What makes a lehenga or a six yard sari sexy? The silhouettes, pattern, colour, embellishments define the ethnic look, but it is the quintessential choli that generates the oomph. With the coming of the festive and wedding season, designers forecast that the stylised cholis will take the centre stage in your ethnic wardrobe. Designer Neeta Lulla says, “Neck lines that work best for Indian women are scoop or sweetheart necks.” Designer Anjalee Kapoor says, “Halter cholis and tube cholis are perfect examples of modern cut choli. Three-fourth sleeved blouses are also making a comeback.”
Once the neck of the choli is created, it is the embellishments that jazz up the garment. “Cholis with crystal embellishment, bejewelled back lines, zardosi work, pearls and lace patches look fab,” says designer Monika Arora. Saleem Khan, a seamster from Shankar Market, says, “Gota laces and puff sleeves made of velvet and fur are in vogue this fall. The price of these embellishments starts from Rs 800.” Geeta from Geeta Creations in Rajouri Garden adds, “The necklines have become interesting with pearl detailing as the new trend.” The priced of pearl embellishment on choli starts from Rs 500.