Whether it is called shalwar kameez or salwar kameez it still means that it is of Indian or Pakistani origin. At times it may orginates from Afghanistan or Bangladesh too. But the Indian and Pakistani ones are more popular. Shalwar Kameez is now the conventional Indian dress brought in to Indian subcontinent by Mughal Kings, especially queens. It is a dress that truly upholds feminity in its gorgeous style. The designers of this country enrich its traditional look by their innovative qualities. The styles of Pakistani designers are also unique.
Shalwar Kameez is made up of various kinds of fabrics suitable for different climates. For summer wear, silk, cotton and georgettes are useful. Pakistani cottons are especially of fine quality. Again in winter velvet, satin silk, heavy cottons are suitable for making casual attire. But for making fashionable suits organza, jamewar or jacquard are utilized. Patterns woven in Shalwar Kameez are not only traditional and contemporary but the handiwork of efficient designers may be extra ordinarily novel. Some may be so gorgeous that the dress materials used as bridal attire. Some of the styles that fashionable ladies purchase are Punjabi, Patiala, Rajasthani designs of Shalwar Kameez.
In southern and central part of Asia Salwar Kameez being called as Shalwar Kameez wear historically the grace of both men and women. In Afghanistan and Pakistan Shalwar (as it is spelt) is known to be their national dress. In fashion world traditional Salwar has often changed design to modern jeans like appearance. Similarly length of Kameez has come down to middle of the thigh. This design opens up the movement to provide enough comfort. Dupatta of course increases grace.