Anarkali suits have been around since the Mughal times. It is basically a long kurti, which is worn with tight bottoms known as ‘churidar’. The Anarkali suit got its name from the historic character Anarkali who was a famous slave girl in the court of the great mughal emperor Jallaludin Akbar. She was buried live behind a wall for having an affair with Akabar’s son, Jahangir. The ‘mujra dancers’ wore these dresses and later they came to be known as an Anarkali salwar kameez in remembrance of the great dancer, Anarkali herself. Traditionally, the kurti is fitted on the bust and flairs out from there to resemble an umbrella. It is indeed a classic item of clothing and apt for the festive and the wedding season.
Different types of Anarkali Suits
The Anarkali suit has evolved over time. You have different types of anarkalis nowadays from The traditional ankle length ones to the modern variations of anarkalis that end almost at the knee or just below to the floor-length ones that are the rage. Here are some images of different types of anarkali suits found:
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How to perfect the Anarkali look:
With the wedding season in the offing, choose a beautiful Anarkali suit to charm your way at the occasion. Here is a simple guide for you to follow to look ravishing in an anarkali.
Fabric – Usually, Anarkalis are made of cotton. However, the dressy, festive ones for the wedding season aren’t because cotton fabric lacks the richness and the glamour that the occasion demands. So, Anarkalis made of georgette, viscose and net top the list for such occasions.
Colour combinations – Light and soft colors are the flavour of the season. So the preferred colors would be cream, off white, ivory, baby pink, sea green, turquoise blue and such similar shades. Sabyasachi’s LFW collection had a range of beautiful Anarkali suits on display in soft, pastel colors as well. Besides that, when it comes to anarkalis, bright colors work really well. So, if you feel uncomfortable in simple soft colors, you can go for the bright, neon shades of orange, green, blue, red and pink for a real upbeat look.
Accessories – Since anarkalis are heavy , go minimalistic with the accessories. Beautiful heavy danglers and bracelets with a bare neck can work wonders with the look. You can also go a little avantgarde and don kundan jewelry as shown in the image.
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Glam Divas in Beautiful Anarkali Suits: