Salwar kameez is the loose dress mostly worn by Punjabi women. Today however it has become a fashionable garment worn by modern women to office and to parties as well. When you need more quantity than quality, head to the salwar lane in Lajpat Nagar Market to pick up a few stylish pieces.
You would be surprised with the choice.
Salwar Lane Street is parallel to the front row of shops that is opposite to 3Cs Cineplex in Lajpat Nagar. The market is perpetually busy and sells stitched and unstitched salwar suits in all kinds of fabrics. The shops stock salwar suits made of cotton, crepe, georgette, chanderi fabrics and other materials. Some have embroidery or simple patterns on them. The hakoba and chikan work salwar kameez sets are perpetually in fashion. Chanderi silk fabrics and tussar silk fabrics introduce a sense of drama & glamour with the textures, colours and designs. These suits are good for regular, casual wear, while some do lend themselves to party-wear as well. The patterns are always new and change rapidly depending on the seasons as well.
The Salwar lane is particularly crowded before festival days.
There are tailors and dye shops very close by, which makes it extremely convenient for shoppers to get white dupattas or salwars dyed to the exact shade. This is done in a couple of hours. The tailors do picoting (edging with loop stitches) on dupattas in a matter of minutes. Most salwar-kameez-dupatta sets are priced Rs. 600 plus, but if the fabric used is of superior quality and has intricate work, they can cost upwards of Rs. 1,000 per set. It is worth bargaining during in the Salwar Lane Street especially if you are buying more than one salwar set.