Tabu's Fashion Den

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Various Styles of Traditional Ghagra Sets

Have you heard these terms - ghagra choli, sharara, lacha and the gharara? They all sound similar but there is a difference between these styles. The lehenga choli is a long skirt worn with a choli like blouse. Sharara is a long skirt worn with a hip length blouse. Lacha is a long skirt worn with a knee length top. The gharara is a Pakistani style of dress in which the lehenga is divided into two parts worn with a top that ends above the knee level. The latest trends of the palazos, the culottes and the parallel have been derived from this style.

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Tips on Preserving Expensive Clothes

Wrap the clothes in white cotton or muslin before storing. This will help in preserving the color and the sheen on the dress.
If you do not plan to wear these clothes for a few months, do not iron it before storing. It is better to iron it just before wearing it.
It is a good idea to air the clothes, away from direct sunlight, twice a year.
Never use napthalene balls along with heavy clothes with zari work on it, as they will get tarnished.
Avoid spraying perfume directly on the zari embroidery of such clothes.
If clothes have perspiration smell, dry clean them before storing them away and remember to give them only to a trusted launderer.
If the clothes have got stained while usage, never pack them inside before getting rid of them. They may turn out to be a stubborn stain.
Fabrics should not be over exposed to sunlight.

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