The ‘Anarkali suit’ is named after the legendary lover Anarkali of Mughal Prince Saleem, who later became Jahangir. Anarkali means ‘pomegranate’ indicating the tender look that is infused into the wearer of the Anarkali. Once adorned and adored by the royalty, Anarkali dresses have come to be known as the definition of sophistication and allure. The combination of a soft silhouette, cinching around the waist and a gown like wide hem at the bottom makes the dress so special.
The Anarkali suit is typically made of three pieces- the top, bottom and dupatta. The top is fitted upto the waist and then flows out into a long frock-style top. The bottom is usually tight-fitted and makes rings at the ankle, known as churidar. The Anarkali suit comes in various styles, colours, textures and embellishments and are a favourite among Indian women since they can adapt to any body shape. The long scarf or dupatta that accompanies this dress lends a very graceful look to this dress.
Anarkali Suit represents one of the absolute favourites and an undeniable fashion statement for all Indian women. Known for its versatility and range, the dress has gained a very special place in every Indian woman’s wardrobe.
Anarkali suits were the favorite of the Mughal queens and empresses. This dress still imparts the royal sophistication and elegance in Indian women, which makes it an ideal choice for wedding and bridal wear.
The magic lies in the style of the dress as it flares out from the empirical line unlike other salwar kameez. This inherent grace and splendor of this style makes it suitable for all body types and sizes. This aspect of the dress also makes it a perfect choice for all your casual, formal and semi-formal occasions.
Anarkali Suit is such a beautiful and practical dress that you can never have enough of it in your wardrobe. Over the years the dress has drawn inspiration from different clothing styles and evolved into modern and contemporary attire. It has been modified into different sub styles to suit different customers, occasions and moods.
These suits open up into a flair at the waist and flow till the ankle. They are accompanied by a matching or contrast pair of tight pants and a long flowy scarf.
These suits are special because they go all the way to the floor covering the entire height of the wearer giving it a very elegant look. Bollywood stars like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra have made this style very popular in recent times.
These Anarkali suits are styled to be extremely attractive and are embellished with heavy embroidery, stone work, patch work, sequins work, kundan work, zari to make the bride look resplendent on her special day.
Anarkalis for party wear are designed to be rich and light, usually made of materials like silk, georgette, chiffon, muslin, etc. They have a variety of embellishments that make the wearer look gorgeous.
As the name suggests, designer Anarkali suits are influenced heavily by the styles and trends in Bollywood. They are preferred by women from high-societies and are a must have in the party wardrobe.