The beautiful anarkali suit that you see women wearing in parties, festivals and social functions hails from the Mughal Era. Since then, this Indian ethnic wear has come a long way. Today, you can find anarkali suits in different styles and fabrics. They have become a staple garment in every Indian woman’s wardrobe.
Long and flowy anarkali suits look beautiful and regal. Traditionally, they were worn with a churidar or salwar but today you can also see short anarkali style kurtas being worn with dhoti pants. A typical anarkali kurta is fitted on the bust, having large pleats that can reach till the knees or be floor length.
As mentioned-above, the origin of this type of salwar suit dates back to the Mughal Era. Anarkali means pomegranate blossoms. It was also the name of a famous courtesan of Emperor Akbar’s court, known for her exceptional beauty and talent.
Be it a wedding or a festival, women in India love wearing anarkali embroidered salwar suits. This attire made in cotton fabric can also be worn on a daily basis. Some kurtas have a lot of pleats whereas some has less pleats, making the kurta lighter for daily wear.
If it is a wedding, anarkali suit with zardozi work or sequin work can help you put your best fashion foot forward. You can choose a suit in either silk, chiffon or georgette. During the summer season, a beautiful printed anarkali can be the perfect choice for an evening party. To add some bling, you just need to accessorize it well.
When it comes to elegance and flamboyance, many women prefer to wear this attire for office parties, weddings or any day and night event. Considering its demand in India as well as abroad, many reputed Indian designers have experimented with the traditional designs. They have experimented with different fabrics and given layering to the kurta with the help of a small jacket or a long flowy coat made of a light fabric. They have also tried something new with the salwar. Instead of wearing the kurta with the same old churidar, certain anarkali kurtas can also be worn with cigarette pants.
Even Bollywood actresses can be seen wearing anarkali designer kurtis in India for film promotions, festival or various other filmy events. They are seen experimenting with different styles and cuts introduced by fashion designers.