By : Juhi Bansal
Fashion Rule no. 272: Dress code for Sangeet – a shiny embellished Lehenga Choli
When you are attending a North Indian Sangeet ceremony, the rules are pretty simple- if you are the bride or groom’s sister/mother/aunt or first cousin, you should wear a lehanga choli with lots of embellishment and embroidery using gold thread. The options you have are- zari, zardosi, gota patti, mukesh, phulkari etc.
I recently attended my cousin’s wedding ceremonies in Jaipur and the rules are even stricter there. While deciding the outfit for Sangeet, I gave the lehenga choli a serious thought. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about the attire and have proudly adorned it in many an event. But, I wanted a change or at least a little twist. So, that got me thinking. What is lehenga choli essentially? It is a crop top with a long skirt and a dupatta. Ofcourse, the colors and the worksmanship make it a very formal attire.
And..Bingo! I decided to wear a westernized version of the lehenga choli- a fusion if you may.
Needless to say, I stood apart from the rest of the party (if that was good or bad is a question best left unanswered 🙂 ).
I couldn’t click pictures at the wedding. Infact, this was the only picture we took. So, when I got back home, I dressed up exactly the same as I did in the Sangeet (for the record, I hate to repeat my styling) and clicked a few pics.
Also, the theme of my outfit is “Elephants”- very reminiscent of Rajasthan :). The top has an elephant pattern on the hem and the earrings have elephant drops!
Hope you like my styling :). Do write in.
Stay Gorgeous xx
Black Asymmetrical Long Skirt: Limeroad
Knuckle Rings: Forever 21
Crop Top: Global Desi (Buy)
Pics: Maitri Patel (edited by yours truly)