Lehenga / Ghagare
Lehenga or Ghagara is an traditional Indian costume. Many of you must be familiar with designer lehenga. I shall share some interesting facts and information. It can be worn as a saree at any occasions such as wedding, festival, bridal and party wear. The main difference in Lehenga sarees with a normal sari is that, no pleats are to be formed at the front. Generally, lehenga style saree come with side hooks. The hook-it-and-fix technique fits the lehenga saree smoothly at the waist. It is famous in northern and southern parts of India. Different type of fabrics are used such as net, art silk, dupion silk, tissue, georgette, velvet, viscose, cotton, brocade, satin, jacquard, crepe, chiffon. You can also do interesting works depending on occasions you wear, such as printed, embroidery , woven, brasso and plain. It is a form of long skirt with embroidery work and pleated. You can also have different type of look contemporary, designer and traditional as per the occasions you wear. Designers have creatively crafted latest lehenga style designs in various styles as per individual choice. Further as per individual choices the lehenga style can be crafted by patch work, zari work, beads, gota patti, stone work, resham embroidery, hand embroidery, mirror work, block print, bandhej, thread work, zardosi work, dubka work, tie dye, kasab work, chanderi, kantha work, booti work, raw silk, pure crepe, faux georgette, aari work, floral print, kundan work, abstract print, pure georgette, lehariya, jamavar silk, screen print, banarasi silk, bhagalpuri and the list goes on. So what are you waiting for, grab to your choice of lehenga style, it can be sari or any other designer patterns .
How to drape Lehenga style saree
In lehenga saree style the plain end of the saree is tucked into the petticoat and is wrapped around the waist, similar to wearing a regular saree. The pleats are replaced with embellished gotas or panels at the front. This reflects the main feature of a lehenga saree. Pleats are formed in a normal saree. In lehenga style one continues to tuck in the drape without doing any pleats. Then the pallu is draped over the shoulder. If we Compare with normal sarees draping, a lehenga style is much simple and hassle-free.
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