Cute young girls wearing a flowing anarkali salwar kameez can bring back memories for lot of other women who have grown up and feel like wearing them again. These lovable patterns are actually best on young girls. Even older women can wear them but the bulky feeling can be a deterrent. But with new light weight fabrics even older women are able to carry of the garment.
The anarkali kameez can be worn with a churidar, trousers, normal salwar. They have a very distinctive over lapping neck style common in the upper garment of Gujarat and Rajasthan. Men wear this kameez with salwar or even with dhotis. They wear a pagdi or turban on the head. Women of this region wear the anarkali style kameez with salwar or churidar. The kameez has mirror work. These very typical ethnic outfits are used during navratri. The anarkali salwar kameez worn by the northern women are worn during dance lessons-especially ‘kathak’ a northern classical dance style. For a dance recital these outfits are very elaborate and come in bright color combinations like golden yellow and red or maroon. It can have a combination of bright green and gold with yellow salwar underneath.
An anarkali salwar kameez has to be worn during a traditional event. Even a plain simple pattern can be worn in a single light color like off white or sky blue or pink with small embroidery work done on it. The kameez can remain plain with a border at the hem.