I was extremely happy to see that Shalwars are back in fashion on my recent trip to Pakistan. Here are five reasons to love Shalwars and celebrate their entry back into trendy outfits:
1. Shalwars are super comfortable
My number one reason to love Shalwars is that they are super comfortable! They don’t ride up when I sit down like trousers/pants and also hide my thunder thighs quite well.
2. Shalwars styles
They now come in super cute styles and designs. I’m still on the fence about tulip shalwars but I love the ones with bows at the bottom, the pin tripped ones and with cute jamawar borders in contrasting colors.
[Below: Hanging out at Lake view park in Islamabad]
3. white Shalwar
White Shalwar. Enough said. Love the classic simplicity of a white shalwar. It reminds me of the days where entire summer wardrobes were built around the white shalwar, a few lawn shirts stitched by the tailor and white dupattas. I was extremely happy to get my white shalwar stitched after years.
[Below: Mirror selfies at my parents’ house in Islamabad, expecting one of my monkeys to jump in]
4. one shalwar, many waist sizes
Now unlike trousers, pants and tights that have given me grief as my waist size fluctuated over the years, a shalwar is more forgiving and can accommodate many sizes.
5. Shalwars are flexible
Shalwars can be dressed up with heels, or dressed down for comfort with flats. You can wear them with long shirts and short. And a shalwar and an old Tshirt is really the best outfit ever to get into the cleaning mode!
I’m sure you can tell how much I love shalwars and excited for their return. Have you tried shalwars recently? What do you think?