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Anarkali Suits are one of the most worn clothing item after sarees in Indian weddings. Isn't it crazy? But not surprising at all. In last couple of years, Anarkali suits have taken over the Indian weddings apart from other festivities in India and everybody loves wearing them.
What makes Anarkali so different?
Anarkalis are voluminous, look royal and are available in countless designs. They have the length to match the elegance of sarees, use of churidars and dupattas to match the comfort of salwaar-kameez, bouncy volume with deep design and embroidery to beat the competition it may have with modern choices too. Anarkali to me is like a meeting point of traditional India with modern India because of the use of traditional materials as well as modern hybrid materials in making these long suits with vibrancy and essence with modern approach.
This year has been full of weddings for me and one thing was staple in the list of clothes-to-wear i.e. Anarkali. I had enough time to get an Anarkali stitched but what if I didn't have time? Then my first choice was and will always be buying online.
Buying Anarkali Suits Online For The First Time!Aanrkali Suits online is not an easy task because there are too many options to choose from that can be confusing. So, there are a few things that I will suggest we know before we take the plunge of buying it online.
Rule #1 Material Choices
I would always want to keep the material traditional for Anarkali when buying online. My choices will be georgette, cotton, silk, Banarsi etc. for an unstated elegance. These material are heartbeat of Indian ethnic wears, you can never go wrong with these and they look good on everybody.
Rule # 2 Highlights of Anarkali
For me, Anarkalis have three sections and only one of those should be the highlight of whole design and they are 1. bodice/blouse 2. length 3. Dupatta . Embroidery is an inseparable part of Anarkalis and it makes Anarkali stand out of the crowd after volume in length. Go for a heavy embroidered length and understated elegant bodice or go for a plain suit with heavily embroidered dupatta. Everything heavy and you'd look too occupied.
Rule # 3 Colorpalette Of Anarkali
Let's say all colors look good on you so it's a no brainer that Anarkali in any color would look good. But in my opinion, it is not the case. I have seen many ladies from celebrities to real life who looked like they were not dressed right because the color palette did not work for them. It happens because Anarkali has too many things going on in it from length to dupatta, embroidery to other works like gota-patti. So always stick to a monochromatic color, all pastels, egg yolk yellow, coral red, coffee brown and berry shades. that means bright red, orange and blue should not be the base of your choice first. If you want these colors, let them be subtle in form of something light and elegant like threads used to make the neckline and sleeves.
Rule # 4 Length Of AnarkaliThis one is going to be quick. Currently we have three types of lengths in Aanrkali suits.
1. Regular Length that ends right before the ankle and sometimes ends at mid-way on calves.
2. Floor-Length, you just don't get to show off your churidars. Nobody will see and it would look like you are walking in a Indian traditional chic gown.
3. High-Low Hemline - This one is the latest and should be chosen carefully as your churidar plays an important role.
Which length you should choose? If you are short, go for regular or high-low. If tall, choose any one of all three.
Rule # 5 Alaways buy from a trusted websiteWhen I say that, I mean the shipping and delivery should be good and trustworthy because you might want your Anarkali to arrive on-time so you can wear it on-time. Call the customer care and ask away. Remember if website is genuine, it cares of its customers they will never every promise you of faster delivery. They would always tell you about their shipping and delivery policies. So what's the point? The point is that a trustworthy online shopping website will promise that it would not take longer than that from their side in shipping your purchases. Now a days websites send SMS with information on every step from shipping to delivery, tracking number and even courier company name.
These are 5 rules that I follow when it comes to buying Anarkali suits online.
Here is a list of websites to buy Indian, Ethnic Clothes and Accessories Online
Let me know if you have a disconnect with any rule or you want to add yours!!