Be it a zero size bride or a plus size bride, everyone needs lehenga styling tips to make the most of their wedding day look. So, we asked some of the best designers from the industry to share their experience and some insider tips which can be useful for the plus size brides. These are great ideas which every plus size bride-to-be should keep in mind before beginning her bridal lehenga shopping. After all, it is important to make the most of those curves without being ashamed of them.

These experts believe that the key to looking good on your wedding day is by choosing silhouettes that you’re most comfortable in. Because what you feel comfortable in is what you carry off the best with confidence. So, if you are a plus size bride-to-be who is worried about the fact that she is ‘voluptuous’,  we would want you to stop right there and read about what these designers have to share.

Check out these lehenga styling tips which will help you flaunt those curves effortlessly!

1. When it comes to curvy women, there are three main body types – top-heavy or apple-shaped, bottom-heavy or pear-shaped and hourglass. You should search for your wedding dress in the plus-size category as per your body type.

-Silhoutte By Swati Rohilla, Jaipur

2. One of the major lehenga styling tips for plus size brides is to strike the right balance between too tight and too loose. Go for high waist lehenga and longer blouses to get a slimmer look. 

-Pawan & Pranav, Mumbai

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3. Opting for scooped neck blouses or deep v neck blouses with full sleeves can help your bust look less heavier.

-Vvani By Vani Vats, New Delhi

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4. Raw silk or silk fabrics outfits are a great option for plus size brides. It’s a myth that silk fabric makes you look fat. Infact,  it consumes less fabric due to its natural voluminous look.

-Neha Chavan, Mumbai

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5. Wearing a single color helps you to look slim and tall. You can also wear a combination of two similar shades such as red and pink.

-Silhoutte By Swati Rohilla, Jaipur

6. Gharara or Sharara are the outfits that work for all body types.

-Anjul Bhandari, New Delhi

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7. Long jackets with center slits either teamed up with a skirt or a sharara can give u a slimmer look.

Neha Chavan, Mumbai

8. Avoid large patchworks and prints and opt for vertical patterns instead. Horizontal lines would make you look heavier. 

-Silhoutte By Swati Rohilla, Jaipur

9. The most significant lehenga styling tip for plus size brides-to-be is to make sure that you pick A- line or flared skirts over fish-cut skirts.  

-Pawan & Pranav, Mumbai

10. Pick darker hues over light colors as they help you look slim. Opting for unique colors like violet, mauve, magenta and steel grey also helps you stand out from the crowd. 

Neha Chavan, Mumbai

11. Choose smooth and flowing fabrics such as georgette, crepe, chiffon, net, soft silk and satin. Avoid fabrics that are stiff. Tussar silk and cotton, for instance, are not ideal choices for plus-size brides.

-Silhoutte By Swati Rohilla, Jaipur

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12. While plus size brides-to-be should not opt for sleeveless outfits, you can still pick one only with thicker straps to compliment your upper body.

-Pawan & Pranav, Mumbai

Also, read: How To Choose The Right Blouse Sleeve Length.

13. A-line Anarkalis particularly look flattering on plus size brides.

-Anjul Bhandari, New Delhi

anarkalis for plus size bride

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14. 2 dupattas is the mantra to covers up all the flaws of the mid section. The dupatta can be brought in front to cover half of the body. Dupatta Draping can do wonders to a Lehnega and create that desired million buck look if done rightly !

-Studio Himani Arora

15. Lehenga styling tips like keeping thinner lehenga borders together with opting for statement jewellery can do wonders!

Prerna Malhotra, Designer Inde Gene

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Follow the above lehenga styling tips which will help you enhance your curves making you an absolute stunner on your wedding day. Your bridal wear shopping doesn’t have to be stressful anymore as we have got you covered!

Also, check out more Curvy Bride Tips To Look Slimmer On Wedding Day.

Shivangi Goel
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