Wednesday, December 09, 2009


There are tons of stories about the White House Gate Crashers out there, but I chose this one for the LotD. Why? Because the reporter actually got the name of Michaele Sahali's outfit right. It's a lehnga, NOT a sari as people have been calling it. So kudos to the reporter for getting it right and not following every other story's lead.

... Ms. Salahi strutted onto the South Lawn in that bright red lehenga, she and her husband breached far more than a secure perimeter.


Anonymous said...

Forgive my undiscerning eye, or the internet for fail. What's the difference? They look pretty much the same to me.


Seema said...

A sari is one long piece of cloth -- 6 yards, I believe - draped around the body. You would wear a blouse underneat it and a petticoat, but the sari would drape around you and cover most of the blouse and all of the petticoat.

A lengha is composed of a scarf, maybe 2 yards or so long, a blouse and a skirt. The blouse and skirt are usually elaborately decorated and are made to be displayed. The scarf can be worn in a variety of way -- draped, for instance, the way the gatecrasher wore it over the stomach, or around your shoulders, or over one shoulder, or as a wrap over your arms.

Does that makes sense?

Anonymous said...

Thank you, I had no idea there was a difference.