Call it Salwaar kameez, Salwaar kurta, or a Salwaar suit, you’ve worn one at least once. Consisting of three articles: Kurta which essentially serves as a shirt covering the torso, pants which come in various formats and a dupatta/odhni that is most commonly used to cover the neck or head, a classic Indian suit is the most prevalent attire of women in the northern region of the country. So effortlessly elegant, it fits and suits every occasion. With options brimming all over, it all comes down to picking up the right suit for the right occasion.
Morphing with the wearer's needs suits have undergone various transitions earning an irreplaceable slot in the closet. Every occasion and public setting calls for a certain dress code, let's explore our options when it comes to suits:
Salwar kameez or a Palazzo Kurti are some of the most breezy and easy outfits to carry throughout the day, therefore, has happily been adopted by many women as daily wear. Generally made of Cotton, these suits have a lot of room for design variations as per preferences and seasonal requirements.
Some of the common designs are straight suits, patiala suits, and salwar suits when it comes to daily ethnic wear, although women everywhere are gradually adapting palazzo pants into their regular wear. We don’t blame them as they are both complacent and fashionable. Textile crafts like Indigo, Kashish, Dabu & Bagh Hand Block are synonymous with day to day wear depending on the vicinity as well as the cultural standing of the region.
Depending on one’s work environment and the nature of work one can clad a variety of suits. You take a desi avatar with the classic kurta and churidar or go for a more chic look by layering pastel or earthy tones together.
Most working women are going for the semi-formal look with more of capes, long jackets, layered A-line kurtas instead of mundane suits. The general shape of the kurta has seen a lot of changes hence giving office-going women a lot of style options- long kurta, asymmetrical, tail-cut, high-low, flared, poncho, etc.
Pairing options have no end either- leggings, cigarette pants palazzo, skirts and more. Along with Artisanal Dupattas, stoles, jackets, and scarves have also gained popularity. Fabrics Digital Chanderi, Muslin, Hand Block Cotton, Mughal, Indigo, Ikat, Rayon are few fabrics that are sure to add an edge to your work wear.
All women must agree nothing is better than chatting with your best girls over some mouth-watering food but you gotta get all dressed up too and no fashion fails will be tolerated at this table. Shove aside the vibrant hues and throw on a loose-fitting flowy kurta and pants for a summery ensemble for a relaxing brunch.
Going to a family get-together, embrace the bright accent colors to raise the glam bar up a notch. Sticking to fabrics like Chanderi, Georgette, Rayon, Silk and other free-flowing fabrics with minimal crafts like Embroidery, Chikankari, Foil designs is always a great idea.
Festive/ Grand occasions
Although living in India is a year-long festival but festivities here do ooze exuberance and one needs suitable ensembles to keep up with the vibe. Be it festivals or a grand celebration, you have enough options to dress all ladies in your family and never repeat a style.
From classic straight suits & gorgeous flared anarkalis, paired with jackets to heavy ghera skirts-long kurtis & floor touching A-line dresses teamed with a heavy dupatta; with options like these, one can easily pull off the ideal ethnic look at any festive occasion! Brocade, Banarasi, Mashru Silk, Phulkari, Maheshwari Silk are few fabrics that can flatter each body type.
Weddings are the most important day in one’s life and no compromises there! If you are the mother, sister or the BFF of the bride, you can’t afford to look ordinary of course! A floor-skimming Anarkali with a luxurious velvet border and dupatta will send fashion crazed guests in a frenzy. If you are the one attending a lavish wedding, then grab this opportunity by the teeth to wear something straight from a fashion runway. Don a dazzling phulkari suit and strut like a true desi girl.
Shimmering Sequins anarkalis, mirror work shararas paired with short Chanderi Kurtis, heavy embroidered dupattas, embroidered velvet or net A-line kurtas, Patola Silk suits; the customizing options are indeed unlimited.
Everywhere you go you will most definitely see someone gracefully carrying a Salwaar kameez and it will always remain a prominent part of Indian fashion landscape. Try out new spin-offs on the typical Indian suits with our collection of designer Unstitched suits at www.fabriclore.com & style your own way. You can also pick and choose different fabrics from our all-inclusive collection to make your own fashion cocktail.
Authored By: Sunidhi Gaur