3 Types of Salwars Every Indian Women Must Have

Sattaj Kaur

Posted on February 21 2019

3 Types of Salwars Every Indian Women Must Have

India's fashion style knows no boundaries, evolving from traditional kurtis or salwars to mixing it with the modern fashion trends. Indian women never fail to amaze the world through the clothes they wear. And as someone who would be very much honored to try on India's famous fashion outfits, it might be best to know the basics first.

One traditional Indian women's wear is a salwar. Although most of you might think that salwars are, all the same, you might want to check the list below of its different kinds:


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The harem salwars are the loose yet comfy type of salwars. Though it might be mistaken as the Aladdin type of pants, it has its difference. Harem salwars look airier and 'chill' as what we describe it nowadays, unlike the Aladdin salwars which have strict cuffs on the ankle.

To slay this type salwar, best pair it with ethnic short blouses or short tunics.



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Now, this is where the western influence come in play with palazzo salwar. These type of salwars are very elegant and stylish Indian wear that would be perfect for formal events, meetings, and the like.


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This is the most traditional type of salwar and is the exact opposite of Palazzo salwars. Churidar salwar perfectly fits the legs and are what most Indian women would choose to wear for their convenience.

This salwar is best worn for informal meetings or a quick catch up with friends or relatives.

Salwars and Kurtis are like strawberries and cream in Indian fashion, so when you have a fashionable kurti in store, know which type of salwar will it best match base on the 3 types above. Jeans. leggings and even skirts are welcome to play mix and match when it comes to Indian fashion so make sure to bring your A game at its finest.

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