In Gujarat they call it ghagra choli. During navaratri
festival, women wear gagra choli for navaratri dandia raas.
lehenga-cholis with their glittering mirror-work look most attractive. The
blouses have elaborate mirror-work and patch-work on them and are very colorful.
It is designed to leave the back and midrib bare. These type of dresses are
mainly worn by women in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Gujarat.
Bridal Lehenga Wearing of bridal
lehenga chole is a fashion with lasting values and rich craftsmanship. Bridal
lehengas are so much in fashion that in addition to wedding, they are worn even
at beauty pageant contests at national as well as
Chaniya Choli The home of the chaniya-choli is
no doubt Kutch, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The outfit is popular in the west and
north of India. In the south, another more streamlined version known as the
pavade is popular. Fabrics that are used for chaniya-cholis normally range from
cotton, silk to khadi and at times chiffon.
Designer Lehenga Designer lehenga with rich
traditional chikan embroidery in colored thread all over and an equally
enamoring dupatta to match makes for the most auspicious ceremony of your life.
Designer Lehenga - choli sets are stitched in different types of fabric: Silk,
raw silk, cotton prints, georgettes and so on
Embroidered Lehenga A embroidered lehenga or
heavy lehenga have Embroidery, like every other art form, needs to be understood
to be fully appreciated and enjoyed. Insight of the principles not only creates
the urge to "paint" with needle and thread but gives one the knowledge that
enables a more keen perception of the old masterpieces as well as modern day
pieces Embroidered bridal lehengas are hot this wedding season
Ghagra Choli The Indian ghagra Cholis with
their glittering mirror work is the most attractive. This comprises of long
pleated skirts, known as Ghaghra or Lehenga, and is worn with twin blouses. The
blouses have elaborate mirror work and patch work on them and are very colorful.
It is designed to leave the back and midriff bare
Indian Cholis The Choli : It is the tightly
fitted, short blouse that ends just below the bust worn under a sari. It is
either long sleeved, short sleeved or sleeveless. Indian cholis as a form of
garment are getting more famous and daring as dandiya festive garments
Indian Lehenga Choli The Indian lenghas with
their glittering mirror work is the most attractive. This comprises of long
pleated skirts, known as Lehenga, and is worn with twin blouses
Sharara Sharara is a short/ long blouse worn
with matching pants fitted till the knee, with a big flare from the knee
onwards. Sharara cholis are usually heavily embellished and worn with a matching
Traditional Lehenga or Trendy Lehenga
Traditional lehengas include embroidered lehengas, traditional ghagra cholis,
tremendous lehenga. Embroidered traditional Indian lehenga-choli is quite famous
round the globe. The traditional lehanga-choli in soft pastel shades with light
embroidery is an ideal outfit for the Sangeet ceremony
Indian Wedding Lenghas A wedding is an
auspicious occasion when the attire demands keen attention, careful planning,
elegant display because it is specially meant to make an individual look her
/his best. During a modern wedding, appearance means almost everything. Today,
the brides have a wide variety of bridal dresses to pick and choose from.
Wedding lehengas is one of them
Zardosi Lehenga Zardosi lehenga is the
traditional wear of Indian women since mughal time. Popular among royal family
of olden days, Zardosi lehngas come in many different styles. The Zardosi
lehnga-chole made up of a comfortable fabric, can be worn on festivals or other
celebrations. Zardosi lehangas are glamorous and elaborate.
Ornaments for the bride beautiful
Following are some of the ornaments married
women usually to wear on special occasions and/or festivals:
The tika/benda/matha-patti(as known in
Northern India) is worn on the forehead. In Rajasthan, it is known as borla.
The sheesh-phool is worn at the crest of the hair from where the juda(bun)
or plaits are tied. Chapadia and jhoomar are also meant for the
For the nose:Laung/Nath/Besar
the upper-arms and hands:
the Waist : Kamarband/waistband
For the wrist :
foot :Toe ring and Anklet
Solah Shringar for indian Bride
Indian bride the wedding day is the most important day of her life. She has lots
of expectations and hope for this day. Most of the girls in our country have
lots of dreams for this day since it marks the beginning of their journey into
womanhood. Everybody wants to look best on this day. Different kinds of beauty
rituals are associated with this day as her female friends and relatives spend
the whole day preparing her for the occasion. The full beautification consists
of sixteen parts from head to toe. On this very special day of her life she
wants to look the best. She epitomizes beauty on this special day. The bride's solah shringar starts from the top with her hair and ends with her toe.
Your Wedding day make up tips
First her hair is washed and oiled and adorned with flowers and other ornaments
for the hair. It is decorated with borla. It is a conocal shaped ornaments for
the head. Than a paste of turmeric, oil, and gram flower is used as a scrub and
a cream for the bride's hands and arms. Then her forehead is decorated with a
mang-tikka or bhor ornament, which is worn along the hairline. The face is also
adorned. And the eyes are highlighted with kajal to give a beautiful effect.
