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The ethnicity of Lehengas

It is also known as ‘ghagra,’ more popular as ‘ghagra-choli’ in northern part of the Indian sub continent.  In southern India it is better known as ‘Pavadai’ in and around the region of Tamil and ‘Langa’ in Kannada and Telugu. It has many variants, but its look remains to be the same with changing styles. Sometimes it is worn with the scarf and at times without it. However the name Lehenga is well accepted by mainstream culture.

History of the Lehenga-choli

The ancient most clothing that resembles what evolved as the modern ghagra could be traced back to what is called the ‘antariya’ which gave into ‘bhairnivasani’ that was a stitched clothing which gathered around the waist or the girdle and looked like free flowing fabric. Then came age of the ‘ghagri,’ which was like long (usually 6 feet) clothing; and is still worn by Jain nuns.

A few varieties

This is very true that Lehengas come in a variety these days. What has evolved from an unstitched cloth, now has become a lehenga needs lesser words explaining how quickly it has developed into a popular line of clothing. Such a garment certainly knows no boundaries and has a lot of variations at present like:

1. New Arrivals - As usual the designers do not stop and keep adding to our collection with their New Arrivals into our ‘Lehengas’ without much of a doubt. We collect bridal, designer to Bollywood Lehengas as part of campaign.

2. Semi Stitched Lehengas - These are pieces of clothing are designed but can be used by everyone to suit their needs. In other words these like customized Lehengas that can be tailored to adjust accordingly.

3. Lehenga Sarees - These are very much in vogue these days as this is a time saver for many. The working woman or the one who does not how to drape a saree can certainly bask in the glory of these Lehenga Sarees.

4. Wedding Collection - Stylish, gorgeous, vividly sequined, zari work and many more, the Wedding Collection has it all. The bridal lehenga cannot be compromised which is why we have made it point that we will not disappoint the bride-to-be as well.

5. Bollywood Original Lehengas - Now this is a collection that stars in what the Bollywood divas are sporting at present. We have made arrangements that our customers get the best of what is called the Bollywood collection. 

How to buy a lehenga?

Well there are a lot of answers to this question but the best way to elucidate how to buy these would be like:

Set a budget for the outfit that you wish to purchase
Decide what it is for like a wedding should be gorgeous and for an evening party it could be a simple one

Hence choosing the design wisely would be another factor that should ideally go into this

One can go for brands and designers if they want
 

A special tip

The most important tip would be to say that most women tend to wear it only once and they let it sit for lifetime. Although bridal Lehengas many a time are passed on to the daughter from the mother, yet investing in one sensibly can be icing on the cake. Additionally choose the one that is aesthetically balanced, which means it should have colors and embroidery to die and should be ageless!

How to maintain a Lehenga?

Just like any other garment, a ghagra also requires little maintenance to keep shining the way it is meant to be. This is a big question that of how to maintain these Lehengas. Many women refrain from buying a lehenga-choli because they are scared of maintaining it. They think it is high maintenance clothing that should be present in the closet of a few. Quite on contrary this is not at true and anyone can buy and preserve it provided they learn how to do so. Here are a few tips that can come handy if one is planning to add this garment to their list:

In general avoid folding Lehengas because of the intrinsic work they come with.

Try to hang them in your cupboard over folding them especially if they are embroidered.

Maintaining depends a lot on the kid of fabric that the lehenga is made of.

Heavily embroidered Lehengas are best avoided to be machine washed.

Use the right kind of temperature while washing a ghagra.

Embellished and heavily sequined ghagra-cholis should be tissue wrapped and stored.

Keeping them protected from germs and pests is a must.

Always take them out and let them dry in sunlight once in a while.

A word of advice

Nonetheless it is highly advisable that when it comes cleaning of a lehenga, one should consider seeking professional help only. Washing it at home can actually ruin the garment if done unknowingly. Hence it is a request to any ghagra lover that they get it cleaned by a professional only.

Buying from Ninecolours.com

Ninecolours.com is a leading online merchant that has taken up the cause to advocate for ethnic wear for women across the world. At Ninecolours you can buy party wear & wedding wear lehengas in jacquard, dhupion, Chinon, chiffon, bhagalpuri, net, silk, brocade, Brasso, satin, Bemberg, viscose, shimmer, velvet and banarasi fabric at discounted price with zari, zardosi, thread, stone, sequins, resham, pita, patch border, Moti, lace, gota Patti, embroidery, diamond, crystal, cut, booti, appliqué, aari, beads, hand work in blue, green, pink, cream, maroon and in other different colours. You  can shop online at Ninecolours and ordered can be expected to be delivered within 7-10 days in major metro cities in India and can take anywhere between 10-15 days for other locations in India, from the time the order is confirmed. We offer free shipping, Cash on delivery, worldwide shipping & customize tailoring. We have successfully shipped our clothing to far distant lands like Europe, Australia, USA and Canada including India. We believe that ethnic clothing can women look beautiful and these clothes certainly enhance the features of women, especially those of the Indian subcontinent.