Feel like a pampered queen in yards of embroidered silk, chiffon, and brocade. The lehenga choli has been traditional women's wear in Northern India since the 1500s. Since then, updates have been frequent for contemporary times. The outfit combines the lehenga skirt, the choli blouse, and dupatta scarf. The choli often appears in Bollywood movies: the cropped top worn under sarees, baring midriffs in a hot, humid climate. The lehenga skirt comes in many silhouettes, from A-line to full flares to mermaid styles. The lehenga choli is eveningwear for parties and festivals, as well as traditional bridal wear. The dupatta drapes in ways to enhance the figure or fit the occasion. For a formal, royal look, drape the dupatta over the shoulder, and then secure the other end to the opposite wrist like a train. A beaded dupatta can drape across the chest and stomach to show it off. For a sexy look, pleat the dupatta tightly, pin at the shoulder, drape behind the back, and pin at the opposite hip. Lehenga choli sarees are a modern fusion of the two traditional styles. Sarees are unstitched and need to be carefully pleated and pinned in place, but the new style lehenga saree just needs tucking into place for an easy-to-wear formal look. Find a wide variety of lehenga cholis and sarees on eBay in festival colors, traditional patterns, and even white for a Western touch to your wedding attire.