Whether you are a pear, apple or hourglass shape, wide hips and heavy thighs are the most common problems Indian women face. We understand when you say that you want to go grab that pair of sexy skinny trousers on sale but your body just won’t ‘allow’ you to do so! Here’s a quick guide on dressing for your body type and embracing clothes instead of hiding behind them...



Mid-rise and high waist

This will make your hips appear thinner. It helps streamline your upper body with your lower body while giving an illusion of hourglass figure.

Dark and rich colours

Colours like black, deep red, chocolate brown, emerald and ruby slim down your problem areas while turning them into your best assets.

Flare hem

Going for bootcut or bell bottom or a slightly tapered hem will balance out your body while making your shoulders and hips seem the same size. Look for such styles in trousers, denims and jumpsuits.

Bodycon and shift styles

Bodycon skirts and shift dresses make your hips, thighs and legs appear alluring while hugging your curves just the way you always wanted!


Skinny and narrow fits

These kinds of fits tend to form a trapeze from your waist to legs and that draws attention to your problem areas making them look bulkier.

Light colours and oversized prints

Choosing colours that are light will only make the areas appear broader. Switch the colours to tops instead for a more balanced look.

Details around the hips, thighs and pockets

Avoid details (that involves anything like lace, pleats, stones or pipings) as it only makes your lower body appear fuller.

Too short hems

When it comes to hems always keep it not more than 2.5 inches above the knees for enough coverage.


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Tuck in a fitted light hued shirt for the perfect formal look.

₹1,364; Available on olivetag.com

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Wear it with a vest for a fun weekend outfit.

₹1,305; Available on asos.com

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This colour block shift dress flatters your curves when worn with a pair of black heels for a dinner out.

990; Available on koovs.com