Traditional Dresses Of Sindhi Legends & Current Trends

Sindhi Traditional Dress

Traditional Dresses Of Sind: Legends & Current Trends

Traditional dresses of Sind are always in vogue. Owing to dazzling cultural designs and colorful appealing patterns, there in an evergreen craze of traditional dresses of Sind locally as well as among foreigners. Though Pakistan is a single country, yet there are diversified patterns and styles of dresses that fall into our trend due to diverse culture, spell-bound tradition and legendary social norms followed since ancient times.

Traditional Tunics, Robes & Pantaloons

Traditional Dresses Of Sindhi In old medieval period and even prior to the ancient Mughal rule, the traditional costumes were worn by the culture bonded people of Sindh greatly resembled the dresses draped in Iraq as well as adjoining countries. These dresses on diversity included stylish short tunics as well as Iraqi style long covering robes.

Traditional Dresses Of Sindhi Trendy Iraqi style clothing, such as the loose and long pantaloons were also for a long time adopted in the neighboring Multan as well as along the coastal areas of Gujarat. Further, alongside these cultural traditional dresses, Sindhis also wore other legendary traditional attire.

Traditional Sindhi Shalwar “Kancha”

Sindhi-Balochi traditional man wore Sindhi traditional loose pantaloon style shalwar to wear as the bottom. The top is the colorful Baloch front style opened robe. The most famous traditional Sindhi drawers are the loose and baggy style shalwar famously adopted from the country of Iraq as well as other neighboring countries. The famous Sindhi shalwar, also famously called kancha, can be described appropriately described as big and wide pantaloons which do not begin to actually gather at the knees as most apparently do the modern type of Sindhi suthan, which are much wide at the ankles.

Traditional Sindhi Shalwar “Gujarati Kafni”

There is another widely worn traditional Sindhi shalwar which is much similar to the Gujarati kafni, which is very wide and is plaited at the side of the waist. Both the garments fall loose down near to the ankles, where they are mostly gathered. Both type of garments has the same kind of origins in the typical pantaloons of Iraq, which are still endorsed and worn by the Kurds.

Traditional Sindhi “Suthan”

A suthan is a Sindhi traditionally tight fitting found below the knees or all around the ankle area whereas any other style of shalwar is also loosely gathered at the side of the ankles and does not at all feel uncomfortable or tighten towards the lower body parts of the legs.

Though it was not much customary for Sindhi women to wear the dress of suthan during the much early 19th century, most of the Sindhi men were seen wearing the most legendary traditional pantaloon style loose and baggy Sindhi shalwar/suthan during this medieval period.

However, the traditional suthan was not much universally adopted by tribal members of all religions of Sindh but was just in1872 where it was widely noted and its use had a big spread to a much wider audience.

Traditional Sindhi Gaji

Sindhi women also wear the lehenga as well as choli which is popularly known as the gaji. Gaji is a traditional pullover shirt worn mostly in the rural mountain areas of Sindh. This gaji is embellished with small, square panels along with embroidery fabricated on silk and sequins. Sindhi clothing usually displays embroidery in a fascinating way using mirrors. Other kind of traditional clothing usually includes the Sindhi cap as well as Ajrak of beautiful designs which are creatively made on a local scale. Sindhi men also traditionally wear the famous dhoti along with the long angerkho.

Latest Fashion Trends of Traditional Sindhi Dresses for Women

The latest fashion of Sindhi style Ajrak as well as Rilli style dresses for women has taken the serious toll of fashion world of our nation by storm. 

Latest Traditional Fashion of Ajrak Dresses

Traditional Ajrak dresses of Sind include versatile and elegant shirts made of ajrak. Some of these styles dresses are made fully of ajrak material while some of the styles have patches of ajrak embellished either on the sleeves, on the front or on the back. 

Ajrak is by origin a Sindhi fabric. It is a vibrant block-printed fabric which comes with mostly gallant colors like white, dark maroon, pitch black and navy blue. Ajrak has been worn by Sindhi people even since time immemorial.

It is merely recently that even women have started to use ajrak as women’s wear. Nowadays, even different brands, as well as designers, are providing versatile patterned clothes made of this fabric. Stylish clothes made with ajrak look very nice as well as traditional and can be used for evergreen casual wear like many other block-printed clothes. 

Latest Fashionable Rilli Kurtas For Women

Rilli is a popular Ancient art of Sindh and is part of our culture. It is actually the creative craft of handwoven appliqué, embroidery as well as patchwork. Nowadays the Rilli craft is being widely used in kurtas for modern women. These traditional kurtas are extremely elegant and superb for casual wear. 

These rilli kurtas can be adorably worn with palazzos or even churidaars

In nutshell, Traditional Dresses Of Sind are not merely legends but are a great part of Latest Trends as well. The tradition of Sind provides elegant trends and legends which are undoubtedly evergreen to be adorably draped and followed by a woman for many ages to come. How did you like our information? Share us with your comments here. We love to hear 

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