Anarkali gowns are a beautiful new version of a traditional Indian outfit, the Anarkali which is believed to have been worn by Anarkali (a nickname meaning pomegranate blossom-her real name was Nadira Begum or Sharf-un-Nissa), the Iranian slave girl who travelled to Lahore and caught the attention of Mughal Emperor Akbar. Supposedly Akbar had Anarkali buried alive as punishment for having an affair with crown prince, Salim (later Jahangir). The name of the outfit has become her name, because she often wore these outfits (as the legends tell us). While the validity of the story is yet to be proved, the story catches the essence of beauty, love and loss very well.
While not everyone can be as beautiful as the mythical Anarkali, it is true that this style of outfit (the Anarkali) is very gorgeous, and greatly enhances the beauty of any woman who wears one. The Anarkali gown is similar in style: high waisted, with a lot of intricate work at the bodice, and a simpler, wide, long flowing skirt.
The Bipasha Basu Grey & Green Anarkali Gown is made of silk, one of the richest and smoothest fabrics ever. The long-sleeved gown has intricate needlework, but only around the bust and along the sleeves. The work is in a smoky green-grey using a nice thick thread, on a peachy cream coloured fabric that matches natural skin rather well. This of course makes you look like you're wearing only thick embroidery over your top. The gown has a high, close necked collar (turtleneck style), which in addition to the long sleeves means that you are actually showing off much less skin than you would otherwise. From the waist downwards, you have again smoky grey material, this time cascading to the floor like a sluggish, mossy waterfall in cool jungle pool. The entire colour scheme of the dress is rather cute. However the right adjective would be stunning. Wear this dress to an event only if you're absolutely ready to take on anyone, even an Emperor, who may cross your path.