What is the Difference between Lehenga & Saree?

| November 24, 2014

Difference between Saree & Lehenga:

Some people feel confusion in some traditional Indian outfits such as what is lehenga & what is saree. This confusion becomes more visible when different fashion designers introduced a lehenga style saree or saree style lehenga outfits collections & when people saw lots of Bollywood celebrities in the award functions & parties in lehenga style saree (saree style lehenga) outfits.

It’s the time to clear this confusion. That’s why today, I bring an exclusive article on the topic “what is the difference between lehenga & saree”. Let me first tell you what is lehenga then I will tell you what is saree & finally we will discuss lehenga style saree or saree style lehenga.

But in mind that both are traditional types of outfit but saree is more commonly used than lehenga. Furthermore, lehenga is a stitched garment & after stitching can be wearable only in one style while saree may be rawly-stitched garment & can be worn into different styles. Let’s starts

Lehenga:

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Lehenga is a traditional outfits which is used by the eastern ladies from hundred of years. In the past it was mostly used for a bridal. I mean a bridal wear a lehenga on her wedding day but now girls & little girls also like to wear this traditional dress on wedding functions & festivals.

Lehenga is basically a three piece outfit. One is lehenga which looks like a skirt. Lehenga may be cut in various shapes such as straight cut lehenga, fish cut lehenga, circular cut lehenga, Anarkali lehenga etc. Second piece is choli which look like a blouse. The choli may be sleeveless, long sleeved or half sleeved. Its neckline can also differ from high neck to deep, from v-neck to round, from crew to sweetheart neckline. Third piece is a duppata as you can see a lehenga into the above picture.

Mostly for the purpose of ad-ornamentation laces, beads, crystals, peals, gemstones, patches, ribbons, tassels, zari work, shimmer work, zardosi work, patchwork, embroidery, thread work, sequins, gota patti etc are used. The embroidery can be done on the lehenga, choli as well as on duppata. Sometimes choli is kept simple while borders of duppata & hemline of lehenga is adorned with selected material. When it comes to select a fabric for lehenga then I can say that every type of fabric can be used for making it.

Saree:

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Saree is also a traditional & national dress of India. Mostly ladies in all over the India use saree as casual wear as well as formal wear. The ladies who are living outside from India also like to wear this style of outfit. Fashion designers are playing a vital role in order to promote the trendy sarees.

Saree or Sari is a long piece of cloth vary from 6 to 9 yard (depends on the length& weight of a lady). Saree is basically worn I mean wrapped around the waistline. The one end of saree (called pallu) draped back over one shoulder. The saree is paired with an upper garment that is called blouse or petticoat. The petticoat may be cropped from midriff or sometimes may be not. The sleeves of blouse may be long, half or it may be sleeveless ort strap less. The neckline design can also vary. Have a look at saree that is shown above into the picture.

Saree can also embellished with laces, crystal work, zari work, beads, patches, ribbons, buttons, patch work, thread embroidery. Satin, Banarsi, Chiffon, Georgette, Silk, Crepe, Net, Velvet & lots of other types of fabrics can be used for making a saree.

Lehenga Style Saree:

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Now let’s have a look at the above picture! At one look you feel it is a saree while at second look you feel no no it’s lehenga. Am I saying right? Yes! This is what I called lehenga style saree or saree style lehenga. It is basically an illusionary outfit that is designed by combining both concepts of outfit. Simple tuck duppata into lehenga & create a drape pallu style saree impact.

Pictures of Lehengas & Sarees:

Pictures also help you a lot in order understand the difference between these both outfits. Have a look at the following picture gallery that is full of with lehengas & sarees as well as lehenga style saree dresses.

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