Modern Salwar Kameez – Changing Trend Of Traditional Outfits

Posted on Sep 24 2013 - 12:15am by Dheera

Salwar Kameez

As goes the saying ‘Old wine in a new bottle’, the salwar kameez too has evolved in heart beckoning and latest designs yet retaining the same age-old grace and charm. The elegant and chic designs suit various seasons and occasions and is in rage not only for its modified latest trend but also for its comfort. The increasing fame of western culture has greatly influenced this Indian attire; influence is visible in the Indo-western blend in Salwar kameez. This has led to many variations in the ethnic style like the neck cuts, sleeve design, fabrics and more.

Anarkali Salwar Kameez

This Mughal era attire is back in the fashion arena. This has managed to capture the attention of most women in India as well as in other countries. Available in various color combinations, design patterns and artwork, customers are spoilt for choices. Anarkali salwar kameez is available in various lengths but according to the recent trend, long ones that reach to the ankle are in rage. The Anarkali frock comes in various cuts and designs; the plain and simple ones can be worn for everyday use whereas those with heavy embroidery or designs are extremely stylish and are meant for party wear. Recent evolution of Anarkali suits are a symbol of changing look of the fashion world.

Contemporary Salwar Kameez

Clothes are a sure reflection of one’s personality. Contemporary or designer salwar kameez represents what is currently in trend. Most women aspire to look like celebrities, models and actresses who wear unique salwar kameez, the cuts and styles of designer salwar kameez are greatly influenced with them. Contemporary salwar kameez is the perfect blend of Indian tradition with modern flavor which is the reason why most college going girls and fashion conscious women adorn them with pride. Contemporary salwar kameez are available in all fabrics like cotton, chiffon, silk, satin, net, georgette and the list goes on and on. Various styles like short length, long length, bold prints and patterns, intricate embroidery, high collar neckline, halter neck, one shoulder neckline, double straps, puffed sleeves, long sleeves etc are widely being incorporated in modern salwar kameez designs.

Indian Salwar Kameez

Women look out for two important factors while picking a garment for themselves. First, it is comfort so that it can be worn all day long with ease. Secondly, they look for decency and respectability. Saying this, one can figure out why Indian salwar kameez is the most favored attire in this country amongst all age groups. It is also considered to be the safest bet in all occasions and events. Heavily embellishments, intricate embroidery, different artwork like patch work, sequin work etc. are style galore giving one ample opportunity to experiment with.

Designer kurtis, tunics, leggings are recent avatar of ethnic salwar kameez. These are a new trend in Indian fashion. In fact, these are extremely manageable and one appears beautiful when worn on different occasions. Salwar kameez is one of the respectable garments in India which has been trimmed with glorious fashion and designs. The popularity of this Indian attire has exploded recently not only in India but also in other countries as celebrities of the western world too have shown greater interest in this fabulous outfit.

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About the Author

Dheera is a fashion designer and a part time blogger, she works with Rajrang, an Indian online shopping portal for ladies apparels and home decor.