Friday, August 6, 2010

Traditional Pakistani Dressings

Shalwar Kameez is the national dress of Pakistan. Shalwars are loose trousers designed in various styles. Originally, the shalwars were flared towards the bottom with embellishments or fancy cut work. Today, there are many variations of the same. At times, the bottom of the shalwar is narrow and fitting. The shalwar kameez is important especially during the festivals celebrated in Pakistan, for men as well as women. Shalwar kameez is also popular due to the comfort factor. The shalwar is tied at the waist with the help of a drawstring and more recently; elastic is also used for the same purpose. The fit is generally baggy or tapering. Narrow tight fitting shalwar is known as churidar. These have become a rage in the recent years even in India.
The kameez is large and loose fitting tunic worn with the baggy shalwar. Men as well as women wear the same attire, with a difference in the colors used, fits, silhouettes and the kind of embellishments used. Interesting patterns woven with lace are used to add femininity to the kameez. Women also use a dupatta with the shalwar kameez. Dupattas are long yards of cloth available along with the shalwar kameez because their color and pattern is coordinated as per the entire ensemble. Women also wear scarves or shawls with the shalwar kameez that is used to wrap around the head and neck area. A variety of synthetic or cotton fabrics are used in the creation of the shalwar kameez.
The Western fashion trends have been moving heavily toward Pakistan fashion clothing and patterns for many years but the arrival of Pakistani shalwar kameez in the western fashion world has been so fast that it can only be described as breath-taking fashion. So what is so hot about shalwar kameez and why are Pakistani women all over the world going crazy over a Pakistani fashion trend that has been around for thousands of years in Pakistan? The answer is simple: Pakistani shalwar kameez or shalwar kameez are filling a role that has been missing from the western fashion scene for years: graceful feminine elegance when you wear a Pakistani Shalwar kameez. For so many years, women in the western world have been impressed by the fashion and media world with the idea and trend of Pakistani fashion. With Pakistani clothes getting skimpier and tighter, it is getting more uncomfortable. Pakistani Shalwar Kameez has given customers’ a delicious alternative to this type of clothing.
Shalwar kameez has a great margin of incorporating styles into it. Slight western style is seen in blended in today's fashion of Pakistani shalwar kameez. Our portfolio for shalwar kameez includes variety of designs and styles in various colors. Find shalwar kameez for ladies and gents for different occasions. Shalwar kameez can be worn on different occasions. Both casual wear and casual wear of shalwar kameez is available in our portfolio in different materials. The materials used for these shalwar kameez are silk, cotton, khaddar, jeans, banarsi silk.  Shalwar kameez is available in different styles which include guddi shalwar, lain shalwar, Patiala shalwar, trouser kameez, pajama kameez, cut sleeve shirt, short shirt, in various colors, prints and styles.
The most fabric used in Pakistani dressing and type of embroideries, Block Print, Bead, Sequins, Zardosi, Dabka, Tilla work, Ghara work, cut work etc. Our designers use various fabrications like Georgettes, Raw Silks, Cotton & Cotton Blends, Hand loom, Khaddi, Jamawar, Satin, Lawns, Organza, and Katan Silk etc.

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