Vibrant colors, heavy embroidery, jutti are synonymous to Punjabi fashion. Traditionally they adorn bright colored attires. Punjabi suits play an integral role in the arena of Punjabi fashion. While speaking about the prevailing trend in Punjabi fashion for women, the only name the pops up is the Punjabi suit. These suits have attracted the Punjabi women as well as those from other states of the country and culture because of its design and comfort. Punjabi suits are referred to the salwar kameez that is adorned by the Punjabi women for ages. With time and change in fashion trends, new designs and cut have been incorporated in the same.
A Punjabi suit
The Punjabi suit or the salwarkameez comprises of a knee length kameez. This might be either short-sleeved or long-sleeved with varied necklines. Salwar is the lower part of the attire is worn below the naval level, it is wide in the top and the bottom is narrow. With the help of an elastic band or a drawstring, the salwaris fastened around your waist. Salwarkameez is incomplete without a dupatta that is a long scarf that is worn by women around their neck.
Surge in the popularity of Patiala salwar
With time, there have been various alterations in the salwarkameez, and you can spot various forms of salwars that ranges from the broad bottomed Patiala to the narrow bottomed one. Patiala salwars has derived its name from the “pattian walee salwar.” It adds poise to your personality. These salwars are broad based and have heavy pleats and are worn with knee-length kurtas and a heavily embroidered dupatta. Patiala is also an important part of the wedding fashion as the Punjabi girls also adorn this during the wedding ceremony to the Gurdwara.
Churidar with jackets
Next in the list of the recent trend, is the churidar suit with embroidered jackets. This jacket adds value and unique to the dress. Being embroidered and ornamented this gives a different look to the churidar suit. There are two parts in the jacket and are tied with beautiful dories. These dories add finesse to the suit. Churidar has been in high demand among girls of different ages since time immemorial. This attire is a combination of modern style and traditional element of clothing. There are intricate and unique patterns of this ethnic wear. It gives a sleek look to the women and makes them look smart.
Three-dimensional party wear suits are yet another ne inclusion as per the prevailing trend of Punjabi fashion. The use of multiple colors can make you look elegant. These suits are adorned in many of the Indian movies that have contributed to the rise in the popularity of the same. The phulkari suits are traditional wear for the Punjabi girls but are always in fashion. The dhoti style salwars are another style that is in vogue now. Along with this attire the girls also wear phulkari jutti that are handcrafted by the local artisans. The use of this footwear can be traced back to centuries.
Other prevalent trends
A prevalent trend in the Punjabi fashion is the use of dories in the kameez. It gives a chic look to women. Fabrics as cotton and chiffon are mostly used to make these dories and these fit well than those of silk. Use of embroidery and lace is another important aspect of the Punjabi fashion for thedresses for women. Thread embroidery accentuates the beauty of the suits.If it is teamed with heavily embroidered dupatta, it enhances the beauty of a lady who has adorned the dress. Use of intricate and heavily embroidered dupatta is an important attribute of the Punjabi fashion.
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