Salwar suits – they are the quintessential wardrobe staple of most of the girls in the Indian Subcontinent and maybe beyond. What is not to love this dress? It is one of the most versatile of all dresses – in terms of its beauty, modesty, available designs and styles. For the modern girl to the most conservative person, there is a suitable salwar suit. Its neckline is one of the aspects that distinguishes punjabi suit as it is also called in terms of style from the millions of different designs available. Check out the post on Different types of necklines for more details about the names of the necklines commonly used in sewing and the post on drafting those necklines for your dresses. These are all mostly suitable for salwar suits but some more than the others
The basic necklines for churidars/salwar/punjabi suits.
This is the most popular neckline for salwar suits.
A universally suited neckline for salwar suits for most salwar suits – this is a great neckline for elongating the body. Check out the different ways to sew a V neckline here
This is a neckline which stays very close to the neck – and very flattering for most body shapes.
Scoop neckline is a neck design similar to a round one but which as the name says scoops downs. A neckline which shows off your necklace very well.
Any type of collar can be added to your salwar suit and also combined with other necklines. Most commonly used is a Mandarin collar or Chinese collar. Here is a tutorial to draft one. Check out the different types of collars here
A placket combined with other necklines are a commonly seen neckline design in salwar suits. You can make a false placket or a conveniently opening one, small one or large enough to last till the bottom edge.
This is a neck design which combines other neck styles with a small hole in the front which could be standing on their own or tied together with fabric tubes.
This neckline starts high up behind the neck and comes down in the front in different shapes of neck designs like V neck as in the picture or U or sweetheart.
This is a neckline with some folds around the neck – it could be close to the neck or further down.
Any neckline with jackets
You can combine jackets with your suit and change the neckline of the salwar top any way you want – the jacket could be collared or wrap around or with any other neckline.
A neckline that frames the face beautifully well – this neck design is a favourite of many salwar wearers.
Yoke & neckline
In this type of neckline, a separate yoke is added to the top bodice with different combinations of the necklines.
A neckline which combines different neck designs with a small slit at the central fold line.
Fabric strips are usually used to frame the neckline – usually, the same fabric as the dupatta or the salwar pants is used to make these embellishments – this is combined with other commonly used necklines in different shapes and styles according to the creativity of the designer.
Variations of basic necklines for churidars/salwar/punjabi suits.
Different combinations and permutations of the above basic necklines result in different styles to your salwar suits.
Variations of U neckline.
Variations of the collared neckline for suits.
Variations of the v neckline for suits.
Variations of the yoke neckline for suits.