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Lehenga Choli

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Amongst the ethnic Indian attires, Lehenga Choli is the most vibrant and gorgeous of all. A Ghagra or a Lehenga is a long assembled skirt with impressive embroidery or mirror work. It is worn with a Choli which is a short tightly fitted woman’s blouse. To complete and complement the outfit Odhni or a dupatta is draped which has elaborate designs on it. Traditionally worn by the women fraternity in Gujarat and Rajasthan, the ‘Lehenga Choli’ also happens to be the bridal attire in different parts of urban India. Its history can be traced to the Mughal era because it was sported by the royals of that time. Lehenga are available in rich materials such as silk, organza, jamewars, brocades, and inspired by eternal traditional motifs and contemporary designs, Lehenga is a hot-favorite among young girls and prospective brides.

Ghagra Choli

Ghagra Choli

There are different varieties of ethnic Lehengas available in the market – apt for the brides-to-be and also for the different informal occasions. The color of Lehenga choli diversifies into being multi-colored or pastel-shades too. The highly embellished Lehengas with zari and precious stones are slowly catching up the market trend. With all the rich embellishments, it can weigh at least 10 kilograms or sometimes even more. Not necessary that it can only be used as a bridal dress, it can also be used for wearing in normal parties and festive occasions. In these cases, there won’t be heavy embellishments. For instance, the skirt is teemed with a halter-neck blouse or a backless choli – simple for young girls to wear in parties. The fabrics used for making a Lehenga Choli ranges from silk, satin crepe, net and georgette. To have the best look, team up your highly embroidered Ghagra choli with the right Jewellery.

Different fittings of a Ghagra Choli:
  • A-cut
  • Straight cut
  • Umbrella cut
  • Fish cut or Mermaid cut

  • Types of Lehengas

    Bridal Lehenga Choli

    Bridal Lehenga Choli

    Being one of the ancient attires of the Indian sub-continent, the Ghagra choli or Lehenga Choli rules the wardrobe of the women fraternity. Wedding is an auspicious occasion, where the attire attracts all the attention. Usually, vibrant colors are used for the bridal Lehenga Cholis. The northern part of the country prefers bridal lehenga choli.

    Party Wear Ghagra Choli

    Party Wear Ghagra Choli :
    In the modern fashion arena, the Ghagra or Lehenga choli is the most preferred party wear for traditional occasions like mehendi, dandiya/sangeet, wedding and reception. This outfit, most importantly, brings out the essence of feminism, with the ethnicity and the rich embroideries. But the young generation has changed the traditional choli style to strap less blouse, spaghetti top and tank tube top. Crepe, satin, net, georgette, silk – these are the fabrics used for making Party wear Ghagra Choli.

    Traditional Ghagra Choli

    Traditional Ghagra Choli :
    In Rajasthan and Gujarat, the Lehenga Choli or the Ghagra choli is the traditional outfit. The cholis come in rich embroideries; it is waist–length and is backless. In the Indian aspect, Ghagra Cholis have skirts that are ankle length, (with odhni or dupatta) that is draped over the neck or the head. It is the latest fashion fad that the young generation too is seen wearing different modern variations of the traditional Ghaghra choli. The modernized Ghagra Choli can even comprise of four pieces: the skirt, the choli, a long scarf over the shoulders or head, and a long sleeveless ‘jacket’ outlining the attire. Sometimes the choli is decoratively laced in the front and back. The Indian Lehenga - choli or Ghagra choli is usually worn with the ‘dupatta’. Otherwise termed as Lehenga Chunni or Lehenga chunri, chunari, chunaris or Ghagra choli, this traditional yet modern outfit suits the dressing needs of mostly the entire women fraternity.

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