Fashion Industry began early in 19th century. Though it was started in Europe and America, but with globalization, it had reached India & other countries too. Because of this fashion wave in India, fashion designers & clothing manufacturers have pulled up their sleeves & have started designing Indian ethnic clothes that are in line with today’s fashion & fad. We all know India as a land of diversity; same is true in fashion trends also. There are so many fashionable trends that come & go but one trend that is here from longer time & is getting evolved with passing time, is Salwar Kameez.
When it comes to women’s ethnic clothing, there seems to be an endless variety like sarees, lehengas, kurtis, leggings etc. but among all of these ethnic wears, one outfit that has occupied special rack in women’s wardrobe is salwar kameez. Originally from Punjab in India, Salwar Suits have evolved with time & have gained popularity across the globe to such an extent that they have attained reputed position in fashion ramps worldwide.
Salwar Kameez, as the name says, is a traditional Indian dress loved by all women across the planet. It is one of the most favorable outfits of ladies not only in India but also in South Asia/Pakistan/Afghanistan and Central Asia. Salwar Kameez is a 3-piece clothing fabric where salwar/bottom is a like trouser or pajamas having legs wide at top and narrow at ankle. The kameez/top is a long shirt or tunic like in which both the sides are left open below the waist line to give the wearer a greater freedom of movement. Salwar Kameez is often paired up with stole like dupatta that acts as a stylish accessory & completes the entire outfit.
Salwar Suit is one such costume that has inspired the entire fashion industry all over the world & they have started designing their clothes by taking inspiration from it in terms of ease & comfort. It has taken its position in most fashionable, comfortable & stylish attires list after sarees. With changing fashion trends every day, different types of salwar suits are available in the market like cotton salwar suits, stunning anarkali dresses, straight cut suits, patiala salwars, pakistani suits, extra long anarkalis, casual suits & the list is endless. All these suits are designed with various friendly fabrics like georgette, chiffon, crepe, cotton, shimmer, jacquard, satin, net & much more all embellished with fancy prints, embroideries & trendy colors matching the latest fashion trends.
The worldwide fame Salwar Kameez has achieved is due to the fact that it suits every occasion/event & comfort feeling it gives to the wearer. Not only it gives elegant look but it is the most comfortable outfit of all & this is the reason for its worldwide popularity. In salwar kameez also, there are varieties like unstitched suits, readymade suits & semi-stitched ones which females can choose as per their convenience. Initially, it was wored by women’s of only certain communities but it broke all the barriers & have acclaimed itself among the women in the entire world. Even though sarees continue to rule their numero uno position in Indian ethnic family but salwar kameez is none the less. With increase in no. of highly educated & working women, the demand of suits has manifold due to the reason that women’s need to travel in bus or train to reach their offices & that’s they always prefer to wear suits due to ease & comfort.
What the above discussion boils down to is that salwar kameez has managed to attain the most lovable outfit position among females across the globe & with daily changing patterns & styles; it is going to stay here & will remain as one of the most fashionable Indian ethnic outfit.
Salwar Kameez – A Fashionable Outfit for all Seasons