About Indian Salwar Kameez:
Salwar Kameez is a generic term used for a dress made of two pieces. The top piece covering the torso is the Kameez and the bottom piece stitched for the legs is the salwar. The salwar or pyjama is held together by drawstrings. This term has its origin in Persia and Central Asia.
We have a number of styles to suit every occasion.
Patiala Suits: This dress gets its name from the famous city of Punjab, Patiala and are said to be worn by the royal families there. The salwar is stitched with pleats starting at the waist and creates a very wavy, elegant look with any kind of top. The pleats also give a lot of room for movement and make it very comfortable for the wearer.
Anarkali Suits: The anarkali suit is a particular style of semi stitched salwar kameez where the top is fitted upto the waist and then flows out into a long frock-style top. The pant 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.
Churidars: The churidars come with a slim-fitted pant that collects as rings at the ankle that look like bangles for the ankle. Hence, the name “churidar” where churi means bangle in Hindi. The churidar is stitched long to allow room for the rings at the bottom. It is worn with any kind of top.
Afghani Salwar: The style derives its name from Afghanistan. The salwar is stitched with wide cuffs that lend a very comfortable air to this style.
Dhoti Salwar: This salwar suit is influenced by the traditional Indian dress for males that is called the dhoti. It is stitched in a manner where numerous pleats run from the front to the back running through the side, giving it a dhoti-like appearance.
Sharara Salwar: The Sharara comes with wide pants that look like a skirt but are divided like pants and held up by drawstrings. They are super comfy and can be worn with fitted long or short tops.
Party Wear Salwar Suits: Designer salwar suits are any kind but are made with exquisite material like silks, chiffons and georgettes and muslins. They also carry lovely embellishments to add to the look.
Palazzo and Straight Suits: These styles are a modern variation to the salwar that look like trousers. Worn with long or short kurtas, these look very elegant while giving a contemporary look for office wear.
Wedding Salwar Kameez: As the name suggests, this kind of Salwar works hard to make the bride look resplendent on her special day. It comes with heavy embellishments and high-grade material.
Whatever be the kind of Salwar Kameez, it is advised to wash them separately. Heavily embellished silk and other materials like georgette or chiffon should be dry-cleaned and stored in a moisture-free spot.
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