Introduction to Salwar Kameez – The Concept
Salwar kameez was introduced by the Mughal emperors in 750 AD; it was initiated as the stylish and cultured attire. With the passing years, the female Indian community adopted this costume as one of its staple clothing.
“Salwar’’ is like a baggy trouser; it is redesigned from pajamas drawn tightly at the waist with cotton or any other fabric string, and is customized in such way that it tapers at the ankle. “Kameez” is identical to a long top; it is worn over the salwar and can be short, medium-sized or long.
Traditionally, this Mughal attire was worn by the royal women and other women in the courtyard of the Mughal Empire; however, soon the trend was passed on to the women living in states of Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, and other parts of North India. This ethnic costume was prevalent among the North Indian women for all occasions including weddings and receptions.
Most of their kameez were clubbed with Patiala salwar or Afghani salwar. The kameez were short (knee-length) and were combined with a matching dupatta.
The Evolution with the Emerging Trend
Salwar kameez, like any other attire range, was also affected by the evolution of the changing trend and generations. Huge variations have been witnessed over the years in this ethnic garment; and with no doubts, the credit does go to our incredible fashion designers of India, especially the Bollywood industry.
Even a lot of self-acclaimed and local Indian fashion experts have contributed to the designing and emergence of new patterns of these Indian suits. They have launched their Patiala suits online boutique to exhibit their exclusive designs.
These salwar suits are worn by women of all ages in India with different style and manner. The major reason of this attire being so much accepted in the India community these days is its stylish look and comfortable formation.
Women’s kameez and salwar come in wide range of patterns including stylish necklines, state-representing bottoms, vibrant or elegant color combinations, a variety of sleeves, different backlines, simple salwar kameez designs, and so on…
Nonetheless, these are decorated with rich embroidery work, motifs, royal zardozi, stone work and much more. Additionally, they are available in a variety of fabrics including cotton, silk, crepe, georgette, chiffon, Chanderi, etc.; you may choose the fabric and work depending on the occasion you are opting for.
For instance, for casual wear, you may want to select a plain, printed cotton suit; while for a wedding or party, you may want to choose a silk suit with zardozi work on it.
All in all, salwar suits have made a strong position in the queue of all the ethnic ensembles of Indian, which are namely sarees, salwar suits, lehenga cholis, sherwanis, churidar suits, and Indo-western style beautiful evening gowns for women.
It wouldn’t be wrong if we claim it to be an essential of every woman’s wardrobe. Yes, it is indeed. There’s no woman in India
who doesn’t own this apparel of every occasion, no matter what her origin is – North India or South India.
Technology and Ethnic Ensembles
Technology has boosted the popularity of ethnic apparel across the globe. These days, women not only in India but also from hundreds of other countries do not hesitate in owning this attire. Online shopping has opened a global platform for ladies of different ethnicity and origin to possess this ensemble.
There are a number of websites (online shopping portals) that offer a wide collection of Indian ethnic apparel including beautiful Punjabi salwar kameez online to major countries worldwide. The process is easy, safe, hassle-free, and convenient. You get the opportunity of shopping on an international platform without having to travel miles together. The clothing is shipped and delivered right at your doorsteps. It is no longer Indian clothing; it is now accepted as “Universal attire.”
The comfort this ensemble offers is above any other Indian apparel; this feature makes it accepted and loved by all. Go through our blogs for more updates on Indian clothing, fashion accessories, and latest Bollywood trends.