The Indian salwar kameez may be the most favorite costume among the all other Indian costumes. The traditional salwar kameez began its journey from Punjab and today it has made a place almost in all the wardrobes of the most fashionable and elite ladies of the West. However, today salwar kameez comes with different variations and styles. The Indian salwar kameez is a must in the wardrobes of every woman.
Here are some popular variations of the Indian traditional salwar kameez:
Churidar Kameez: Churidar Kameez is one of the most favorite variations of the traditional Indian salwar kameez. It is quite similar to the traditional Indian salwar kameez but here women wear a 'churidar' instead of a pajama or a 'salwar'. The churidar is a slimmer version of the 'salwar' emphasizing the ankles and knees. This looks best on tall ladies, highlighting their long legs.
Kurta / Kurti Kameez: The latest variation of the traditional salwar kameez is very famous among young generation. The term Kurta or Kurti are used to describe the shorter kameez. Most of the women prefer to wear these salwar kameez without the chunni / dupatta(flimsy cloth to cover the bosom). Many of well known garment brands from the country have bring out the best kurtas that can be matched and mixed with apposite churidar / salwar.
Designer Salwar Kameez: With increasing popularity of the traditional Indian salwar kameez, fashion experts have designed amazing variations in the traditional Indian salwar kameez. Nowadays, salwar kameez are available with heavy embroidery made on the suits with zari work, sequins and zardosi. Lucknow has earned renown for its popular chikankari suits.
The salwar kameez forms are being changed now. Today, traditional salwar kameez are available in various combinations like Sharara, Lachcha / lacha etc. You can also have variations in ethnical designs like Kalamkari work from Andhra Pradesh, Bandhni prints from Gujarat, Mirror-work from Rajasthan and many more. You can also get selected dress materials and can take them to stitch by your family tailor.
The Indian salwar kameez has risen up its popularity even in the western world so much that popular youth icons like Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Lopez have worn the salwar kameez!