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Elegant salwar suits and its variations

Elegant salwar suits and its variations

Salwar Suits are traditional and elegant’ attire worn by the Women in India and Pakistan. Originating from the state of Punjab in India and adjacent Pakistan, the traditional attire, also called Salwar Kameej, which have long evolved into a much modern name…. Salwar suits. Unlike the traditional Saree, these are widely preferred by working women, as it gives flexibility, at the same time one can stick to tradition and ethnicity.

The suite comprises of three parts:

  1. Covering the upper body – the Kurti or blouse,
  2. Covering the lower part, the Salwar or trouser,
  3. Dupatta is a stole, basically worn around the neck.

The three parts are designed with a combination of contrasting colours, shapes and the embroidery-works or prints, to make a final niche.

Salwar suits, though adapted in many forms, originates from some basic styles. They may be classified as follows:

  • Patiala: The style worn by the Kings of Patiala. The kurti is body-fitted running till the knees, with side-slits down from the waist. The salwar is baggy style, with pleats starting from the waist, ending in folds behind the legs.
  • Churidar : The trouser is leg-hugging but forms folded rings below the knees till the ankle. This is complemented with more flarey and longer kurta or even the normal Kurta. This is favorite with young girls.
  • Anarkali: Most elegant form of Salwar Suits, with intricate needle works. The bottom is like Churidar. But the top becomes flowy and long down from the waist, designed with embroidery and sparkling bids and pearls.