Punjabi Suit Designs That Will Sweep All The High Rated Gabrus Off Their Feet

Punjabi Suit Designs That Will Sweep All The High Rated Gabrus Off Their Feet

This story was updated in January 2019.

When it comes to Indian wear, suits are a favourite across all states and regions. The traditional salwar kameez or salwar kurta is essentially from Punjab in North India and is worn all around the country for multiple reasons. One, Punjabi suits are the most comfortable form of Indian or ethnic wear and women from all over India will vouch for that; two, Punjabi suit designs are supremely vibrant and cover a spectrum of bright and bold colours that brighten up one’s desi wardrobe; three, they’re are one of the oldest forms of Indian attire. Finding the right pair of ripped jeans feels great but nothing compares to wearing the perfect Punjabi suit.

Punjabi Suits Designs 
Bridal Punjabi Suit Designs 
For Parties 
Casual Punjabi Suits Online 
Accessories With Suits

Punjabi Suits Designs

What timing to learn more about Punjabi suits! Wedding season has officially begun. What we love about Punjabi suits is that they are a party on their own. When you’re wearing a true Punjabi ensemble, it feels like a celebration from the get go. Imagine the riot when the music comes on and the dhol taashe are thrown in too!

From brides-to-be to wedding guests to women who are fond of Punjabi traditional wear just to wear on an everyday basis, there is something for everyone! Every few months, new Punjabi suit designs hit the market. It can be hard to keep track of these designs but that’s what we’re here for. So, don’t worry, and read on for all the Punjabi suit designs you need to take note of. Here they are:

Bridal Punjabi Suit Designs

Starting with newly-wed brides and brides-to-be, it is never too early to arrange Punjabi suit designs for your trousseau and your wedding functions. If you are planning on wearing Indian suits at your wedding functions, these are the Punjabi suit designs we recommend.

Also Read 50 Indian Jewellery Designs For The New Bride

Fringe Embellished Sleeves And Hemlines


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You are the bride, and as a rule, the bride can be as extra as she wants. No questions asked. This Punjabi suit latest design is all about taking your outfit to the next level with embellishment and bling. With gota work throughout the kurti and the sharara, this Punjabi suit also has pearl fringe detail on the cuffs of the sleeves and on the hem of the kurti. But, be sure to match your jewellery to the embellishments on the suit because coordination is key!

Ombré With Gota Work


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Bhumi Pednekar shows you how to make your bridal Punjabi suit game strong. This Anarkali silhouette kurta and dupatta ensemble will set you apart with its ombré colour scheme. Also, the gota-patti work, along with the intricate embroidery on this Punjabi suit will make you sparkle like the star you are. You could also choose to get the same work on a different silhouette, like a straight kurta or a short kurti.

Rainbow Anarkali With Gota-Patti


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Don’t shy away from bright colours, bride-to-be! Vibrant yellows, limes, pinks, and oranges will add that pop of colour every bride needs in her wardrobe, to set her apart. Make a statement with this multi-coloured Punjabi suit design with bold and chunky embroidered borders and beautiful metallic gota work. If you want to go the extra mile, add another, heavier dupatta to your Punjabi suit combination to redefine #BrideGoals.

Navy Blue And Gold Embroidery


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Even though we love bright colours on brides, if you are a lover of deep dark shades like navy blue, burgundy or maroon, this Madhuri Dixit-approved Punjabi suit design is for you. This straight cut Punjabi kurti features intricate gold embroidery surrounding the yoke, and even has a panelled design. Don’t miss the high slits on the kurti. With busy embroidery like this, it’s better to carry a sheer dupatta so that the beauty of the suit is visible through the fabric.

Bubblegum Pink And Gold Zardozi Suit

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Silver gota-patti work is very trendy right now, but gold-toned zardozi work is also one of our all-time favourites. The intricacy of zardozi embroidery adds more elegance to a bride’s look, doesn’t it? For instance, this Punjabi suit latest design in bubblegum pink with light gold-toned zardozi work all-over and light work on the sharara is youthful and feminine. You can also choose to wear a longer kurti with a lehenga if you want a more easy-going bridal look for your mehendi or chooda ceremony.

