When we talk of parties, there are birthday parties, marriage, marriage
anniversaries, kitty parties, official parties, family get togethers and so
on. Indians celebrate any kind of festive occasion with great zeal and
enthusiasm. In any occasion, every one wants to look their best. There is an
emergence of variety of dresses both Indian and Western in the market for
party wear. Indian ladies prefer to wear saree, salwar suit or other formal
western wear in parties. However, keeping in mind, the occasion, some ladies
prefer to wear ghagra cholis in parties like sangeet ceremony before a
wedding or a theme party where you are supposed to wear traditional outfit.
Today, young girls prefer a contemporary look. They don't mind being more
flamboyant or going for the 'mix and match look'. For party wear, heavily
embroidered ghagra cholis with sequins and other stones are not always
preferred. If it is a sangeet ceremony, ladies go for pastel shades with
light embroidered lehenga cholis. Generally, the fabric is georgette, crepe,
chiffon, net and sometimes silk. Even the cotton bandhani printed ghagra
cholis are preferred.
Most of these party wear ghagra cholis are not the regular umbrella shaped
ones. Rather, the lehengas are mermaid shaped or A cut or fish tail or
straigh cut lehengas so as to give a sleek look to the wearer. The colours
are generally soft pastel and earth colours. These party wear ghagra cholis
are designer ones and also inspired by bollywood. Even the choli (blouse)
has undergone a sea change. There are sleeveless blouses, spaghetti straps,
and bell sleeves to give a different look to the traditional outfit.