History of the Tulip Shalwar
The Tulip shalwar is a chic modern interpretation of the classic Patiyala shalwar. The Patiyala shalwar originated from North-West Pakistan regions with Pakhtun culture. It became is an iconic fashion trend among young girls. It made a come back in the early 2000s in Pakistan.
Like the Patiyala the Tulip shalwars have a wide circumference with lush layers denoting the multiple pleats around the waistband. These pleats are what gives the Tulip shalwar its voluminous illusion that elegantly drapes around each leg.
Description and Types Available
The Tulip shalwar is a skinny version of the commonly worn shalwar, it takes the wrap-around sarong concept from East Asia and combines it with the Patiyala shalwar. The result is a sleek shalwar that is wide from the thighs but tight from the ankles. It has a singular mid pleat that cuts through each leg giving shape and structure. The overall appearance of these ethnic pants can be further be embellished with beads and lace. Pakistani women are constantly changing their fashion style wanting to change things up in their wardrobe.
Design and Material
Tulip shalwars are now available online in over 100 designs. They are made in different colours and materials. For casual daywear to match with a short Kurti or dressy frock, Tulip shalwars are great summer pants for women. They are also available to match with more formal wedding occasion designs. Available online in a range of prices from inexpensive linen or cotton material variety to more expensive Jamawar, silk and chiffon.