglass shape.

What can you wear?

  • Kurtis which are slim and waist defining so that you can accentuate your curves.
  • Fit and flare tunics plus classic kurtis will work in flaunting your curves.
  • Choose dress colors according to your skin tone as all colors go well with your body type.

What not to wear:

  • Loose or poorly-fitted suits as they will make you look big and straight.
  • Patterned knits because they will make you look heavy and large on the chest and buttocks.

Square-Shaped Women:

Women devoid of any curves are categorized as square shaped women. So your main aim is to find ethnic wear that generates the illusion of curves in your body.

What can you wear?

  • Kurtis which have wide, deep necklines and flares that takes the stress away from the boxy/ square look.
  • Girly colors and styles will give you younger appearance.

What not to wear:

  • Tight kurtis that highlight your body shape.
  • Too much loose clothes that shows no curves at all.


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  1. Woohoo!!! great tips Manci. I consider myself as pear shaped :shame: n the tips are really usefull :-))

  2. heyy great tips girlie, really useful ones, I feel most of the people are not aware of what goes well with their body types 😐 this is going to help loads of girls out there :yes: I really hate seeing girls with huge bottom wearing skinny jeans or stretch pants :rotfl: me blessed with an hourglass figure O:-) thanx to years of practicing yoga :tap-dance: 😀


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