India has a very long and colorful history of fashion and traditional dresses. Indian fashion industry is studded with varieties of garments, textiles and designs. Indian clothing styles were vividly differentiated by culture and region in historic eras. Most of the traditional garments in India have long and memorable history, which had witnessed many changes with the passage of time.
The only exception is Lahenga Choli, which has become a history itself. The dress has been getting the same popularity and attention in modern India as it used to be centuries ago. It’s popularity begun during Mughal era, when it was a popular dress of the rich and upper middle class women. Soon, it became a common dress for other economic classes also. In Rajasthan and Gujarat, Lahenga Choli is the most popular dress among women of all classes and ages. Today bridal wear Lahenga Choli is immensely popular among all Indians irrespective of their geographic location, culture, and economic status.
Trends of Bridal Lehenga Choli
During Mughal period, the trend was to design Lehenga Choli as fabulously as possible to get attention of every one present on the marriage ceremony.
Modern designers have been experimenting with attractive colors like black, ivory, grey, green or deep blue along with shades of off-white, red, pink and bottle green. Designers have changed designs of these bridal wear to make it suitable in modern context. Gold thread designs, popularly known as zardosi work, have remained the most popular forms of work on the Lehenga Choli, though this work makes the attire too heavy for brides to carry for long times. These days light weight Lahenga Cholis with artistic designs combined with bright but unusual colors are getting more popular among women.
Fabrics Used in Bridal Lehenga Choli
Varieties of fabrics are used in designing Bridal Wear Lahenga Choli. Cotton and Silk are used in most of the traditional designs. The gold thread designs require cotton or silk fabric as the base. However, in modern designs georgette, chiffon and crepe are also used to apply some artistic works on the attire. Velvet, net and many other modern fabrics are also used in combination with silk, cotton, chiffon or georgette to give a fabulous look to the attire. Price of the bridal Lahenga Choli depends on the kind of fabric used and works done on the cloth.
As a whole, the Lehenga Choli is still a popular bridal wear in all parts of India. It makes the bride gorgeous, bright and a central point of attraction on her marriage ceremony.