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Fabric Variety for the Salwar Kameez

Author: Parineeti Lal
by Parineeti Lal
Posted: Apr 04, 2016
salwar kameez

The alternative for the saree, the traditional salwar kameez with its exploratory forays into fabrics provides variety and vitality to the Indian woman. From the use of color combinations to embroidery, prints to fancy adornments there is much to be said about this Indian fashion apparel.

The Indian Salwar kameez, a two piece dress with covering piece called dupatta or chunni though traditional has already reached new heights in fashion, thanks to the possibilities that the permutations and combinations within the three parts, offer. Referred to also as shalwar kameez, salwar suit, Chuddidar kameez or Punjabi suit, the salwar kameez has explored a host of fabric materials to make it even more exciting.

Cotton is a widely preferred natural fibre material, soft, smooth textured, light, airy, sheer and very comfortable as fabric for daily wear and long durations. Handloom Cottons are good plain weaves of simple lattice of closely placed yarn threads that provide comfort and cosy feel, are absorbent during hot and insulating in cold weather conditions.

As a fabric material it provides good affinity to most colour dyes, blends well with most other fabrics, sets a good backdrop for prints, ensures fastness of color and is the right canvas for adorning additions like zardozi, mirror work, kundan work, beads, sequins and a whole lot of other adornments. The cotton salwar kameez is a boon to the working woman and the fashion lady alike.

Silk, a natural protein fiber, has brought natural shine and lustre to fabrics. Silk has good strength, one of the best in fabric fibres. A natural shine, soft, smooth textured, pure silk is not slippery like many other fibres. Pure silk fabrics have universal appeal for the regal feel they provide.

Silk's absorbency makes it comfortable to wear in warm weather. Its low conductivity keeps warm air close to the skin during cold weather. The silk salwar kameez is a necessity for all those exclusive occasions where it substitutes for the saree.

Super Net salwar kameez is a mesh weave through which hardly anything can pass. The word super indicates the closeness of the warp and weft threads to form a fine lattice network. Due to this fineness or smooth texture of the silken threads, the Supernet is able to attain a lustre and shimmering effect, that is very much appealing.

Additionally this feature also provides for seamless inclusions of brilliant crochet work, embroidery and other intricately woven adornments that elevate the elegance further.

Art silk like the Georgette, accepting a wide range of dye colours and shades, the soft, smooth, and airy Georgette Sawar suit is most comfortable all-day wear, equally good in appearance as for utility, ideal for those hot and humid weather conditions.

Synthetic fibres are widely available, comparatively cheap as compared to natural silk, possess advantages of low moisture absorption, good stain resistance to chemicals, and are easy to wash and maintain.

Besides these we have the different types of silk like kota silk, kora silk, dupion silk, tussar silk, Net, Jute, shimmer, Crepe silk and blends like cotton silk and sico which give different lines for this wonderful salwar kameez to explore.

The range of salwar kameez at Unnati Silks is amazing. You have fine linen satin Punjabi cottons with self color embroidery in Phulkari weave, Chettinadu handlooms with plain kameez with Kalamkari salwar and dupatta, Batik cotton, Kanchi cotton with designer kameez and plain salwar and dupatta, captivating Bandhani salwar suits, magnetic Andhra handlooms, the fine cottons of Chanderi and Narayanpet with their simple but elegant designs, the thrilling block printed Punjabi suits of Maheshwari.

You have exquisite patola weaving leaf designs with Banarasi patch borders on designer Kora silk kameez with contrast salwars and matching dupattas. There are fancy block printed kameez, with light coloured patch borders, designer salwar and matching chunnis. A special section is devoted to Kora silk salwar suits woven with self color weave jacquard patterns that are stylish and attractive.

What once served as a traditional apparel of need has today evolved into stunning fashion apparel of creativity, thanks to a wonderful line of fabric materials to experiment with.

Unnati Silk Prints Pvt.Ltd., manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer of genuine handlooms since 1981. Provider of Indian ethnic varieties in sarees, salwar kameez, Kurtas and kurtis, ethnic essentials and special Indo western apparel. Prices are attractive wholesale and retail, dispatch is within 24 hours, free domestic retail, worldwide express shipping.

UNNATI SILK PRINTS PVT. LTD, Satyabhama Complex, Bhagyanagar Colony, Kukatpally. Hyderabad-500072, Andhra Pradesh - INDIA. 040-6959000.

About the Author

I am currently a Manager with Unnati Silk Prints pvt ltd., a manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer of genuine handlooms in sarees, salwar kameez, Kurta, kurtis, ethnic essentials and special Indo western apparel. Prices attractive, shipping is worldwide

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