Anarkali salwar suits are dramatic and great for formal occasions
The anarkali salwar suit is possibly one of the most popular types of fancy salwar suits to wear to a wedding or formal occasion. High on style and also a celebrity favorite, this flowing garment ends much below the knee, thus making it ideal for wearing by a variety of body types. Embellishments vary depending on which high fashion store or designer one is buying the suit from, and one always has the option to customize it based on personal preference. At present, anarkali suits with heavy work at the base and neck area are being worn by Bollywood celebrities who have embraced the Anarkali as their top choice of garment to wear to a film release or party occasion.
An anarkali suit is always long, and the traditional anarkali has full sleeves and a high neck, usually with a Nehru style collar; this style varies with more modern interpretations of the style. The long and flowing skirt of the anarkali suit has been immortalized in iconic films such as “Pakeezah” where the heroine is viewed dancing in a heavily embellished anarkali suit which fans out delicately as she sits. The romantic and filmy appeal of this garment is therefore very high, and it is common to see young ladies wearing these suits to wedding and sangeet occasions. Colors for weddings are usually restricted to jewel and ocean tones such as red, maroon, orange, blue, and green, with gold embellishments being preferred over silver. There is usually heavy embellishment in the cuff, collar, and base of the kameez, with tight churidars or leggings being preferred for the base of the outfit. For party occasions, the colors of the ongoing summer season have been viewed, in shades such as pastel peach and sea green, while some prefer the traditional approach to the garment by wearing white.
Anarkali suits are worn frequently by actresses such as Vidya Balan, Sonam Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor, and others, and each actress brings her own distinctive take on the style. Kareena Kapoor elects to wear fitted anarkali suits in light shades, which serve to bring out her fair complexion, while Vidya Balan and Priyanka Chopra choose white and red to highlight their tanned looks. Sonam Kapoor is the resident trendsetter of the industry; she regularly experiments with anarkali suits from different designers and always wears her suits long in order to accentuate her slender build and height. A tip for those who are short and on the curvy side would be to wear the anarkali suit a little shorter and to have a v-neck in order to accentuate their height. For those who are tall, following the style trend set by Sonam Kapoor would work best as it provides a tall silhouette to the wearer. The color of the anarkali suit is also important especially when one is selecting one to wear to a specific occasion. While white and cream colors are classic, it is probably best to wear them for cocktail parties rather than to a wedding, while the aforementioned red hued and jewel tones would work best for fancy occasions. Be sure to accessorize your anarkali suit with statement jewelry in order to make a glamorous entry to your party.