The best known wedding dress which you buy for your bride is the Lenenga choli (also known as Ghaghra Choli) because you wish to see her in the best appearance on the marriage day. But are you aware that it is most common outfit of women in the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh? It is known by the different names in the different states like Chaniya choli, lehenga choli, Ghaghra choli etc. Normally, the complete dress is the combination of a Dupatta, Choli and a Lehenga. Utilising the theme of outfits worn by women as tradition, the various designer have come out the various category and designs of designer lehenga.
Design of Lehenga
While designing the complete outfit or set of a designer lehenga, the designers have to design its matching Choli and Dupatta also. In fact, the Choli is nothing else but a midriff-baring blouse and is worn with saree also. But the design of choli which is to be worn with a designer lehenga is different with that to be worn with sarees. It is designed to have a tight fit in the women body. It may be sleeveless of with sleeves as per the choice of the husband and wife. The neck and back design is also chosen by the wearer; it may by low neck or low back if desired. The opening of the designer choli also differs from designer to designer. It may of front opening or back opening.
When it comes to a designer lehenga, you should be aware that it is one form of skirt which is typically long and specially pleated and embroidered. It is worn in a style that it is fastened with the help of string (or elastic) at the waist and the lower portion (at the legs) is kept open.
The Dupatta (as it forms the essential part of the dress) may be of matching colour to that of lehenga and have the embroidery similar to lehenga.
Fabric of Lehenga
If you roam through the market where clothes are sold, you will find that the designer lehenga are made of various types of fabrics such as Silk, Khadi, Cotton, Georgette, Net, Crape, Satin, Chiffon, Brocade etc. However, the silk has the monopoly over various fabrics since decades.
Embroidery on Lehenga
It is an important fact that not only the fabric, but stitching patterns and embroidery also plays a vital role in making designer lehenga. You may find various kinds of embroidery and decorative work done on the lehengas. These may be Gota, Shisha, Phulkari, Chikankari, Nakshi, Zari, Kundan, Zardozi etc. The various patterns, you may find like geometric shapes, flowers, buildings, trees of various kinds etc. in decorative work on designer lehenga. You will also find that the tradition of various states and tribes such as of kutch of Gujrat, Sodhas, Garacia Jats, Dhanetah Jats etc. are reflected by the various designers in making of wedding dress.
These all basics are used by the designer and they present you a special theme for your weeding day as per your choice and taste.