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Lehenga Sarees, ruling the roost this marriage season!

Lehenga style saree or Lehenga Saree as it is famously known, is not a new phenomenon as it is made out to be. Women in South India always worn it in South Silk, Cotton Ikats or Kanjiveram Silks but it came into limelight with Deepika Padukone wearing it on screen in movie Chennai Express. All of us loved her simple demeanor in vibrant coloured, flowy fabrics, intricate gold borders and heavy Gold Pallu lehenga sarees which made Deepika look gorgeous, nonetheless girl next door too!

Then we watched Alia Bhatt wearing those in popular Bollywood movie – Two States, where she looked absolutely stunning in those lehenga sarees.

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So what are these lehenga sarees?  Lehenga sarees are an aesthetic blend of the traditional saree and a lehenga choli where saree is normally 4.5 meters long. To wear one, unlike a sari, one doesn’t have to form pleats but may simply ‘tuck and drape’. Like that of a traditional saree, the lehenga style saree is worn over a petticoat (inskirt, pavadai in the south, and shaya in eastern India), along with a designer blouse called the choli.

Many designers like Manish Malhotra, Tarun Tahiliani and Sabyasachi Mukherjee have done some exquisite collections of lehenga saree which have high style quotient and dollops of traditional inputs. World over brides are loving their Lehenga Sarees…heavy embroideries, free-flowing fabrics and beautiful cuts make these every bride’s dream.

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Bride in Sabyasachi Lehenga

It will not be a misnomer to say that lehenga sarees present beautiful amalgamation of comfort and style. Today’s youngsters who don’t want to look aunties in a saree and over dressed in a lehenga, want to sport fusion of the two. They want to dress without any encumbrances, without compromising on style quotient and lehenga sarees are just an answer to that. The easy-to-wear option of the garment tells the ladies just to slip into it and be ready in minutes. Stitched as a long flared skirt with a zip at the side, it is made to the measurements of the wearer. The ensemble needs to be slipped in, then the wearer can fasten the zipper and drape the pallu over the shoulders. This is an outfit for ladies who are not comfortable with usual draping and pleating that the regular saree demands.

Designer lehenga sarees may not be easy on pocket as these come with hefty designer price tags and if you want value for money pricing with designer inputs, choose from the gorgeous collection of triveniethnics.com. You can choose from their wide range of lehenga sarees suitable for any occasion. The lehenga saree in question here is getting beautiful contrast owning to use of colours: Electric Blue & Dazzling Blue with sequins all over. This lehenga saree stands out from the usual reds and peaches, blues & greens. The golden lace at the border adds jazz to the look.  Teamed with Art Silk blouse with white hexagonal net lehenga has gracious falls. It can be complimented with light traditional gold jewellery to enhance the look with swag!

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Speaking on lehenga saree collection, Mr. Arvind Saraf, Director,  TriveniEthnics said, “Lehenga Saree is in trend from last five years but it gained momentum with Deepika wearing it in Chennai Express. It is a fusion of lehenga, owing to its cuts & shape, with drape of a saree. For a wedding, saree may look casual and lehenga too traditional, so we at Triveni made it more occasion oriented with ease of wearing & carrying attached to it.”

He adds, “Lehenga saree is simplified lehenga with saree like dupatta and a designer choli to boot, the look is very close to half-half saree as worn in South India. From last one year art-silks and brocade lehengas have become very popular with embroideries, works, prints and borders which gives them a rich look.”

Speaking on the innovations done keeping the tastes of trendy, yet traditional youngsters in mind, Saraf says, “ Few years ago our lehengas had heavy embroideries but now we have moved to soft prints in pastel colours providing heavy borders to lehenga, complimenting it with beautiful saree and designer choli which have become quite popular with youngsters. Moreover these are very easy to carry unlike saree which youngsters sometimes find quite cumbersome to manage.”

On Triveni’s lehenga Saree collection, Saraf says, “Bollywood has raised the fashion aspirations of Indian women. Keeping that in mind, our lehengas too have fair amount of embroidery catering to North Indian tastes.  Earlier it was primarily occasion wear but now it is has become very popular for Mehendis and Sangeets. These have become pan India phenomenon with any women sitting in remotest part of India having  them and flaunting them.”

Various rich and exquisite embellishments are used on lehenga style sarees patterns, which include silver embroidery, golden embroidery, metal beads, real pearls, wood beads, glass beads, mirror work, lace work, Kundan, sequins, glittering stones, zardozi, etc. Mostly rich fabrics like silkgeorgette, brasso, brocade, chiffon, crepe, etc., are used in the making of a lehenga style saree.

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I think Lehenga Saree would be toast of this marriage season, particularly for mehendi & sangeet!

So what are you thinking, order one from Triveni Ethnics for Mere hathon mein nau nau choodiyan hain…

 

 

 

#DearZindagi, gratitude for filling my JUG!

I have been constantly stressing my mind since I have read about #DearZindagi contest on @BlogAdda, so question to myself…Who is the JUG of my life? The go to friend whom I can wake up any given point of day for anything (Just that? No she has to be much more). Though I have been quite friendly person otherwise, but I have very few friends and JUG?? @Blogadda has stirred hornet’s nest with the question which all of us need to ask ourselves, do we have JUG in our life really? Or were we living in fool’s paradise all these years? The question is if the need arises, will my bestie stand by my side. Will she or won’t she? Can’t say till the moment of truth arises.

I am lucky that I have a JUG in my life which is full…

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…JUG in my life came from most unexpected quarters…for years together, I had no one on whom I can unload fears, aspirations, ambitions, past, present, secrets, achievements, accomplishments and I was quite cool about it. I lived within me, quite happy in my own space and never acknowledged what I was missing in my life. But then somebody walked in my life from the most unexpected territory…as office colleague, team member…whatever you name her. & Life has never been the same again. It was not that bonding was instant but her presence grew on me. We started sharing so many things…controlled from my side…uncontrolled from her side.

She is most vibrant, truthful, straightforward and sprightly person I have come across. Though she is my years junior but somehow I could connect well with her. Her immature demeanor has mature interior and she is the one who brought out the best in me, which I had missed for all these years. Always attentive to my advice, scolding, bantering…praises (rarely though), she has opinion on all things and everything. Her love for life is infectious, which has caught me by surprise. All this and more, she is there for me in all good times, bad times, sad times, and most dependable JUG around. Sometimes I marvel, do such people exist or God has strategically planted her in my life.

Early morning, middle of the day or end of the night I can offload my fears (hardly any) and worries or joys with her.  I worry her for anything and everything…laptop misbehaving, ATM not responding, Difficulty in handling daughter, Everyday office circus, Kashmir issue, Which dress or rather accessories to wear, ever on the move real – estate scenario, family gossip, office gossip…what not!  This was never my forte, I was always ‘me’ person till she happened.

We share many passions, most important ones being for our profession – PR, family and travel. Both of us bond over great photography sessions post our office functions which both of us anchor with élan or decision to dress similarly for many occasions, non-occasions. We love Indian Handloom sarees and this is one good point of discussion where we interchange knowledge on beautiful Indian Sarees.

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I never thought on these lines till @Blogadda #DearZindagi asked me to and would have never thought too, that my colleague Bhagyashree Kanade Khedkar would be near indispensable to me. Life somehow looks disturbing without her, though she is biggest disturbing element around…But I love it.

#Dear Zindagi she made my Zindagi dearer than ever…

Would love to watch #DearZindagi directed by Gauri Shinde and Shahrukh & Alia starrer with her!

am writing about Jug in my life for the #DearZindagi activity at BlogAdda“.