Thursday, 30 May 2013
Pakistani Suits For Women New Images Pictures Photos Collections 2013
Salwar Kameez is also known Shalwar Khameez. Salwar is a loose Trouser. Kameez is a loose long Tunic worn over the Salwar. Salwar Kameez is spelled in many different ways such as, Shalwar Qameez, Salwaar Kamiz, and Salvaar Kamis.
Salwar Kameez traces its origins to the Mongols and was once considered a Muslim Dress. Shalwar Khameez is a traditional garment worn by the people of India, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh. It is worn by both men and women due its modesty with Muslim values, comfort and freedom of movement. Differences exist between Men’s and Women’s Salwaar Kameez.
Men’s Salwar Kameez
Men’s Salwar Kameez is also known as Salwar Kurta. Salwar a loose flowing Pants/ Trousers narrowing down to the ankle with a draw string at waist to adjust to different waist sizes. Kurta for men is straight cut long shirt/ tunic with slits at sides to facilitate easy movement, is worn over the Salwar.
Women’s Salwar Kameez Suit
Women’s Salwar Kameez Suit consists of Salwar, Kameez and Dupatta.
Shalwar is a loose flowing pants narrowing down to the ankle. It has a wide band measuring about 7-8 inches from waist to hips with gathers that at the hip line. A draw string at waist or elastic band helps to adjust to different waist sizes.
Khameez is a long Tunic Top with slits on the sides. The length of the Khameez varies depending on the style from hip length to above ankle length.
Dupatta or Shawl, is a long piece of complimentary rectangular fabric measuring 2 to 2.5 meters draped over the chest, or drawn over the shoulder and draped around the head completes the suit.
Shalwar kameez (also spelled shalvar kameez, salwar kameez, or shalwar qameez); is a traditional dress worn by both women and men in South Asia and specially Kazakhstan, Bangladesh , Pakistan and India/South Asia . Shalwar or salwar are loose pajama-like trousers. The legs are wide at the top, and narrow at the ankle. The kameez is a long shirt or tunic. The side seams (known as the chaak), left open below the waist-line, give the wearer greater freedom of movement.
Shalwar are gathered at the waist and held up by a drawstring or an elastic band. The pants can be wide and baggy or more narrow, and even made of fabric cut on the bias.
The kameez is usually cut straight and flat; older kameez use traditional cuts, as shown in the illustration above. Modern kameez are more likely to have European-inspired set-in sleeves. The tailor's taste and skill are usually displayed, not in the overall cut, but in the shape of the neckline and the decoration of the kameez. Modern versions of the feminine kameez can be much less modest than traditional versions. The kameez may be cut with a deep neckline, sewn in diaphanous fabrics, or styled in cap-sleeve or sleeveless designs. The kameez side seams may be split up to the thigh or even the waistline, and it may be worn with the salwar slung low on the hips. When a woman wears a semi-transparent kameez (mostly as a party dress), she wears a choli or a cropped camisole underneath it.
When women wear the salwar kameez, they usually wear a long scarf or shawl called a dupatta around the head or neck. For Muslim women, the dupatta is a less stringent alternative to the chador or burqa (see also hijab and purdah). For Sikh and Hindu women (especially those from northern India, where the salwar kameez is most popular), the dupatta is useful when the head must be covered, as in a Gurdwara or a Temple, or the presence of elders. For other women, the dupatta is simply a stylish accessory that can be worn over one shoulder or draped around the chest and over both shoulders.
The Shalwar kameez is sometimes known as "Punjabi suit," in Britain and Canada. In Britain, especially during the last two decades, the garment has been transformed from an everyday garment worn by immigrant South Asian women from the Punjab region to one with mainstream, and even high-fashion, appeal.
In India, the garment was originally confined to the North, but as a convenient and modest alternative to a sari - and also as one that flatters practically any body-type - it has become popular across the nation. By varying the fabric, color and the level of embroidery and decoration, the salwar-kameez can be formal, casual, dressy, or plain; and it can also be made to suit practically all climates.
The pants, or salvar, are known as salvar in Punjabi: , salvaar or shalvaar in Gujarati, salvaar or shalvar in Hindi, and shalvar in Urdu: . The word comes from the Persian: , meaning pants.
The shirt, kameez or qamiz, takes its name from the Arabic qamis. There are two main hypotheses regarding the origin of the Arabic word, namely:
that Arabic qamis is derived from the Latin camisia (shirt), which in its turn comes from the Proto-Indo-European kem (‘cloak’).
that Mediaeval Latin camisia is a borrowing through Hellenistic Greek kamision from the Central Semitic root “qm?”, represented by Ugaritic qm? (‘garment’) and Arabic qami? (‘shirt’). Both of these are related to the Hebrew verb ??? qm? (‘grip’, ‘enclose with one’s hand’).
Garments cut like the traditional kameez are known in many cultures; according to Dorothy Burnham, of the Royal Ontario Museum, the "seamless shirt," woven in one piece on warp-weighted looms, was superseded in early Roman times by cloth woven on vertical looms and carefully pieced so as not to waste any cloth. 10th century cotton shirts recovered from the Egyptian desert are cut much like the traditional kameez or the contemporary Egyptian jellabah or galabia.