(Last Updated on : 03/03/2012)
Ghagra Lehenga Choli is a combination of long skirt worn, with flair towards the bottom which is topped off by a long or short-length beautiful embroidered Indian blouse. The whole attire is complimented with a Dupatta, which is a cloth-piece, passed around the head, and mostly around the neck, to envelop the front upper portion. The ghagra or lehenga resembles flowing robes and covers from the waist to the ankles. These opulent Indian costumes, both the Ghagra and Choli, are made from exquisite in matching shades and gorgeous designs.
Rich fabric such as silk, tussar, crepe, georgette or chiffon is employed to create the elegant Ghagra Lehenga Choli. The outfit is preferred by the Indian women considering the elaborateness of designs. Each set of Lehenga-Choli presents certain distinctive. Furthermore, the distribution of design and patterns differ from one Lehenga-Choli to another. The shimmering embroidery designs of Lehenga-Choli Dupatta, ranges from mirorwork, ariwork, Kundan-embroidery, beadswork, Zardozi embroidery, Zariwork. Zardozi is a Persian form of embroidery, done with gold and silver thread, having the Indian name of Zari.
A fine blend of tradition with modern novelty can create a Lehenga in shot-colours such as a base reflecting two colours, one intermingling with the other. Again there can be viewed a medley of Zardozi with butawork. Fabulous mix and match drapery is the prime attraction in the present society. Moreover, Ghagra Lehenga Choli is expectedly associated with beautiful accessories, like gold, Kundan jewelry, diamond or gem-studded ornaments.
Ghagra Lehenga Choli is considered to be a traditional Indian Wedding Dress. It projects the most glamorous and most colourful wedding dresses. The ghagra or Lehenga as a wedding dress are available in glamorous colours such as red with intricate designs and embroidery.
It is preferred as the bridal wear among most of the communities in India. Furthermore, the dress is worn during various festivals such as Diwali, Navaratri or other Hindu religious functions.
The gorgeous apparel Ghagra Lehenga-Choli has become the daily costume of the ethnic tribe of India, the Banjara, and the breathtakingly beautiful, Rajasthani women. Its majestic get-up, outstanding splendour continues to enamour the pretty Indian women over generations. The classicism of Indian fashion is identified in the sophisticated craftsmanship and quiet and simple elegance of the Ghagra Lehenga Choli. This attire reflects the ancient tradition as well as the ethnicity of the Indian culture. Thus, Ghagra Lehnega Choli has become the trend of the present Indian society.