Blush Rose Kurta And Dupatta


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If there is one colour we would recommend to every girl, it’s blush pink. It’s a universally flattering colour, that’s a fact. And, of course your Punjabi suit needs all the bling it can get. We suggest head-to-toe metallic silver gota-patti embroidery on your kurti, whether it is an Anarkali suit, straight-cut kurti or a short one. Doesn’t Fatima Sheikh look stunning in her blush pink Punjabi suit design?

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Short Kurti And Sharara With Embroidery


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The ‘90s comeback is going strong when it comes to Indian wear. Yes, short Punjabi suits are lighting up the bridal scene like never before. Brides, pick out your favourite contrast combination and turn it into a thigh-long well-tailored kurti with wide-legged and pleated shararas. Add a sheer dupatta with a scalloped hem, and cover all of it up in mirror-work and gota.

All-Red Straight Kurti With Gharara Pants


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Who says bridal red is only meant for lehengas? Here’s a brilliant Punjabi suit design for your mehendi function. Wear an all-red super-short kurti with a roomy, pleated gharara. We love this Punjabi suit for the extravagant gota and embellishment on both, the kurti and the gharara. Balance out all the sparkle by pairing your suit with a sheer dupatta with a quirky border.

Floor-Sweeping Gota-Patti Suit


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Tabu took our breath away in this exquisite peach-coloured Anarkali suit. When it comes to Punjabi suit designs, the gota-patti work on the bust stole the show for us. Mix and match the embroidery motifs between the bust and the skirt on your Anarkali to create an interesting yet ‘extra’ effect. The fact that this Punjabi suit is floor-sweeping adds more drama to the outfit, as well.

The White And Gold Punjabi Suit

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An all-white Indian outfit is the epitome of grace, and Bollywood celebrities are proof. However, that doesn’t mean they can’t be dramatic at the same time. A well-tailored kurti is the key to a spectacular bridal Punjabi suit. Sanya Malhotra is proof - screenshot this white and gold Punjabi suit design to show your masterji. Trust us, you will look like a queen in it!

Punjabi Suit Designs For Parties

So, what if you are not a bride or bride-to-be? Even if you are just a wedding guest or celebrating one of the many Indian festivals there are, you still deserve the best Punjabi suit designs in your closet. Here they are:

Patiala Suit With Phulkari


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Go old-school with your shaadi-wale Punjabi suits. If traditional is the vibe you want to exude then play with Punjabi-style phulkari threadwork, and lots of it! We recommend keeping your kurtis solid, barring a few metallic borders, and the length super short. Let that patiala salwar do the talking, no matter where you are.

Embroidery On Embroidery


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If you love floral embroidery, this Punjabi suit design is your pick. The trick is to mix two different kinds of embroidery between your kurti and your salwar. Explore floral threadwork on your top while your pants boasts of a bolder, gold-toned pattern. Your dupatta can be solid and sheer to strike the required balance.  

Strappy And Long


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Nushrat Bharucha looks like a ‘sweety’ in this well-fitted long kurta, doesn’t she? We love the skinny straps on this long, cleavage-baring kurta because it lends a sexy vibe to an otherwise traditional look. This way, there’s more to a traditional Punjabi suit design than meets the eye, amirite? Wondering what to pair with the kurti? Opt for a pair of wide-legged flared shararas, palazzos or a solid skirt.

Straight Kurta With Embellishment And Tassels


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Parineeti Chopra’s nude-coloured silk Punjabi suit is a must-have when it comes to one’s Indian wardrobe. Details like dull gold embellishment, embroidery, and tassels will take your festive dressing to a whole new level. Also, note the relaxed straight fit Parineeti Chopra is working here. This style will suit every figure type, from curvy to lanky.

