An Ultimate Guide to Pick Salwar Kameez

One can trace the roots of the Salwar Kameez to having originated from Punjab and has been in vogue and the garment of choice for years. Not only, has it stood the test of time but has been known for its comfort and style. The top is known as a salwar the trousers were known as kameez and the shawl dawned is known as the dupatta.

The Origin& styles of Salwar:

The salwar has evolved over time and has been customized by many over time. As the spread if the usage of the outfit grew, having originated from Punjab, it was seen to have spread to other regions of the country, where every culture and every tradition modified the outfit to suit their liking and style. With minor details like the work and patterns, to the colors and themes, practically everything has been customized on the outfit, based on which region chooses to do so. Every region added its personalized touches to the outfit, by modifying it in some way or the other.

When it first started off, the Salwar suit represented comfort and the ease of wearing it, but today is seen as a garment that can be customized to be worn at a variety of different functions. Nowadays, the outfit can be worn at a host of different functions or can be worn to work regularly or something that can be worn to college, the choices are endless. Such is the versatility of the outfit that wearing for various different occasions and events can be made possible, with some minor changes that do not use up a lot of time. The look can be customized to suit the occasion and can be customized based on the nature of the occasion.

An Outfit found in every wardrobe:

An outfit that can be found in almost every Indian wardrobe is the Salwar Kameez and has become an unquestionable piece of fabric to own for every Indian lady. It is widely believed that purchasing and owning a couple in your closet is a design basic and an absolute necessity have. It is a given that glancing wonderful in a salwar kameez is practically easy and can lift your general look. With different types and patterns for various occasions, purchasing more than one set is a sensible decision. With a salwar that is appropriate for practically every occasion, be it a formal, semi-formal or casual outing, it can become the single most important piece of fabric that you will ever own, keeping you ready for every special occasion.

Fabrics to choose from:

With a host of fabrics such as Chiffon, Silk, Chanderi and Georgette salwar ought to be considered while choosing a salwar kameez. These textures can enable your outfit to stand apart from a group and will undoubtedly make heads turn and get eyeballs. If one is looking to pick a Salwar Kameez to way for their everyday use, then fabrics such as cotton and cotton can make the outfit comfortable and suitable for everyday usage. 

Picking colors for the occasion:

Picking colors is always a personalized choice and a lot depends on one’s liking and what color will suit their skin type and the same is no different while picking the Salwar Kameez. Dark colors associated with royalty such as maroon, dark blue, purple, dark green is often picked for events that are more formal, such as a wedding, a formal lunch or dinner, an engagement ceremony. Going with lighter colors such as white, light blue, cream, etc are best worn for your everyday usage and speak of more casual usage. For a formal occasion, the outfit can be customized by adding work such as beadwork, mirror work, goldwork, exquisite embroidery, and a stylish dupatta, that contrasts and compliments the look, color, and pattern of the Salwar Kameez.

Deciding the length:

The length of your kurta can play a major role in deciding and influencing your final look. If the nature of the event is a formal, evening dinner type, then picking a long, flowing salwar is the way to go, as the pattern will complement the colors and the look of the Salwar Kameez. If you plan on wearing the same for a more casual event or something that you want to wear to work, college or your everyday clothing, then picking a knee-length salwar makes more sense, as the emphasis here would be placed more on comfort than style.

To Accessorize or not?

Accessorizing your look is something that would be greatly influenced by the nature of the occasion and picking light accessories such as a handbag or a purse and small earrings will help you maintain a light and breezy look. Focusing a little more time on accessories for formal occasion and wearing a gold set, bangles, traditional sandals and footwear that will help elevate the look that you intend carrying.

Given the traditional background and the versatility of the Salwar Kameez, one can seldom go wrong with the same and finding one that is just according to your liking is made a lot easier, thanks to Nihal Fashions vast collection of the outfit, that lets you select colors, fabric, and patterns according to your preferences and liking, you can rest assured that you will always be fashion ready for every occasion.

Vikas Chaudhary

Vikas Chaudhary

Vikas Chaudhary is a Fashion Blogger with 14+ years of experience in the Indian Clothing industry. He has high level of expertise in Indian traditional outfits.

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