Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Patiala Salwar Kameez
Patiala Salwar Kameez or Patiala Shalwar Kameez is having some special historical background. There is a story behind this name. Patiala is a place in Punjab at North India. In ancient times, Maharaja (King) of Paliala was very famous. His dress was a pleated and baggy type salwar with long loose kameez with full sleeves. He used to wear this dress as a king and for comfort also.
In the new modern era, the women community copied his dress and named Patiala. In Patiala Salwar Kameez, kameez is same as other traditional designs. The kameez of patiala salwar kameez is long upto knee and comfortable to wear due to proper fitting. There is no hard and fast rule for sleeves, neck designs, front and back neckline depth and curves and cuts.
Normally the salwar of patiala salwar kameez is having a number of pleates of different styles. The fall of pleates goes back and looks like baggy with pleates. Patiala Salwar is very comfortable to wear. From top, it has belt like any other traditional salwar and a long tunnel for drawstring. The upper portion like traditional salwar is wide spread or has a big room for hips and legs movements.
In a nutshell, the Patiala Salwar Kameez is comfortable to wear like traditional salwar kameez.