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B. Salwar Kameez by Fabric

Salwar kameez by Fabric is divided into the following categories:

·          Silk salwar kameez

·          Cotton salwar kameez

·          Chiffon salwar kameez

·          Crepe salwar kameez

·          Georgette salwar kameez

·          Satin salwar kameez

·          Organza salwar kameez


1.     Silk Salwar Kameez

Today, silk salwar kameez is yet another word for elegance. Silk is one of the oldest  textile fibres known to man. Silk is a luxurious and sensuous fabric, one associated with wealth and success. Silk salwar kameez are prized for their versatility, wearability and comfort.

Silk fabric is the best fabric available for drape and color because

  • It is very comfortable.
  • It absorbs moisture.
  • It is cool to wear in the summer yet warm to wear in winter.
  •  It is considered as a rich fibre.
  • It can be easily dyed.
  • It retains its shape and is relatively smooth.
  • It has a poor resistance to sunlight exposure.
  • It is the strongest natural fibre and is lustrous.

Silk salwar suits can be worn for all seasons. Silk salwar kameez is a special dress for all occasions, especially party wear, wedding and festive occasions. Silk salwar kameez are available in various designs and patterns. Heavy embroidery is made on the suits with zardosi and zari work. The traditional Indian silk salwar kameez include intricate mirrorwork, bead work, zardozi, swarovski, zari, dabka, kashmiri, kundan, handwork in silver and golden threads and also floral prints and beautiful motifs in checks, rajasthani, batik, bandhej, jaipur and tie dye pattern. Silk salwar kameez are popular all across India for their shine and glamour. Silk salwar kameez gives a sophisticated and elegant look because of its unique design and softness.


2.     Cotton Salwar Kameez

The Indian salwar kameez in Cotton gives a pure relaxing comfort. Cotton salwar suits are the most favoured salwar suits for Indian Women. Cotton Salwar Kameez is a maximum sellable item in the hot season amongst the Indian women community. Cotton salwar kameezes are suitable for all occasions starting from home to college to office to any formal occasions which give a very graceful and elegant look.

Types of Cotton Salwar Kameez
Various types of cotton salwar kameez are as follows:

  • Pure Cotton Salwar Kameez This is made of seed-pod of the plant of cotton, silk fibre in their raw state from cotton plant. It is pure cotton and made from raw cotton and after implementing the procedures it becomes cotton fabric. It has a feature of shrinking on first wash. Nice and cool to wear, good for hot season and does not effect on the skin like other synthetic clothes. There is no match for cotton kameez salwar in respect of comfort, designs and cost.
  • Khadi Cotton Salwar Suits Khadi is fine, viscose-blended cotton. There are so many qualities in khadi cotton. Khadi cotton has a big role in designer's cotton salwar kameez these days. There is a myth that cotton is out of age and fashion. The khadi cotton kameez salwar is a symbol of simplicity.
  • Mix Cotton Salwar Kameez This is not pure cotton. It has ratio of 50% cotton and 50% synthetic cloth. This treatment gives stiffness to the cloth and there is no shrinkage on first wash. The compositions with cotton may be with tericott, wool, silk or any other fabric.
  • Other Cotton Salwar Suits There are so many names that are famous in the cotton cloth market like South Cotton, Ahmedabad Cotton, Crush Cotton, Rajasthani Cotton etc. In these type of cottons there is undoubted difference which depends upon the proportion to form the cotton fabric but basically the cotton has one origin.

There are various design and patterns in cotton salwar kameez. These can be plain, printed, embroidered. Chikan embroidered cotton salwar kameez are very popular. Traditional bandhej prints from Rajasthan, sambalpuri prints from Orissa, phulkari embroidery of Punjab and other beaded and sequins work in cotton salwar suit give a gorgeous look to the otherwise simple salwar kameez. Simplicity, functionality and very Indian, Cotton Salwar suit is the most popular Indian salwar kameez for women.

Cotton salwar suits give a sophisticated, feminine, graceful and elegant look to any Indian lady.


3.     Chiffon Salwar Kameez

Chiffon salwar kameez have won lot of appreciation in the fashion market. Available in various styles, patterns and colors, the chiffon salwar is soft, warm and classy in looks. This dress gives an attractive look to anyone who wears it and is suitable for all kinds of occasions.

The chiffon fabric is widely used in Indian fashionable salwar kameez. Chiffon is a lightweight material with a slightly rough feel to it. It can be made from cotton, silk or synthetic fibers, but is usually associated with silk or nylon and can be dyed to almost any shade you like. Under a magnifying glass it resembles a fine net or mesh which allows chiffon to have this see-through property.

Chiffon salwar kameez come in variety of colours and designs. The most popular ones are the printed ones with eye catching designs and traditional patterns. Bandhani prints based on ancient regional Indian design are used on chiffon salwar kameez. Hand block prints are also very popular. Chiffon sarees with resham work done on them increases the beauty of any lady who wears it. Gold metallic embroidery increases the look of a chiffon salwar suits/shalwar kameez. Even the self coloured plain ones are attractive. Chiffon salwar suits are light and airy, and give soft and romantic feeling.


4.     Crepe Salwar Kameez

Crepe salwar kameez are suitable for formal get together and parties as well as for regular wear. You can wear crepe salwar kameez for any occasion but in summer wedding crepe salwar kameez gives a modern look. The summer friendly fabrics like georgette, chiffon, crepe gives very attractive, cool, classy and sober looks.

Crepe is a thin fabric of crinkled texture, woven originally in silk but now available in all major fibers. Silk crepe is a classic soft fabric with good drape characteristics.

Colour and Design
Crepe salwar kameez come in variety of colours and designs. The printed crepe salwars are very popular. Crepe salwar kameez with resham work, jaal, buti and beads work give a traditional yet modern look to the suit and can be worn in formal occasions. Gold metallic embroidery increases the look of a crepe salwar kurta. The collection of traditional, printed and embroidered fancy salwar made from imported and Indian fabric including georgette and crepes are a hit among the fashion conscious women of today.

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