Zeeshan Shaikh
What is the traditional clothing worn in your country?

It will be very interesting to see all the variation in clothing worn all over this beautiful and diverse world. Please share some pictures and details of traditional clothing worn in your country.

For a start, I am posting some details and a link to pictures of traditional clothes worn commonly in my country, Pakistan. =)

<a href="http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=113603632102357&set=a.113603382102382.10261.100003581627832&type=3&theater">HERE IS THE LINK TO THE PICTURES</a>

Here are some details:

The traditional clothes worn in Pakistan are called "shalwar kameez". Men and women have their own versions of shalwar kameez and this dress is worn both as casual wear, formal wear and in parties all over the country. Shalwar kameez has a very wide variety of variations in terms of cuts, designs, colors, fabrics and prints etc.

The dress Pakistani brides commonly wear is called "lehenga" and the dress grooms commonly wear is called "kulla sherwani". However, these are not the only type of clothing brides and grooms wear in Pakistan as traditional bridal wear in Pakistan also has a very wide variety of variations.

The culture of Pakistan and ethnic background goes back to the Indus Valley Civilization (2800–1800 B.C.), which was the largest and one of the most advanced ancient civilizations in the world.

Pakistan was the cultural hub of the massive Persian Empire and also remained a part of the Afghan, Mughal and the British Empire and thus the influence of all these empires can be seen in the rich culture and traditions of Pakistan.


Feb 21, 2012 6:42 PM
Comments · 2

Thank you for your comments Liza. 99% black? Really? That's very interesting.

Yes they do look like characters of a fairy tail but these dresses are actually inspired by the Persian and Mughal emperors and their queens/princesses that did used to dress up like this in reality.

You can see the modern version of shalwar kameez that women wear regularly in Pakistan on this website: http://gmag.gulahmed.com/cat/021201/index.html#/12


Thank you once again for your comments! =)


February 25, 2012

The bride and the groom look like characters of a fairy tail. Very beautiful.  In Russia we haven't been wearing any national traditional clothes for a very long time. I suppose our style of clothing is very close to European one,  apart just a few particularities:

Women in Russia like high hills.

I think, about 99% of footwear in Russia are black (I've no clue why).

Most of girls and young women prefer flashy stlyle rather than casual or subdued fashion. But of course it depends...

February 22, 2012
Zeeshan Shaikh
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