“The dress must follow the body of a woman, not the body following the shape of the dress.. The Channel 46 got in touch with the Co-Founders of Suta, Sujata Biswas & Taniya Biswas, who share a saree styling guide for all the divas of 5 common body types. Slide 2
This style is especially well-suited for pear-shaped bodies, which have narrower shoulders and wider hips. The off-shoulder or double pallu saree drape lends more width to the shoulders, thereby balancing out the overall silhouette.
The rectangular body type has the same width across the shoulders, hips and chest. Since the overall silhouette is straight, the focus can be on adding curves. Elaborate and well-defined pleats at the hips work best with this body type.
This draping style involves spreading out the lower pleats to create a close-fitted and well-defined hip section. The pallu is usually pinned at the shoulder, similar to the Gujarati-style drape. This drape accentuates the curves of an hourglass body type, which can be further enhanced by adding a belt.
Pull the pallu around you and bring it to the front, at the right side of your body. Add a belt to further define your midsection. The ulta pallu, or double pallu drapes also work well with this body shape.
The goal when styling an inverted triangle body type is to add volume to the lower half of the body. The corner pallu or waterfall drape achieves this by adding minimal volume to the upper, wider part of the body..