Lehenga choli is one of the most famous and preferred dress for events likes weddings and religious festive. This dress is related to festivity because its history shows that it was supposed to be a royal dress worn by the wives and daughters of Mughal emperors. Therefore, many brides like to choose this attire for their big day because they want to feel and look special just like a royal princess. The bridal lehenga choli like any other lehenga consist of three parts the pleated skirt called the lehenga, a fitted choli or blouse and a dupatta.
The origin of this dress can be traced back to Rajasthan and Gujarat, but after Mughal took over the sub continent this dress became the most favorite attire for the royal ladies. This attire became famous among the royalties because it provided a modest and feminist covering to the women. Though the lehenga blouse styles attire has went along many alteration throughout the time, but still many designer and brides like to stick to Mughal designs and embroidery while designing a bridal lehenga choli.
Earlier the preferred cloth for this dress was silk, chiffons and jamawar, but today the textile industry has introduced many other cloths in the market, which add variety and more volume to the dress. However, still many brides like to go traditional while designing their lengha and prefer to use the cloth like pure silk and chiffons. Apart, from the cloth the fashion industry has also introduced many other cuts and styles in the bridal lehengas.
Famous cuts and styles in Bridal lehenga Choli
The famous cuts and styles that have been introduced in bridal lehenga choli are,
Straight cut lehengas : The straight cut bridal lehenga choli are the most favorite among the brides because it suit every body type. In this style the lehenga flow down in parallel down the body and helps in creating an illusionary slimming effect.
Panelled lehengas: This style of lehenga choli provides more flare and fall to the brides. The designers can experiment with the colors using this style of bridal lehenga choli as the panels stitched together with the lehenga can be of different colors.
Fish tail or mermaid lehenga: This style of lehenga is fitted at the waistline and open's at the bottom.
Circular lehenga: This style of lehenga is the oldest style in lehenga choli and involves a lot of pleats at the waistline. The pleats provide a lot of volume to the lehenga and are especially preferred by the brides with thin figure.
These common bridal lehenga choli styles and designs are followed by the brides all over the Asia, but the Mughal influence can still be seen in the latest designs and embroideries. However, brides still like to fuse in the modern styles in their bridal wear, but when it comes to traditional dress and style they prefer to have the bridal lengha choli. The popularity of this attire has now crossed the boundaries of Asia and is becoming a styles symbol for many international designers.