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Lengha Sari To The Rescue
[Blog!-April 2009]

I really think the lengha-sari has come to the rescue for all of you out there who still tend to think that saris are impractical or difficult. Personally, I strongly believe that the beauty of a sari is in its pleats. The perfect pleats lend to a perfect sari. I know there are many people out there who act like they “pleat” their saris themselves but in fact, they wear pre-pleated “automatic saris.” If there is one thing every single Indian woman SHOULD know how to do is wear a sari. Now by that I don’t mean put on an automatic or lengha sari! I mean pleat it. It’s really not that hard. Takes just a few minutes. Nonetheless, the lengha sari is a perfect alternative. It will be gone out of style in a few years. Enjoy it while you can. It’s really come to the rescue for those who can’t seem to get on a real sari and it’s a much better alternative to an automatic sari! At least you’re not fooling anyone. With the automatic sari…you’re really just fooling yourself. Doesn’t mean I discourage it. People have their reasons but if there’s nothing wrong with you then why wouldn’t you want to learn an art that has been around for ages. If non-Indians can do it, surely Indians can!

[photo credit: homeindia.com]

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3 Responses to “Lengha Sari To The Rescue”

  1. Ravi Says:

    I have a question. My husband was just in India and brought back a lengha sari….the question is how do you wear it. On one side is the part you drap over your shoulder but the I’m not really sure what to do with the rest. There is half of a shirt that has two strings which I know you would put in the front but what do you do with the rest of the material…help.

  2. Ravi Says:

    sorry that should have read half of a skirt not shirt.

  3. admin Says:

    To wear the lengha-sari you tuck in the front part that looks like a skirt first. The rest of the material is also tucked in around your waist. The pallu as usual is thrown over your shoulder. Basically, it is worn exactly like a normal sari. The only difference is that you don’t have to make any pleats. Therefore, the front portion resembles a lengha because it looks like a skirt and not like a sari. Hope that helps!

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