Everything about Anarkali suits has a regal appeal, since they are named after a renowned Mughal dance girl. These long kurtas with umbrella flairs have dominated the Indian women’s wardrobe for many seasons. Everyone likes the Anarkali trend, from Bollywood celebrities to everyday people.
Anarkalis were originally long kurtas that were cinched below the bust and flared like an umbrella. These are often paired with churidar bottoms and embroidered dupattas. Once the trend took on in mainstream fashion, the Anarkali suit developed into various variants – short pleated ones with embroidered yokes, heavy floor length flares that cover the churidar, and now uneven layers that add additional volume. Designer Anarkalis with sparkling embellishments are a common sight on red carpets and at celebrations. However, it does not have to be limited to party wear.
Anarkali dress is also appropriate for a casual event. Choose distinctive colours and patterns for casual wear. For daily wear Anarkalis, explore flowers and ombre patterns. Keep the embellishments to a minimum and opt for simple fabrics like cotton. Anarkali Kurtas in short to medium lengths are ideal for everyday wear.
If you’re heading to a daytime function, try wearing a floor-length Anarkali with high heels. Experiment with modern variations in cuts and colors to make that one-of-a-kind style statement. Color-blocking is a big trend right now; try accessorising in a range of wacky colors to stay on trend.
Now, have a look at these basic yet fashionable Anarkali outfits for casual wear.
1. Floral Patterns Anarkali Dress
Try this cotton Anarkali with floral patterns and blue accents for a casual day out with friends. It has long sleeves and resham embroidery on the neckline. The churidar bottom is a coordinating blue colour, and the dupatta is a sheer floral pattern fabric. You don’t need much accessorising for this – simply put on heels and let your hair down.
2. Ombre Red Anarkali Suit
This cotton Anarkali has an embroidery overlay with mirror work on the yoke and a red ombre appearance, making it a beautiful choice for everyday wear. The white kurta also has fabric work in contrasting colours on the hemline. Wear with ombre-colored dupattas to complete the look.
3. Cotton in Neon Anarkali Suits
Try this Manish Malhotra Anarkali suit in a new colour motif of white and neon colours for some designer wear indulgence. The dotted kurta is the epitome of simple beauty – but take note of the Kashmiri embroidery on the sleeves.
4. Color – Contrast Anarkali Dresses
Another one by Manish Malhotra, this time a contemporary twist on the traditional Anarkali design with cut sleeves and side panels. The oyster and yellow Anarkali is coupled with a peachy pink dupatta — colour contrast at its finest. Beaded jewellery adds a unique touch to the appearance.
5. Lacy black Anarkali Suit
laces are a popular trend this season, so try a black and pink Anarkali with lace detailing on the yoke and borders. The churidar and dupatta are also in contrasting pink hues.
6. Plain White Anarkali Suits
If you like light colours, choose this white Anarkali with red accents. The kurta features a crimson silk border, but the focal point is the dupatta, which contains exquisite resham embroidery work.
Are you ready to check out these casual stylish Anarkali suits? Tell us which one is your favourite.