The women of South Asia are specially known for using glamorous and traditional wedding dresses in the world. The wedding dresses are entirely different and more colorful than the wedding dresses worn by the women of the rest of the world. We’ll tell you about a unique and sparkling wedding dress in this article which is called as “Lehenga Choli”. This dress is also known with other names as “Ghagra Choli” or “Chaniya Choli”.
The Lehenga is actually a large piece of cloth worn around the waist as a skirt with a head covering, called Odhani or Dubatta. Similarly the other cloth is “Choli” which is actually a bodice. In the past, “Lehenga” used in Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli dress was a narrow outfit tied around the waist. But with the passage of time Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli passed through many variations in its design and it was made more convenient for the wearer.
Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli is being worn by the brides in different reddish shades for many centuries. Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli are normally prepared with heavy embroideries and spectacular designs. A bride gets ready in pure eastern shy style and mostly wears Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli on her wedding day. This dress truly reflects the byzantine and sensational customs of South Asian marriage culture.
Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli is not only worn by the brides but the female wedding guests also use as the formal outfit. The guest women wear Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli in other colors than the red one as the red is particularly associated with the bride. Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli is normally prefereed without any under dress garment but it is worn with heavy jewellery. These days Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli dresses are particularly chosen with bright colors like green , blue , pink, lemon yello and purple. The bride looks very modest and beautiful in Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli dress on the wedding day. The blouse which is used with Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli normally has a deep “V” cut neck and another connected outfit is known as “Dubatta” which is prepared with netted embellishments.
The historic development of Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli dates back to the Mughal Era which was in fact introduced as a counterpart of the routine dresses of the Muslim royal women. The fabrics used to prepare Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli are silk, brocade, linen or chiffon. Other magnificence of Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli is the embroidery or Zari work which is prepared with tremendous styles and colorful threads. Sometimes Lehenga Choli or Ghagra Choli is also decorated with superb stones, pearls, gold and silver cords.