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Indian Ethnic Partywear Lehenga & Choli

By Aarush Rai Subscribe to RSS | December 9th 2011 | Views:

Lehenga & Choli also known as ghaghra choli or chaniya choli is the traditional clothing of women in Rajasthan and Gujarat. Off-late they have gained acceptance in all communities and religion. They are must have clothing for women from all over India. It is a combination outfit of Lehenga, choli, & duppata.

A long, embroidered and pleated skirt which is worn as the bottom portion is known as Lehenga. Choli is the upper half of the costume. A duppata is worn with the Lehenga & Choli across the body in different styles.

Introduced by the Mughals, Lehenga & Choli is a distinctive feminine silhouette that epitomizes style, handwork, quality, elegance, beauty and class of Indian clothing.

The most commonly used fabrics are silk, cotton, georgette, crepe, net, satin, brocade, net, faux, tissue, laser, and chiffon. The most widely accepted fabric among all of the above is silk. Silk Lehengas have their own class and they have been vogue since olden times and will always remain so. They are suitable to be worn for all occasions.

Apart from the fabric, decorative stitching patterns play a very crucial part in this outfit. They come with a wide variety of decoration work like zari, zardozi, embroidery, diamante work, beads embroidery work, kundan work, mirror work, sequins work, etc.

Lehenga & Choli can be worn in different styles as per their designs, length etc. Some basic styles are

• The most accepted of all form is the A-line Lehenga, which usually flow down in A-shape and are ideal for pear shaped women.

• Circular lehenga has a large circumference like anarkalis. Women with exclusivity and elegance pick these lehengas for accentuating their figure and status.

• Similar to the Hobble skirt of the Western Fashion, Fishtail Lehenga sticks to the body from the waistline and flares down at the bottom. This particular style suits women with curvaceous and hourglass figures, and women who love to go glam.

• The best of all is the Panelled lehenga, which offers the right amount of flare and a perfect fall.

• The customary style of Bridal Lehenga, the Straight cut lehenga flows down in a parallel manner and fits every shape and body type. These are mostly worn with soft fabrics rather than stiff fabrics.

This common bridal wear comes in a range of colors to choose from. The most preferred are the bright colors like maroon, red, blue, green, magenta, purple, beige, brown, turquoise, violet, rust etc. Lehenga & Choli also come in white, orange, pink, light blue, light green, off white, golden, silver etc.

Lehenga & Choli is the most favored wear for festivals like Diwali, Weddings, family functions, and other special events. This piece of art in clothing has become a fashion statement with modern fashion trends. The cholis have become shorter and is sometimes substituted with Western crop top, halter neck or baby doll tops. Cholis can be customized as per the user’s requirements to various neck shapes, sizes and designs.

Extensive showcasing of the Lehenga & Choli in movies, and worn all over the world by celebrities, this traditional costume is here to stay for years to come.

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