Anarkali suits- the regal salwar suit with a wide flare! From the Mughal era to present times, this traditional silhouette has managed to maintain its place in the festive and wedding wardrobe in South Asia, especially in India and Pakistan. However these days, Anarkali suits have also taken over the casual and even everyday wardrobe of women! The elegance and charm of Anarkali suits combined with the comfort of this flared silhouette are some of the prime reasons of them being an evergreen stylish garment. The regal of this majestic silhouette builds the strong foundation of its perpetual trend in the ethnic fashion industry.


Given the fashion rage surrounding Anarkali suits, it’s assumed that most of you would be willing to flaunt them at various occasions. To take your wardrobe score high, we’ve put together a list of trending styles in Anarkali suits. So scroll down to know what’s in!

  1. Tiers and Layers

Where simple and pleated Anarkali suits carry an old world charm, these days layered and tiered flares have been coming up a popular trend. This detail tends to give a grander and more dramatic appeal to the garment, something like a Cinderella look, hence are quite popular among Indian brides for their pre-wedding functions.

  1. Floor length kurtas

An ethnic replacement to western style gowns, floor length Anarkali suits can be tailored to suit different occasions. A lot of these variants do not have pleats and these make smart casual wear options. A purple satin silk Anarkali suit is ideal for a dinner date while a cotton floor length Anarkali with pastel or muted tones will go well for your elegant kitty parties. Heavy ones with embroidery details can be sported at festive and wedding parties as modern ethnic silhouettes.

  1. Front slit

Following the growing inclination towards contemporary and fusion wear, these days, women seem to have taken a fancy to Anarkali silhouettes that have a long kurta with a high front slit. Ladies prefer wearing these kurtas with embroidered ethnic trouser pants for festive occasions or with denims for a fusion look. A front slit is a smart detail for showing off your perfect figure!

  1. High necklines

Modesty is flaunted as a style statement these days. High or closed necklines, shirt collars and polo necks or the Chinese collar detailed with embroidery or patch work are some of the necklines to look out for, especially if you’re buying an Anarkali suit for a formal occasion like an Indian wedding or festivals like Diwali, Eid or a grand anniversary celebration. These modest necklines are a favourite with our glamorous celebrities too!

  1. Cold-shoulder sleeves

This western inspired style has completely taken over the Indian ethnic wear segment! Cold shoulder sleeves are a smart way to flaunt your shoulders without too much skin show and are therefore popular among women of all age-groups. Some of the recent fashion events indicate that this trend is here to stay for a while and so getting yourself a cold-shoulder Anarkali suit should definitely be on your to-do list!

It’s always good to keep your wardrobe updated and play the fashion game with the latest styles. Now that you know about the latest trends in the segment of Anarkali suits, it surely calls for a wardrobe refresh!

Author's Bio: 

Ritu is a creative and marketing communications specialist, a devout reader and a passionate writer, who successfully manages an operations role with the popular ecommerce business Ritu is a trained textiles and weaves’ connoisseur and an expert in anarkali suits. Currently, Ritu is closely observing and studying the Indian ethnic wear fashion and design segment, as she goes about creating stimulating written and graphic content.