Anarkali Salwar Suit

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Indian Actress Priyanka Chopra wearing an Anarkali suit

An Anarkali Shalwar suit is a form of women's dress. The anarkali suit is made up of a long, frock-style top and features a slim fitted bottom. It is mostly worn by women in Pakistan and other countries in South Asia such as India and Bangladesh. The anarkali suit varies in many different lengths and embroideries including floor length anarkali styles.[1]

Anarkali suits owe their name to the fictional Anarkali, a courtesan in the court of Mughal emperor Akbar who was legendarily murdered for her illicit relationship with the Crown Prince Salim.[2]

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  1. "Different types of Anarkali suits". Archived from the original on 5 August 2016. Retrieved 4 August 2016.
  2. "Legend: Anarkali: myth, mystery and history". Dawn (newspaper). 11 February 2012. Retrieved 4 August 2016.