Anarkali suits were considered as regal Indian dresses because they are very feminine, sophisticated, and worn as wedding suits. Interestingly, there was a period where men also wore Anarkali salwar kameez for weddings and special occasions. However, with changing trends in fashion, Anarkalis have now become every day, comforting outfit for women. At present, there are more than 10 types of Anarkali salwar suits available online, right from asymmetrical patterns and long-gowns to knee-lengths and jacketed kurtas.

But what teams best with Anarkalis? Typically, Anarkali dresses are worn with churidar pants (crushed tight-fitted bottoms) or leggings and dupatta. And, you can accessorize them with different pieces of jewelry and handbags.

Let’s read through what goes best with Anarkali suits.


Leggings are the best pair for Anarkalis. In fact, they are better options than churidar pants because they hug your legs perfectly. If you purchase Anarkali suits online without the pant, you can pair them with matching leggings. In fact, you can use the same leggings for different Anarkali kurtas. Leggings are stretchable and comfortable. Tip: choose Lycra leggings over cotton ones.

Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants (especially the wide ones) go well with knee-length Anarkali suits. The combination plays well on petite and short women. Palazzo pants & Anarkalis are a trending fashion now. According to us the cotton, printed ones, with contrasting colors are the keepers.

Anarkali suits and jeans

Anarkali kurti & jeans are a unique combination that has become a ravishing hit amongst the millennials and office goers. In fact, you will find many Indian actors sporting the look at the airport. The combination creates a classy and chic style statement. It is a fusion between Indian and western, no brainer there. We have seen many Hollywood celebs wearing fashion when they visit India. However, you cannot pair jeans with all types of Anarkali dresses. Cotton, printed kurtas that are few inches below knee-length our recommended choice.

Skirt and Jacket

You can also pair your Anarkali with a skirt or a jacket. The skirt combination will make you look tall and slim. Few Anarkali suits come with attached skirts, while few come with attached jackets. However, you have to make sure that your skirt is flared and matches well with the kurta. Skirts and Anarkali can be worn in weddings and formal to casual occasions, depending upon the material and design. Be careful while buying jacketed Anarkali dresses for it may not suit certain body types (short, stout, and hunched back).

Do you have any fabulous idea that works fine with Anarkali salwar kameez? Share with us in the comments below.