The Churidar kurta are usually wore by men and women in India and Pakistan as formal or casual attire. Churidars are narrow and tapers towards bottom. It is much longer than legs and sometimes finish with a tight cuff at the ankle. The excess length falls into folds and appears like a set of bangles resting on the ankle. The extra material is the ease which makes possible to bend legs and sit comfortably. Further, bias cut makes it naturally stretchy.
The Churidar kurta with a dupatta is one of the most popular dresses among the Indian women. They find it very comfortable and suitable for their body. Therefore, this outfit is wore at home, party, weddings, formal events or even while traveling. There are variety of Churidar kurta with various designs, colors, styles and fabrics. Churidar are wore with straight top, long kurta or with long and flary Anarkali.
Churidars are available in a wide range of colors that can be mix and match with various types of kameez. It’s all about how you add a piece of heritage to your overall look and carry it off with elegance. Whether you feel comfortable in a Sari, Lehenga or Churidar kurta it has to come from within. One can opt for fine silk bandhni tunic or kurti over legging accentuate with scarf.
Maintenance of Churidars: Common cotton churidar are for daily wear that can be easily washed at home and ironed. However, silk and heavy embroidery work churidar require special care and should be only dry-cleaned. Patiala or parallel Salwar pant require more maintenance and can be wore only with specific types of kameez. Where as, Churidar has more diverse appeal as it is perfectly matched with various types of kurta. Furthermore, it is easy to maintain and carry off.
Churidar kurta Trivia
Paris newspaper Le Figaro said that the concept of male leggings originally came from Indian attire. Churidar pants are drawstring trousers that are loose at the crotch and hips, tight below thighs while gather near the ankles. Vidya Balan a famous Bollywood actress was criticized for her western clothes. Then she donned sari and received a lot of appreciation. In an interview to Times of India she said “Personally, I don’t enjoy wearing Western clothes. I’m more a cotton Salwar kameez, Churidar kurta or even a sari kind of a person”.