With varying regional influences, the Indian Salwar Kameez has also had several variations. The dress, which is composed of a lower pant and an upper tunic worn along with a dupatta, changes subtly from region to region. While the upper body tunic changes from tight jumper like shirts to short and loose fitting kurtas, the lower part of the garment or the salwar may be tight churidars, regular fit salwars or loose patialas.
But, no matter what the style of your salwar suit is, with a few simple style tips, you can turn even the simplest off dresses into trendy outfits.
Probably the simplest way of transforming a drab salwar suit is to change the dupatta. A good dupatta selection can accentuate colours, highlight designs and change the entire get up of the dress. The latest vogue in dupattas are the tie and dyed variety. Crushed and starched dupattas look equally chic. Fancy dupattas with laces, trinkets or brocade borders give a touch of contemporary look to a traditional outfit.
Accessorize with Earrings: Accessories play a major part in the total look of a dress. The easiest way to use accessories to glamorize a dress is to put on a pair of earrings. Matching earrings complete the entire outfit whereas contrast color earrings bring in a dramatic effect. It is best to keep at least one pair of silver earrings that can be matched with any salwar suit. Silver earrings are the perfect choice for our warm and humid climate as they not only go well with any color but also look soothing to the eye. Silver jhumkas are a rage with women who love to deck up in traditional wear. However, it is important to make sure that earring or other accessories are of good quality. Cheap materials with poor finishing will just end up making you look tacky.
Add laces to add to the beauty of salwar kameezes Laces add sophistication and elegance to any outfit. Laced sleeves impart a touch of feminity and look soft and informal. Laces work well for daily wear salwar kameezes and double up as fancy wear too. wide brocade laces have a traditional feel to them and are appropriate for heavily embroidered salwar kameezes.
Trendy footwear for salwar kameez As far as footwear rules are concerned, they should be in the same color tone with the rest of the outfit. Nagra shoes and kohlapuri chappals are an all time favorite combo with salwar kameezes. Colored footwear looks funky too but only if they match the color of the dress.
Hairstyles to Suit salwar kameezes Salwar kameez is a comfortable dress and is mostly worn as casual wear. To match the hairdo to the dress is not very difficult. A high pony or a simple plait works fine. In case you are in the mood for something fancy, a French plait is all you need.
With the proper accessories, footwear and hairstyle to match your outfit, you can wow people in no time at all.