TYPES OF INDIAN OUTFITS

Indian Wedding outfits are incredibly fun to wear and filled with bright colors that will make you feel like you’re attending a red carpet affair. Following is a guide to some of the most common Indian dresses:

WHAT IS A LEHENGA?

A lehenga (pronounced leng-ah) is the most popular outfit and is typically comprised of 3 pieces:
   - Skirt (lengha)
   - Cropped blouse (choli)
   - Scarf (dupatta) 
The lehenga has a similar look to a sari because of the draped fabric but is much easier to wear and comfortable to dance in.
Lehengas, depending on their heaviness of embellishments and embroidery can be worn mostly at all wedding occasions - engagements, mehendis and sangeets (lighter lehengas) or weddings and receptions (heavier lehengas). These days you can also find some contemporary lehengas with capes and jackets.
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WHAT IS AN ANARKALI?

An Anarkali (pronounced uh-naar-kuh-lee) is essentially a gown that sometimes comes in different lengths. Usually it is a 3 piece outfit composed of:
   - Long flowing top (kurta)
   - Leggings or Pants (churidaar)
   - Scarf (dupatta)
Anarkali is a comfortable option if you don’t want to go overboard. They are very versatile, full coverage and easy to wear hence you can also wear it during any festive occasions such Diwali Parties, Indian Baby Showers etc. 
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WHAT IS A KURTA & SHARARA SET?

A Kurta (pronounced kur-tah) & Sharara (pronounced sh-rara) set is a 3 piece outfit:
   - Pants (slim, straight or flared)
   - A blouse (varying in length)
   - A dupatta or vest
The biggest difference between a Kurta and Sharara is pant style. Kurtas either have narrow (churidaar) or straight pant style where as Shararas have typically wide-legged, flowy pants. The Sharara outfit is a fun and playful option. It is best for a Sangeet, Mehndi, or Wedding event.
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WHAT IS A SAREE?

A saree (pronounced sah-ree) is the most traditional Indian garment. It is a 6 yard long piece of cloth which is pleated, wrapped, and draped across your shoulder. It is worn with a cropped blouse and a petticoat skirt.
The saree comes in one size fits all and has many different ways to drape depending on their region of origin. The saree draping sometimes gets challenging if you don’t know it, so you also get semi-stitched sarees which can be worn directly without the whole process of draping.
A traditional saree is typically worn for the wedding ceremonies, but you can also wear a contemporary saree for the reception for a glam look.

 

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