Leggings: Leggings are tight fitting trousers, made from knit which is stretchable. Leggings are usally ankle length and in recent times, there are churidars made from knit material which have folds the exact same way as churidars. These are again, tight fitting and requires no ironing so working women generally prefer these to cotton ones since these are low maintenance.
We’ve seen four different types of “Indian” trousers here and by now you must have an idea of what to pair with what but here is a small “cheat sheet” for those of you who need it
Salwars: Can be paired with a kurta of any length but remember not to wear something really short.
Patiala Salwars: Best paired with a knee length/just above knee length kurta or a kurti. (Kurtis generally are shorter versions of kurtas, usually upto the hip)
Churidars: Best paired with a long kurta (if you are on the heavier side) and a slightly shorter one (if you have a great lower body). To look taller, pair it with a kurta which just about covers your knees.
Leggings/Knitted churidars: Best paired with a long kurta or an anarkali. If you wear a tunic, team it up with leggings (not the knitted churidars).
- Do not mix prints. Too many prints will make you the talk of the town in a not so good way.
- If you wear a plain salwar and a plain kurta, complete the look with a printed dupatta or a contrasting dupatta. This always makes an otherwise drab plain salwar-kameez, bright and vibrant.
- Iron your cotton clothes before you wear them Crumpled cotton clothes look shabby especially to work.
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