Even make up is applied on face with powdered and lipsticks. Nose rings are
worn. It can be made of gold, pearl and diamond. In some regions and community
nose rings are never removed and they become symbol of married woman like
mangalsutra. Earrings are also worn on ears. They are of different shapes and
sizes. Necklaces of different designs and sizes are worn around the neck. It can
be of different lengths short, long or choker or collar type. The bride also
wears floral garland. On hands bangles and bracelets are worn. It is the most
visible part so bangles and bracelets are one of the most important adornments
worn by the bride. Bangles can be of different kinds. It can be made of gold,
silver, iron, ivory, glass, ceramic or other metals depending upon the custom
and rituals of the particular region. Armlets are also worn on the upper arm,
which can be made of different metals. Mehndi designs are made on the hands and
feet. On the waist elaborate gold or silver belts are worn. The belts serve the
purpose of keeping the bride's sari in place. And last but not least the toes
are also adorned. Various kinds of toe rings are worn it can be simple or
elaborate looking. The bridal wears, which is considered, as the most important
part of solah shringar is always red in color because red is considered
auspicious. The sari usually has rich and heavy embroidery with gold and silver
threads some also has beads work on it.
To look fabulous on your
wedding day, Seasons suggests these easy make up tips:
1. Use a cream blush applied after the
foundation, before powder. This will be long-wearing and give a glow
2.Apply lip liner evenly all over lips under
the lipstick to make it last longer. When lipstick fades, it will
fade evenly without leaving the outer lip liner only.
3.Apply a small dollop of lip gloss to the
center of mouth to make lips appear fuller.
4. Apply a shimmer-type product lightly on
top of cheekbones to give highlight to the face.
5.Always use waterproof mascara and avoid
applying any mascara to bottom lashes, or only do so if very
6.Apply powder at the very last "makeup
and hair minute," as you can easily touch up foundation or hide
nervous blemishes before you powder. This is not as easy after the
base is set.
7.Avoid black or very dark eyeliner. It
will make the eyes appear smaller in pictures. Instead, try smoky
soft grays or plums, which will be softer and more flattering.
8.Keep eye shadow light and shimmery,
again to avoid making the eyes appear smaller.
9.There's nothing like a blushing bride!
Rosy cheeks are always a winner.
10.Avoid waxing or facials right before
the wedding. Give your face five days off before the big event.
11.Throw some shimmer on shoulders and
décolletage. This always looks great in moderation.
12.Add a few fake lashes to outer corner
of eyes. This opens and lifts the eye. However, be sure to use a
skin is oily, avoid applying moisturizer before application of
14.Stick to a classic look. Avoid trends,
as they will very soon look dated in pictures.
15.Be a happy
and look like the prettiest version of yourself; don't try to be
anyone but yourself on the day. Remember -- You have to make up and
be happy at the start for all the crying during Vidaii time at the
First wash your face properly than use a light moisturizer to smoothen your
skin. Select a concealer of a lighter color shadow areas of the face around
the eyes and nose. Then gently apply and blend it all over the face and under
the neck an oil free foundation, which will last throughout a long and hot
day. Try and choose a color tone, which is slightly lighter than your skin
tone but never for white. Matte foundation is best suited for Indian skin
tone. It gives a natural effect. To get rid of blemishes touch up your face
with a concealer. Apply translucent powder and spread evenly all over the face
to get that matte effect. Proper make up should be applied to the forehead,
nose and chin. The eye make up is very important so proper care should be
taken for eye make-up. Use a brown tone eye shadow for softness and white
makeup to lift. Use a thin line of white eyeliner on the eyelid, to highlight
the eyes. Finish the line with black eyeliner and add a little black eye
shadow under the eye. To highlight your lashes use black mascara. To have a
detailed look brush eyebrows and apply a brown eyebrow pencil. Use a good
quality lipstick, which will last. The color of your lipstick should match
Today's make up trends are mainly glossy and shimmering. Girls go for glitter
and gloss. Proper and accurate make-up matching the skin tone can really make
someone very attractive, beautiful and elegant.
So go for that special makeup that will make you special on
the most important day of your life. But keep in mind that your make should
match your hairstyle and dress and it should be simple and elegant. It should
not look overdone.
Bridal hair style
Today's Indian bride are very much conscious about her
look. They want a balanced look with proper hairstyle, make-up and dress. At
the same time they also don't want something overdone. Nowadays different
kinds of hairstyles are done in the beauty parlors. Depending on the
personality, height, face structure you can select a particular hairstyle for
you. Hair coloring is now in vogue. New trend for hair coloring are available
in the parlors. Mostly girls are going for sizzling shades like fiery red
browns to blonde red coppers and stencil coloring. Proper hair color can give
you a completely new look. You can match your hair color according to your
complexion. If you are fair go for bright colors and if you have a dark
complexion than it is better to try dark shades like burgundy, dark brown,
copper. Among the new trendy colors are Iris copper, red passion, auburn gold,
matt, purple vision, dark cherry, silver ice, beige. But it is better to avoid
these colors. It is always good to go for sober and matt colors. If your hair
is already colored than you can use translucent color gloss, which can
lighten, darken or brighten hair tones.
To give a perfect wedding look it is important to match three things and that
is perfect haircut, right hairstyle, which matches your personality and hairdo
suitable for your facial structure. To give you the perfect bridal look it is
important that proper styling, right hair color, and the right makeup should
be given to you depending on your body structure and personality.
