Salwar Kurta: This attire has its own grace and is very famous for formal office wear or any formal occasions in India. However, my favourite way of wearing a kurta is to pair it with slim-fit jeans and a pair of big traditional earrings. I was in 6th standard when my school imposed wearing salwar kameez for every girl, I hated it. As a twelve-year-old girl, it was hard to handle for me and surprisingly I enjoy it equally now.
Since childhood, my mother used to select the fabrics for my salwar kameez and nothing has changed. I always take advantage of living in a small city and choose custom made salwar kameez. However, there are some incredible brands out there who have a great collection of kurtas for some semi-formal occasions, because salwar kurta is very popular for such occasions. It is a substitute for girls who can’t handle or doesn’t prefer saree or lehenga on formal occasions. This Kurta I am wearing is from Ratlam, such a comfortable material to wear which is suitable for office, small traditional occasions and even for daily wear as well. I make sudden plans to visit my hometown that’s why this cotton kurta is readymade and it has parallel salwar which I find the most comfortable. Otherwise, custom made is always my first choice and I recommend you the same. (Apologies for the selfie, could not get the full picture.)
I know global warming is taking a serious toll on us but when we are talking about the salwar kameez, I have to express my love for Kashmiri Salwar Kurta (Pheran). I recall from my childhood memories, there was a time when we had “Potli Babas” carrying authentic Kashmiri garments including shawls, kurties, pashmina etc from Kashmir which was sold at reasonable prices. I have always been in love with the neckline and the patent embroidery work they have in the front. The fabric is a little thick and fitting a bit loose because it is required according to Kashmir weather but you do get this in a lighter fabric as well. This salwar kameez is elegance personified and every Indian woman should have in their traditional wardrobe. This attire is so dreamy and reminds me of the movie “Kashmir ki Kali” when you pair it with big traditional earrings. Nargis Fakiri has also given us some serious Pheran Fashion goals in the movie Rockstar.
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