Huge Comeback of Salwar Kameez: Trends, Styles and Designs

Huge Comeback of Salwar Kameez: Trends, Styles and Designs

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United by heart and undivided in nature, India is one of the nations in the world known for its distinguishing aspects such as language, food, culture and clothing.

Just like any other country, India has its own line of traditional clothing. But, there’s one classic Indian wear that’s still being linked even with modernization and Western people: salwar kameez.

#1. Anarkali Suits

Anarkali Suits


Anarkali disco chali…

Have you seen Karisma Kapoor in a dazzling Anarkali suit designed by Nupur Kanoi? Or, better Madhuri Dixit’s black Anarkali on the ramp?

*woot* *woot* *woot*

As one of the luxurious and traditional pieces of Indian clothing, the name of the Anarkali suit draws its origins from the famous courtesan in the court of Mughal emperor Akbar.

That’s right, the Mughal-e-Azam Anarkali.

However, over the several years, this ethnic outfit has seen countless evolutions – ranging from ankle-length to knee length and short length.

Traditionally known as a blend of long kurta with impressive flare, churidar or pants and a dupatta to complete the look, today the Anarkali suit has gone through a variety of patterns and designs to suit the explicit inclinations of ladies.

If you ask me, I’d praise Anarkali suits for being elegant and comfortable at the same time. Showing off a traditional look, these outfits can still make you bloom with a royal and contemporary look.

#2. Patiala Suits

Patiala Suits

For Indians, Patiala suits are more than just an iconic fashion statement – they are indispensable pieces of clothing in a woman’s wardrobe.

Today, girls wear different kinds of stunning Patiala suits all over the world, but this timelessly rich outfit goes back to Punjab – a land known for its rich culture and exquisite beauty.

Holding close resemblance to the Pathani suit – a uniquely designed kurta pajama for men – this Patiala outfit consists mainly of a kameez (a shirt), a salwar (the bottom) and finally a dupatta (the stole).

But, what truly makes the Patiala suit stand out from the rest is the heavily pleated-patterned trousers. And, this design can add a perfect style statement to your overall suit look and at the same time provides a high level of comfortability.

Take a look at Alia Bhatt’s pastel peach Patiala suit and you’d want that same stunning, graceful look.

Wanna bet on that?

#3. Embroidered Tunic With Palazzos

Embroidered Tunic With Palazzos

When we talk about wide woman leg pants, we’d tend to think of plain, simple and loose-designed pants. Palazzos were a once-popular trend during the 60s and 70s – the magical time of retro.

Today, combined with the modern versatility of new fashion tastes and asymmetrical designs, palazzos are breaking the traditional monotonous image and are being paired with long straight kurti or elegant crop tops.

This classy combination with a contemporary twist is perfect for any ceremony or occasion –be it a glamorous evening soiree or a traditional wedding function.

Now, there’s a wide range of ways of how you can create a fashionable Indian look:

  • You can go for a plain and simple look like Deepika Padukone’ plaid palazzo with black and red stripes.
  • Crisp white-colored palazzo pants with floral tops is another “now” combination.
  • When it comes to wedding seasons, vibrant and bold colors are the trends. If you want to outshine everyone, you better go for a plain but vibrant and stunning complimentary color palazzo trouser with plain colored crop tops. Adding some gold jewelry will definitely complement the outfit and amplify the Indian look.
  • Wearing a palazzo with a simple long linen kurta along with some light makeup and jewelry, create the perfect casual style for university or the workplace.

#4. Dhoti Salwar Suit

Dhoti Salwar Suit

Usually wrapped around the legs and knotted at the waist, dhotis are traditionally known as loose pants fashioned to be worn during festivals or marriage ceremonies.

Now, fused with modern designs, sophisticated patterns and styles, dhotis are combined with tops, short peplums or even Anarkali tops to give that striking yet ethnic Indo western vibe.


What’s your favorite salwar kameez style?


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