Salwar Kameez is a very popular Indian dress. Salwars are worn with a kameez and depending on the cut and design, there are five different types of salwars. The most common and basic type is called a salwar whereas all the other types have different names.
This is the basic type of salwar that is worn with normal kameez. It usually has frills at the front up to 6” on either side from the centre.
2. Patiala/ Patiyala
Patialas have always remained in fashion. They are usually worn with short and tight kurtis. Patialas with embroidery and patch work on them are very popular. They have frills all over the hip area to create volume and require much more cloth than the normal salwar.
3. Harem pants
Harem pants are similar to the Patialas as they too have frills all over the hip area. The only difference being that they are gathered at the ankle with elastic or pleated and stitched. Full length or Knee length Harem pants having frills only at the sides are also very popular. They are usually worn with t-shirts or short tops.
Churidhar is a leg hugging pant with gatherings at the bottom. It is worn with anarkali kurtas and dresses which have more volume on top like princess cut kameez and A-line kameez. Nowadays churidhars with permanent gathering, embroidery are also available. Depending on the cut and method of stitching there are two types of churidhars one with a waist band and one without.
They are usually worn with kameez which have a front opening or with short tops. They look casual and yet trendy.