Eid al-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. `Eid' is an Arabic word meaning "festivity", while `Fitr' means "to break the fast" and so the holiday symbolizes the breaking of the fasting period. It is celebrated after the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan, on the first day of Shawwal.
Eid is not only about prayers, charity, feasting but also about dressing up for the festivities. In the celebration of Eid, men, women and children need to look their best. It is a great time to see all the women taking great pains to look their best. Women start shopping for the Eid season from long. For the upcoming Eid, this is the best time for women to shop for the sarees, salwar kameez or the very gorgeous Indian lehenga .
The lehenga choli ensemble comprises of a customary long skirt, the choli and the dupatta. Lehengas are ankle length long pleated skirts held around the waist. The skirt is graceful and flares around the wearer. Traditionally, all lehenga were skirt type umbrella shaped. Nowadays, with changing fashion trend, however, there are diverse shapes of the lehenga like A-line, flared ghagra choli , fish cut lehenga etc., to name a few. The ensemble still comprises a customary long skirt, the choli and the dupatta.
Contrary to olden time, when lehengas were only bridal wear, now women love them as festive wear too. Women love to plan their heavily embellished lehengas for festivals like Eid. Every woman covets the graceful and stylish Indian designer lehengas for Eid with latest trends in cuts and embellishments.
When it is time to indulge in lehenga shopping for Eid 2010 , do not miss out the collections available on online shopping sites. These sites not only spoil us for choices in Indian lehenga but are a rich treasure in authentic Pakistani lehengas . This season, do not miss to check out the collection in sharara and gharara lehengas , which not only define authentic ethnic clothing but are a fashion statement in itself. Shararas are wide legged pants that are fitted till the knee, with a big flare from knee onwards. The flare of sharara gives the impression of a full skirt. Shararas are worn with short kurtis that are long enough to cover the upper body till where the legs begin. Lehengas and lehenga sarees designed as shararas and ghararas are the latest fad this Eid. So embrace one of these graceful rich sharara lehengas and make this festival, a celebration of your gorgeous self!!!