One of the many tie and dye patterns, the technique of Lehariya needs no introduction. Symbolizing water waves, lehariya comes from the word leher, which stands for a wave in English. Hence, its special place for monsoons!
Chiefly a Rajasthani dress design pattern, the beautiful stripes of different colours that form lehariya are a treat for the eyes in this weather. Did you know that auspicious colours of yellow and red, alternated in waves, is one of the original designs of lehariya?
Coming to the monsoon of 2014, when Alia Bhatt runs around effervescently in lehariya dupattas and kurtis in Humpty Sharma ki Dulhaniya, and even the lady of the royal house of Jaipur, Princess Diya Kumari is spotted most in her couture of lehariya saris, the pattern has become an aesthetic trend.
The best part about lehariya is that it isn’t biased towards women. It looks as tasteful on the turbans, kurtas and the cravat! Here are some quick fashion tips on how to wear your lehariya in the monsoon of 2014:
- A lehariya kurti with a plain skirt, or the alternate, a plain shirt with a long flowing lehariya skirt.
- A cotton or silk turban of lehariya over any formal suit or bandhgala is a norm of the Indian weddings
- Kurta pyjama, with classically dyed lehariya kurta
- Saris, suits and scarves reflect the beautiful of this weather
- Mixing traditions and blending boundaries, the Afghani Kaftan with lehariya dyed over it is going to be quiet a head-turner
The list goes on, and we’re so proud that this season’s most-adored style is a gift of Rajasthan to the fashionable men and ladies of the country!