Saturday, August 29, 2009

Gagra choli

Gagra choli is a traditional dress worn by girls of North India. It is a two piece clothing comprising a choli and a lahenga.
Its usually a celebration dress and is worn by unwed girls on festivals, pujas, or weddings. It is often seen as an ethnic Hindu dress.

Gagra cholis are simple long skirts worn with a blouse and a roll over chunari is seen aplenty in the interiors of India. It also has significance in the royal wardrobe. Mostly considered as the traditional wear with Punjabi’s, Muslims and northern India it is now a common sight at wedding receptions irrespective of religion.

Evolution has further developed this attire into a niche wear for special occasions. Be it an engagement ceremony, or a friends marriage, gagra choli makes it presence obviously. Offering better textures in various fabrics like silk, satin crepe, net and georgette you can choose the colours from dull gold, rust and refreshing blue. Zardosi or hand embroidery the gagra choli maintains the tradition. Teamed with the right jewellery this is a perfect dress to exude your confidence.

Cholis make the major statement. Backless or tied up with threads cholis compliment the gagra. The chunari can be worn over the head or pinned artistically over shoulders. Gagras also change fashion like A-line, fish tail or flowing umbrella designs.

The layers add to volume and contrasting fabrics layered in net and satin is appealing. The real grace can be seen as it twirls around during a dance or a graceful walk.


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