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How to Style Anarkali Suits for a Summer Wedding

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The following post is brought to you by Lashkaraa.com — an online fashion house that gives direct access to desi wear with a modern twist for South Asian women living in the diaspora. Free shipping above $150 USD. 

When it comes to South Asian wear, women have a ton of variety to choose from. Would you agree that all these choices play a hand in spoiling us? I sure think so, mainly because there is such a diverse range to choose from— saree, salwar kameez, lehenga, or a sharara. However, some types of dresses which were once a huge hit became redundant and outdated (who set these rules, by the way?). But then, you notice something. Everything you thought you couldn’t wear to a shaadi in 2019 is making an outstanding comeback. You can now wear shararas again (remember when Kareen Kapoor Khan started the trend in Bole Choodiyaan?) — which is a long embroidered kameez paired with a matching legging is all the rage now.

However, one trend that never left the market is the anarkali. An anarkali is originally a frock-style dress with a flowing silhouette. It is of varying lengths—knee length, ankle length or even floor touching—and it can come in both heavily embroidered or extremely light wear. Whether it’s holiday season, a wedding, cocktail party, or even your much-awaited dinner date, an anarkali never fails to make you look and feel your best.

Our friends at Laksharaa.com have put together the many ways you can wear an anarkali this wedding season. Buy new anarkalis online via Laksharaa.com.

1. Pair it Palazzos


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Anarkalis were typically worn with churidars or straight pants before palazzos became a fad. However, fashion is evolving, and women want their style to complement their need for comfort. The relaxed-fit and trendy designs of palazzos make it a versatile bottom to wear that looks great with an anarkali. It adds a nice flare to the outfit. You can pair your anarkalis with a contrasting palazzo to give it a unique look.

2. Rock it with a Necklace


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Pair your most favorite anarkali with a chunky neckpiece to enhance your fashion quotient. No matter how heavy your outfit is, this piece of jewelry will give your look an instant boost and elevate your natural beauty. It’ll give a nice definition to your neck, too! Try chokers or long length necklaces to create a sophisticated look.

3. Pair it With a Pair of Statement Earrings


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There is nothing that looks as gorgeous as ethnic earrings with this outfit. Jhumkas, chandbalis, Kundan earrings, long danglers, and hanging earrings look absolutely gorgeous with the anarkalis. Earrings will instantly uplift your look and make you look like a million dollars. Choose your earrings meticulously so that it complements the shape of your face and enhances the beauty of facial features.

4. Add a Jacket


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A jacket salwar kameez is the latest trend. Make things dramatic with an intricately designed jacket for your anarkali. The jacket can be of any length, from a short bolero to a long-length Empress-style jacket, there is a lot to choose from. Jackets with phulkari embroidery, mirror work, Kashmiri embroidery, zardozi, and metallic thread work are on trend. This addition will definitely make you outshine the crowd in the upcoming summer wedding. This simple addition will give even your oldest anarkali a brand-new look.

5. Cape it up

Sheer capes are a raging trend in the fashion world. Not only is the western world influenced by it, but so is the ethnic fashion world. Traditional dupattas are being replaced with exquisitely designed sheer capes. Capes are a nifty garment that looks incredible on anarkalis. A sleeveless anarkali when paired with a heavily embellished sheer cape, will add an extra oomph to your sassy sense of fashion. Capes can be lightly embroidered or embellished with sequins, stones and crystals to give your personality a sparkly touch. Believe it or not, capes can create magic to even the simplest of ethnic dresses and make it look like designer couture.

6. Style it With Traditional Juttis


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When it comes to anarkalis, high-heels and stilettos are considered an absolute must. While we don’t deny how stylish high heels and stilettos look with long-length anarkalis, the new trends are pointing towards elaborately designed and ornate flat moccasins, also known as juttis. This outfit when teamed up with statement juttis looks sumptuous to the eyes and gives the ensemble a luxurious touch.

7. Drape it in Style


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Draping dupattas in a stylish manner is the best way to jazz up your anarkali look—or any look for that matter! The dupatta plays a huge role when dressing up in an anarkali suit and how you drape it can completely transform the look. The draping style can give you a sleek-to-lavish look, depending on how you decide to take it. Fall-front, saree drape, simple shoulder pinning, butterfly drape, arm-candy drape, wrap-around drape, double dupatta, back-to-front, diagonal drape, and v-neck drape are some of the classy styles of draping dupattas. Each draping style has its own distinctive charm that can enhance the look of your favorite attire.

These are just a few incredibly impressive ways to spruce up your anarkalis and look like a vision to behold this year.