Triangle/ Pear Shaped Body
Minimize lower body. Emphasize upper body. Lead attention upwards. Fill out shoulders and upper body with soft fullness and design details.
GO FOR Western: Short-sleeved tops to draw attention upwards. Fill the shoulders with shoulder pads or puffed sleeves. Skirts and dresses that are straight or slightly flared. Boot leg and straight pants. Indian: Straight cut kurta with half sleeves. Small to medium scale patterns. Design details and embroidery near the face in contrasting colours. Fabrics like crepe and georgette which cling to the body. Women with short legs should wear the sari above the naval to appear taller.
AVOID Very loose, stiff fabrics; raw and heavy silk; starched cotton and garments that add bulk to the hips. Large scale pattern. Hems or designs at the hip-line. Open and tapered pleats on skirts or pants. Short kurta and patiala salwar. A-line kurti.