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Fashion pundits say fashion repeats itself, and they have been proved right.

Anarkali suits have come back in fashion and is the latest craze with the Indian and Pakistani urban women. The Anarkali suit is perhaps the perfect example of how vintage fashion can make such a huge come back. It is little surprise that the Anarkali suit became popular among the fashionable trend setters. It soared instantly in being one of the most liked Indian and pakistani outfits in recent times, considering the timeless beauty and appeal of its silhouette. Anarkali suit has a traditional touch to it and is normally worn in functions, ceremonies and festivals.

The main reason for Anarkali churidar suits to be so popular amongst women is the extremely feminine look it gives. Besides the traditionally styled Indian Anarkali churidar suit, the comeback of this outfit also brought along with it various other styling giving the Anarkalee suit a contemporary look as well.

The flair around the bottom of the Anarkali kurta top looks beautiful and elegant and the churidar bottom completes the look accompanied by the dupatta.
The Anarkali suit top is worn with a Churidar as bottom. A churidar is a body hugging pant and is longer than the legs. The extra fabric gathers at the ankles giving them a look of chuddis (bangles) hence the name churidar.
A traditional churidar has a drawstring at the waist, this drawstring needs to be drawn and tied at the waist. Generally women tie a one knot and half. Modern churidars are designed with an elastic band at the waist. This is very convenient for first timers and foreigners. The shape gives it a very feminine look to the whole suit.

The top of the Anarkali churidar suit is normally extensively hand embroidered using sequins, Zari, mirrors, resham, kori and patch work. Young designers are experimenting more with patch work using contrast colors and attaching laces on the borders. The Top reaches just below the knee and has got a skirt like flair called Ghera starting from the waist till below the knee and in some styles the ghera starts from the bust line. The ghera/flair is created by attaching the fabric in pleats. The pieces to be attached will be narrower on the top and wider on the bottom, this creates the flair on the bottom of the Anarkali. One can make a more colorful Anarkali suit by attaching contrast color fabrics to each other alternatively. The result is a very colorful and attractive suit. One has to be creative to work out the combinations of colors.


The fabric used in making of Anarkali Shalwar Kameez churidar suit would be Georgette, Chiffon, Crepe, Silk and Brocade. Although Brocade, Silk and shimmer are more preffered fabric for Anarkali Churidar Suit due to the shine in the cloth.

Latest designs of the Anarkali style suits have become a craze with the modern Indian women. The Anarkali salwar kameez are much popular because it gives an elegant look as well as unique with full finishing.

Designers are even making the Anarkali tops shorter, above the knees, perphaps to make it easier for modern women to handle the dress with grace. And women are also quite happy with the shorter Anarkali tops. Short Anarkali tops have become a craze now. The only thing constant is the fashion industry is change.

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