Style Spotlight: Anarkalis

The flowy silhouette worn above the churidhar has gained a lot of fame in the red carpet in recent times. Weddings, parties, fashion events, you name it and the Anarkali has made its way there. 

Only a few women get this look right, since an ‘Anarkali’ can be tricky if worn incorrectly.

 Borrow it Bindaas is here to change that. By following these few tips, we will give you an insider look of what it takes to get the Anarkali look right every time!  

Go high on the  heel

‘Anarkali’ is a voluminous silhouette which requires heels to add more length to the entire look. A knee-length ‘Anarkali’ can be worn with flat sandals but open toe pumps or strappy sandals make the look stand out if the ‘Anarkali’ is slightly longer. Avoid ‘wedge’ heels since they make the look much more bulky instead of minimizing the volume of the silhouette.

Proper length of an Anarkali

Knee-length ‘Anarkalis’ suit petite frames well while tall frames can work slightly longer ‘Anarkalis’ better. Try and avoid wearing an ‘Anarkali’ which reaches your ankle and hides the churidhar. The gatherings of the churidhar should also be seen underneath the ‘Anarkali’. 

Clutch works better

 You might wear an ‘Anarkali’ during the day or at night, but always remember that this silhouette always looks good when a clutch is in hand and not a big shoulder bag.  A pretty clutch always compliments the look since it minimizes the ‘bulk effect’ to this voluminous silhouette. 

 Skip the necklace 

‘Anarkalis’ have more detailed work on the bustier part or the neckline hence one should avoid heavy neckpieces if the outfit has an embellished neckline. Opt for chandelier earrings or jhumkas with traditional bangles for that festive look

Jackets on ‘Anarkali’

Normally an ‘Anarkali’ is paired with a dupatta but wearing a bolero jacket or a long jacket on top of an ‘Anarkali’. This is a perfect style if one wants to try a different look for a night out during the cooler days to keep warmer.

Borrow it Bindaas- Anarkali Moments 

Pallavini Purple Anarkali 

Gleeful Parsi Anarkali

Annabell scarlet and black Anarkali

Fine White Quartz Anarkali

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Written exclusively for ‘Borrow it Bindaas’ by Puneet Suri of