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History of Salwar Kameez

History of Salwar Kameez

Salwar kameez is a traditional combination dress worn by women, and in some areas by men, in south Asia .

Salwar are pants which are surprisingly wide at the waist but which narrow to a cuffed bottom. They are held up by an elastic belt, which causes them to become pleated around the waist.

The pants can be wide and (loose, with a lot of material), or they can be cut quite narrow, on the bias. Salwar has been usually/(in the past) worn in a wide area which includes Central Asia, and South Asia. 

kameez is a long shirt The side seams are left open below the waist-line, which gives the wearable greater freedom of movement. The kameez is usually cut straight; older kameez use traditional cuts; modern kameez are more likely to have European-motivated/brought about set-in sleeve.

 The kameez may have a collar, a Mandarin-collar, or it may be collarless; in the last thing just mentioned case, its design as a women’s article of clothing is just like a kurta. The combination article of clothing is sometimes called salwar kurta, salwar suit, or Punjabi suit.

The salwar and kameez were introduced into South Asia after the (the act of reaching a destination) of Muslims in the north in the 13th century: at first worn by Muslim women, their use slowly spread, making them a (related to a large area) style, especially in the historical Punjab area. 

The salwar-kameez is a widely-worn, and natural dresses of Mughals. It is also widely worn by people in Afghanistan, in the Punjab area of India, from which it has been worn by women throughout India, and more generally in South Asia.

When women wear the salwar-kameez in some areas, they usually wear a long scarf or shawl called a dupatta. (not showing off/not acting proud/not showing lots of skin): the dupatta is a less strict other choice to the chodar or burga; for Hindu women, the dupatta is useful where the head must be covered, as in a temple or for older (people).

In South Asia, modern versions of the clothing have changed (and gotten better), the salwar’s are worn on the waist, the kameez have short length, with higher splits, lower neck and back, and with cropped sleeves or without sleeves.

The salwar kameez known as the Anarkali suit is named after the court dancer from Lahore. This suit has an always-existing style which has become very popular. It is made up of a long, dress-style top and features a slim fitted bottom.


 This style of suit links the Indian with the women’s dress and salwar of Pakistan and Afghanistan and to the usual women’s clothing of parts of Central Asia. It also links to the Punjab area, where the Anarkali suit is just like the anga and the Peshwaz worn in Jammu.

The usual salwar kameez worn in the Punjab area is cut differently to the styles worn in Afghanistan and is known as a “Punjabi suit” with the kameez being cut straight and flat with side slits. 

The Punjabi salwar is also cut straight and gathered at the ankles with a loose band reinforced with rough material. In (away from cities) Punjab, the salwar is still called the suthan, which is a different article of clothing that was popular in previous centuries, next to the churidar and kameez combination (which is still popular).you can Tags