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Look sumptuous and feminine with the evergreen Anarkali dresses. They have come back into the fashion from the Mughal Era. They combine tradition with trendiness in the most graceful way with diverse styles and patterns.


The history of Anarkali Suits and its existence goes back to the Mughal Era. This traditional outfit has the essence of the Mughal dressing and styles. The true origin of this style of clothing are the actual Mughal courts where this was the preferred dress of noble women and courtesans.

Who can forget the iconic Madhubala’s Anarkali in the movie Mughal E Azam! The dazzling red and blue suit complemented her as well as the song.

madhubala in anarkali

Though the form has evolved but the essential grace of the attire remains unchanged.

The 3 basic kinds of Anarkali styles are

The Empire Line Yoke- It has the basic yoke length that ends under the bust line and from where the kalis start flaring downwards. It looks great if you want to create emphasis on the bust line or hide that stomach flab.


Mid Waist Yoke Anarkali- The yokes are at the mid waist length and the kalis flare up from within the mid waist to the hem line. These kinds look trendy and suit all body types.

blue anarkali

Lower Waist Line Yoke- They are like corsets and flare from the waist. They look amazing with a net base and cut work. This type of Anarkali is perfect for someone who is slim so as to give a proper, fitting look.


The traditional patterns and embroideries are the typical cuts of the Anarkalis. This has been in fashion from the earlier era and is still charming and influencing the fashion trend.  They are made of expensive fabrics such as net, brocade, velvet, satin and tussar. Various patterns such as heavy work on neck, or all over the Kurta are a perfect choice for any occasion. Pick from a range of beautiful shades of pink, saffron, golden, crimson, blue and many more for that elegant charm.

To get that complete look, match with glitzy jewelry and high heels to get that ethnic effect.