Gorgeous Ghagras in Comfortable Fabrics for Kids with Autism
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All young girls love to dress up in ghagras or lehengas and with the festive season kicking off, brands have some gorgeous designs in a variety of colours, prints and fabrics.
For kids with autism or intellectual disabilities who can be sensitive to fabrics, we have put together a selection in cotton and cotton silk with no sequins or pokey buttons.
Something that Sumathi Raghu is always looking for Prajakta, her 13-year-old daughter who loves to wear ghagras. Every festive season, they are a must buy.
"Prajju loves to wear ghagras and because she has an intellectual disability, I choose fabrics keeping in mind her sensory needs. She is mostly comfortable in cotton or a cotton-silk mix. I try and avoid ghagras with sequins and anything too pokey in it as it bothers her".
Here's Prajakta looking vivid and vibrant in a yellow ghagra with bands of navy blue and orange and a border of green and gold. She is wearing a sleeveless top of red with gold designs.
Natural fabrics are hard to beat for comfort especially in our kind of weather. Here's a range we have put together for you all under ₹1,500.
Jaipur Handloom Cotton Floral Lehenga With Blouse & Dupatta - Red
What a pretty picture your little one will cut in this floral pattern from Jaipur Handloom. The fabric is pure cotton and the ghagra falls above the ankles, so your child can play and dance comfortably without worrying about tripping or missing a step. The elasticised waistband makes it easy to wear and take off. The skirt has a floral red, blue and green pattern in muted shades, all of which come together strikingly. The top is a bright red with sleeves just above the elbows, again allowing for easy movement. The dupatta is a matching red.
The full length skirt has a pattern of flowers and leaves in red, light blue and green with a border in a crisscross pattern of red and dull gold. The top is a bright red with a round neckline. The sleeves and the edge of the top have a border in red and white. There's also a row of buttons from the neckline running diagonally across in bright colours of red, blue, green and white from. The dupatta is light blue with a red border and thin gold zari at the end.
Available at firstcry
Mirraw Red Bandhini Ghagra with a Blue Tie Black Choli & Red Dupatta
Combine ethnic and contemporary in this Red Bandini Ghagra. There's a sleeveless blue top with a red dupatta with a gold border. The round neckline with a teardrop neck is quite stylish and unique. This one is made for dancing!
The full-length skirt is a deep red bandhini print set off by a vivid broad border of gold, navy blue and a multi-colored thin band with light blue threadwork all around. The top is navy blue with a gold piping around the neckline. The neck is in a teardrop pattern and has a gold border as well. The dupatta is a simple and elegant bright red set off with gold zari work at the edge. Classy and trendy.
Available at mirraw
There are many ways to wear a dupatta as six year old Mohina Sharma shows us in this picture. Mohina, who has Down syndrome has sensory issues so her mother Alpa prefers cotton. Whatever be the fabric or cut, a dupatta is a must.
"She loves to wear new designs but comfort is uppermost", says Alpa. "My preferred choice is cotton and dupatta has to be there. She loves to wear the complete outfit and dance away".
Mohina cuts a sweet picture in this red and blue traditional ghagra complete with jewellery for the head, neck and hands. She has worn her dupatta pinned draped halfway across the chest and pinned to the side.
Aglare Party Wear Lehenga Choli
This Party Wear Lehenga Choli by Aglare has a different and interesting mix of colours. The ghagra is a beautiful of a rich yellow with gold patterns and a gold and silver border. The top is a solid dull gold with cap sleeves that have a black border. Set in contrast with this is a light green dupatta with a dull gold border and silver and black piping.
The subdued colours come together beautifully in this outfit to create a striking look. The skirt is a lemon yellow share with floral patterns in dull gold. The border is gold with a silver and black piping. The top is a sober yet lustrous solid gold with cap sleeves that have a black piping. The dupatta is a light green shade with gold border and silver-black piping.
Available at snapdeal
Pspeaches Orange & White Printed Ready to Wear Lehenga & Blouse with Dupatta
This orange and white floral ghagra set makes an eye-catching ensemble and breathes comfort. The neckline and sleeves are designed such its easy to take off and wear. While not strictly traditional, the colours and pattern cut a different look. The skirt lining is pure cotton and the lining over it is net. The dupatta is also of orange net fabric with gold zari.This is also available in a combination of pink and olive green.
The skirt lining of pure cotton fabric is a mix of vivid orange, light green and black topped with a bright orange net fabric. The skirt and top have the same pattern of flowers and leaves. The neckline is a V pattern with a string to tie it from the back. The dupatta is a solid shade of orange with thin gold zari. The pink and olive-green combo has a dupatta in pale pink with gold zari. The print is a mix of pale pink and olive green flowers.
Available at myntra
That's a great variety to choose from at some affordable prices too! Go on and take your pick.
* Prices may vary.