The Stylish Plain Sarees for the Slim Look

by Shatika, January 18, 2017

A quintessential traditional Indian wear that represents class and culture, while saree is the most elegant wear and is often considered as the safest bet especially for so-called oversized, plump and bulkier women, what many do not know is that choosing the right kind of saree not only makes you look smarter but also makes you look a few inches lesser too!

Here are a few pointers to choose the right saree for overweight women:


Light weight fabric sarees are your best bet as they stick close to the body. Fabrics like chiffon, georgette, chiffon silk and crepe have an inherent tendency to make one look slim and give a balanced shape. Stiff fabrics like starched cotton and organza can be avoided as they add volume to the body and makes one look fatter. However, the non-starched soft cotton plain sarees in attractive colors is a good choice.


Dark colored sarees end to render slim look. They aid in hiding flaws in the body and are best preferred by women who are bulky. Light colors on the other hand highlight every part of the body and are best avoided by women with not so perfect figures. Plain sarees in dark colors across fabric is indeed a very safe bet.

Prints and Patterns:

Large women should avoid large big prints as it makes one look heavy.  Plain sarees or sarees with small prints and dainty motifs like flowers and small leafs not just create an illusion of daintiness but they look enchanting and ethereal. These motifs can also be in delicate embroidery and bead work.



Nothing looks as stylish and sophisticated as minimalistic plain sarees with narrow border slike gold lace borders, temple borders, gotta patti borders etc or better still plain sarees with no borders. These sarees not only make you look both slim and tall, they give you the confidence to carry them off gracefully without most ease.Sarees with very heavy borders are best avoided.

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