Patiala Shalwar Kameez

Published: 23rd April 2010
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Salwar kameez dressing was originated during early Mughal times Fashion in the mother land and in the neighboring countries has widened. It is widely believe that Salwar Kameez was originated from Afghanistan and was spread out in neighboring countries especially in India and Asia.. Salwar kameez is a traditional dress worn by both women and men in South and Central part of Asia. It is a traditional dress worn by the Punjabis and the Pakistanis.



Salwar comes in vibrant designs, pattern ,fabrics and structure.. There are essentially legging of the suit, called payjama ,which it has lazes to tight around waist, the most common salwar or the regular basis is cotton salwar, it's the most common one can be worn every day, these are soft, skin friendly and gives soothing effect during summers. It is the daily wear dress of married and unmarried women of India. This simple dress is made in demand with latest designs of salwar kameez styles by the eminent designers and the trend setters of the fashion industry. There are different patterns and styles of salwar kameez which the fashion designers have come up with.



Among all the salwar suits Patiyala suits are the best because it is the most trendy and comfortable form of dressing, blending the tradition and modernity. The essence of this salwar kameez lies in its typical salwar design. Patiyala pattern of salwar-kameez was originated in the royal city of Punjab. The reason can be found in the fact that a lots of cloth is required to make this salwar. It needs about 4.5 meters as compared to 2.25 meters required for salwars of traditional salwar suits. Common man could not afford to get about 7 meters of fabric for making only one salwar suit set. Therefore, it was restricted to the royal and rich families. Patiala salwar with lots of pleats is also referred to as Patiala "Shahi" salwar since it was worn by the shahi (royal) people of Patiala city in state of Punjab.



There is a vast difference between the cutting pattern of the Wedding Salwar suit and the patiyala suit. Its distinguishing characteristic is folds of cloth stitched together that meet at the bottom. The "paijama" or the salwar is is very heavy compared to the common salwar because it consists of numerous folds accumulated around the waist. Now a days semi patiyala has also come up into style where the circumference is somewhat lesser near the waistline. This was done keeping in mind the comfort related to weight of the salwar. The kurta is a tight fitting, straight cut. The length of the kurta rests few inches above the knee. The sleeves may be of various styles like short sleeves, puff sleeves, 3-quarters and even sleeve less.The glamour more added to the suit is due to the dupatta of the Salwar Kameez, with heavy patch work.



Different bollywood heroines have worn in different movies. In the recent movie "jab we met" acted by kareena kapoor we can see huge range of patiyala suits. Those were beautifully decorated.



 




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