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Salwar Kameez and Churidar Kurta
- The Major Difference

By: Katrina Cathy

Salwar Kameez Tips & Advice

13 October, 2010- Salwar Kameez is the much preferred and traditional attire for women folks in Indian Subcontinent. Popularly known as the Indian suit or Pakistani Suit, a set of Salwar Kameez normally constitutes of a tunic called Kameez, a baggy trousers called Salwar and normally a matching stole called Dupatta.

Churidar Kurta or Churidar Pyjamas, on the other hand, are tightly fitting trousers and are often referred to as Moghul Breeches. While stitching these are cut wide at the top and they narrow down as they reach ankle. This style is preferred more because it emphasis the contours of the leg. Churidar are usually cut longer than the length of the leg and finished with buttoned cuff tightly fitted at the ankle. The excess length then falls loosely over the leg in ripples or folds and often resemble the bangles, hence the name “Churi-dar”

While Salwar is a pyjama like trouser drawn at the hipline either by drawstring or elastic, Churidar is tighter, fitting at the hips, thighs and ankles and look more like leggings. The latter one is longer than the legs and their extremes are crinkled and crumpled to fit.

Both Salwar Kameez and Churidar Kurtas are made from variety of fabrics including cotton, silk, satin, and crepe, georgette, brocade, tanchoi and heavy satins even with real gold and silver embroidery, studded with precious stones. Elaborate patterns are done with Phulkari, Chikankari, Meenakari embroidery works or Kundan, Resham, Zari and Zardosi patterns. Other patterns include Bandhej, beaded sequins, mirror work, Leharia and block cum handprints.

About the Author

Katrina is a social media manager at is one of the most popular online shopping website for Indian Clothing that includes Salwar Kameez, Saree, Anarkali suits, Bollywood Fashion, Costume and Fashion Jewelry. South Asians such as Indians, Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, Sri Lankans living in abroad love to buy their designer clothing online at because of the wide range of designer saree, traditional saree, and Salwar Kameez

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