Pearls Lehenga Choli
Pearl Work Lehenga Choli
Pearls are oriental beads which have for centuries been used in ornaments. Over the years, the lustrous bead found its way into the closet of royal families in the form of embellishments sewn over the fabric. In India, pearl work became popular during the Mughal rule as it was highly preferred by kings and queens of that era. These days, it is extensively used for making heavy ethnic garments like lehenga cholis for weddings and festive occasions.
Fresh water pearls are widely cultivated these days to increase production of beads to meet its growing demand. However, real pearls are quite expensive due to their limited supply and the time involved in the cultivation process and hence their use is limited to designer jewellery and made-to-order high-end garments. For commercially available garments, beads made with glass or plastic are widely used. These beads are coated with a thin cover or enamel that has sheen similar to that of real pearls. Such beads are called faux pearls and they are commonly used by local manufacturers as well as runway designers and international brands.
Adorning Lehenga Cholis:
For a wedding or a massive and grand social gathering women mostly prefer to wear garments like lehenga choli that are generously embellished. Pearls are often combined with zardozi and stones to make flower, paisley and peacock motifs over such traditional outfits. A thick pearl border is often used to edge the dupatta of a bridal lehenga. These shiny beads by themselves have a very contemporary appeal. A plain pink, white or purple coloured lehenga choli made with silk or velvet would definitely score high on elegance and style when adorned with white or cream coloured pearls and would make a great pick for a modern Indian dress code event. Taking India to the world, saree.com has a tempting collection of pearl work lehengas with trendy styles like cold-should blouse, fish-cut flare, poncho tops and other styles which would take your wardrobe scores high!