If you have a friend’s wedding coming up and don’t know what to wear, or if you just need new outfits for college there’s no need to worry, Salwar suits can be your saviour! Salwar suits are traditional Indian clothes with a kurta and bottoms, and they are available in numerous styles for you to choose from. There is a perfect salwar suit for everyone’s body type and taste in clothes, so let’s dive into the different types of Salwar suits in the market.
Salwar suits come in different forms depending on how you want to buy your suit (do you to customize the way it is stitched or do you want a readymade piece?)
Unstitched suits consist of pieces of cloth for each component of the suit so it can be customized to the wearer’s body. This is a good option if one does not need the suit urgently and wants the best custom fit for themselves, getting the best fit with an unstitched suit requires time and effort
Semi stitched suits have the basic dimensions of the suit in place and can be adjusted according to the person’s size. It is a partially stitched suit piece. If you have a vague idea of the size of a salwar suit for you, you can get a semi stitched suit and fit it to size later.
Stitched suits are completely stitched, the size cannot be adjusted as they are readymade. These suits are best for those that have no trouble knowing which size to get, and also if one needs a suit urgently for an upcoming function.
Dress material is like an unstitched suit, but it a more general term, as it can also be just one piece of cloth that can be used to stitch any type of suit, whether it is a palazzo suit or churidaar suit. Get dress material if you want more flexibility in your choice of what to get stitched.
A Patiala salwar, which originated from Punjab, is a suit that comes with three pieces, a kurta, usually a moderate length, a Patiala salwar that is loose and has many folds, and a dupatta. This type of salwar suit is popular amongst all ages. If you are tall this will suit you well, if you are short, wear a Patiala that is less loose with a longer kurta in a straight cut to elongate your body. A kurta with embroidery with a plain Patiala in bright coloured fabric is a comfortable yet put together traditional look for an occasion, wear with a bindi and jhumkis.
Churidaar suits are suits with a kurta and tight legged pants with a dupatta. Styles of anarkali suits range from suits with short and straight cut kurtas to long and flared kurtas. If you have a pear-shaped body and want it to seem more proportionate, wear a kurta with pleats in the front, or a slightly voluminous silhouette and a churidaar. You can wear a churidaar suit with long dangling earrings or metallic hoops.
Are you a college girl looking for clothes to wear on ethnic days? Suit combos are a good option for people who want more pieces of traditional clothing in their wardrobe and want to invest in multiple pieces. Not only are suit combos available in so many types, allowing for a sense of variety in choice, be it for special events or daily wear, they are also affordable on the whole, for girls looking for style on a budget!
Straight Pant Suit
Straight pant suits are a more recent development, they feature straight cut trousers and they have a modern edge. They have a sharp yet elegant look, and they suit many body types as they elongate the body. If you want to try this style for yourself, get a silk straight pant suit with simple embroidery and wear it with silver bangles. If you get a straight pant suit for everyday, mix things up and wear a pair with simple prints or solid colours with sneakers for a smart fusion look.
Anarkali suits are suits with flared long kurtas in exquisite materials and designs. They are best reserved for special occasions as they look regal. These suits include a long flared kurta, a churidaar, and a dupatta. If you have a pear shaped body, wear an anarkali suit with a kurta that has elaborate detailing on the top half and that flows from the waist but it less flared to help balance your body. If you have an apple shaped body, you can choose an anarkali that has volume on the bottom half. These suits look great with long earrings.
Flared suits include all suits that have flared silhouettes, like anarkali suit, plalazzo suit, and others. Flared suits can make one look graceful and feminine, when one chooses the right flared suit for their body type. Choose a flared suit with an empire waistline if you have a straight lean body type, and a flared suit that spreads from the waist if have an apple body type.
Palazzo suits consist of kurtas with wide flared pants and dupatta. These types of suits can look gorgeous on women with apple shaped bodies as they can balance out the top half of one’s body. They also complement tall women with broad shoulders. Palazzos with silk finish fabrics, contrasting pieces, and a decorated dupatta make for a good look for a reception.
A sharara is a traditional costume that includes a kameez, pleated wide pants or a long skirt, and a dupatta. Shararas are often worn as a wedding costume in traditional Muslim weddings. They are available in beautiful embroidery, mirror work, zari, etc. Shararas are a good type of suit to wear at fancy occasions, pick one up with beautiful embroidery in a metal toned thread to look like a queen!
A-line suits are suits that have a flared appearance from the waist (like the shape of the letter ‘A’). When fitted, A-line suits with flowy fabric give the body an hourglass appearance. If you’re not a fan of excessive detailing but still want to look fabulous, get an A-line anarkali with simple embroidery with a simplistically designed necklace, bangles, and earrings.
Kurta Skirt Suit
Kurta skirt suits are extremely elegant, they feature a set including a kurta, a flowing skirt, and a dupatta. They have a contemporary feel to them, yet they have a rustic charm. Wear a printed kurta with a skirt of a matching colour with a dupatta, wear understated metallic bangles and a statement ring if you want your look to have a simple appeal.
An asymmetric suit is any salwar suit that features an asymmetric hemline. These suits look funky, and one can choose an asymmetric suit according to their preference. You can choose a lacy asymmetric suit and pair it with bangles that feature cut out work for a delicate and dainty look.
High low suits feature an interesting hemline that is cut higher at the front and lower at the back. This hemline can accentuate the curves of your body and will work well for apple shaped and curvy bodies. A high low cut kurta with straight cut trousers will lend you a classy look with a statement necklace.
Angrakha suits are a traditional piece of clothing from the Northern half of India. It is characterized by a string to secure the top half of the garment, the string either extends from the left to right side or the other way. Angrakha suits look best in sober colours with interesting patterns or embroidery on the top half of the kurta with straight pants, patiala, or churidaar.
Which Salwar Suit?
There are so many choices when it comes to salwar suits, the perfect suit for you is one that ideally meets your expectations in terms of design, and is fit for the occasion you wish to wear it to. If casual, think light fabrics, like cotton and linen, and fun colours and prints. Salwar suits in breezy fabrics and sunny colours will make easy to wear and casual, yet beautiful outfits for every day (college students take note!). If you have a fancy event coming up, go for festive and more vibrant looking fabrics like silk, velvet, silk blend, and others. Choose heavy embroidery and embellishments, or eye-catching prints for special occasions to be the life of the party!
Where To Buy?
Without a doubt, Limeroad is your place! Limeroad has one of the largest collections of salwar suits for you to choose from, whether you need a salwar suit to add to your everyday wardrobe, or if you are attending a special event soon and you need a stunning salwar suit to feel your best. Make your pick from a variety of stitched, unstitched, or semi stitched suits, or dress materials from our vast collection. Our range is sure to satisfy the diva within you!