Gharara and sharara – you would have often heard these names in movies and songs. But would you know the difference between them. Let me help you with that.
Let’s start with Ghararas. These are loose pants styled, broad at your feet and tapering towards the knee. So simply put it’s like a much-flared pant, with tapered knee, which is adorned with exquisite embroidery. Traditional Ghararas were made with 12 meters of cloth. Early styles were made of silk or resham, but now different cloth material is being used. Lucknow was and is still famous for ghararas and the women of nobility and royalty used to wear it daily. Generally, work with mid length kurtas/shirts, thus beautiful dress came into trend in the 19th and the 20th century, when Muslim royalty took to Ghararas in a grand way. Nowadays, Ghararas have been adopted by everyone and we see them being wore all the time.
Bollywood has taken a liking second to none with Ghararas and you can see actresses wearing Ghararas in all types of functions, marriages and parties. Not just that it sets the wearer apart from the normal sarees or gowns, but also imparts a regal, almost queen like look to the individual.
Shararas are better known as lehengas. Consisting of a top, long or short basis the preference of who wears it, it has a long floor length skirt as the bottom, which is adorned by embroidery, lace or stones. It is quite stylish and is very prevalent with women of all ages, for all seasons and functions.