are ankle length long pleated skirts secured around the waist. The
skirt is flowing and flares around the wearer. The length of tribal embroidered lehenga varied between knee to ankle, whereas that of richer people was always long enough to touch the floor as
Traditonally, all lehengas were skirt type umbrella shaped. Today, in the
fashion market, however, there are different shapes of the lehengas giving a
modern look to the ethnic dress. Lehenga cholis are either custom made or ready made lehenga cholis which are worn in special events like as Engagements, Weddings, Reception, Sangeet, Mehndi, Festivals and other traditional events.
Lehenga-cholis in any fabric whether cotton, silk, chiffon,
georgette with their glittering mirror-work, heavy embroidery, sequins and
zari work look very attractive and desired by all. They are available in various styles and cuts. Infact the beauty of the lehenga is seen not only in the intricate embroidery work but also in the shape of the lehenga or skirt and the patterns of the blouse or cholis. Check out the various styles of lehengas below:
Straight cut lehenga style
As the name suggests, the straight cut lehenga is in the shape of a straight skirt from the waist to the hem, resembling a straight wrap around skirt. The lehenga can have small slits at the side for ease of movement. This style of lehenga has a slimming effect on the wearer. The style is suitbale for most body types.
Fish tail lehengas/Mermaid Lehengas Style
A fish tail lehenga is another lehenga style which is very popular, specially among the tall, slim women, women with hourglass figure. The lehenga is fitted till the knee and from there onwards, it flares down giving a lot of room at the bottom. The shape of the lehenga shows off the waist and the hips. This lehenga style is also referred as mermaid lehenga. The style of the lehenga resembles the tail of a fish or a mermaid. Mermaid Cut Lehengas look best when paired with short embellished Cholis.
A Line Lehenga Style
In the A-line lehenga style, the skirt flares from waist to the hem, resembling the shape of the alphabet A. The lehenga either has vertical panel or triangular panel inserted to give more room and also more hem width. This lehenga style is very common and can be worn by the thin as well as curvaceous brides.
Panel lehenga Style
Yet another flattering style of lehenga is the paneled style. The paneled lehenga cholis are quite popular since they produce a slimming effect. Panel lehengas have a number of flared panels sewn together, usually 8 or 10. The panels could be of the same fabric and color or in contrast colors or fabrics. Both the style imparts an ethnic, attractive and vibrant look. Paneled Lehengas look best when paired with Cholis in a single shade so that you do not look tacky or overboard.
Circular lehengas or Flared Lehenga Style
A flared lehenga or a circular style has pleats at the waist area, giving a flared look to the lehenga. This lehenga style suits the very thin brides due to the presence of pleats. The pleats or the circular shape add volumes to the waist and hip circumference. This style looks very classy.