A lehenga is the Indian word for a long, voluminous, flowy skirt worn with matching or contrast blouses called cholis. Hence, the term lehenga choli. This is one of the most graceful attires that a woman can adorn and is a particular favourite for bridal wear because of the grandiose look it lends to the wearer. It is accessorized by a long scarf called the ‘dupatta’ which alone has several styles of draping.
Lehengas, popularly known in Northern India and Pavadais in South India is a long skirt tied at the waist. It is traditionally worn with a choli or blouse and a long dupatta also known as Voni in South India. Lehengas are embellished with thread work or embroidery, zari, bead work or even mirror work and can lend a very grand look to any occasion.
Lehenga choli is one of the few rare traditional dresses which truly bring out the woman in you. No wonder it has been the favored dress of the royalty all over the Indian subcontinent and a prime choice for bridal wear over centuries. Haya Creations presents you an extensive and exclusive collection of lehenga cholis in all their variations.
Lehenga cholis have come a long way from the traditional appearances over the years. One aspect though has stayed unchanged – it has largely remained as a dress for special occasions.
The ageless appeal of a toe length long skirt with exquisite work, a matching choli or blouse along with an apt dupatta is mesmerizing and the choice of lehenga as a bridal wear is still strong.
A permanent fixture in every festive season, exquisite fabrics, long flowy skirts and sparkling embellishments make the lehenga choli perfect for special occasions and formal events.
Popularly known as Ghagra Choli, Chaniya Choli and Pavadai, Lehenga Choli had evolved to be much more than a traditional wear at present. Lehenga Choli represents combination of youthful innocence and exuberance today with a wide variety of designs to choose from.
This lehenga is designed with a wide flare and great volume. The lehenga is designed with numerous pleats around the waist and is usually made in long, smooth, silky, flowing fabrics. The cholis are plain or embellished and the dupatta can be worn in any way.
The lehenga resembles a wrap-around skirt and falls straight from the waist to the hemline. There are slits on the sides to facilitate movement for the wearer. It gives a long and enhanced look to the body when paired with choli styled to show off the collarbone.
The cut of this skirt looks like the alphabet A which and flares out gradually from the waist to the hem. It is usually designed to accentuate the upper body and is paired with lovely cholis and dupattas.
This type of lehenga is heavily embellished with stones and beads on delicate material like silk or chiffon to give a grand look to the bride for her wedding. The choli and dupattas are also embellished and designed with great care.
Indo-western Lehenga is a fusion wear. This combines the timeless appeal of the lehenga choli with the modern fashion trends. In essence, this ensemble mixes the traditional design of the lehenga choli with the modularity of a modern design.