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Salwar Kameez

Salwar Kameez (Shalwar Kameez) is one of the most popular attires of South Asia and is a beautiful and elegant Indian fashion clothing. A traditional salwar kameez consists of three pieces. The kurta is usually a knee length top that is slightly loose and is paired with loose bottoms that are slightly flared. These are paired with a matching dupatta which is a long flowing, colorful and vibrant piece of clothing.

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Salwar Kameez is a dress sense highly associated with the North of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. Especially, the Punjab region of India, where women commonly wear this outfit. Internationally, people refer to Salwar Kameez as Indian Gowns or Indian Party Gowns.

However, this outfit traces its roots to the Mongol era and was once considered as a Muslim Dress. The Timurids (Muslim Dynasty of Turko Mongols) who invaded the northern part of the indian subcontinent in the 12th century brought with them their traditional nomadic attire with its Persian and Turk Mongol influences. The descendants of the Timurids established the Mughal Empire in 1526 A.D in India. During the Mughal era, women’s dress of the empire consisted of close fitting trousers paired with a bodice (called Angharakha or Kameez) that came down to the end of the Salwar and worn with a half-sleeved embroidered open Jacket with a delicate transparent Shawl draped like a saree. In that era, this dress was also worn by men. Today’s Salwar kameez patterns and designs available online at various shopping websites are the result of metamorphosis that this silhouette has undergone from being a pair of fitted trouser in the Mughal era to the existing baggy style loose pants. A number of variations in designs of kameez, ranging from A-line kurta, Anarakali, short kurti to extra voluminous kurta with asymmetric hem can be found today. Few latest Salwar Kameez styles are Afghani style suit, Patiala style suit, Anarakali suit, Trouser suits and Churidar kameez. Infact, dupatta is often not worn with many suit designs these days.

Salwar Suit material or fabric includes Cotton, Silks, Muslins, Brocades, Velvets, Organzas, Wool broadcloth. Salwar Suit patterns include Block-printed, Kalamkari, Ikkat, Patola, Deccan himroo, Batik, Bandhani, Leheriya, Khadi; the types of embroidery include Applique or Phoolpatti, Bagh, Badla, Abhla or Shisha, Resham, Sitara, Jaali, Tambour, Zardozi, Zari, Aari, Phulkari, Chikankari, Kashmiri kashida, Soof, Gota, Ahir, Kantha, Katiawari, Kutchi, Sindhi, Sozani or Dorukha.

This outfit is hugely popular in the fashion scene around the world today as different styles can be worn for different events, be it a party, a wedding or for casual wear. Non-ethnic women are wearing the contemporary styles and Western stores are stocking them to attract customers looking for comfort and style. Pair this outfit with beautiful jewellery and heels and you will just look stunning. 

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Shimply.com brings you high quality Salwar Kameez from across the country. With an awesome collection of designs and fabric, we offer great selection in Anarkali Suits, Kashmiri Salwar Kameez, Chanderi Suits, Bollywood Suits, Bandhej Salwar Suits, Bengal Handloom Suits, Maheshwari suits, Kota Salwar Kameez, Semi-Stitched Suits, Banarasi Silk Suits, Bagh Print Suits, Patiala Salwar Suits and much more.

Orders placed for Salwar Kameez online are dispatched within 2-3 working days (details are mentioned for each product separately) and they reach you within 2-3 days in India and 5-15 days in any other part of the world! We make every effort to make your online salwar kameez shopping experience with us a pleasurable one.

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