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 enthusiam. In any occasion, every one wants to look their
best. There is emergence of variety of dresses both Indian and Western in
the market, but for party wear, Indian ladies still prefer to wear a saree.
Salwar kameez and lehenga cholis are also preferred party wear but the
design varies according to occasion. Party wear sarees are like:
- Traditional sarees
- Designer sarees
- Fancy sarees
- Printed Chiffon sarees
- Geogette sarees etc.
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.
Indian formal or party wear salwar kameezes are generally made up of a
silk, satin, crepe, chiffon and georgette fabrics. The party wear Indian
salwar kameezes decorated with embroidery and mirror work is very feminine
and graceful. Indian party wear salwar suits come in many different styles.
Some prefer to go for short kurtas with intricate embroidery and mirror
work. Many could afford more intricate brocade, tanchoi and heavy satins
even with real gold and silver embroidery, studded with precious stones.
Chikankari, Zardosi, Bandhej, Phulkari, beaded sequins, mirror work and
block cum handprints are all time favorites among the ladies. Some ladies
prefer fusion wear like sleeveless top style kameez with long slits and deep
cuts or spaghetti kurtas to give a modern look.