Gaghra Choli Challenge - Part 1


Time for a Wardrobe Challenge
Sometime back I made a post on how I wore a Gaghra as an off-shoulder dress, by wearing it at bust level, layering it with a  skin colored turtle neck tee! Wondering what's a Gaghra Choli? Well, its a Tradtitional Indian Maxi Skirt and Top which is usually a bridal wear (or for brides maids) and is decked up a lot with embroidery, stones, mirrors, golden zari etc, Check out more about it in my earlier post.
Well, my own post inspired me and I challenged myself to come up with some more looks with the same outfit! So here comes 2 looks, one casual and one formal, using the Choli in a different way!!!!
The first idea was to wear the Choli with a simple midi skirt. Since the Choli is heavily embroidered, I decided to keep the rest of the outfit simple, with a plain skirt, tousled pony with my hair and a couple of chunky wooden bangles!



Top: Choli from the Gaghra Choli set!
Skirt: Bhushavali [made of Natural dyed Khadi (Handspun Handloom) fabric]
Shoes: c/o Wholesale-orders.com
Wooden Bangles: Handmade by artisans of Chennapatna
Red Bracelet: Mayajaal, Chennai

For the second look, I took up a formal styling. Since the Choli had a purple applique work, I pulled out my dearest Zovi purple jeans. To enhance the formal look, I added my wine colored blazer and made a french twist with my hair.  


Top: Choli from the Gaghra Choli set!
Purple cropped jean: c/o Zovi.com
Blazer: Naidu Hall, Chennai
Shoes: c/o Wholesale-orders.com

And that's the close up of the hand embroidered detail incl. applique and mirror work, on the Choli!
Btw, coming up with a my 3rd & 4th looks using the Gaghra and Choli separately! Wait n watch!!! 
P.S: Entry for Relish the Challenge contest by Cinthol.

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27 comments

  1. I like a lot your outfits, especially because you used traditional elements. For me is very important to use traditional prints and clothes, because we can find in them the original beauty :).
    Have a nice day!

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  2. You look lovely in both traditional and modern outfits, xoxo.

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  3. loved your idea of wearing the choli in a different ways.. cool. :-)

    A Rat's Nibble

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  4. Muy bonita la camiseta!!
    Saludos
    http://judithbysucre.blogspot.com.es

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  5. Very innovative... :)
    Keep in touch,
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  6. You look smart. loved the second one :)
    Love,

    Bong's Belleza

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  7. You look great, honey! I slightly prefer the second, more formal look - those pants are gorgeous. And you have a great Choli, no doubt.;)

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  8. You look fantastic! I'm really loving your heels too!
    xo
    styleontheside.com

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  9. Whoa, these two looks are night and day---literally. You made the switch really well from boho to office strict. I like the direction of these posts.

    Brittney

    anotherbeautifulthing.blogspot.com

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  10. in love with your outfits.. you swith so effotlessly from boho look to a corporate.
    btw i have moved my blog from wordpress to blogger, you can check it out here
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    xx parikrama

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  11. I like the outfit, but I LOVE the bracelets :-)

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  12. love those pics <3
    check out my latest look:http://www.fashionglow.ro/?p=3175
    XOXO,
    Khloe

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  13. Beautiful look dear!!
    I follow you...and I hope you do the same! Kisses
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  14. Love your blue skirt and those bangles!

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  15. Lovely colors :)
    m following you on bloglovin as google reader is shutting down soon...Follow me back, don't wanna lose touch :)
    xx
    Ruhie
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  16. hi dear! thanks for visiting! i follow you! (gfc, g+)

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  17. Your outfits are so traditional and beautiful! I really love that first skirt--it's so full and pretty. :)

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  18. oh this is soooo beautiful i especially love the styling with the flared skirt!
    kiss,mary
    http://www.maryloucinnamon.com

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  19. i really like ur first look! very cool :D

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  20. Thanks you everyone for your sweet comments!!! :)

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