Lehenga Choli Know the Basics and don’t let anyone bamboozle you

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Kumar Sunil

Kumar Sunil

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Ever saw an Indian wedding; the big fat royal gypsy wedding, pragmatically planned over an open farm swamped with thousands of beautifully and culturally dressed guests?

Despite eye-opening decoration of the venue, the center of attraction remains, the bride; wearing an exquisitely designed lehenga, “the skirt” and opulently spangled blouse, “the top.” Trust me, when I say, imagining a bride without this particular bridal trousseau called, “Lehenga Choli” is like, “No Way!”

This ethnic Lehenga Choli is not only considered one among the other quintessential bridal accessory but also offers a glamorous look to the persona. An eye-soothing makeover, deep crimson henna, elegant hairstyle, enticing aroma, not-so-heavy metal like jewelry and a swanky pair of footwear; is all you need before you sashay around like a bride with your dream-man.

Try googling and search for one of these ostentatious dresses. You will be amazed to see thousands of results within milliseconds. In simpler terms, the online market for these classy outfits is flooded with low-end replicas with poor quality Embroidery work.

Do yourself a favor by not compromising the quality for the price. A poorly stitched dress can both be a reason for lifetime regret and an event spoiler. Four different patterns of Lehenga Cholis better named as Fish or Mermaid Style, Straight Cut Style, Panel Length Style, A-Line Style, and Flared or Circular Style.

Moving forward to the top (choli), eight different shapes are available, Long Sleeves, Short Sleeves, Half Sleeves, Sleeves Less, Long Blouse, Collar, Short Choli and Open Back.

Miss not to choose the right Lehenga Choli that best fits your body (shape). Considering western ethnicity, four main body shapes are there viz. V-Shape or Apple Shape; A shape or Pear, Bell, Spoon Shape; X Shape and Hour Glass Shape; and the last but not the least, Banana, Straight or I Shape.

Similarly, are four different patterns of Lehenga Cholis better named as Fish or Mermaid Style, Straight Cut Style, Panel Length Style, A-Line Style, and Flared or Circular Style.

Moving forward to the top (choli), eight different shapes are available, Long Sleeves, Short Sleeves, Half Sleeves, Sleeves Less, Long Blouse, Collar, Short Choli and Open Back.

Hesitate not to spend a little more time while choosing the fabric for your preferred dress because choosing a wrong fabric means “A bail mujhe maar” i.e., an open invitation to all the badmouths out there in the party.

No matter how much large-hearted you were at the time you purchased your dress, but if it missing the right fabric and color combination; be prepared for a crowd eye-balling at you.

Not only the fabric and color that matters but also the body silhouette, embroidery work, uniqueness, cleanliness and other factors that count. Wearing a dress adorned with religious embroidery at the wedding eve is also not a good choice.

Make sure you are buying or renting your Lehenga Choli from an expert only. I am sure you don’t want people to tell you,“What the hell is this? Kujh aur nai mila!”

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