One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(in South Asia) a long full skirt, often decorated with embroidery, mirrors, or bells.
- ‘The Sherwani and the ghagra cholis were decorated with embroidery and Australian diamonds.’
- ‘From Gujarat there are the colourful ghaghra choli for little girls and also a dhoti-kurta for boys which is being called the " Vajpayee dhoti ".’
- ‘Abu-Sandeep's bridal wear combines chikankari with mirror work and zardozi on panelled ghagras and tie front cholis.’
- ‘Traditional ghagras were there and so were the latest Western cuts.’
- ‘The men's wear has block-printed short kurtas in cotton to jute-like fabric while the kids wear has ethnic ghagra cholis.’
- ‘It will include a ghagra for the Punjabi ceremony and a Banarasi red silk sari for the Bihari.’
- ‘A dazzling orange ghaghra suit (from Mokshaa) on a mannequin formed the backdrop for the media interaction.’
- ‘Rajaram of Sundari Silks in the city says ghagra choli seems to outsell half sari as a special occasion dress.’
- ‘Corsets have invaded the sari and tulle skirts or fish-tailed skirts have taken over the ghagras.’
- ‘The ghagras she wore were similar to the ones worn by women in miniature paintings which allowed easy circling movements.’
- ‘This year, princess-cut ghagras with long corset blouses are in.’
- ‘Colourful ' ghagras ' worn by several women made up for the absence of traditional ' chanya cholis ' or ' kedias '.’
- ‘Damayanti wore such a costume occasionally but she mostly wore saris and ghagras and the sari became her main costume later.’
- ‘Sometimes a ghaghra, a long skirt dating back to Mogul times, replaces the salwar.’
- ‘Purva P, a fashion designer of a leading store, says that Brides want the ghagra, blouse and dupatta in different shades.’
- ‘Neha demonstrated fast chakras in the solo item "Abke Khelungi Holi Jhatake," and her deep crimson ghagra swirled to perfection.’
- ‘At Pooja and Anant Bajaj's wedding reception on Tuesday, the Bajaj bahu swapped the traditional lal joda for a pretty pink ghagra.’
- ‘Twelve days of wedding frenzy, hundreds of relatives, non-stop havans, sister of the bride in a fishtail ghagra choli.’
- ‘In fact, ghagras, shararas and lehenga-cholis have become more popular than saris as wedding or party wear.’
- ‘Apart from the choli, women in Rajasthan wear a form of pleated skirt known as the ghagra or lehanga.’
Hindi ghāghrā, from Sanskrit gharghara ‘gurgle, rattle’.
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