Dressier than kurtas, less hasslesome to wear than a full-fledged salwar-kameez-dupatta set, ethnic and elegant - there's very little we don't love about anarkalis! That's why we bring you our fav picks from the prettiest anarkalis out there. And guess what? They're amazingly affordable too!
1. The modern white number
A contemporary twist on the classic white anarkali, this mid-thigh length chanderi number is an amazing pick for a daytime event. And we love the zari detailing at the hem and the sleeves. Pair this up with patialas or dhoti pants, and you’re all set!Price: Rs 1,499. Buy it here.
2. Ravishing in red
We can’t get enough of this printed cotton anarkali. The white-on-red print looks absolutely amazing - adding this to our carts right away!
Simple yet colourful, this bright anarkali is perfect to brighten up a gloomy monsoon day. Pair with pink leggings - or, indeed, any other colour that matches the print - and you’re going to bring a ray of sunshine into any room that you enter!Price: Rs 1,120. Buy it here.
4. The dressy black number
Why bother with LBDs when you can glam up your evening with this black and gold anarkali? We love the unusual silhouette and the Mandarin collar!Price: Rs 1,340. Buy it here.
5. Formally floral...
Look pretty as a picture in this flower-printed anarkali! The closed collar and high neckline, paired with the placket detailing down the front and fitted sleeves, add just the right dash of formality you need for an office day! Price: Rs 1,020. Buy it here.
6. Beautiful in beige
Sober though the colour and print might be, this lovely anarkali is anything but basic! Perfect for all those days when you want to look subtly stylish!Price: Rs 850. Buy it here.
7. Print party
We love, love, love the all-over print on this blue anarkali! The vine-and-flower pattern is just so pretty - a must-have for your everyday wear collection.
We love how this black anarkali is elevated from plain to outstanding by the gold detailing on the bodice and the sleeves. And that silhouette - so flattering for every figure!Price: Rs 1,049. Buy it here.
9. The sleeveless number!
Going sleeveless is an unusual choice when it comes to anarkalis, but how can you resist when it comes in such a cute little package? The rose print is adorable - wear this to college and charm all your friends right away! Price: Rs 599. Buy it here.
10. Many hues of blue
We love this jacket-style anarkali with its double-row border and the criss-cross drawstring detailing at the bodice. A stylish pick for both day and evening! Price: Rs 1,259. Buy it here.
11. The angrakha style number
We love the overlap front on this black and white piece. And there’s something so happy about the way the kurta flares out. Finish up your look with silver earrings, bangles and black tights and be effortlessly stunning!Price: Rs 839. Buy it here.
12. Pink-and-white perfection
Another jacket-style number that has us reaching for our credit cards. The white-on-white print of the kurta and that beautifully embroidered jacket - what’s not to love?!
If the classic black and white combination is something you love, this chevron-inspired printed anarkali should be right up your alley. White tights, black bag and sunnies - that’s all you need to look elegant in the office or at brunch with your besties!Price: Rs 719. Buy it here.
14. Maroon madness
When red feels too bright and black-and-white too boring, add a dash of boldness to your day with this beautiful maroon anarkali! Pair it with white bottoms (whether leggings or palazzos) to truly stand out. Price: Rs 909. Buy it here.
15. Glamorous in grey
Yes, you heard that right! Glamour and grey make perfect sense in the same sentence when they come together in an anarkali as delicious as this. The chanderi detailing at the neckline and the back, the diagonal striped border, the short sleeves - there’s very little about this number that we don’t love!Price: Rs 1,499. Buy it here.