Due to the long, shared history that the country shares with India, there is quite a similarity in the dressing patterns when comparisons are made in certain regions. Pakistani clothing also showcases similarities to ethnic groups of central Asia. Of course today, many youngsters in Pakistan have embraced Western style of clothing.
Narrow tight-fitting shalwars are known as churidars. The kameez is large and loose-fitting tunic, worn with the baggy shalwar. Men as well as women wear the same attire, with a difference in the color of the cloth, fitting, silhouettes and the embellishments used.
Shalwar Kameez and Lehenga
Shalwar kameez and lehenga are the traditional attire worn by women in Pakistan. While shalwar kameez is also worn as a daily wear, lehenga is a typical attire for ceremonies and special occasions. Interesting patterns woven with lace are used to add feminine element to the lehenga.
Apart from the traditional clothing, Pakistanis also don western attire including shirts, trousers, jeans, etc. However, traditional clothing definitely has a strong foothold in the modern society of Pakistan even today.