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Salwar Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    salwar n : a pair of light loose trousers witha tight fit around the ankles; worn by women from the Indian subcontinent (usually with a kameez) [syn: shalwar]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Salwar'

Shalwar kameez (also spelt salwar kameez or shalwar qameez) is the dress worn by both men and women in South Asia and Central Asia. It is a unisex dress similar in manner to shirt and pants worn by westerners. The phrase shalwar kameez is a generic term used to describe different costumes which have been developed in different regions (the Sindhi Suthan; Kashmiri Suthan, the Dogri pyjama). Traditionally, it has been worn in Afghanistan, Pakistan and in Northern India. The popular type of shalwar kameez known in the sub-continent has roots in the pre-partition Punjab.

Since the 20th century, women in Southern India have also copied this dress complementing the Sari, the traditional dress of India. The Shalwar or Salwar (as pronounced in India) is a loosely-fit pajama-like pant. The legs are often wide at the top, and narrow at the ankle, although there are several styles of shalwar pants in modern times, some trendy and jean-like. The kameez is a long shirt of tunic length which hits at the middle of the thigh, but traditionally, it would come down to the top of the knee. The side seams (known as the chaak), left open below the waist-line, give the wearer greater freedom of movement. On a female, the shalwar kameez ensemble is completed by wearing a dupatta (loose scarf) around the shoulders, draping over the chest.

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  • Patriotic fashion: Wardrobes reinforce the political spirit
    New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) With polling for the 16th Lok Sabha elections starting Monday, "patriotic fashion" will be flavour right till the results are announced May 16 after the nine-phase ballot. Designer Mrinalini Gupta said that the cotton salwar-kameez accompanied by a dupatta will be a perfect choice for a hot summer afternoon. "An interesting Read more on this news related to 'Salwar'
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    Katrina Kaif was spotted dressed in a Pakistani salwar-suit in Malerkotla, Punjab         Read more on this news related to 'Salwar'
  • Winds of change: Fashion in Pakistan gets modern touch
    Lahore, April 12 (IANS) Winds of change are sweeping Pakistan's fashion ramps - from Pashmina kurtas, salwar-kameezes to shararas and ghararas in the past to off-shoulder gowns, sleeveless dresses and even backless outfits now. Off the runway, fashion may be conservative, but designers are attempting to lend a contemporary twist. Intricate embroidery, surface Read more on this news related to 'Salwar'

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