Velvet Lehenga Choli

Velvet Lehenga Choli


How is velvet made?

Velvet is a woven tufted fabric, which is made by weaving two thicknesses of a fabric and then cutting them apart. This creates a pile effect on the material which gives it a distinctively smooth and soft texture. The feel of this fabric has created the term ‘velvety’ which is used to describe smoothness of an object. Traditionally velvet was made from silk which was very expensive and was therefore exclusively used by people belonging to higher strata of the society and by royal families. However these days the fabric can be made with cotton, rayon, linen, wool and silk blends which is far less priced. Yet, most of the variations of velvet are quite smooth and lustrous and are therefore associated with richness and luxury.

Using Velvet for Ethnic wear

The fabric being quite thick, lehenga cholis made with velvet give a stiff and crisp look. They are often used in making designer lehenga cholis for bridal wear and wedding functions. Given the strength of the fabric, it can be embellished with heavy zari, stone and bead work and is also suitable for appliqué work, fish cut lehenga styles and a lot of other ethnic and contemporary variations. A red or maroon velvet lehenga choli adorned with golden zari and stone work is the ideal bridal outfit for a royal wedding. Saree.com stocks a beautiful range of velvet lehenga cholis in a wide variety of colours to suit your wardrobe needs for different occasions. From pastel pink to jet black, shimmery golden and silver, our trendy velvet range of ethnic wear will surely tempt you to have all of them!

Taking care of your velvet outfits

The fabric should be cleaned very delicately. If the outfit has a plain velvet surface, then hand washing at home can be done. Avoid rubbing too hard else you might ruin the texture of the material. Also, if the outfit is embellished with heavy embroidery then dry cleaning is the best option.

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