Lehenga cholis are one of the most traditional garments from India. They have been worn here for many centuries, by women from different regions. The basic garment is composed of three pieces, the long skirt held at the waist using a waistband, the well-fitted blouse and the flowing scarf or dupatta. However, the cut and silhouette, as well as the fabric and designs, vary from region to region. There are also many beautiful modern varieties crafted by designers who love to mix western aesthetics with Indian designs. Thus, the sheer variety of choices in lehenga cholis is enough to impress even the pickiest and most fastidious fashionista. The best part is that women will find gorgeous modern style lehengas made with luxurious materials like satin as well as the simple traditional varieties.
A satin lehenga choli is a relatively contemporary invention in ethnic fashion. As such, satin is not an Indian textile and has made inroads in India only recently. In a short span of time, it has quickly become one of the most popular high-end materials. Designers particularly love using it for lehengas. The glossy aesthetic and sinuous drape of this material makes it perfect for the elegant lehenga choli outfit. A satin lehenga has the unique quality of being opulent as well as light-weight and body hugging. The shine and fit of the textile itself is enough to make the outfit exude luxury. That being said, many designers do choose to use luxurious satin as a base material for heavy embellishments and embroidered designs. It is quite a versatile fabric that can be used to create a variety of evening wear lehenga cholis, from elegant ones for parties to traditional ones for weddings.
There are many different satin lehenga designs to choose from. The cut and silhouette can vary depending on the kind of aesthetic a designer wishes to have. The lehenga or skirt can be cut in a variety of ways. The simple, straight-cut lehenga is easy to easy to wear and manage while the voluminous circular lehenga has a beautiful drape. One can also get elegant a-line lehengas and sensual mermaid cut lehengas made of satin. There are also many varieties of choli designs available. Satin is a versatile enough material to be well-suited to different types of cuts and fits. The sleeves can vary from cap-sleeve, half-sleeve and three-fourth sleeve to full sleeve or sleeve less; the neckline can be something conservative yet stylish like a collar or high neck, or it can be a daring deep cut or square neck. The length of the choli can be anything from navel-length to hip length.
All types of embroideries and embellishments can be used to decorate this fabric. Satin lehengas can come with exquisite resham, zari, zardosi and ek taar work, and sparkling stones or sequins designs. The designs are often quite intricate and detailed, with twisting Indian motifs and repeating patterns of artistic stylizations. The most ornate and beautiful variety would be the satin bridal lehenga. Bridal outfits in India are supposed to be extremely rich and intricately decorated. Designers use the finest materials and design styles to create one-of-a-kind pieces which will make the bride look like a queen on her wedding day. The shimmering gloss of satin beautifully highlights the work on the lehenga and brings out the beauty of the designs even further.
Satin is also a much-favored material for layered lehengas. These are gorgeous, designer garments that, as the name suggests, come with a lehenga composed of multiple layers of fancy materials. Typically, a gauzy, delicate textile like net covers pretty, shimmering materials like satin or silk on which pretty designs might be embroidered or embellished. The result is a fabulously beautiful outfit with a unique aesthetic.
Styles and Trends of Satin Lehengas
Satin lehenga cholis are amongst the most stylish designer outfits in the ethnic market today. They can be worn for a variety of occasions, from parties and festivals to weddings and ceremonies. To complement the outfit and bring out its beauty, women should choose accessories and jewelry that matches with it. Satin and pearls is an elegant, classic combination. With light-colored satin lehenga cholis with minimal embellishments, a pearl jewelry set with a pretty pendant and dangling earrings would be a great choice. With a more ornate satin lehenga designs, stone studded bangles, Polki earrings, Kundan necklaces and mang tikkas would be a good idea. Such heavy pieces of jewelry would complement the richness of the designs on the outfit. However, women should be careful not to overload the ensemble with heavy pieces. Sometimes, a beautifully embroidered clutch and a pair of gorgeous high heel sandals can be just as effective as multiple pieces of jewelry.