Anarkali Churidar, the latest fashion trend to emerge in the market for traditional Indian attire, are today seen making their presence felt everywhere, right from wedding parties to regular meetings to everyday wear. Madhubala in the song 'Pyar kiya to darna kya' from 'Mughal-e-Azam' or Madhuri in the song 'Aaja Nachle' from the movie 'Aaja Nachle' wore the same Anarkali dress or Anarkali churidar. Anarkali are worn with churidars and the footwear usually comprises of Punjabi juttis. As far as the kameez is concerned, it is figure-hugging till the upper torso and below that, it turns into a frock and gets a lot of flare.
Anarkali churidar usually come in flowing materials like crepe and are called anarkali crepe suits. Anarkali crepe suits worn on formal occasions somewhat differ from those worn in everyday life. In case of formal suits, the shirt (kameez) is heavily embellished and resembles an anarkali designer churidar. The work done on the shirts includes use of sequins, embroideries, embellishments and wide borders. Sometimes, zardozi work is also done on the Anarkali designer churidar. Materials like crepes, georgettes, silks and brocades are used to make Anarkali suits.
Everyday Anarkali crepe suits on the other hand don't have so much work on the kameez and are quite simple. The lack of embellishments is often replaced by the exquisite patch work on the yoke, sleeves, and the neck line. The fabrics are mix and matched and the Anarkali churidar is made to look almost angelic.
Anarkali crepe Churidar is one of the hottest trends around at the moment in South Asian/Indian fashion. Although you've probably already got one and everyone you know probably has one too. This trend is still going strong and the designers are bringing out newer styles, different fabrics and re-creating this classic outfit of anarkali designer Churidar.