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.

1. Salwar

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.

4. Churidhar

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.

5. Parallel pants

They are usually worn with kameez which have a front opening or with short tops. They look casual and yet trendy.



  1. hie,
    ur blog is very useful hopefully u will upload some videos for cutting n sewing. I wanted to ask u do u know how to cut anarkali dress plz? it will be so helpful if u have any tutorial regarding that...may Allah bless u for sharing ur knowledge...

    1. Thank you for your comment.. Will hopefully put videos some day... The tutorial on Anarkali suits can be found here

    2. hi ur blog is too good thank u so much but where i can see cutting for gathering pant please reply me please

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    1. Hi Anu,
      You can check out this link for the tutorial on parallel pants...


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