Leggings for women can make or break at outfit
While we put a lot of effort on choosing the perfect kurta or top, we forget that the bottoms can either complete the outfit or be an eyesore. When it comes to womens leggings or womens salwars, it is always prudent to make sure to have a pair in almost every colour because, you don’t want the headache of having to buy bottoms every time you buy a kurta or an ethnic top. Womens salwars are smart and versatile, and can be worn with the whole range of Indian wear outfits and ensembles. They add that extra dose of fun, making the ensemble festive and party ready. It is important to definitely have leggings for women in all the basic colours possible, so that you don’t have to stand in front of your wardrobe wondering what to pair your kurtas with. Womens leggings are also a great replacement for denims, when you want something casual, but not necessarily western, and can be easily paired with longer tops, Indian or western, and they definitely add a fresh burst of colour to every ensemble.
How to style womens churidars and salwars
Way before leggings for women became a thing in India, churidars have been the Indian ethnic wear staple bottoms for women, along with womens salwars in the north of India. Churidars are extra-long, slim, and fitted trousers which collect on the calves and ankles forming “churis” or bangles. Churidars have been regularly worn in the Indian sub-continent, by both men and women, while salwars have been a part of the Punjabi outfit for the longest time. Womens churidars lend sharpness and sophistication to an outfit, and helps create a longer line, hence encouraging the illusion of height. For the longest time, womens churidars were the go-to bottom options for Indian ethnic wear, especially longer kurtas and anarkalis. Womens salwars, on the other hand, are baggier and roomier pants for both women and men, with multiple pleats down the front, creating a sense of volume and movement. It is very important to know how to style churidars versus womens salwars. While churidars and womens leggings are best suited with longer, flowy, or asymmetrical tops, salwars, being bigger bottoms, need to styled with shorter and sharper tunics and kurtis. Also, it is crucial to understand contrasts and complementing colours when wearing womens salwars. If the top is of a bold or bright colour, wear a pastel or plain white salwar. If you are wearing a muted kurti or ethnic tunic, you can wear a bright salwar. Salwars, like leggings and churidars, should ideally not be matched with the tops as it might become an overload and cut into the impact of the ensemble.
Varieties of leggings for women available at Westside
At Westside, from leggings, womens churidars, to salwars, whatever is your trouser of choosing, you will find a wide range of options in various colours and fits. Build the perfect kurta set with a complementing churidar or leggings, or dress up your favourite kurti with a bright salwar to be the star of every room you walk into.