Monday 20 October, 2014
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Light Weight Chiffon Lehngas

By Rani Sharma, Raneez Boutique

The word chiffon comes from the French word “chiffe,” meaning “rag,”. The fabric has a soft flowing texture. The S- or Z-twist of the threads is what gives the fabric its “stretch.” Silk chiffon was once worn only by the wealthy as a sign of status. In 1958, polyester was produced and polyester chiffon became more widely used because of its cost and durability.

Today, chiffon is adored by women all around the world. It is elegant and sophisticated, but it is also durable and affordable.

This season, chiffon lehngas are trending in Indian wardrobes. They are light weight even though they are crafted from 12 yards of fabric with as many as 80 kalis. Despite the flares though, they are slim fitting at the waist and hip, and hence complimentary to the female figure.

BLACK CHIFFON LEHNGA: An elegant outfit with a black corset with antique embroidery that matches the lehnga border and dupatta pankhi. The dupatta is also crafted out of three yards of chiffon. The lehnga has a three-inch gold border. This lehnga is perfect for any function.

ROSE PINK CHIFFON LEHNGA: The fabric is dyed pink. The net dupatta and georgette black antique sequence corset make an interesting combination. The flare lehnga has an eight-inch pitta border with a four-inch gold border at the edge. The dupatta is dyed an aqua blue.

RED CHIFFON LEHNGA: The fabric is dyed a deep red and has a 10-inche deep antique tissue border with black piping. This dress has a lot of flares, but is still shapely. The net dupatta is embellished with sequence. The border has gota frills and a black piping. The corset is black and embellished with antique work. A light weight dress, this can be worn at any event.

ACCESSORIES: Wear a big stone antique broach set with media sized earrings.

Work your hair into a fancy style and embellish with a flower.

A round silk purse with antique gold work goes well with chiffon lehngas.

Be comfortable in platform heels.

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