Anarkali dresses can be anything from a dress-like designer wear that incorporates a long-drawn-out frock, which creates a flowing silhouette. Though they vary in type, material, and design, the upper part of Anarkali comes under the chest. Therefore, the rest of the dress appears to be ‘flowing’, often to the knee area. Your Anarkali can also be a slight variation from your usual salwar tunic, and come with churidars (bottom) and dupatta (shawl). These much-loved ethnic and conventional dresses have its roots in Lahore, Pakistan. Though the fashion gurus originally hailed it to be fitting for petite ladies, a little bit of variation in the traditional suit can make it suitable for all, irrespective of figure and stature.
Anarkalis For All
If you have a smaller body structure, then Anarkali suits are meant for you. However, avoid adding a lot of flare to the dress. It can literally ‘drown’ you down in the fabric. Also, it makes sense to pick up a knee-length kurta. Tall women opting for an Anarkali dress can look like a diva in floor length, vibrant and well-tailored products. Anarkali is a versatile garment. This makes it suitable for those having a pear-shaped, or apple-shaped plump body. In that case, it is a good idea to go for an A-line dress. This would camouflage your problem areas and make you appear taller. Finally, you might have heard many times that Anarkali suits are not meant for shorter women. However, you might want to try a single-color piece that has the minimum flare.
Styling With Anarkali Suits
Always wear long earrings, particularly jhumkis with your Anarkali suit. It will make your neck appear to be slender. But if you are wearing a gorgeous and heavily embroidered dress for formal occasions, you might want to go for diamond-studded earrings or a pair of gorgeous kundan. To give a fuller look to your face, go for a messy bun or a neatly-done slide braid. If you have picked a delicate and sophisticated dress, then look for elegant diamond droplets. Chandbalis, or pearl jhumkis. If you are wearing a heavily embroidered dress, then you might not wear neck pieces. However, you can always pick one of them if you are wearing a plain suit or an Anarkali suit with a deep neckline. Finally, no matter the style you choose, never forget your heels while wearing an Anarkali suit. If you are not comfortable with pencil heels, then choose wedge heels or platform heels to complete your look.