Lengha saris were introduced last year but did not make it to popularity as much as expected. This is a strange thing since more and more girls have resorted to “automatic” and pre-pleated saris. This is an easy and trendy shortcut that actually looks great as well. However, it has not done so well thus far. The lengha sari, also called the ghagra sari is a sari without the pleats. Therefore it appears as a lengha from the front but at the same time has a pallu!
There are a couple of different types of lengha saris. One is just the basic lengha sari. It is like wearing a lengha with a pallu. It fits the description exactly.
The second and more alluring type is the kalidar lengha sari. This sari is much more fashionable. It is beautiful and eye-catching. It is a gorgeous choice for the stylish young woman. The kalidar lengha sari has “kalis” added to it. Therfore contributing a “dual-tone” to the entire look. It is elaborate and a great choice for weddings and parties.
No matter what you choose to wear, or which one you choose over the other, nothing beats the classic sari! The true beauty of a sari is in its pleats and trends are here to come and go. It is the symbol of an Indian woman and the real attractiveness always lies in the the perfection of the pleats!
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