Salwar Kameez for Lady
This is a traditional dress of North India (Punjabi) ladies. Salwar Kameez is a symbol of dignity and simplicity and comfortable to wear. Chunni is also an important component of Salwar Kameez.
Kameez is an upper part of the combination of Salwar Kameez and dupatta. Traditional Kameez is normally long upto knee with wide circumference (Gher) and with full sleeves. It is almost fully covered from the back as back neck line depth like 2”-3" and medium low at the front like 6”-7" as front neck line depth. It is wide or broad at neck like 6”-7" to put the head inside the Kameez.
Now-a-days different neck styles are prevalent in the market, a few are
(i) Round Neck: it is semi circle at the front and crescent or round shape at the back depending upon the measurements.
(ii) U Neck : The neck looks like alphabet "U" from the front and back as per given design.
(iii) V Neck : The neck looks like alphabet "V" from the front and back as per given design.
(iv) Pointed U Neck : The front is like alphabet "U" with pointed very small v at front of "U" neck.
(v) Split Round Neck : The neck is round with front opening around 2".
(vi) Boat Neck : The neck design is just like boat with low from front, back around 4”-5" and wide broad from shoulders like 9”-10"
(vii) Square Neck : The front neck is just like mathematical square and back depending upon given design.
(viii) Mandarian Collar : The front is open with high collars.
The upper part of Salwar Kameez has different fittings, neck styles, sleeves style, sleeves length, bottom circumference measurements and cuts.
The Salwar part is a bottom part of the Salwar Kameez. Traditionally it is wide from top. It has 4 to 5 inches belt attached to rest part of the salwar which is pleated. Upper part of the Belt has tunnel for drawstring. Normally the traditional salwar size from top at waist area is almost double as the actual waist size to make it comfortable to wear. Salwar has big room at the thigh area for comfort. Salwar has almost double bottom size as the circumference of the ankle so as to make proper space for the feet to put inside for wearing.
The modification in the traditional salwar as part of the Salwar Kameez became famous as traditional Churidar Salwar. It is sleek in look and has leg shape fitting from thigh to bottom part of the leg as compared to Indian traditional salwar. At bottom it has small hole with hooks or thread to close the bottom at the ankle.
Further modifications resulted as Patiala Salwar as the bottom part of Salwar Kameez. Patiala Salwar kameez has similar look like Indian traditional Salwar Kameez except that the patiala salwar has more pleates and big fall comes on wearing at back.
Further modifications became popular as Parallel and Bootcut Salwar as the bottom part of the Salwar Kameez. These have the shape of pants with thin belt, elastic and chain etc with different shapes.