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 Anarkalis. This suit style comprises of 3 separates – a fitted and flared long kurta/ top-wear, a churidaar bottom and a dupatta/ stole.
Anarkali, 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, the elegant Anarakali dress style finds its roots in the Mughal and Persian cultures. It is incidentally also the costume associated with Nawabs and other royals. Anarkalis – 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 the modern-day Anarkali silhouette.
The regal Anarakali silhouette 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 Anarkali Kurta is a cut quite similar to that. However, the overlapping layers are not essentially present in Anarakalis. Indian classical dance Kathak, especially its Luckhnow chapter, is integrally associated with the Anarakali style. Even the male dancers, sometimes, wear the dance costumes, inspired by this style.
Anarkali suits are making waves in Indian ethnic fashion since a few seasons now. You will get innumerable styles, colors and designs in Anarakali suits on Saree.com. In fact, this is out top selling segment, and that is why we make sure, there always are new designs in the Anarkali catalogues.
Floral Anarkalis are the latest rage, as they look trendy as well as somewhat casual, which makes them perfect for semi-formal as well as fun occasions.
Floor length Anarkalis - The latest avatar of this much loved style is the floor-length Anarakali suit that is quite like the Indian gowns silhouette. Paired with slim trousers or churidaars, these amazingly regal ensembles 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 Anarkali Suits – Season’s hottest and hautest, lehenga suit is ruling the bridal and designer runways. You can choose this smart and chic style in Anarkali styling to own any occasion – even your own wedding reception or sangeet. The long, flowy Anarkali paired with a billowing lehenga is great for slim and skinny women, while a more structured, Jodhpuri jacket styled Anarkali paired with a modest, kallidaar lehenga is form flattering for women of all body shapes. These suits are versatile, and can be paired with other bottoms and tops too.
Anarkalis are generally made in flowy, fluid fabrics like chiffons, georgettes, lazer, blends of the same nature, silk blends etc. However, at Saree.com, you will find Anarkalis in all fabrics – suitable for all occasions, pockets and seasons. Cotton Anarkalis are, incidentally, great for summers, as they are cool and comfy.
Buying Anarkali online is a breeze at Saree.com. You will get regular updates, once you register with us. Our catalogues are updated on a clock-work basis, and hence you can be assured of staying ahead in the race of looking and feeling great. At Saree.com, you will find an amazing variety of this much loved suit style that is now preferred by women of all ages for parties, weddings, functions, festivals and special occasions. Subtle Anarkali dresses are also worn by women at offices and for casual get-togethers. You can buy Anarkali dress readymade or ask for customization from our trusted Online Shopping store. Saree.com, in fact, is one of the best places to buy designer Anarkali dresses Online – that too at very reasonable and customer friendly prices. Your wardrobe is incomplete without amazing Anarkali suits!
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