Salwars are without doubt the most comfortable attire for women. Paired up with a long kurti, salwar kameez or salwar suit is one of the most worn ethnic dresses in the country. They are especially a rage with young unmarried women and office going women. The ease and comfort you get in a salwar suit is unbeatable.
But are you confused about its style part? Did you ever feel that there is not much you can do with your salwar suit to appear more stylish or pamper the hidden stylist inside you? Well if you did feel so, worry not!
Salwar suit, just like sarees, is quite a versatile Indian outfit. Here are the many types of salwar you can get stitched, suiting your choice and body type.
- The normal Salwar
The first type is, of course, has to be the basic salwar, which is worn by a large chunk of Indian women daily. The normal salwar has frills in its front which originate from the center. The bottom part, of course, is a tad narrower than the rest.
- Patiala Salwar
The Patiala salwar gets its name from Patiala – a very famous city in Punjab. According to stories, Patiala salwar was the dress of the king of Patiala. It is also known as Patiala Shahi salwar because it was attire worn by the royal families of the city.
In the Patiala type of salwar, the pleats begin from the waist, making folds at the back of the legs. This type of salwar is mostly laden with lots of pleats and will be a little heavy to wear. It takes twice the length of a fabric, which is required to sew a basic salwar.
- Dhoti Salwar
The name of dhoti salwar comes from the traditional Indian attire for males – the dhoti. It incorporates numerous pleats, which originate in front, gradually going back from the side, making the side appear U-shaped. Hence, layers/pleats in dhoti salwar are made on the outer side, this providing it a dhoti-like look.
Also, cuffs are in a slightly slanted in contrast to the usual straight shape.
It is loose and very comfortable to sport. Another important feature of dhoti salwar is that it is perennially; it can be worn throughout the year, usually depending upon the material of the salwar. To state an example, a woolen salwar can be worn in winters and cotton one in summers.
- Plazo Salwar
The plazo salwar is almost like a wide leg pant. It appears like a full skirt but is worn using a drawstring. It is super comfortable and looks very appealing on females with a narrow stature. Plazo salwars are the new trend in salwar suits and are in high demand in markets. Most Bollywood divas prefer the designer plazo suits for ethnic wear.
If you are still confused about the style you want to get your next material stitched in, plazo and Patiala are our suggestions.
Author – The author is a freelancer who writes on the latest fashion trends and styles for www.getsetlo.com.