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Lehngas For Garba Nights

BY RANI SHARMA

Garba lehngas are very popular around the festival and wedding season. Flared Lehngas with soft net dupattas were once popular even among the royal women of the Mughal empire.

Lehngas may be classified into four styles on the basis of their cut- A cut, straight cut, umbrella cut, and fish cut.

Garba lenghas are usually worn for dandiya, parties, mehendi nights and pre-wedding celebrations. You can choose between heavy or light embroidery depending upon the occasion and type of lehnga. Younger women usually like to alter the choli (blouse) to their taste and may opt for halter neck or sleeveless style.

Lehngas are generally crafted out of crepe, georgette or soft net. Richer materials like silk and brocade may also be used. It is said that brocade was the favorite material of Emperor Akbar. Lehngas are further embellished with banarasi booti or full zal or embroidery work. These days, pretty borders with beads, crystals, zardosi, or sitara bead sequence work are fixed to the lehngas.

Consider this- a beautiful beige resham pitta zari lehnga with zari dori, sequence and patch border with fuchsia pink silk choli and rani color shimmer net dupatta with georgette lining. Stunning would be an understatement!

 Jewelry: Lots of glass bangles that match the outfit, stone jewelry or kundan with tikka

Makeup: Very light makeup because, hey, you will be dancing all night!

Footwear: Comfortable platform heels

Purses: Potli or Guthi

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