Some of the hairstyle colorings you can opt for are as follows:
In the hair perm division you can try out the following
Pig Peg Perm
Zig Zag Perm
The latest hairstyles you can go for to give a different
look are as follows:
Long short medium
Among the all occasions hairstyles you can opt for the
following depending on your personality.
Sleek and Blunt
To give your hairstyle a balanced look it is important that
you match the hairstyle along with your make-up and dress. It is also
important to match your style according to your face structure. If your face
is small don't go for something huge and if your face is big than you can opt
for a pumped style. So everything depends on your face structure and
Tattooing and piercing have an almost magnetic appeal to many teens. While
they may be seen as adornment by adolescents, they can become a battleground
Tattoos and piercing have become a part of our everyday landscape.
They are ubiquitous, having entered the circles of glamour and the mainstream of
wedding fashion, and they have even become an increasingly common feature of our
urban youth. Legislation in most parts restricts professional tattooing to adults
older than 18 years of age, so "high end" tattooing is rare in children and
adolescents, but such tattoos are occasionally seen in older teenagers. Piercing, by comparison, as well as self-made or "jailhouse" type tattoos, are
not at all rare among adolescents or even among school-age children. Like
hairdo, makeup, or baggy jeans, tattoos and piercing can be subject to fad
influence or peer pressure in an effort toward group affiliation. As with any
other fashion statement, they can be construed as bodily aids in the inner
struggle toward identity consolidation, serving as adjuncts to the defining and
sculpting of the self by means of external manipulations. But unlike most other
adorning brides' hands, to being used to make hip tattoos on arms and bellies,
Mehendi or Henna has gone international. Once a typically Indian custom and an
indispensable part of a brides makeup, Mehendi has gone cosmopolitan thanks to
the attention it gets through stars like Madonna ,No Doubt and Bjork.
Used at weddings by brides and brides maids, it completes the bridal attire,
it's also considered auspicious, believed to bring luck and beauty.. and
finally part of superstition ,the darker the mehendi is, the more the mother
in law will love you..and mother-in-laws playing an important role in indian
marriages!..various things are done to achieve this. The dried mehendi is
oiled, hour after hour, a mixture of lemon and honey is applied to it, it's
held over a flame and finally it's not even washed but scraped off! Now
mehendi as a tattoo, doesn't come with any such hassels, the darker it is..the
longer it lasts!
Mehendi, that fragrant print on the hands, has a history and a following
that's fast crossing international boundaries. Associated mainly with happy
occasions and festivals among almost all communities, this Idd really meant
boom time for those in the mehendi business. Mohammed Ismail who runs a
mehendi store at Bori Mohalla, Mumbai says, " I used to get more than 1,000
customers daily during Ramzan. Our 100-year-old family profession has come a
long way, from selling the standard dry powdered mehendi during festivals
only, to now supplying a wide variety perennially.
"There is the regular red mehendi, which can be outlined with black mehendi
and silver or gold mehendi for filling up the designs with (some may consist
of chemical dyes). Two years ago, tattoo stickers were introduced for the
arms, nails, ears or forehead." Ismail has many customers taking kilos of
mehendi abroad where it is quite expensive.
In the old days, mehendi meant a night's wait for the colour to register. "
Nowadays everything is quick and easy," says Shahnaz Abdulla Hussaini, a
professional mehendiwalli for a decade now." People expect special mehendi
ingredients for the best colour, and professionals like us to finish fast. The
elite class and film personalities like to experiment with designs and areas
of application. I have applied mehendi on entire arms, the lower back, cheeks
and around the neck," she says.
Shahnaz belongs to an informal group of mehendi professionals -- men and women
who help each other make new customers. There is one Maheshbhai, the best in
this group, who specialises in bridal mehendi. Recently he applied mehendi for
a top Bollywood actress on the occasion of her wedding reception in the city.
For bridal mehendi, the Gujarati and Marwari styles depict entire baraats on
the bride's hand with the wedding couple, doli, kalash, baraatis, tabla
players, elephants and peacocks too. The Mughlai and Arabic styles are not as
minute. They have enlarged
curvy floral designs with thick outlines. Prices
for application vary from Rs 1,500 to Rs 5,000 or more for the bride and Rs 75
or more per hand for others. Says Bhavna Rane, a mehendiwalli. " A good
mehendi artist can earn up to a lakh in a month. This is such a lucrative
business that I'm planning to induct my daughter into it too," she says.
In the last couple of years -- more so since Madonna sported it in her music
album Ray of Light henna has evolved into an art form at the international
level and people have been capitalising on it. We have music albums on the
subject, countless design books in the market and secret colouring formulae
sold for hefty amounts.
Back home, it has been quite exploited for its promotional value. Restaurants
and food festivals offer free mehendi application as an added attraction. Till
last year Seasons, the clothes super store, was hosting mehendi contests
during the Marriage season. And recently the Citywalk shoe store advertisement
read, While you decorate your feet with your choice of shoes, we decorate your
hands with the colours of mehendi 'FREE' .