Scallops Galore


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One of the most on-trend trim details apart from contemporary ruffles and fringe is the versatile scallop. Scallops can be easily accommodated into any Punjabi suit design and combined with decorative gota work, they add more drama to a solid-coloured look like Sonakshi Sinha’s. For brownie points, add a series of successive scallops to the hem of your Punjabi suit kurti and also your palazzos or shararas.

Rainbow Embroidery And Tassels On White


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For Sonam Kapoor’s all-white Mehendi function, Mrs. Shetty Kundra broke the rule, and of course, no one minded her straying from the colour code. Why? Because she looked super stunning thanks to one detail in her suit design. Rainbow-coloured embroidery against pure white. P.S. As you can see, it wasn’t just the vibrant floral embroidery but also her buttons, the tassels on her embellished dupatta, and her bag. Take note, ladies.

All About The Dupatta


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Adding more drama to a printed or embroidered Punjabi suit without making it look overwhelming just requires adding a phulkari dupatta. Especially if the phulkari pattern includes the brightest, and boldest, colours on the spectrum. Drape the dupatta on one side or in any other way, so, that it doesn’t interfere with the ornamentation on your Punjabi suit. That’s all you have to do and you’re gold!

Latkan Belts And Huge Borders


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Want to add a little twist to your Punjabi suit design? Apart from all the embellishment and blingy borders you can add, to bring out a feminine and playful vibe, cinch your outfit at the waist with a dori. Like the one in this picture, jazz up the dori with mirrors, tassels, fringe  - anything, as long as it is dramatic.

Monotone Embroidery


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Tamannah Bhatia’s girl-next-door kurta teaches us an important style lesson when it comes to Punjabi suit designs for parties. If you think contrasting embroidery is too heavy, go for monotone embroidery to keep it formal but not overwhelmingly flamboyant. The green-on-green embroidery on this Punjabi suit makes it fancy yet breezy.

Phulkari Fusion


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Uffff! Isn’t Shilpa Shetty always showing us how to change the game, and blowing our minds in the process? This time, she paired a black and red phulkari dupatta with a V-neck kurta and cinched it at the waist with a mirror-work belt. Just like Shilpa, you can put your own chic spin on this Punjabi suit design by adding satin pants or maybe a pair of cropped shararas.

Love some of these latest suit designs but can’t figure out where to get the perfect fabrics, latkans, and borders from? Lajpat Nagar Market in New Delhi is our no. 1 spot for all kinds of fabric and wedding shopping. Read all about it here.  

Casual Punjabi Suits You Can Buy Online

When it comes to Punjabi suit designs for regular everyday wear, there are a handful of online options you can explore. Trust us, whether it is short kurtis you want or floor-sweeping ones, you will find what you are looking for online. We have listed some of our favourites here:


This mustard yellow Punjabi suit is easy to style AND super comfortable to wear on an everyday basis. This set includes a straight-cut kurta, the silhouette of which, is relaxed and breezy. With embroidery around the T-collar, this solid kurta is a no-fuss yet stylish Punjabi suit option, isn’t it? We’re especially fond of the two-toned dupatta and printed salwar, which adds a refreshing contrast to the whole outfit.

POPxo recommends: Mustard Yellow & Blue Solid Kurta with Patiala & Dupatta (Rs 1,979) by Imara


Our favourite thing about this pale blue Punjabi suit design is the flared, 3/4th sleeves. With a woven polka-dot-like pattern and silver gota border, this pastel blue salwar is a shoo-in for our casual-festive wishlist. 

POPxo recommends: Blue Printed Kurta Patiala Set (Rs 4,319) by trueBrowns


Punjabi-western fusion wear is a great option for a fun, youthful, and comfortable event. This kurti is short and tunic-like, with buttons and a relaxed fit, and comes with a cropped patiala salwar that makes it totally festive. Plus, it’s just the quirk your Indian wardrobe needs, trust us.

