Monday, June 29, 2009
Shalwar kameez is the traditional dress of Pakistani
Shalwar kameez is the traditional dress of Pakistani men and women. The Indian version of shalwar kameez is "indian salwar kameez". The dress has two parts: the kameez (tunic) and shalwar (pants). Women also wear a dupatta (long scarf) around the neck with shalwar kameez. Shalwar are essentially loose trousers.
Tight-bottomed shalwar is known as "churidar". Kameez is a long shirt or tunic. Recently, western women have been drawn to the comfortable elegance of shalwar kameez. Even stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Nicole Kidman have made public appearances in it! Recently, there has been a revolution in fashion that has revitalized this dress. Many variations of the basic theme have emerged, such as trouser suit, short kurta, and more. Indian and Pakistani fashion magazines tout the latest shalwar kameez fashions.