Lehenga-choli-dupatta is ( in my opinion) the most beautiful Indian party anssemble worn on special occasions. Saying in plain English it is a set of a long skirt, a fitted blouse and a shawl. The fabrics used to made such sets are usually silk, brocade, heavy satin and chiffon which are further decorated with metal (sometimes silver or gold) thread embroidery, sequins or stones. On Saturday we were invited to a wedding party that took place in a rather posh place. So I figured my lehenga-choli outfit would be the right choice for the party. It is of black chiffon and the skirt is richly embellished with embroidery and stones which makes it pretty heavy. Wearing this outfit I really feel like an Indian maharani.
I found matching shoes, also black and decorated with some embroidery and stones, and a very matching evening bad made of velvet and embroidered in same style as the lehenga. I also wear bangles, a forehead decoration tika (or bindi) and a nose ring.
I realize that from our European point of view I maybe look like a Christmas tree, all sparkling. But that is the way women dress here for important events. And honestly, I like it and am happy for the opportunity. No way to wear something like this back in Belarus :)
Linking up with Patti's Visible Monday.
And here are a few photos from the event itselt
Bride and groom among the flowers
Beautiful Nepalese girls in traditional party outfits
There were paintings on the wall and examples of traditional Nepalese jewelry
I like this woman's blouse detail and flowers in her hair
In the dining area there were palms and a wall fountain
Varieties of food
Rangoli at the entrance
That's all for today. Have a great day!