The culture of Pakistan is full of folk customs and reflects the region’s past. In terms of lifestyle, ideas, and ethics, the people and communities of Pakistan are distinct. Pakistani clothing represents the culture of the country and the cultures of the Punjab, Sindhi, Balochistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, and Kashmir regions. The clothing culture of the Pakistani people has been enriched by a variety of influences spanning thousands of years. The identity of each nation is expressed through its clothing. The clothing of each regional culture reflects the distinct climate, lifestyle, and style that gives it individuality in all cultures. In this article, we will discuss various Pakistan traditions and it’s dress
NATIONAL DRESS OF PAKISTAN
Pakistan’s national dress, the shalwar kameez, is worn by females and males in all provinces. All Government personnel serving in the Secretariat have been required to wear the official uniform since 1982. Sindhi shalwar kameez, Punjabi shalwar kameez, Balochi shalwar kameez, and Pashtun shalwar kameez are examples of different styles of shalwar kameez
SHALWAR KAMEEZ FOR WOMEN
Pakistani ladies wear shalwar kameez, which come in a variety of patterns, colors, and designs, and are embellished with various embroidery motifs. The neckline might change based on the duration of the sleeve of the shirt and the duration of the shirt. Patiala Shalwar, Tulip Jeans, Churidar, Cigarette Pajamas, Samosa Pajamas, or Plain Pants are all examples of long straight cut trouser
SHALWAR KAMEEZ FOR MEN
Pakistani men usually wear Shalwar Kameez while some also wear Pakistani Kurtas and Shalwar vests. In Pakistan, the kurta is already a popular traditional garment. Looks like a bag with a drawstring closure. The kurta reaches the knees of the wearer in length. The kurta can be worn with pants or jeans. A vest can also be worn with a Kurta, Shalwar Kameez, and pajamas giving the dress a very elegant appearance.
For defense against the arid Sulaiman Range and harsh winds of the Kharan Desert, the Baluchis wear a heavy cloth shalwar kameez with an unusually wide shalwar. They cover their heads with a long Baloch turban, usually white, to protect them from the sun’s rays.
Sindhis wear shalwar kameez with ajrak of beautiful locally created designs and traditional Sindhi cap. According to the Punjabi climate, Punjabi men wear simple shalwar kameez, shalwar, and dhoti karta. A shalwar kameez can also be worn with a thin turban cloth, known as a turban in rural districts of Punjab. The khussa can also be worn with a dhoti kurta. Traditional business slippers are worn by Pashtuns. We speak of female religious clothing when we say “female religious clothing”.
When they leave the house, they strive to conceal every part of their bodies save their face and hands. Outside or in part, most ladies cover their faces with a Dupatta or Chador, whereas religious ladies prefer wearing a Scarf, Burqa, or Hijab.
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