(also shalwar /ˌSHəl-/)
A pair of light, loose, pleated trousers tapering to a tight fit around the ankles, worn by women from South Asia, typically with a kameez.
- Nowadays, fashion conscious Asian men are adopting long flowing robes, jackets and dhotis or baggy kameezs and salwars, with a shawl thrown over the shoulder.
- The standard clothing of men all over Pakistan is the salwar, loose baggy trousers, and kurta, a long shirtlike tunic.
- For convenience and ease of use, most modern women opt for churidars and salwars, with matching dupattas to give them the stylish look.
From Persian and Urdu šalwār.
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