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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Anarkali Wedding Suits

Bridal Anarkali Suits

The Anarkali salwaar kameez is back in fashion. And the bridal designers have also adopted this stylish look for their wedding suits. If you do not know what the Anarkali suit is, it is basically an umbrella frock-styled long tunic worn over tight pants. The tunic top is usually heavily embroidered with stones, crystals and other stunning embellishments.

The Anarkali Suits actually has a history behind it! I was surprised to read about this, but it is a rather colorful history. It was apparently named after a famous dancer called Anarkali. The name Anarkali means Pomegranate Blossom. How sweet is that?

Check out the history below. Or scroll down to view some of the latest Anarkali Suit bridal designs.

Anarkali Salwaar Kameez History

Anarkali ("pomegranate blossom") was a legendary slave girl from Lahore (Pakistan) during the Mughal period. She was a RajNartika. She was a dancer at palace of Great Mughal Emperor Akbar. She was supposedly ordered to be buried alive by the Mughal Emperor Akbar for having an illicit relationship with Prince Nuruddin Salim later to become Emperor Jahangir. Due to the lack of evidence and sources, the story of Anarkali is widely accepted to be either false or heavily embellished. Nevertheless, her story is cherished by many and has been adapted into literature, art and cinema.

The dance called mujra or mujara was famous that time. Famous dancers at palace of Mughal kings dance for entertainment of Mughal kings. So, the dresses were worn by the dancers while mujra dance called as mujra / mujara dresses. Later they got famous by name Anarkali dresses or Anarkali salwar kameez in the remembrance of a great dancer and a passionate lover Anarkali.


Anarkali Bridal Suits

Purple Anarkali Bridal Dress

Simple White and Gold Anarkali Bridal Dress
But More Suited for an Engagement Rather than Wedding Dress

Demure and Regal Look
Maroon and Gold Long Sleeved Anarkali Bridal Dress

Gold Gold Gold!
A Golden Anarkali Bridal Dress
Fit for an Exotic Queen!

Sleeveless Anarkali Bridal Dress
Extra Long Umbrella Tunic Top

Short Sleeved Gold and White Anarkali Bridal Dress
Shimmering Detail on Anarkali Tunic Top, Paired with Silk Gold Capri Pants

Gold and White Anarkali Bridal Dress


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