For the western world it is called aptly called the voluminous genie trousers! It evokes memories of Alladin with his magic lamp and the tall genie smiling besides. The Arabian fairy tale is far away from the real Patiala salwars which is the original name of the 3-piece garment. Salwars of this genre include the popular wide belted variety. Though it gives the effect of a fuller upper, this design is in vogue today. The Indo-western influences are marked in the new designs that are adaptable. Patiala Salwars have today transcended geographical and racial boundaries. Today, they are being designed for the global market.
The latest designs of Patiala salwars show that some women are taking interest in creating their own designs. Combination of resham and silver embroidery has become a big hit. To make them wearable for weddings the fabric is embellished with metals and beads and zari work. Many Punjabis are reviving the fashion of wearing this beautiful garment for social gatherings. One can buy sets of fabrics to get them self-designed. With so much of online reference available the best patterns can be used. Chiffons work best with this pattern of salwar kameezes. This is because the lightness of the fabric can be used to accentuate the concept of the flow that characterizes the main look of these salwar kameezes. With new flavors appearing this season, the variety of Patiala salwars show that it is still trendy. It is just what the genie ordered to look beautiful like a princess.