POPxo recommends: Blue Printed Kurta Patiala Set (Rs 797) by F Loop


Whether you’re stepping out for work or meeting a friend for coffee, we recommend investing in this printed Punjabi suit set. Everyone can do with a pretty hand painted print like this one in their desi suit collection, can’t they?

POPxo recommends: Pink Embroidered Kurta Patiala Set (Rs 1,249) Jaipur Kurti


Work a mix-and-match look with this casual Punjabi suit set and lend an eclectic touch to your outfit. With different prints on the knee-length kurta, the dupatta, and the tapered salwar, this Punjabi outfit is anything but ordinary.

POPxo recommends: White & Red Striped Kurta with Patiala & Dupatta (Rs 2,039) by Jaipur Kurti

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Accessories To Carry With Punjabi Suits

Now that you know all about the latest Punjabi suit designs and salwar sets you can buy online, it is time to pay attention to the accessories. Don’t worry, take a look at this checklist of essentials that will complement your inner-Punjaban!

Phulkari Dupattas To Wear With Punjabi Suits

This regional embroidery style from Punjab is the heart of Punjabi dressing. Phulkari dupattas are really sought-after, and for good reason. The intricate floral detailing on these, combined with the vibrant colours and designs that are crafted by hand, are extraordinary. Not only do Phulkari dupattas brighten up the entire look, they are also super stylish and can be worn as scarves with any neutral combination, Indian or western.


POPxo recommends: Hand Embroidered Phulkari Georgette Dupatta (Rs 1,999) by Indie Picks


POPxo recommends: Red Chiffon Phulkari Dupatta With Zari Border (Rs 1,899) by Fabriclore


POPxo recommends: Multicoloured Embroidered Poly Chiffon Dupatta (Rs 1,889) by Dupatta Bazaar


POPxo recommends: Women's Chiffon Phulkari Dupatta (Rs 955) by Fashion Tree


POPxo recommends: Phulkari Hand Embroidered Silk Dupatta (Rs 1,575) by Dastkar

Jewellery To Wear With Punjabi Suits

Yes, more drama! Your new Punjabi suit designs will find perfect partners in the right jewellery picks. From a traditional nath or nose-string to pearl embellished anklets, these are our favourite jewellery items to pair with your Punjabi suits.


POPxo recommends: Pearl and String Nose Ring (Rs 900) by Rubans


POPxo recommends: Silver Brass Anklet (Rs 440) by Prita


POPxo recommends: Pure Silk Hand-Embroidered Zardosi Bangle Set (Rs 314) by Padmahastha


POPxo recommends: Golden/ White Alloy Cocktail Ring (Rs 332) by Zaveri Pearls


POPxo recommends: Golden/White Metal Necklace Set (Rs 2,450) by Rubans


POPxo recommends: Ethnic Metal Earrings with Stones (Rs 473) by SIA

Juttis To Wear With Punjabi Suits

It is not possible to think about all the Punjabi suit designs in the world without thinking about a sensational pair of juttis too, amirite? Juttis or mojaris are an important part of Punjabi culture and are also the best kind of footwear at all wedding functions - comfortable to dance all night in, and still appropriately fancy. Check out our online jutti picks for you to pair with your Punjabi suits:


POPxo recommends: Traditional Punjabi Hand Embroidered Juttis (Rs 1,399) by RSK Ethnic Wear


POPxo recommends: Pink Belly Shoes (Rs 2,499) by Coral Haze


POPxo recommends: Hand Embroidered Ikat Genuine Leather Juttis (Rs 2,275) by Ekta


POPxo recommends: Beige Sandals (Rs 899) by Anouk


POPxo recommends: Green Mojaris (Rs 1,199) by AKS

Check everything off your Punjabi outfit checklist, ladies. We’re done and dusted with it! So, happy Shaadi season, and more importantly, happy shopping!

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