Origin of Anarkali Salwar Suit
Anarkali Shalwar suit is a form of women's dress originating from the city of Lahore in what is today Pakistan. The Anarkali suit is made up of a long, frock-style top and features a slim fitted bottom. The Anarkali suit varies in many different lengths and embroideries including floor-length Anarkali styles.
Anarkali suits owe their name to the fictional Anarkali, a courtesan in the court of Mughal emperor Akbar. In legend, she was murdered for her illicit relationship with the Crown Prince Salim, who later become the Emperor Jahangir.
The word Anarkali literally means the ‘delicate bud of the pomegranate flower/ tree’. This name signifies the qualities of softness, vulnerability, innocence, and beauty associated with the women who wore Anarkalis.