Shade to select:
Women who do not enjoy fair or wheatish (paled) skin complexion, must wear sarees which are darker than their complexion. For example, maroon, dark brown, black, dark pink, dark violet etc. This helps the women to look fairer as the darker shades create a contrast between sari and skin complexion.
Material of saris:
Material of a saree is an important factor while buying a saree. Georgette, Chiffon etc are material of sarees which are suitable for women with surplus pounds. Mysore silk saree helps heavier women to look slimmer. For women who are slimmer cotton, Tussar, organza etc are best options as it compliments their body at the best.
Border is one of the important features of a saree that adds to the look of the attire. Broader borders make the wearer look shorter; hence, according to your height you should select a saree with appropriate border. If you are very tall then selecting broader border may add to your persona. On the other hand for women with shorter height, it is wise to select any saree with thinner borders.
Prints: Bigger prints when festooned on the saree may be attractive but will look flashy and may overshadow other highlights. On contrary to this smaller prints when designed in attractive textures makes a pretty and attractive appearance.
Pinup essential parts of saree: In order to stay comfortable and keep your hand unengaged in managing the attire, it is better to pinup the pallu (the loose end of the saree) at the shoulder and other necessary parts. It does not only help you stay comfortable but also makes you look smart.
Undergarments: It is essential to wear appropriate undergarments such as brassiere, panties, petticoats etc under your saree. This will help you stay comfy and does not reveal undergarment lines embarrassingly
Petticoat: Sarees are usually supported with a petticoat (inner garment like skirt) which is especially designed to be donned with sarees. It is a bad decision to wear flared petticoat under your saree. The best option is to wear a moderately comfortable petticoat which will not influence the look of your saree.