Grand Comeback of Anarkali churidar

This ethnic wear was made most popular by bollywood actress Madhubala who herself performed the role of Anarkali in the film ‘Mughal-e-Azam’. Without a doubt it’s to be the Anarkali churidar fits, back in style following a long time .Several Bollywood divas have been spotted wearing the Mughal-e-Azam look once again .Though the Anarkali covers you from head to toe, it’s still very sensuous and enhances the Indian beauty to its fullest.

Background – Anarkali was a dancer during the Mughal period. She was a dancer at palace of Mughal emperor Akbar. Anarkali was known for her dancing skills, as much as for her beauty. Salim, Akbar’s son was in love with Anarkali .The emperor could not digest the fact that his son was in love with an ordinary courtesan and she was entombed alive in a brick wall, right in front of her lover’s eyes.

The dresses were worn by the dancers at the palace of Mugal emperors which later become fashion trend in bollywood. These dancers used to perform dance called mujara. Dancers at palace of mughal kings dance for entertainment of Mughal kings. Anarkali dresses were worn by the dancers while performing mujara dance . Later they got famous by name Anarkali dress  in the remembrance of Anarkali.

Rekha wore the same outfit umrao jaan and made anarkali style very popular in 1980’s.

The fabric used in making of Anarkali churidar may varies to formal ,casual ,party or wedding occasions from Georgette, Silk, Chanderi, Banarsi, Chiffon Brocade,Crepe and Silk but Silk ,chanderi and brocade are the most preferred fabric for Anarkali Suits due to the flow and shine in the cloth. Anarkali come back with Madhuri Dixit in devdas in 2002.

This skirt like structure but it’s not separate from bottom , above the skirt is the choli ,will appear like a blouse accompanied with a fitted churidar . Latest fashion trend to emerge in the market for traditional Indian attire is Anarkali suits with churidar. Aishwarya continued the anarkali tradition with the remake of umrao jaan in 2006 and still going on .

Now a day’s Anarkali salwar kameez style is latest in fashion.This attire is great for  party or evening wear. It gives a very rich and exclusive look . It can be made more sensuous with its choli style and high quality fabric of skirt .This golden color choli with contrast bottle green churidar is ideal for evening or party wear. Team it up with golden or kundan and patwa jewelry to add look to your style.


The top of the Anarkali churidar suit is highly embellished with traditional hand embroidery of zari, mirror, dabka work, Wide borders, gotta,stones and sequins. They are good to hide extra flab and it flatters and helps in accentuating the curves.This anarkali suit featuring alternate panels in purple and dull aqua greenshade with hem and bust line enhanced with a fancy patch border. Blended fabric of silk and shimmer churidar suit is ideal for party wear.

Its also known as empire waistline suits with fitted bottoms. This sage green and light coffee brown anarkali is amazing outfit for evening wear with patch border and zari & resham embroidery work on it.






  • Nice to read about the anarkali trend and awesome patterns… 🙂

  • An excellent article. Covers all dimensions- quality of cloth, designs, color combinations etc. It has been made impressive by very attractive & colorful pictures of Hindi Film actresses & models. Very interesting.

  • nice article… would like to know about other styles also.

  • Designer Salwar Kameez

    Wow! what a nice picture suit all types of dresses

  • Interesting Bollywood history attached with clothing style. Lovely pictures too.

  • hi, excellent web blog, and a very good understand! one for my bookmarks.

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