New Delhi, Jan 4 IANS | 7 months ago

Designer Pam Mehta says keeping your body type in mind is very important when buying a stylish gown.


"For a pear-shaped body, one should opt for A-line gowns with plunging neckline, halter or embellished neckline. Someone with an apple-shaped body can go for an empire or dropped waist gowns and these people should avoid embroidery, drapes around mid-section," Mehta told IANS.

"Women with heavy arms can go for gowns with bell sleeves while plus size women should avoid gowns which are too loose. Instead, go for good fit, not fitted, but well draped ones," she added.

Mehta has launched a range of flowy and colourful gowns. She has used subtle nude and sea green to fuchsia, blue and purple for the line which has been launched under her label Kisneel by Pam.

Women with a short height are often told to avoid gowns, but Mehta tells otherwise.

"A woman with a short height can go in for princess style or sheath style gowns. Empire and mermaid styles have also been popular if the fit is right," she said.

"For a dropped neckline keep your hair open and soft curls can look good too. One can accessorise the look with a nice pair of stilettos and a nice clutch. Depending on the look of the gown, one can wear a sleek pendant drop or a chunky necklace," Mehta said.

(Posted on 04-01-2014)