We all love our traditional Indian dresses. As festivities brighten the aura around, I am sure we all are even more geared up to set our best foot forward in ethnic Indian dressing. The evergreen salwar kameez or the latest trends in anarkalis, we have it all today.
But the question here is how well you know your traditional attire. So today we get set to put together some facts about suits that you probably are not aware of. And for those who already know, let this be a knowledge check of sorts. So get ready to have some fun as you explore these facts about suits!
Salwar kameez which finds a place in the wardrobe of women from almost all parts of India today, has its origins in Punjab. Also known as a Punjabi suit sometimes, they are famous for the traditional Patiala salwar that we all love to pair up with a beautiful shirt or kameez as we know it.
Salwar kameez is not a new trend on the block; these suits have been popular among women since centuries and have evolved over a period of time. Today, a salwar kameez is also a part of the professional attire for many women who work in corporates and MNCs.
A lesser known fact about suits is that anarkalis are not a recent trend that have come up. Contrary to popular belief, anarkalis trace their origins to as early as the Mughal era. Drawing inspiration from those times, these are very popular among women in Northern India as also among women in Pakistan.
These suits are characterized by a frock style long kameez, which is usually paired up with a straight fitting bottom. The bottom we are talking about here if of course the churidaar, which is also used extensively with kurtas.
3. From the handloom era to the fashion designers age
This is something that we cannot choose to ignore when it comes to facts about suits in India. Ancient Indian clothing industry was primarily characterized by the hand loom mills where cotton used to be the predominantly used fabric for suits.
That is in drastic contrast to the era today where we have a huge number of talented designers who love to experiment with the designs as well as choice of fabrics. Cotton is used in combination with materials such as georgette, crepe, chiffon, and so on and so forth. The variety on offer has widened significantly today and the consumers are spoilt for choice.
4. Custom fit versus the ready made suits
While we all know that the market does offer ready made suits for women of all age groups today, Indian clothing scenario has always been more aligned towards the custom fit of fabrics. Depending upon the body shape and type which is different for every woman, suits can be tailor-made to get that perfect fitting.
5. The seasonal flavor
The colors used for Indian suits are largely inspired by seasons. We can see this in the fabrics that come out every summer or winters.
Summers are all about light and pastel shades that gel well with the high temperatures this season.
Winters are more about bright hues and luxury materials such as velvet, or the intricate embroidery designs, which help to brighten the aura on otherwise gloomy cold days. The influence of seasons can be readily seen in the manufacture of Indian suits.
Hope you enjoyed going through this collection of facts about suits. Happy festive season to all!