Reflecting rich culture and heritage associated with Anarkali is perfect for formal occasions and weddings. A big thumbs-up on the functionality front as well, the Mughal attire is perfect especially if you have tons of running around to do during a function.
Anarkali suits are gaining importance by the day and the attire makes its presence felt in every occasion. Long Anarkali dress is made in a variety of textures which are aptly utilised for appropriate embroidery works. Wide decorated borders enhance the looks of such long Anarkali dress.
To wear during formal occasions, the suits come with some work or embellishments to give them a festive appearance. Sequins, wide borders, kundans, zari and other form of embellishments are generally used in the upper half of the kameez. To make such suits, materials like crepes, georgettes, silks and brocades are frequently used. Everyday wear Anarkali churidars can be made of simple plain material or with light embroidery.
The Anarkali suits worn on formal occasions somewhat differ from those worn in everyday life like Wedding season. Brides prefer silver, golden and antique embroidery. Go with the vibrant and rich colours like shades of pink, blue, green, orange etc and fabrics like net, chiffon, brocade, velvet and silk. Wear hot pinks, orange, peach etc and try greens, purples and shades of blues as well.
For various functions like shagan and engagements, one can team up a long Anarkali cape in different cuts with a pair of cigarette pants.
For mehendi, I suggest you wear a short ghagra skirt with an embellished corset along with a dupatta to preserve the essence of our own Indian culture. For occasions like cocktails, one can go with Indo-Western styles like a long jacket merged with pants or a stylised gown or a skirt with astonishing embroideries.
Kundan jewellery but not the very heavy sets. You may wear long and silver earrings, bracelets and elegant mang tikka. Make sure your jewels suit your attire and also stand out. Wearing gold on gold or light coloured jewels on light coloured clothes may hide them all.
The Garnishing Effect
Kameez should be heavily embellished. The work done on the shirts includes use of sequins, embroideries, embellishments and wide borders. Sometimes, zardozi work is also done on the Anarkali suits. Materials like crepes, georgettes, silks and brocades are used to make such suits. Anarkali suits based on the neck styles and length of skirt. These include halter neck, string neck, sweet heart; short and long frock suits and Angrakkha style. Embellishments in georgette, chiffon and cotton is in demand and we can add more embellishments on it.
Flaunt the Right Way
The kameez should be a little longer in height. It makes you look taller. For instance, if your height is around 5 feet 3 inches then your kameez height should be around 47- 48 inches. Churhidar looks good on long kameez or Kurtas. Avoid wearing them on short Kurtas. Chinese collar (closed neck) makes you look tall, but avoid it if you have broad shoulders.
Fat and short girls can go for churhidar and knee length Anarkalis in order to look thin and tall.
A girl can wear Anarkali suit with shrug over it to look chic. Go for light make up, match the eye shadows and wear contrasting lipstick. Shorter hair girls can make small bun and you can go for open hair also.
Opt for a short Anarkali in bright, fun colours for more relaxed functions and for formal occasions, have your Anarkali heavily embellished with embroidery, sequins and beads on the bust and around the border at the bottom.