An Anarkali is an umbrella style long flowy Indian garment. The bodice of the Anarkali is clinched just below the chest, having gathered at the empire line while the rest of the piece is left to flow until the knee and at times even till the ankle.
Indo-western Anarkali is designed with a little twist to traditional Anarkali. What makes it different from the Classic Anarkali suit is the variation in style and fusion touch added to its look. While Anarkali suits are worn with a dupatta and churidar, indo western Anarkali could be worn with a jacket, cape or an even with a lehenga, palazzo or pant
Occasions to wear Indo western Anarkali:
Be it brunch parties, day out with friends & family get together, poojas, festive occasions like Diwali, Eid or a friend’s angeet, mehendi or wedding you’re sure to rock your look in an Indo-western Anarkali. One can easily pull it off with utmost grace and style.
Different ways to style an Indo-western Anarkali:
Anarkali Suit with Lehenga – One has often styled a lehenga with a crop top, but have you ever thought of styling it with an anarkali. Style a straight cut anarkali suit with a lehenga, it adds more volume to your attire making it look flowy and voluminous. To give a finishing touch to complete your look, can match it with a pair of Kundan chandbali and a matching maang tikka.
Anarkali suit with shararas- Also known as the Pakistani style Anarkali sharara suit. This heavy embellished umbrella frock suit (Anarkali suit) is left to flow till the knee just above the gathers of the sharara. It’s an ideal pick for festive and wedding parties. Printed anarkali shararas are also an opt option to wear on a daily basis.
Anarkali suit with Palazzo – Styling Anarkali suit with a palazzo gives you a lean and figure-flattering look. It makes you appear taller and curvy as well. One can complete your look with a meenakari pair of earrings, traditional juttis and a bindi on the forehead. Anarkali with palazzos can be styled not only on special occasions but as regular wear too. It’s easy and comfortable to carry.
Anarkali with cape or jacket - While the usual way of styling an Anarkali is with a dupatta or pant. One can even style it like a long flowy gown complementing it with a fancy jacket or a cape. A Jacket or cape will surely add freshness and modern touch to your look with its westernized style.
We all love the fashion philosophy of east meeting the west. Fusion is all about blending two different styles. Go experiment with your simple salwar kameez look with a jazzy western glam. All the ladies out there it’s time to notch up your fashion game. We bet you’re sure to turn heads at important events and function with your western look, how ironic would the sight be.