It can be said that the most famous ethnic Indian garment is the lehenga choli. In almost all the Indian weddings, one can easily find young, gorgeous ladies dressed in enchanting and beautifully embroidered lehengas. More than a saree, an Indian bride prefers to wear lehenga to her wedding.
A lehenga set comprises of a pleated or fish-cut skirt, a stole and a perfectly fitted blouse or a short kurti. The other name of the lehenga is ghaghra choli. Normally, a lehenga is a long pleated skirt that is designed using different types of fabrics, like cotton, crepe, silk, chiffon and georgette. Despite so many fabrics are used for making a lehenga, but the most common fabrics used particularly for wedding lehengas are georgette and silk.
On lehengas, stunning hand embroideries with silk threads, kundan and zari can be seen often. This embroidery is also called as zardozi work. Other than this, several other works can be found on lehengas like tie & dye, patch work, appliqu work, bead embroidery, mirror work, multicoloured stone work, etc. As per the budget, lehengas can be selected on the basis of its fabric and the work done.
A lehenga choli is a perfect dress for both the bride and the ladies who are going to attend a wedding.