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PostSubject: **ABOUT GHAGRA***   2008-09-12, 19:23




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 clothes ornaments and adornments.


A wedding is an auspicious occasion when the attire demands keen attention. During a modern wedding, the brides have a wide variety of bridal dresses to pick and choose from. Ghagra Choli is the most preferred one. The rich colors used for bridal ghagra choli are symbolic of festivity / fertility. Metallic yarn is traditionally used on these garments. During the actual wedding ceremony, conducted in front of the fire, the motifs and the colors of the ensemble glow. In Northern India the most preferred bridal wear is the ghagra choli (designer bridal wear).

In Maharashtra brides wear a Paithani sari, terrific Lehnga and shawl with its gold brocade border woven intricately with birds, flowers and geometrical patterns. Other woven saris from this region, such as Chanderis, Indoris, Maheshwaris also form part of the trousseau with yellows, orange and greens being the dominant colors.

The ensemble of the Muslim bride from Hydria is the zari-encrusted blouse with a skirt. The veil is edged with gold tassels and embroidered all over. Tissues and brocades are used in abundance.

The Rajasthanis use chunri to cover the bridal bed on which the grooms sit for the tilak ceremony after the marriage and is later used as a veil by the bride.

Wearing of bridal ghagra choli is a fashion with lasting values and rich craftsmanship.

It is so much in fashion that in addition to wedding, it is worn even at beauty pageant contests at national as well as international level and received "best costume award". Many of the top designers, like Ritu Kumar, are also engaged in bridal lehenga choli designing whose creations were worn by Aishwarya Rai, Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta, Priyanka Chopra and many others and receive much adornments. Indian wedding collections at different sources of Indian clothing includes bridal lehengas, wedding lehengas and wedding sarees, fashionable lehenga, fine lehenga.

Party Wear Ghagra choli


Ghagra or Lehenga choli is the most preferred party wear of young people. Most of the important guests in weddings will be in ghagra choli.
The ghagra choli is worn to mark important occasions and festivals.
The Indian ghagra choli can be worn at main occasions like mehendi, dandiya / sangeet, the wedding ceremony and the reception. Outfits for women such as the 'Indian Ghagra or Lehenga - choli' brings out the essence of feminism.
Embroidered Indian ghagra choli is quite famous round the globe. It is one of the oldest form of Indian clothing.

The young generation has evolved the traditional choli to strap less blouse, spaghetti top and tube top.

Party wear Lehenga choli


The traditional dress for women in Rajasthan and Gujarat is the lehenga choli or ghagra choli but can be seen all over the country. These cholis are brightly embroidered, waist - length bare - backed blouses. Indian ghagra cholis, lehengas are gathered ankle - length skirts secured around the waist. The attire is completed by a veil - cloth called odhni or dupatta draped across the neck or over the head. The Indian lehenga choli is extremely colorful, adding verve and color to the surrounding landscapes. Tribal women in theses area bedeck themselves from head to toe with chunky silver jewellery.


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