Salwar Kameez: A Must Have for Every Woman’s Wardrobe

A salwar kameez is something that is a quintessential for every Indian woman and can be found in practically every wardrobe. From the casual salwar kameez, that’s worn every day, to something more stylish and elegant, a Salwar Kameez is the ‘go to’ dress for every Indian woman. Such is the popularity of the outfit, that it has started picking up momentum in western countries as well.

The History of the kameez:

Widely believed to have been invented during the Mughal era, in the 13th century, having gained a lot of popularity in Punjab. Comprising of trousers that can be loose and baggy, or a tight fit one, depending on individual preferences, they are usually paired up with kurtas and a dupatta to complete the outfit. Over the years, the salwar kameez has picked up massive popularity amongst the general population of south east Asia and has now made inroads into western Europe and also in North and South America.

It’s versatility:

A salwar kameez is so versatile, that it can be used as a daily wear, it can be worn for a formal function, can be a party wear, a wedding salwar kameez, one which can be worn to work etc. Such is the versatility of the outfit, that it can be worn on a host of different occasions. You can accessorize it with a bag, earrings etc. Such is the uniqueness of the outfit, that it can be matched and paired with almost any accessory. With a host of options to pick from, its comfort makes it a must have and a go to outfit for many Indian women.

Types of Salwar’s:

Salwar’s can be categorized into various types. Picking the right type of salwar for the right occasion means that you know just what to wear at the right occasion. The right kind of salwar kameez can enhance your look to a different level. From a variety of collars, round necks and sleeve lengths to choose from, you will be spoilt with choices that will enhance your look to a different level. You can accessorize your look with bangles, ear rings. The choices are plenty and you can always mix and match whatever you desire.

A salwar for every occasion:

A salwar kameez can be worn for practically every occasion, but it doesn’t mean that your daily wear one can be worn to a formal function. With various categories to choose from, be it a formal event, a corporate event, a wedding or engagement ceremony, a religious festival or a party, every salwar is customized for every occasion. Knowing which salwar kameez to wear at what occasion will ensure that you turn heads at the occasion.

The comfort factor:

It is a known fact that a salwar kameez is extremely comfortable and can be worn with great elegance and style. Many a times, a stylish outfit can sometimes compromise on comfort and can affect the mobility of the one wearing it. A salwar, however, is known for being comfortable, and is one of the reasons why it is widely chosen to be a go to outfit for various occasions and daily usage. The fit and finish, design and shape can be altered to suit not just your style, but comfort as well, without compromising on the quality and the style quotient.

Value for money:

A good stylish salwar kameez is extremely affordable and won’t burn a hole in your pocket, and what’s more is that it will last for a really long time. A salwar will never go out of trend and will serve you for years to come. You can always mix and match the trousers with different kurtas and dupattas that will ensure that you do not repeat the same look over and over again. You can also choose from a variety of fabrics, such as silk, cotton, khaki etc. And can pick and choose the right type of design, pattern, style, fabrics and colors to your liking. The choices are endless and you can let your creativity run wild.

Picking the right Salwar:

With a variety of colors to choose from, you can pick and choose the colors that you like and suit you. From light breezy summer colors, to dark shades and more formal kurtas, that have a lot of work and designs on them, and with dupattas with different materials, you can go for something more casual or formal, with print and designs on them, you can pick and choose from a host of options, based on your preferences and choices and the occasion you plan on wearing them at.

Salwar’s have come a long way from the 13th century and have now become a necessity for every Indian wardrobe and since there is a salwar kameez for every occasion, owning one is a fashion must have for every Indian woman.

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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