Anarkali Suits

Anarkali Suits

Anarkali suits are one of the most loved salwar kameez ensembles, worn by the women of Indian, South East Asian and Muslim communities. In fact, the majestic flared style is so popular that women from other cultures and countries also like wearing this flared style. This dress style comprises of 3 separates – a fitted and flared long kurta/ top-wear, a churidar bottom and a dupatta/ stole.

Anarkalee, literally meaning the supple, delicate buds/seeds of the stunning, scarlet pomegranate fruit, actually gets its beautiful name from the legendary courtesan and dancer (by the same name), who shook the higher echelons of the Mughal court of the great emperor Akbar – with her grit, courage and undying love.

Thus, this elegant ethnic dress style finds its roots in the Mughal and Persian cultures. It is incidentally also the costume associated with Nawabs and other royals. Anarkalees – as we see them today – are also greatly inspired from the Abayas – a cloak-like dress separate worn by women in Middle Eastern countries and Muslim culture. These are extremely elegant apparels – which are often long, ankle-length, and act as cover-ups. Achkan and Sherwani worn by men in these cultures also bear some influence on this modern-day flowing silhouette.

The regal long, frock-style cut is also significantly related to the Indian culture, Indian folklore and classical dances. The Indian Angarakha (a flared kurta silhouette) is quite similar to Anarkalis. Angarakhas were initially worn only by the men in ancient India. In this traditional silhouette, the right part of garment overlaps the left, and is then tied. Flared Angarakhas, worn by courtesans and dancers, later became quite popular – and present day Anaarkali Kurta is a cut quite similar to that. However, the overlapping layers are not essentially present in all of these trendy dresses. Indian classical dance Kathak, especially its Luckhnow chapter, is also integrally associated with frock-style kurtas and designs. Even the male dancers, sometimes, wear the dance costumes, inspired by this style.

Long flowing Anaarkalee kurtas are making waves in the Indian ethnic fashion, since quite a few seasons now. You will get innumerable styles, colors and designs in Anarakali suits on Saree.com. In fact, this is our top selling segment, and that is why we make sure, there always are new designs in these catalogues.

Floral Anarkalee dresses are the latest rage, as they look trendy as well as somewhat casual, which makes them perfect for semi-formal as well as fun, lighter occasions.

Floor length Dresses - The latest avatar of this much loved style is the floor-length suit that is quite like an evening gown. Thus, many also call them the Indian gowns. Paired with slim trousers or churidaars, these amazingly regal ensembles – with their waist length bodices and flared skirts - are perfect for formal occasions, weddings, parties and festivities. In fact, if you style this trend well, you will feel as if you are wearing a splendid lehenga choli. This is a versatile style, and you will get a huge variety in this on Saree.com

Lehenga Anarkalee Suits – Season’s hottest and hautest, lehenga suit is ruling the bridal and designer runways. You can choose this smart and chic style to own any occasion. Catch the limelight wherever you go - at your own wedding reception or sangeet or at a friend’s wedding. The long, flowy silhouette, paired with a billowing lehenga, makes for a great choice for slim and skinny women, while a more structured, Jodhpuri jacket style, paired with a modest, kallidaar lehenga is form flattering for women of all body shapes. These ethnic ensembles are versatile, and can be paired with other bottoms and tops too.

Generally made in flowy, fluid fabrics like chiffons, georgettes, lazer, blends of the same nature, silk blends etc. - the frock-style cuts are very feminine and flattering. However, at Saree.com, you will find Anarkalees and floor-length apparels in all fabrics – suitable for all occasions, pockets and seasons. Cotton ones are, incidentally, great for summers, as they are loose-fitting, breezy, cool and comfy.

Saree.com ships to all major countries worldwide, including all Middle Eastern and African countries, US, UK, all across Europe and Australia. Shipping is free for delivery within India. You get customization and tailoring facility, which ensures that you get your garment ready-to-wear.

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