The anarkali suit is made up of a long, frock-style top and features a slim fitted bottom. The anarkali is an extremely elegent style that is worn by India, Pakistan and other countries in South- Asia. The anarkali suit varies in many different lengths and embroideries including floor length anarkali style.
The word anarkali literally means the delicate bud of the pomegranate flower. The name signifies the qualities of softness, vulnerability, innocence and beauty, associated with the women who wore anarkali.
The majestic anarkali suit ensemble is quite popular in India and many South East Asian communities. It generally consists of 3 separates – a fitted till waist and then flared long kurta (top), achuridar (fitted bottom) and a dupatta. The graceful anarkali suit finds its roots in the Mughal and Persian cultures.The various forms of regal anarkali silhouette are also related to the Indian culture in many ways. Anarkali is closely associated to the Indian classic dance Kathak. Anarkali tends to be the regular costume of the dancers, practicing the Kathak form of Lucknow Gharana.