Bridal Fashion

9 Legit Styling Hacks to Look Taller in Lehenga!

Medha Chawla, 19 Apr 2019

We are big time rooters of self-love and are not fixated to any standard beauty stereotypes. In fact, we always propagate the idea of loving your real self. But when it comes to D-day or attending a wedding, we understand that the desire to look your best takes over. Clad in a heavenly lehenga with the jewellery and makeup game on fleek, every girl secretly wishes to feel perfect inside out. If your height falls on the other side of 5'3, we know, the struggle is real. A lot of you gorgeous girls with short height wonder how to look taller in the lehenga of your dreams. Well, your prayers have been heard. With this blog, we bring to you the best styling tips to look tall in lehenga! The below-mentioned tips are easy, doable yet very impactful.

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9 styling tips for short girls to look tall in lehengas

1. Wear the lehenga from around the navel

To create an illusion of height, you must wear a low-waist lehenga or drape it around your navel. The idea is to keep the midriff bare and have a gap of around 3-4 inches between the blouse and the lehenga. Steer clear from wearing high-waist lehengas as they further make you look shorter.

2. The expanse of your lehenga’s border matters

“Broader the border on your lehenga, the shorter you will look” - keep this golden rule in mind while choosing your lehenga. Opt for borderless lehengas or the ones with thinner borders.

3. Opt for a lehenga with delicate embroidery

Refrain from embracing lehengas that are adorned with big embroidered motifs, prominent patches or even big prints. Bigger work spread across the lehenga will overpower and make you look shorter. So, it is suggested to slip into lehengas that are replete with delicate yet impactful embroideries.

4. Neatly drape the dupatta on one side

Make sure you drape the dupatta on one shoulder like a sari pallu. Doing so creates long vertical lines along your body and makes you look taller. On the other hand, draping it in a shawl-style is something you must definitely avoid, as it will further make you appear shorter.

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5. Choose lighter fabrics

Get your outfit in a lighter fabric like georgettes and chiffon to appear taller. Heavy fabrics are stiff, whereas the breeziness of the light fabrics does wonders for the girls with short height.

6. High necks are a strict NO!

Choose a deep neckline that elongates your upper torso. High necks and bandhgala styles make your neck look shorter. Hence, you must avoid them and opt for deep-V or U-shape instead.

7. Avoid a lehenga with a thick waistband

Make sure that your lehenga doesn’t have a thick band at the waistline. Buy a lehenga that has no border on the top or has a think waistband.

8. Clad yourself in a monotoned lehenga

Remember the golden rule - Colour blocking will make a short-height person look stout whereas wearing one colour from head-to-toe gives the illusion of height.

9. Style the jewels cleverly

Your jewellery rounds up your overall look, and you definitely need to keep a few things in mind while styling your jewels if you want to look taller. Firstly, don’t go OTT with all the ornaments. If your earrings are big, keep the rest of the jewellery subtly. Secondly, decking up your neck with necklaces is not a great idea. At the maximum, pair a choker with a long necklace.


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