There are few pieces of clothing that can accentuate and flatter a woman’s body like the quintessential India wear – a salwar kameez.
Simple yet elegant, and with a lot of room for experimenting with different styles, this ethnic dress can be customized to suit your personal style statement and body type, making it the go-to dress when nothing else seems to work. This summer, flatter the fashionista in you with some of the trendiest cotton salwar kameez pieces.
The Right Color
Pastel hues and floral prints always take the cake when it comes to summer clothing. While these classics never go out of style, this summer the fashion trends are leaning toward whites, greys and blues. Soothing, soft, and subtle, these colors are just what you need to feel cool and elegant this season.
A light grey kameez paired with white salwar, or printed white and blue kameez with dark blue salwar…there are just so many enticing combinations you can work with just these three colors.
Heavy embroidery and bold borders are an all time favorite in ethnic wear but when it comes to cotton dress pieces, less is more. Shop for Indian suits with minimalistic designs and accentuate the look with some bold accessories.
A little detailing along the neckline, sleeves or the hem line works best. You can also team it up with a chikan work or embroidered salwar to make the ensemble dressier.
There was a time when short shirts – well above knee length – were all the rage, and then came the trend long kameez going all the way down to the shin. Now is the best time in term of styling because you can make both of these styles work.
Even a plain printed cotton salwar kameez can look snazzy if you team up a well-fitted knee-length shirt with a full-blown Patiala salwar. A long-length fitted kameez with pronounced slits and flared palazzo salwar is also much in vogue this season. This style works best with linen cotton.
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