Anarkali suits are now available in various different patterns but the contemporary suits are colourful, stiched of exquisit silk and cotten fabric, with zari and velvet border. The suits are dressed in exquisit embroidary, the correct choice of sequencing and an elaborate georgette dupatta to go with it. The traditional Anarkali suti is one which goes down till just above the ankle, full sleeve and is worn with a fitted churidar.
The body type to suit Anarkali suit of the traditional style is tall, slender and sleek. The long length and fitting along the waist gives a slimming look and makes it perfect for a body type which is on the heavier side. It hides all the flab quite well. While it compliments the height of a tall girl, it makes a short person look shotter and does not suit someone who is fat. The traditional suits come with a thick velvet border and it is the ture essence of the complete dress. They are usually used as ethnic wear and worn on occasion like marriage and social get togethers.
For more casual purposes we have the short Anarkali kurta, which run up till the knees and are worn classic leggings or churidars. The short kurtas are fitted on the waist and get wider on the base. The body type for short anarkali kurtas is short height and slender body. As it is fitted on the waist, it does not go with broder waistlines.