Style SOS: Picking the Right Outfit For the Curvy Bride!

Team MissMalini , 21 Jan 2014
Tarun Tahiliani
Tarun Tahiliani

Every bride wants to feel like royalty on her wedding day. However, not many people have a big budget. We all want the designer outfit but not the price tag that goes with it. MissMalini reader Anna from Oman sent us a lovely mail about wanting to stand out on her wedding day. She told us about her love story and how she met her wonderful fiancé Eric. TeamMissMalini was touched by her heartfelt mail and we want to make things extra special for this gorgeous bride­­. So Anna, without much further ado we’ve scoured the internet in search of some outfits and inspiration just for you. :)

PS. Anna specified that she was curvy (we love curvy women!) and that she wasn’t keen on wearing a sari for the occasion.

Ramp Inspiration:

The bride-to-be said she was confused with images from various designers flooding the internet, so we settled on three distinct looks from designers.

Choli Lehenga
Jyotsna Tiwari (photo courtesy | Yogen Shah)
Jyotsna Tiwari

The choli lehenga is characterized by the choli (short blouse) paired with full A-line skirt or lehenga. Since, this a conservative wedding you can ask the designer to modify the blouse to make it longer – just ensure it is tailored well.

Bandi Lehenga
Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre

Bandi is characterized by the jacket style blouse worn with a lehenga. In my opinion, this tailored silhouette would look smashing on you Anna :)

Sharara Pants
Manish Malhotra
Manish Malhotra

Sharara pants are quite similar to palazzo pants, the key to wearing this look is keeping your blouse tailored and fitted.

Tips for the Curvy Bride:
Anita Dongre
Anita Dongre

MissMalini’s stylist Marv D’Souza suggests to set all attention to the neck and the bride’s blushing face, choose a mandarin or high collar with embroidery or details. Else, you can opt for an ornate neck-piece or statement earrings to accessorize your look. Bridal designer extraordinaire Tarun Tahiliani, also lends his expert opinion saying, “Being curvy, is a gift. Heels add a lot of height. However, petite girls should not be over graphic and busy. Chokers bring the eye up and narrow borders with a slight trail give the illusion of height. Keep veils and trails light.”

Sabyasachi
Sabyasachi

Wear a belt to accentuate your waist, which is the narrowest part of your body and that will give you the illusion of an hourglass figure.

And finally, avoid choosing heavy fabrics such as brocade and velvet – they will only make you look bulkier. Instead opt for Georgettes and chiffons that are light and fall well on your body.

Now, if you’re a bride on the budget there are some pretty affordable options from designers such as Arpita Mehta, Chamee & Palak, Papa Don’t Preach and Rohit Bal for Biba.

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