DESIGNER PUNJABI SUIT

 The Punjabi suit is the Punjabi suit is the traditional dress of women in the Punjab region. It is made up of a kurta or kameez and a straight cut salwar. In some parts of the Punjab region, men also wear the Punjabi suit.

The Punjabi suit is cut differently to the styles worn in Balochistan and Afghanistan and is known as a “Punjabi suit” with the kameez being cut straight and flat with side slits (which is a local development as earlier forms of kameez did not have side slits). The salwar is wide at the top but fits closely to the legs and is gathered at the ankles. The Punjabi salwar is also cut straight and gathered at the ankles with a loose band reinforced with coarse material. In rural Punjab, the salwar is still called the suthan. The Punjabi suit is popular in other regions of the subcontinent, such as Mumbai and Sindh. It is also popular in Afghanistan, where it is called the Punjabi.

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Multani shalwar suit

The Multani shalwar, also known as the ‘ghaire wali’ or ‘Saraiki ghaire wali’ shalwar as it is very wide around the waist, originates from the Multan area of the Punjab region. The style is similar to the Sindhi kancha shalwar as both are derivatives of the pantaloon shalwar worn in Iraq and adopted in these locations during the 7th century A.D.The Multani shalwar is very wide, baggy,full and has folds like the Punjabi suthan.The upper garments include the Punjabi kameez and the chola of the Punjab region.

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