How many times have you seen a situation like this – you are at a boutique and you see a pretty young thing walk in and ask for a particular dress that a celebrity had been seen wearing recently. When she tries it on, you think to yourself that the dress does not do her justice, because it is either too big for her or even too heavy for her.
This is actually a mistake that several people make, because they feel that just because a particular dress looked good on someone, it will look good on you too. Whether it is a gown or an anarkali salwar kameez, you need to understand that simply because a certain design looked great on a celebrity, it need not look good on you. In addition, because a celebrity would have endorsed a certain look, chances are that there might be others who would have thought the same way! After all, who would want to go to a wedding and see that there are three other people in a similar outfit, or worse, the exact same thing!
Let’s say you are in the market for that perfect anarkali salwar kameez, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind. For starters, understand your own body first – are you heavy on the lower part of the body or top, do you have a straight figure or do you have curves, are you someone who would like to show some cleavage and so on. The occasion is also important, because if you are looking for bridal suits, the rules would change. Once you have the answers to these questions, finding the right outfit, should become easier.
The best bet would be to talk to a designer or someone who has experience in the field of fashion and fabrics, because they would be able to guide you the best. Not only will they be able to tell you which kind of fabrics will work best for you, but also what kind of cuts would flatter your body type. If you are looking for achkan style suits that you can wear to a small party, you need not pick out something that is very heavy in terms of fabric or even embroidery. A simple cotton or georgette anarkali would work really well. However, if it is a wedding you are shopping for, then you need to look at heavier fabrics such as silk and then depending on what kind of accessories you are considering, you can get embroidery or embellishments done.