Trend spotting: The shalwar makes a comeback

Trend spotting: The shalwar makes a comeback

Won't it be nice to have the blood circulation in your legs back? Cigarette pants can get tight!
14 Oct, 2015

We know, we know, it hurts when a new trend emerges after lawn season stitching has come to an end but ladies, it's time to accept it: the shalwar is officially back.

Deep down, we all knew that harem/cigarette pants couldn't have replaced it for good but we say, why does it have to be an either/or situation? They can all live together like one, big, happy family!

It's presence on the runway reaffirmed our suspicion. One of our favourite ensembles in Elan's Jasmine Court collection was coupled with a shalwar.

Ammara Khan gave it a slit to shake things up.

Designer Feeha Jamshed gave it a Western makeover.

It went from ramp to retail in no time and soon, we spotted celebs donning the old classic.

Sohai Ali abroo wearing Zara Shahjahan to an event. #zarashahjahan

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Not just local celebs; even the Bolly stars are on point with this one.

If Deepika's doing it, it must really be back!
If Deepika's doing it, it must really be back!

Won't it be nice to have the blood circulation back in your legs? Cigarette pants can get tight!


Jawad Oct 14, 2015 03:43pm
Salwar Kameez Pakistan ki shaan hai. Women and men look stunning in salwar Kameez.
HS Oct 14, 2015 04:12pm
Makes sense. The short kameez is back, hence the need for shalwar revival.
Skeptic Oct 14, 2015 05:12pm
It never went away. It has been the garment of choice for 99% of modest Pakistani and Indian Muslim women all along.
Arisha G Oct 14, 2015 06:23pm
Thank goodness for that!!
Truth Oct 14, 2015 06:27pm
these trend setters have made husbands mad.... shopping shopping shopping
Jamz Oct 14, 2015 08:59pm
I'd rather it not make a comeback. Unless coupled with an appropriate kameez, shalwars have always been too sloppy for me. I think Pakistani fashion has wonderfully evolved over the years to acquire a westernized cut to the dresses. I don't understand why fashion bigwigs are trying to undo the niche of Pakistani fashion.
M.Saeed Oct 14, 2015 11:31pm
Shalwar should have never gone in the first place. It is the most decent part of our dress.
raghu Oct 14, 2015 11:37pm
outdated dress
Fiz Oct 15, 2015 12:42am
Thank goodness! now we can feel humans again. Nothing like the comfort of wearing a shalwar kameez.
Saleem USA Oct 15, 2015 02:10am
I don't know about men, but indeed, being in USA, I can say no other dress makes a woman look more beautiful than Shalwar Kameez. Actually desi girls' bodies just weren't designed for jeans, they look out of place wearing jeans.
Omrna Oct 15, 2015 03:03am
good move, old is gold
Saher Fatima Oct 15, 2015 05:38am
It s Really nice to see. Shalwar looks trendy in every era. thx alot for the nice post and sharing
SIAK Oct 15, 2015 07:39am
Like we did not know it would! Fashion industry is a joke!
meharali Oct 15, 2015 09:29am
Karachiite Oct 15, 2015 06:12pm
@Saleem USA - then you haven't seen many desi girls..... xD personally i dislike the baggy shalwar for both men and women. pajamas or narrow pants are much better imo.