Most of the traditional garments demand some time to be donned. But modern women with their increasing job roles have hardly any time to dress up and yet they love to wear traditional clothes. The only solution is the ready- to- wear apparel. The lehenga saree made its debut a few years back. The dress looks like an artistically worn saree. Women love it because they do not have to struggle with the six yards of saree to put it in place. Naturally it has become a big success in some markets.
The lehenga saree is a long pleated skirt. The skirt can be fastened with a zip. It leaves no scope for any wardrobe malfunction. Then, it has a pallu attached to it that can be draped in fashion of a usual saree pallu is draped. It requires just a few minutes and the lady is ready.
The lehenga sarees are available in all kinds of fabrics. They showcase a number of embroidery works like chikan, kantha, zardozi, bagh, shisha, kashida, sozni. The zari work is also very popular. One can find the use of several kinds of zari like gold, silver, copper etc for the lehenga saree. All these embroideries belong to different states of India. They are done by expert artists. These embroidery works have traditional roots.
The lehenga sarees have become popular internationally. It reflects the nature of woman who does not wish to stay away from her cultural roots. It provides a distinct Indian identity.