The very term ‘Salwar kameez’, some might call it the “salwar kameez”, gives out a traditional picture. And so it is. Salwar kameez is an old style carrying its tradition since many centuries. The eastern dress, around the globe, is known to be the Pakistani, Indian, Bbangali, etc. salwar kameez. The usual salwar is a baggy trouser, whereas, the kameez is a long shirt, usually up to, just above or just below the knees. In Pakistan and several other countries, the dress is worn by both men and women.
The women’s salwar kameez has taken many new faces with time. From the earliest long kameez and totally baggy salwar, to the very short shirts and the tulip pants. There have been many changes in the name of salwar kameez. The shirts were extremely short at one time and matched with a very loose Salwar, also known as the “Patiala Salwar.” The open sides, either short or long, are the “chaak.” Then there was a trend greatly followed for quite a long time which included a long shirt, a little lower than the knees and a pair of bell bottoms. All these styles have changed, emerged into a new creation but were still given the title salwar kameez. Of course, a salwar kameez always comes with a dupatta, which is a kind of a scarf, only bigger and is used to maintain a decent look.
Men have had a very short experience in changing styles. The most that changed for them was just the length of the kameez. There has been a trend in using many vibrant colors for the shirts, which was a popular change. After all, men have always had a uniform style that can be carried off by anyone.
The changes in the trend of salwar kameez have made a huge difference in the fashion sense of the women in the country. The Pakistani salwar kameez has many types, giving a variety of choices. It is commonly known for women, they have a hard time deciding on what to wear. Well, when one has so many ranges in just one category of salwar kameez, it is understandable to have difficulty in picking just the perfect outfit for a certain occasion.
Pakistan, being extremely popular with the textile industry, has brought too many alterations to the traditional dress, yet keeping the very same culture and decency intact.