Are you getting little bored with jeans and t-shirts and looking to try something ethnic? Indian women are blessed in this regard as they have innumerable options to choose from when they desire to adorn some traditional costumes. And among the different attires, Indian suits need special mention. The suits are known by different names in India – most commonly they are known as salwar kameez.
Different styles in which salwar kameez are available
It is interesting to note that the variety in which salwar kameez is available is unbelievable. The original form of salwar kameez is the one in which the kameez (the tunic top) is at knee length or slightly shorter, and the salwar (bottom wear) resembles loose trousers which have been narrowed at the bottom. There is a dupatta with the dress which is used for covering the shoulders and head and bosom.
Then there is churidaar kameez. In this the kameez is mostly in A-line cut with slits at both sides. The kameez is slim in looks and comes down well below the knee. The bottom wear is the churidaar, which comes in tight fittings. The end of the churidaar looks like a stack of bangles (hence the name churidaar). This dress gives slimming effect and makes one look taller and smarter.
There are many other styles of salwar kameez available as well. You can check and purchase innumerable varieties of indian suits.
Look great in salwar suits – some tips
If you are in two minds about selecting salwar kameez for yourself with the fear that you cannot carry it well, here are some tips that can help you:
Choose the right length of the kameez – Long length kameez with salwars is a strict no-no. This trend was quite popular till few years back. But now, shorter kameez (knee-length or little shorter) with patialas or salwars is perfect. Or if you like longer kameez, settle for churidaars for the bottom wear. This ensemble will make you look tall and slim. The perfect length of the kameez should be 1 inch lower than knee at the most.
Wear heels with all kinds of salwar kameez – This is a must! Whether you are wearing a simple, ordinary salwar kameez, a churidaar kameez, kameez with Patiala, Anarkali suits or any other variety, make sure that you put on heels with the dress. The heels instantly make you look smarter and give you a lean appearance.
Be very careful about the sleeves and neckline– The sleeves and the neckline of the kameez will decide many things for the wearer. Therefore these two things should be checked thoroughly in Indian suits. For flabby arms, sleeveless kameez is strictly no-no. Three-quarter or full length transparent sleeves will look stylish. Again for women who are thin, there are many options to try – from puffed sleeves to frilled sleeves, from embroidery to lacing – try anything.
Coming to necklines, if you are little heavy and bulky, avoid deep necks, strappy designs, boat necks, backless or heavy flares. Instead settle for straight cuts, high necks, V-necks, band necks and so on.
Choice of accessories important – Wearing some light jewelry will go very well with indian suits. Small matching earring, a sleek chain and a bracelet is all that is needed to complete the look. However, if salwar suit is being worn at any special function, other kinds of heavy jewelry can be worn with the dress.
Salwar kameez is an extremely versatile costume and you can choose the style that suits you best.
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