Silk Lehengas For Girls
Lehenga, also known as Lehenga Choli, is a three-piece attire comprising the lehenga which looks like long beautiful skirt worn by Indian women across India. Secured at the waist with the midriff left bare, lehenga particularly Silk Lehenga is usually worn on ceremonial occasions by Indian girls on their engagement & weddings. Silk Lehenga is generally embroidered, printed or embellished and is paired with a fitting blouse called ‘choli’.
Additionally, the Silk lehenga and choli is paired with a ‘dupatta’ which is worn like a sari pallu and covers the midriff and head, which also depends on how one wishes to wear it, going by the occasion.
How Can One Identify A Pure Silk Lehenga?
Many have had this doubt ringing in head, each time they buy a silk lehenga. Wearing a Kanjeevaram Silk garment is a dream for most women to have, and they sure are expensive. Women are big fan of these rich, royal fabric and after years of discussions with local store owners, hours of research put into understanding silk lehengas, and buying and learning the traits of a genuine, there is a fundamental test you need to follow to identify if your lehenga is Genuine or Fake :
Silk Test : Kanchipuram silk lehengas are woven from pure mulberry silk. To test the quality of the silk, take a few loose strands from both the weft and the warp and burn the threads. Pure silk, will leave behind ash which when touched, will crumble into a fine powder that smells like burnt hair or burnt leather. Fake fibers like synthetic ones, become a hardened lump after being burnt.
Silk Lehengas are mainly preferred these days rather than a full 6 meter saree by Indian women and worn to very special events such as weddings. However, depending on the amount of work, embroidery and detailing on the lehenga, one can team it with ethnic jewelry, like kundan, polka, precious stones, jewels,meenakari, etc.
For climatic suitability, Lehengas can be worn all year long as they are evergreen wear! thanks to the options available in fabric! The lehengas in heavy fabrics like silk are best suited for winters.
Silk lehengas continues to undergo variations with time, growing fashion, fusion of western and Indian ethnic and cultural influences molding its silhouette or style in the multiple versions of the lehenga choli known to us today. Talking of traditional styles, there are a lot of variations to the Silk lehenga namely the Sharara and Lacha. Sharara, Lacha are variations in lower attires, emerging from the 18th and 19th centuries and resemble flared pants. The common trait in all the three outfits is that they are all three piece outfits comprising a blouse, long skirt with variation, and a dupatta and are most popular as wedding outfits.
The Sharara is innovation in Silk Lehenga which is trendy these days that has a joint below or at the knee level, while the skirt below spreads out. The Silk lehenga is worn with a Kurti or with a blouse and one or more dupattas. When two dupattas are worn, brides generally use one as a veil and the other is draped on the shoulders. It is generally worn on Indian weddings.
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