Salwar kameez dates back to the 12th century since of Islamic or the Iranian era which was then followed by the Moghul Empire in the region called now as India and Pakistan.
During those days it was men and women both used to wear salwar kameez as part of the traditional dress but over the years Salwar Kameez has found its popularity in India and Pakistan and the salwar kameez is still worn in the continent.
After the Independence in 1947 Salwar kameez in India started its transformation but with Khadi being Rage promoted by none other than Mahatma Gandhi – Father of the nation most of the salwar kameez were made in cotton or khadi.
In the 70s the salwar kameez started its slow transformation to its today modern look as Asha Parekh, Mumtaz and many other bollywood actress started wearing new variations like mumtaz got the short kameez and the tight churidar look which became a rage. Besides this lot of variations started as salwar kameez started coming in various print combinations and fabric.
In the 1980’s Fashion designers started entering into designer wear salwar kameez but were not able to garner much market as it was not possible for them to reach a wide and diverse market like India. Bollywood was again the inspiration from normal Indian women as it had wide reaching effect through its cinema and Television which was totally dominated by Doordarshan, an Indian Government Enterprises. The 1980’s also bought colored television in every home with the start of Asian Games in India.
The 1990’s were dominated by the designers who entered and controlled the salwar kameez market in India and bollywood like never before. New Designs, Styles and cuts make into being and salwar kameez transformed itself from Indian Traditional wear to Indo – western wear.
The 2000’s bought Salwar Kameez a New Market for the elite and middle class women of India with large No.s of Malls opening all across India. Even Designer Stores came into being all over India with even specialty stores across major town and cities of India where under one store you could find designs of Known Indian Fashion Designer under one roof.
Today the salwar kameez is very popular Indian wear which is worn from day to day wear to office wear to wedding, parties, festivals and functions. The Salwar kameez makes an Indian women figure appealing and stunning due to its flowing fabric matched by Indian women body figure.
The salwar kameez is divided into three different set. The first is the salwar which is more of baggy trousers which is tied by a string on the waist or even with elastic. The kameez form the top the salwar kameez which flows from the top till the knees or can be above or below the knees as per styling. Then the last set is the dupatta which is a free flowing fabric about 2 meters in length. A complete salwar kameez of an average size can be made in 6.25 meters. The salwar is made in 2.25 meters, the kameez is made in 2 mtrs and the dupatta is made in 2 meters. The total of 6.25 meters can vary as per large sizes and also as per the designing of the salwar kameez.
The salwar kameez is made in various fabrics like silk is normally worn in winter being a hotter fabric while cotton with embroidery on the salwar or other designs is worn in summers. Georgette and chiffon are ever green fabric and is used in lot of salwar kameez.
The salwar Kameez can be divided into various types for example –
1.Patiala Salwar Kameez - Patiala Salwar Kameez as the name suggests comes from Patiala in the State of Punjab in Northern India. The King of Patiala in earlier times had its Royal dress as Salwar Kameez or Salwar qameez. The salwar kameez has loose lowers as salwar and long knee length top know as kameez.
2.Churidar Salwar Kameez - Churidar Salwar Kameez is known for its sleek looks. Churidar Salwar Kameez is preferred by lot of females as it looks elegant and gives shape to the body. This salwar kameez has body hugging salwar which is tightly gripped to the body like a stocking.
3.Cotton Salwar Kameez - The cotton salwar kameez comes is made of cotton with India and Pakistan being huge producer of good quality cotton.
4.Designer Salwar Kameez - A designer Salwar kameez is made by a fashion designer and normally has lot of hand embroidery work which is done in pearls, stones, beads and sequins.
5.Printed Salwar Kameez - These are called Printed salwar kameez as they are machine or digitally printed on all kinds of fabric like georgette, crepe, cotton, chiffon and other materials. The Printed Salwar Kameez has a very wide range of designs from flowers to polka dot to abstract to other prints.
6.Punjabi Salwar Kameez - Punjabi salwar kameez, the name comes from Punjab an Indian state in the north western region of India. This salwar kameez is worn in Punjab are also known as Punjabi salwar kameez. Punjabi women are very fond of bright colors so they wear bright colored Salwar kameez and dupatta.
7.Silk Salwar Kameez - The Silk Salwar Kameez is never out of fashion as it’s the fabric for special occasion like wedding, ceremonies, party or even get to gathers. The silk salwar kameez gives a very rich look to the dress due to its shine.
8.Wedding Salwar Kameez - Wedding Salwar Kameez are heavy salwar kameez which means they have lot of hand embroidery all over salwar kameez including the kameez, salwar and the sleeves. The work is mainly of beads, sequin and stones. The work is similar to jaal work or is completely filled up.
9.Bridal Salwar Kameez – The bridal salwar kameez is worn by a bride on her weeding day or prior to the wedding day on a ceremony. This salwar kameez is normally in pink or red color due to the auspicious occasion. The salwar kameez is heavily done up with hand embroidered work in stones and other material.
10.Georgette Salwar Kameez – Georgette salwar Kameez – Georgette Salwar Kameez is made in variety of Georgette like poly georgette which is mixture of georgette and synthetic, 30gm georgette, 40 gm georgette, 60 gm georgette, 70 gm georgette. The georgette is a flowing material and due to its toughness can take heavy embroidery on it.
11.Chiffon Salwar Kameez – This salwar kameez is made in chiffon fabric which is a lighter flowing material compared to georgette and is again like by women due to its lightness.
12.Part Wear Salwar Kameez – These salwar kameez is normally worn in Parties and function and like wedding salwar kameez these have heavy embroidery and jaal work on it.
HOW TO CHOOSE SALWAR KAMEEZ
Salwar Kameez should be chosen as per the body, occasion and the complexion. Colors like Black, Red and other dark colors should be preferred by large size women as dark color of salwar kameez makes them look slimmer. Fair complexion women should also go for bright colors as it adds glow to the complexion. Dusky complexion women should wear rust or lighter colors which gives a soothing even to the skin tone. The styling for large size women should be not too tight or loose salwar kameez while slim women can wear churidars complimenting their figures. Salwar Kameez worn in parties should be heavy and in case of wedding or Ceremony, Red and pink should be the preferred color. You can bBuy from our Latest Collection of Salwar Kameez, Salwar Kamiz, Salwar Qameez, Salwar Qamiz From Our Online Shop.
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