It was love at first sight, with the Patiala Salwar look I mean. From the Kings of Punjab to Kareena's hallmark look in JAB WE MET, the Patiala Salwar or the Punjabi Salwar has been a trend that has travelled decades and never lost its charm. As the name very well suggests, the Patiala Salwar originated in the Patiala district of Punjab and remains a popular choice of Salwar Kameez style In this part of Asia.
MEANING AND ORIGIN OF THE PATIALA SALWAR
The Patiala Salwar is a very baggy kind of salwar which has many pleats that give it a very rich and luxe look.It is a loosely fitted pajama having numerous pleats at the bottom. Almost double amount of cloth is required to stitch this salwar as compared to regular Indian salwar kameez. Pleats in this salwar are stitched in a way that they meet at the ankle and give an excellent fall. Owing to its comfort and style, it was originally the attire of the Maharaja of Punjab and has over the time become a wardrobe staple of most women. Its also called the PATTIAN WALI SHALWAR and even SHAHI PATIALA SALWAR owing to the majesty of the garment.
STYLING AND INNOVATION
A Patiala Salwar can be teamed up with a straight long kurta and an angrakha style anarkali but its look comes out best with a short kurta which is the perfect way to show off the salwar's gorgeous pleats. It adds a certain freshness and zestful appeal to the look and is an ever classic look for formal and casual occasions. A heavily embroidered kurta with dupatta and patiala is a favorite choice for a lot of people during wedding and festive occasions as it doesn't require much accessorizing either. The salwar steals the show and makes you stand out from the crowd.
Patiala suits look best in bright, lively shades but you can also experiment with printed and subtler colors. They come in a lot of variants with innovations in the number of pleats, embellishments, embroideries and fall. Like they say, there is one for everyone.
One can also take inspiration from Kareena's effervescent look in the movie JAB WE MET where she was seen flaunting the patiala with tees and tank tops. Quirk up with some oxidized jewelry and you are ready to slay! Its the perfect fusion look for the college going crowd.
ONE STYLE FLATTERS ALL BODY TYPES
The universal appeal of this Indian Salwar type lies in the fact that its suitable for all body types. So whether you are a pear or an apple or a rectangle shaped body type, this Indian lower is just right for you. For those with a pear shape, a patiala salwar in a slimming fabric such as georgette or crepewould work wonders as it would balance out the curves and those with a rectangle and apple shape can opt for cotton and silk variants that give volume at the bottom.
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