Imagine moving around with an ease such that your every effort is as smooth as it is beautiful. Wearing a dress that highlights your curves but at the same time, covers you with self-respect? Being modern and comfortable in your dress, yet staying connected to the societies. That, right there is the flexibility of the Pakistani casual salwar kameez.
There was a time, years back when Pakistani women used to stay at home, do the informal chores, wore sarees with long ghunghats as the respect towards elder and to protect their self-respect in front of other men. But away are those days. Pakistani women today are increasing their wings in every field. Be it corporate set-up, business project or sports, they are everywhere and are making sure they are heard and respected.
However, women are still likely to dress in a particular way that is not aggressive to the society. That’s where the black shalwar kameez takes the front stage. Spreading its roots from Punjab to the Pakistani subcontinent and global, salwar kameez is a beautiful clothing with salwar as loose pyjama-style trousers and kameez as long shirt. With time and fashion, it has changed to take many forms like Anarkali, Punjabi suit, Chudidar, Patiala, Sharara, Afghani and what not. That’s the attractiveness of salwar kameez; it can be styled as per the fashion and personal comfort.
Seeing present fashion, Pakistani women have a plethora of dress to choose from, one extreme being jeans, skirt, crop tops to the old-style extreme being saree. Salwar kameez falls right in the middle, creating it the highly preferred dress for the Pakistani women. There are a number of reasons for this preference.
Taking the case of saree; it is elegant outfit beautifying the overall impression of the person wearing it. However, the clothing of saree is a cumbersome task and few are capable of mastering it. Also, moving around wearing saree is boring and uncomfortable. Whereas black shalwar kameez, the stylishness never fades. It is way happier for women to move around without disturbing about their saree coming loose in case of salwar kameez. Whether it is working in a company office, running shops for the house, meeting new people for business or casual meetings, Salwar kameez works just good.
With the westernization of our nation, fashion has offered new apparels, jeans being the most favorable among them. What gives salwar kameez an advantage over jeans is that jeans are body-fitted and tight whereas salwar is loose creating it more comfortable. In many communities and households in India, jeans are still considered offensive and un-feminine. Still kameez can be paired with jeans and it no longer is unacceptable. This again highlights the flexibility of the attire.
The modern variants of salwar kameez make it a wonderful choice to don on traditional functions and celebration. Even the casual get-togethers and family meetings are the perfect events to flaunt the lovely designs of salwar kameez. Nowadays, women can be looking pairing kameez or kurtis with jeans, palazzo or even dhoti. Salwar kameez has become widely chosen and is accepted as a decent and elegant dress.