The half saree provides a smooth switching from paavadai (full skirt) and sattai (tops), the traditional dress of small girls, to the complexity of draping a saree. Usually the paavadai and oni are brightly colored and contrasting to each other and look like the sari. Just like the sari, oni is also worn by wrapping it around the waist, with one end then draped over the shoulder baring the midriff.
The influence of western culture and apparent thought of inconvenience of wearing the dress has made many girls to switch from this traditional attire to modern outfits . In recent years, however, Langa Oni is gaining popularity among girls again due to media attention and due to the work of many designers who have brought in many new designs. Once being very simple, Langa Oni now portray extravagant embroidery, mirror or zari work with bold colors like black, grey etc. which were once considered inauspicious. The fabric has also been changed from the usual silk or cotton to chiffon, georgette and other synthetic materials like crepe or nylon. Modern skirts are usually made of light to mid-weight fabrics like denim, jersey, worsted or poplin. Skirts of thin or clingy fabrics need slips to help the material of the skirt wear in a better way. All these changes have made the dress popular again. Once, worn by the South Indian community on family functions and festivities, Langa Oni are nowadays worn even as party wears.
Measurements for Halfsaree
hip size -----
shoulder to hip size -----
If you want to stitch blouse:
shoulder size (left hand to right hand)
blouse height (how much you need height)
sleeve width (kaiyoda suttralavu)
How to wear Half saree
India has many states and each state has a peculiar style of dressing and draping clothes. saree, the traditional outfit of Indian women too has many styles of draping; in South India there is a half-sareethat is also called Half Davani saree.Half sari is a three piece ladies garment. Comprising of a long skirtblouse and veil. The skirtcomponent being the lengha,the blouse being the choli and the veil being the dupatta.When offered for sale hence it is usually referred to as lengha choli with dupatta.
The three components of this outfit are available in different styles. The cholis for example can be tailored with full back or backless and the lengha tailored in the common A line cut or the more modern fish tail. The style of the Indian lengha is usually down to personal preference however religions and cultural attitudes to dress can also have a impact on the style worn. The Indian lengha was introduced in India by the Mughals who accepted this style of womens clothing as both modest and feminine.The Indian lengha is available in many colours and tailored from many fabrics. The colours can reflect the occasion. Red is favoured by Indian brides many now shunning the traditional sari for the more comfortable lengha on their wedding day.
The Mughals have long left India however this style of clothing as flourished within the Indian community as it is considered more comfortable to wear than the traditional sari. This style of clothing is so much preferred by some in the Indian community that lenghas are now designed to look like saris so women can enjoy the benefits of both styles of clothing.
The saree style earlier was restricted only to the village belles and known in that particular region. Now it’s a rage amongst the young girls too, owing to the saree patronized by television actresses and movie stars. Not only that, it is now flaunted on the ramp by super models and included in the collections of leading designers. Its tad convenient than full saree; it is nothing but a flowing skirtwith a matching blouse and a saree-wrap tucked across the skirt. During festivals like Onam and Pongal girls wear this sarees, earlier available only in villages now it has hit the racks of big malls and designer boutiques. The style and patterns have also been modified keeping in mind the latest styles. In India, it is known in different parts with different names like Half Davani Saree, Langa voni, Mundum Neriyathum, lehenga, ghagra-choli and so forth. You need not worry about scouting for the perfect half-saree,