women have accepted salwar kameez
reasons. The first among these reasons is the comfort granted by
. However, there are certain limitations with the traditional
salwar- just with the lower garment meant for covering legs. Plus size women
do not see it as figure friendly. The flare of a salwar make them look more
bigger in size. Some other fashion conscious women do not find the flaring
As such, churidar designs
- the tighter version of salwar which resembles tight narrow pants- have become the favorite clothing of many women, especially of the young girls. Before proceeding to know the latest trends and design patterns of churidars, let's see why the churidars are
preferred over salwars by the young women of India.
Salwar v/s Churidar
A salwar is, no doubt, the most comfortable
women clothing in India. The reasons being the amount of fabric used in it (
patiala salwar suit
being the extreme example) and the security it provides (by not shifting
here and there and also by not revealing any body parts). However, many
women think that salwar is not stylish or trendy. It doesn't present the
wearer as a fashionable personality perhaps due to the 'so called lousy
look' that it gives. These women like to wear churidar for its stylish look.
When worn, churidar at once gives a crispy appearance to the wearer's
personality. However, due to the tight fitting, churidar is not as
comfortable as a salwar is. Then what do these ladies do?
Traditional Churidar Design
Traditionally, women of India have
always preferred custom or tailored salwar kameez. However, most of the
time, the tailored churidars do not give the desired look- they are either
very loose or very tight. If loose, they mar the whole appearance of the
salwar suit set. If tight, they become more uncomfortable to wear. Most of
the women have to bend down or sit on ground while following certain Indian
traditions- like in temples or while touching feet of elderly persons. So,
when a new bride bends to touch feet of her father or mother-in-law wearing
, she has to
experience a whole lot of difficulties. These difficulties have gradually
taught the Indian woman to accept the ready to wear designer churidar kurta.
Modern Churidar Patterns
the question is how the ready to wear modern churidars are different from
the traditional churidars? The readymade garments industry has taken big
steps in producing clothes of all sizes and measurements that fit all types
of figures- from small petite women to large size women. Fabrics too have
seen changes- now there are not only cotton or silk churidar kurta but lots
of more options like churidars made from lycra, organic cotton and many
other types of fabrics. The manufacturers see to the fact that the churis or
the bangle like gatherings at the lower end of churidar stay intact in all
churidar designs. And what's more interesting is the introduction of various
new styles and embellishments in the churidar patterns.
This is the most prevalent trends in churidars
these days. These churidar leggings are a slightly moderated versions of
women's tights. They are made from various sretchable fabrics including
stretchable cotton, lycra etc. They differ from traditional women leggings
in their length- which is more than standard leggings. They differ from
churidars too in the sense that they do not have any drawstrings. They are
easy-to-wear. However, when worn, they look just like churidars. So, without
the uncomfortable feeling, women wear these churidar leggings to get the
typical style of churidar!
The preference of women differ in clothings
too. Some of them like to wear churidars that are extra tight and others
like wearing somewhat lose churidars but without compromising with looks.
Readymade churidar manufacturers have solution for this too. The latest
churidar designs available on the racks of branded clothing stores have
press buttons at the lower ends of the churidar which are sewn in a way that
they are not visible. If the wearer wants tight gatherings on her churidar
she can press close the buttons and if not, she can let it stay open!
Latest churidar designs have gone a step further. They have
gone designer- with designs on churis or gatherings of the churidar. Here
the gatherings are not left lose to be made while wearing. They are stitched
to give the shape of churis or bangles and are embellished with various
trims- beads, sequins, and other decorative accessories. These churidar
designs are apt for wearing as
Innovations never stop. These were only some of the churidar desings that
are the latest craze of Indian women. The garment companies and their
designers must be in the process of introducing some new churidar patterns.
Till then, you can select one or multiple churidars from among available
designs to wear with your kurtas!