It’s the wedding season and time to take out your best ethnic wear from your closet. I love Indian ethnic wear like sarees, lehengas, anarkalis but my favourite is the salwar suit. I love it as it’s not only comfortable but easy to carry too. From normal salwar suits to churidars and pants or palazzos, it has undergone a huge transformation over the years, you can view more Salwar Suits here.
The story of Indian ethnic wear salwar suit –
The salwar suit is thought to have introduced from the dresses of the Mughals. Mughals were the Muslim rulers of India. This was formerly the popular dress of the Punjab region. It slowly became common among women everywhere in India. The salwar suit is a common term which represents varying styles of dressing. Both men and women can wear it, but fashions differ by gender.
From the 1980s, it is a compulsory dress for girls between the ages of 12 to 16 in Indian government schools. Many girls would wear the salwar suit even after school and moving on to colleges and universities. also, it started to become common with women when they used to go to work.
What is a salwar suit?
The salwar suit includes a pair of pants known as the salwar and an upper body like tunic called the kameez. The salwar pants are made to be long and loose-fitting with small edges above the ankles that are sewed to look like cuffs. Punjabi men also wear the salwar, but they pair their pants with a smaller tunic called as the kurta.
With the times changing, the humble salwar suit has also undergone many changes. The modernized variants of the kameez are normally sleeveless and tend to be more body-fitting than the conventional outfit. In addition, the kameez like earlier is no longer always matched with a salwar. Some women today choose to wear kameez tops over their plain jeans, jeggings, capris, skirts or even pants.
How it evolved over the years –
Like many other forms of dress, the height and width of the salwar suit have been affected by the trending fashion. The width of the trouser hems on the salwar now range from as wide as a pantaloon/palazzo look to as narrow as of harem pants. The length of the kameez also varies from between mid-thigh to well below the knee and also some touching the ground.
Why it is a preferred Indian ethnic wear?
The prevalence of the salwar suit among young Indian women has some links with differences in society. Traditionally, girls would switch to sari after marriage. But slowly with the change of time, they did not feel quite ready yet to wear the sari. Thus, women adapted to the salwar suit, which was seen as a proper outfit that met their requirements.
For many Indian women today, it is considered as a practical outfit that fills their current lifestyle better than the regular sari. Also, in addition, its ease of wear enables women to move about more freely. Styling these clothes is remarkably easy cause they are extremely adaptable and can be worn for different events. Impressive street ornaments can also be used to devise a beautiful look that highlights the casual appearance of the Salwar Suit. To add more ethnic touches to this, you can pair it with a light bindi and long earrings.
Salwar suits are my favourite ethnic wear of all Indian ethnic wear. I prefer earing it over a saree or lehenga. Which one is your favourite?
December 24, 2018 at 10:53 pm
The salwar suit has evolved so much in modern times. With new cuts and designs , they remain one of the favourite outfits for women.
December 25, 2018 at 9:05 am
For me salwar suit is comfort and I just love wearing them in elany family or friends gathering.. I actually need few soon …
December 25, 2018 at 1:19 pm
Salwar kameez always remain Indian culture symbol. Indian ethnic wear bring out best in you. With time changes new design and style make it look more appealing
December 25, 2018 at 4:09 pm
With online websites coming into the business, every single thing is now bought from this platform. Salwars has been my mom’s favourite actually. Eventually now because of her,I have started to have a liking for it too.
December 25, 2018 at 4:19 pm
Indian ethnic wear doesn’t go wrong ever. How beautiful are the colors , designs and patterns. Simply loved them.
December 25, 2018 at 6:48 pm
A salwar-kameez is one of my favourite outfits to wear. It is very flattering on all body types, as well as being super comfortable.
December 25, 2018 at 6:57 pm
I love ethnic wear over westerwear and salwar suits are definitely do versatile to wear and also create an amazing fashion statement.. These days there are so many designs and varieties available which makes it more fashionable to wear..
December 25, 2018 at 9:10 pm
Salwar suits have indeed evolved a lot with the everchaging trends. This makes my love for suits to go on and on. They are no more a piece of boring stuff, but these days they have a unique charm of their own.
December 25, 2018 at 9:56 pm
I love to wear salwar suit when it’s comes to wear something ethnic.. Super comfortable always and lots of varieties and designs are available now a days
December 26, 2018 at 2:17 am
Women do look the best inin Indi ethnic wear. They are so simple and decent. They have a so many different varieties and are so comfortable at the same time.
December 26, 2018 at 7:39 am
I love salwar suits for all the comfort they offer, yet looking stylish and ethnic. Thanks to designers today we have ample variety and styles to choice the perfect one
December 26, 2018 at 10:47 am
Modern ethnic has taken a new space in market all together and thanks to online seller it’s now available in every city. We can own every state’s art without actually travelling there.
December 26, 2018 at 11:02 am
Whenever I think Ethnic wear, it’s always the salwar suit for me. It magically transforms a lady into the best version of herself!
December 31, 2018 at 2:32 pm
The comfort of a Salwar Suit is unparalleled. Luckily they come in the latest styles, that are so flattering. Good one, Deepa.