Floor Length Anarakali

Fashion Designers have been surprising us with the most evolutionary silhouettes of the Indian closet till date. Nonetheless, floor sweeping Gowns that have been the evergreen forté of the glam-lovers, the Indian designers are now astounding us with Floor Sweeping Anarkalis or Floor Length Anarkalis.

Malaika Arora in Anju Modi's Design (Image Courtesy: Rediff)

Malaika Arora in Anju Modi’s Design (Image Courtesy: Rediff)

For designers like Manish Malhotra and Sabyasachi, Anarkalis have been favorites. While they played around their creative itches on the regular 3-piece (Kurta, Churidar & Dupatta) Anarkali suit,  what they definitely had on their mind, was the retro rewind of the Mughals to create the Indian reshuffle of Western couture – the Floor length Anarkali!

Depending upon the designs and cuts, these may vary from looking like Lehenga Choli to an Indian Gown with no Dupatta or the Kathak inspired Kalidar. Spiriting up aptly with Indian body types, this outfit is definitely going to take you higher. Asymmetric Kalidar comes handy for those women, who may not be very tall.

Donning Floor length Anarkalis add height to your persona and make you look taller, and give you a classier look. Longer Anarkalis are a perfect pick for slimming down your curve contours. Pairing these with the right Stilettos & Make-up, and accessorizing is as creative as painting over a canvas. If the bohemian look has caught your fancy of late, you can also wear the Floor length Anarkali independently with flats, with a tattoo on the ankle.

Peacock printed Anarkali by SVA Couture at LFW 2013 (Courtesy: LakmeFashionWeek)

Peacock printed Anarkali by SVA Couture at LFW 2013 (Courtesy: LakmeFashionWeek)

Replacing the Western wardrobe with an Indo-Mughal fusion, you might be on your way to dragging one to your shopping bag. The top runner in trends, Floor sweeping Anarkali as a party gown with its urban motifs and Western silhouette, can be your next party. If the ethnic splendor of Indian ethnic fashion appeals to you, flaunt it to a ceremonial get-up!

Categories:   Ethnic Alley, Street Clothing