Thursday, October 11, 2007

ghagra choli

A ghagra is a pleated skirt and is worn with a long or short, stitched and fitted blouse (the choli). The ghagra is secured at the waist and leaves the back and midriff bare. Ghagra choli is also worn with a dupatta, a 2.5 meters of light transparent material usually georgette. The dupatta is worn like a scarf or veil. Ghagra choli or Lehenga choli is one of the ancient clothing in which Indian sub - continent holds supremacy.

The bride’s clothes are usually typical of the area. In different parts of India, brides wear different kinds of ghagra choli with different adornments. In modern times ghagra choli or lehenga choli are exotic Indian clothing with embroidery using stones, kundan, zari, crystals, kori, resham, mirrors, sequins and some times real gold threads.

Some designers use intricate brocade, tanchoi and heavy satins even with real gold and silver embroidery, studded with precious stones. Like the ghagra choli the dupatta also has embroidery. The ghagra or lehenga or sharara as it is sometimes called comes in different fittings.