The 5 Basic Pakistani Clothing Items Every Women Should Have

The 5 Basic Pakistani Clothing Items Every Women Should Have
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Pakistani women love to shop! But shopping can get pricey, especially when you have to pay shipping fees, custom duties, and extra taxes that are often required by some of the foreign e-commerce companies out there.

Fortunately, with the right kind of know-how, you can find clothing items that are reasonably priced and in line with Pakistani culture and trends. Check out this list of 5 basic Pakistani dresses UK items every woman should have in her closet!


1) Shalwar Kameez

The Shalwar Kameez is the most common form of dress for Pakistani women. It is a long tunic top that is worn over loose-fitting pants. The outfit is usually brightly colored and decorated with embroidery.

The Shalwar Kameez is comfortable and easy to wear, making it a great choice for everyday wear. However, the loose-fitting design does not offer much coverage so this outfit is not suitable for formal occasions.

2) Saree

The saree is a traditional Indian garment that can be worn in a variety of ways. It is a long piece of cloth that is wrapped around the body and typically has a colorful design. Pakistanis often wear sarees on special occasions, such as weddings or festivals.

They are also commonly worn by women who do not wish to wear pants. A saree is sometimes accompanied by jewelry like gold necklaces and bracelets, which may feature cultural motifs like peacocks or horses.

3) Kurta/Shalwar Set

A Kurta is a loose shirt that falls anywhere from mid-thigh to below the knee, and is worn with fitted pants called Shalwar. Kurtas are usually made of cotton, linen, or silk, and can be plain or have intricate embroidery. A Shalwar Set is a must-have in Pakistani dresses UK for any Pakistani woman’s wardrobe!

It consists of an upper garment called a Shalwar, which is a loose tunic that falls anywhere from hip length to calf length, and another lower garment (usually trousers) called either Salwar or Churidar.

Traditionally, Shalwars were only paired with matching lower garments in solid colors such as black, white, blue, browns, reds etc., but nowadays you’ll find more colorful designs like floral prints and Indian block prints as well.

4) Abaya/Burqa

The abaya or burqa is a loose, outer garment that covers the body and head. It is often worn by Muslim women as a sign of modesty and religious devotion. The abaya is usually black, but can be found in other colors as well.

Some women wear an abaya over their clothes, while others wear it as their only garment. The abaya also acts as a shield from the environment so it’s perfect for windy days or cold climates.

5) Shawl

A shawl is one of the must-have items in Pakistani dresses UK for every Pakistani woman. It can be worn in a variety of ways, from draped over the shoulders to wrapped around the head. Shawls come in many different colors and fabrics, so you can find one to match any outfit.

In some areas, women wear shawls instead of dupattas (scarves) or chadars (long cloaks). These are typically worn with pajamas (loose-fitting pants and shirts). Buy Pakistani dresses UK online at Filhaal UK.

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