Salwar Kameez Fabrics
The Salwar Kameez comes in many fabrics. Cotton is a real cool fabric. It is very comfortable during summers. These suits are available in very attractive light and pastel shades. Lucknawi or Lucknavi Chikan Kurtas are made of very fine and thin cotton with typical embroidery of Lucknow. These kurtas are generally embroidered with white thread over very soft colored fabric.
Cotton Salwar Kameez come in various designs like the famous Sanganeri hand prints, Tie-and-Dye prints and South Indian cotton prints (Kalamkari).
Crepe Salwar Kurtas are also quite popular. Crepe is a thin crinkle-textured flowing fabric. Plain crepe salwar kameez are available in many colors and shades. They are also available with embroidery, both hand made and machine made. Mysore is famous for its crepe fabric. Mysore crepe is preferred by the younger generation because of its figure hugging quality. A young woman in a crepe salwar kameez looks so enchanting and attractive.
Georgettes make gorgeous Punjabi suits and salwar kameez. You can wear them both as party wear and normal wear, depending on the quality of the fabric and the embroidery done. Hand made intricate embroidery gives the fabric an absolutely stunning look. India is one country that is blessed by a plethora of embroider-families that have learnt their art from the elders in the family. This intricate art has been handed down for generations. Georgette and typical Indian embroidery go hand-in-hand and blend beautifully.
Silk is a lovely fabric that is made into cloth usually for formal occasions. The purer the silk, the more expensive the price. Silk salwar kameez, heavily ornate with embroidery is a typical Punjabi bridal dress, with an equally heavily embroidered dupatta or chuni. Bridal salwar kameez are typically red or pink in color as these colors are considered auspicious. Silk is a sensuous and luxurious fabric that can be adorned with lighter embroidery also. Silk is very comfortable during the winters. Silks come with various price tags. Hence, you will find silk Punjabi suits in offices, restaurants, parties, festivals, religious occasions, and other formal events. Silk is an evergreen fabric that has never gone out of fashion since ages. Oriental India wore silk and it carried through the ages; and it continues to drape the present era.
Woolen Punjabi Salwar Kameez are worn during winters in areas that are very cold. They normally come in darker colors and shades. You will find woolen suits with light to heavy embroidery. You can buy a cheap woolen suit.