Which is Better Petticoat or Shapewear

MONIKA NIDHII is extensively involved in painstaking hand embroideries, attention to details and fabric development, which are significantly based on Indian artistry & that makes our collection unique, elegant and timeless.

The collection comprises of enamoured lengths and anarkalis, dazzling draped saris and lavish gowns. It is a blend of vintage elegance and new luxury. It rediscovers the appealing glamour of traditional folklore outfits with slim busted koties, asymmetric heavy flare anarkalis giving it a new age avatar.

It has profusion of Indianness like intricate zardozi, chikankari, gotta patti, kundan embroidery creating a mesmerizing effect with swarovski crystals and semi precious stones. Colour pallet chosen signifies opulence and grandeur, where soft neutrals are carefully combined with vibrant and profound colours.

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It depends on what you're looking for! Here's a breakdown of petticoats vs. shapewear to help you decide:


  • Function: Adds volume and fullness to your outfit, creates a smooth drape for sheer fabrics
  • Material: Typically lightweight and airy fabrics like tulle or cotton
  • Comfort: Can be comfortable depending on the style, but some may bunch up or have drawstrings that dig
  • Shape: Creates a fuller, flowy silhouette
  • Size: Often one-size-fits-all


  • Function: Shapes and smooths your body, creating a sleeker silhouette
  • Material: Form-fitting fabrics like spandex or nylon with compression
  • Comfort: Can be tight and less breathable, but some are designed for comfort
  • Shape: Creates a smooth, hourglass figure
  • Size: Comes in a variety of sizes for a personalized fit

Here's a quick guide to choosing:

  • Go for a petticoat if: You want to add fullness to your outfit, drape flowy fabrics nicely, or prefer a more comfortable, looser fit.
  • Go for shapewear if: You want a smooth, streamlined silhouette, want to control bulges or bumps, or prefer a more fitted look.

Some additional factors to consider:

  • Climate: Shapewear can be hot, so consider if it's suitable for the weather.
  • Activity level: If you'll be moving around a lot, a comfortable petticoat might be better.
  • Outfit: Certain fabrics might work better with a petticoat or shapewear underneath.

Ultimately, the best choice depends on your personal needs and preferences. You can even try both and see which one you find more comfortable and flattering!

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