"Indian maharani" outfit

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!


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  2. in love with this embellished dress! super super stunning!
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  3. Olga, the robe is breathtaking! It comprises so many rich and extraordniary details, the fabric the embroideries and the shape and the best is you look fantastic in it! You are a beautiful as maharani!
    A wonderful party, I see you enjoyed it!

  4. Stunning my dear.. so luxuriously detailed and simply stunning!


  5. So gorgeous, elegant and beautifully detailed! Thanks for sharing all these great pics with Visible Monday.

  6. Stunning! The beading, stones and detailing are gorgeous. Love the jewelry, bag, and cape also.

  7. You look beautiful and so do all the women at the event! You bring such an interesting perspective to fashion blogging.

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  8. The South Asians do know how to embellish themselves and their garments so well. The colour of the gold goes so well with your hair.

    I just love the shoes. They also look like they would be comfortable.

    Also does the watch have a serpent on it? Wow.


  9. absolutely divine, i love all this sparkling all over, you have to enjoy all the possibilities you get to wear such beautiful ensembles, i wish we would something like that in europe to on special occasions, people are all obsessed with understatement here but not me;)
    lots of love and kisses,mary

  10. I don't get to use words like magnificent very often, but it's the word I'd use to describe how you look in this dress. Regal, glorious, astonishing ... those are others. What a great choice you made, and how lucky you are to have such a dress.
    Thank you also for this great treat that is the peek inside this wedding.
    I enjoyed it so much!

  11. Too gorgeous for words! You look stunning!
    Thanks for sharing the wedding photos.

  12. I think you look wonderful in that glamorous dress, so divine! I love the jewellery and that amazing bag too, such beauties.

  13. Oh this is such a perfect dress! I love the combination of black and gold!!!


  14. Wanderful indeed. You make me dream.

  15. You look very very beautiful and elegant! I would love to have opportunities to wear such gorgeous dresses and skirts! I admire the way Indian women dress - even in the daily life it is so vibrant and feminine. And a little sparkle is a good thing! :) Sparkle, Olga, and I hope one day we can sparkle together on some very special occasion. :)

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