Anarkali dress is a type of Indian ethnic wear worn by women all over the world. Anarkali suits typically come in a set of three pieces—a flared long kurta, a churidar and a dupatta.
The name of this ethnic wear is derived from the most popular and beautiful Mughal courtesan of Emperor Akbar—Anarkali. According to history, it is said that Akbar’s son Salim (who later became Emperor Jahangir) fell in love with her. It was an unorthodox and forbidden relationship for which she was punished.
Although this dress was quite known to the Indians, it wasn’t until Bollywood diva Madhubala wore these heavily embellished suits in the film Mughal-E-Azam that these became so popular.
With heavily embroidered Indian dresses, such as these, proper care and maintenance is an integral part to keep them looking good. Earlier, Anarkali dresses used to be very exclusive that came with a handsome price tag. But with online retail stores such as Like A Diva. Getting your hands on a beautiful designer Anarkali suit has become much convenient.
If you have a few of these beauties in your wardrobe for the wedding season, grease, food spilling will be a common issue. But before you go all out with harsh detergents and what not to remove grease, we strongly advise reading the instructions for washing these suits.
Most of the time, Anarkali suits have delicate thread work, zari work, mirror works in them. Squeezing them too tight or using detergents might completely ruin the outfit. The beads can come out or the intricate threads work will get ruined.
If you look carefully, most of these suits come with a ‘dry cleaning’. Tag on them and ignoring it can be a very bad choice.
Read the infographic below for some efficient tips on cleaning your embellished Anarkali suits!