Pakistani clothing refers to ethnic clothing worn by Pakistani residents and citizens of Pakistani descent. Also, Pakistani clothing reflects the nation’s history, trends, and cultures from the Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (Pashtun), Gilgit-Baltistan, and Kashmir regions. However, each regional culture’s attire reflects diversity.
Pakistani Clothing | Shalwar Qameez
The shalwar kameez is a traditional Pakistani dress. People in the Indian subcontinent widely wear it. The Kameez comes in a range of sizes, depending on where it’s worn. The clothing comprises a shalwar (buggy trouser) and a kameez (long shirt). With their shalwar kameez, Pakistani women typically wear a scarf. The shalwar’s legs have a narrow ankle and a large tip. Moreover, it is the national dress of Pakistan.
The Dupatta is treated only like an item in urban areas fashion. Most women who carry it these days wear it just as a decorative accessory, wrapping around the neck or hanging down the shoulder.
In urban areas, the majority of the young population may not have it at all. When visiting a Mosque, Dargah, Church, Gurdwara, or Mandir, some women wear a dupatta. It is customary in Pakistan for women to cover their heads.
Men dress in shalwar kameez, kurta, Pakistani waistcoat, achkan, sherwani, churidar, or pyjamas. Headgear Jinnah cap is also popular as Karakul, q Fez is also famous as Rumi Topi, and Taqiyah (cap). Peshawari chappal and Khussa are footwear. Traditional shawls produced of Pashmina or other warm fabrics are also available in the country’s northern areas.
Other Traditional Pakistani Clothing
In addition to the shalwar kameez, Pakistani women have several traditional dresses that they wear on formal events, marriages, mehndi, and other traditional ceremonies. The most common Pakistani clothing is the lehenga choli and hijabs, which come in a variety of designs and colors, such as a lehenga style kaftan. Another common dress is the lehenga.