lehenga


Also found in: Wikipedia.

lehen·ga

also len·gha  (lĕng′gə)
n.
1. A long skirt worn by women in South Asia that is often elaborately embroidered with beads, shisha mirrors, or other ornaments.
2. A two-piece garment consisting of this skirt and a choli. In this sense, also called lehenga choli.

[Hindi lahaṁgā and Urdu lahangā, of unknown origin.]
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Chitrangada Singh closed the show looking beautiful as ever in an ivory coloured lehenga with red flower patterns embroidered on it, with a red choli and green shade dupatta.
At the star-studded party in the Rajasthani Mehrangarh Fort that saw celebrities including Kate Moss, Bob Geldof and Sarah Ferguson attend, Moore ditched her bikini and poured herself into an embellished Indian lehenga designed by Manish Malhotra.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug 25 (ANI): 'Dhadak' star Janhvi Kapoor, on the third day of the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week (LFW), made her showstopper debut as she strutted the runway in an elegant floral lehenga.
The collection in itself was young and sexy with cut- out side panels on jersey shirt- blouses teamed with gold embroidered lehenga s and pre- stitched saris, a plunging neckline dress worn by model Carol Gracias in a delicious red hue, full- sleeved embroidered shirt with pants as seen on Sonalika Sahay and black sequin cut- out gowns among other standout pieces.
Bedecked in a heavily-embellished lehenga designed by celebrated designer Neeta Lulla and dipped in uncut diamonds, Sawant promised to be back on NDTV Imagine television channel on her wedding day.
Something like this happened with former Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife, Sakshi Dhoni when she chose to wear what any girl would love, a Manish Malhotra lehenga.
Moving on to the bridal side, Sabyasachi picked a dull orangegold palette for the lehenga and bandhgala long coat for women, and a printed achkan- churidar for men even as Ritu Kumar stuck to gold brocade work on a signature lehenga set.
Advani looked spectacular as she donned a green-coloured lehenga from the collection, 'Muse of Mirrors'.
Designer Anushree Reddy, meanwhile, pulled out all the stops by bringing in award- winning songstress Kanika Kapoor to sing her hit songs Lovely and Chitiya Kalaiya on the ramp while models sashayed down the ramp in pretty lehenga sets in shades of pink red, yellow, silver and powder blue.
She donned a golden lehenga and walked the runway with sheer elegance at the fashion show in Delhi.
Donning a heavily embellished Manish Malhotra lehenga , Tina rubbed shoulders with legendary Hollywood actors such as Dame Judi Dench, Dame Maggie Smith and English actress Thandie Newton.
For her reception, Poorna looked stunning in a custom-made Manish Malhotra golden lehenga while her husband wore a black suit.