The Do’s and Don’ts of Wearing Kurta Shalwar

Kurta shalwar, shalwar kameez and kurta trouser (kurta pajama) are some of the most commonly worn clothing by Pakistani men. A kurta shalwar can be worn at many events such as on Eid or it can paired with a waistcoat for a formal event such as a Nikkah ceremony.

When wearing a kurta shalwar, there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure you look your best:


1. Do opt for a well-fitted kurta

A kurta that is too tight or too loose will not look flattering.

2. Do select the right fabric

Choose comfortable and breathable fabrics such as cotton for the hot weather.


3. Do pay attention to the length of the kurta

Choose a kurta that falls just above the knee for a modern and stylish look.

4. Do pair your kurta with a well-fitted shalwar

The shalwar should be tight around the waist and loose around the legs.

5. Do accessorize

Accessorize with traditional items like a pagri or turban to add a touch of elegance.


1. Don’t wear a kurta that is too long or too short. 

A kurta that is not of suitable length will make you look disproportionate.

2. Don’t wear an ill-fitted kurta 

Avoid wearing a kurta that is too tight or too loose. This will make you look sloppy.

3. Don’t pair your kurta with ill-fitted shalwar

This will ruin the overall look of your outfit.

4. Don’t wear mismatched shoes

Don’t wear shoes that clash with your outfit. Choose shoes that complement your kurta shalwar.

5. Don’t wear kurta shalwar at the wrong event

Avoid wearing kurta shalwar in formal events like weddings, it is more appropriate to wear suits or sherwani.

By following these do’s and don’ts, you can ensure that you look your best when wearing a kurta shalwar. Remember to be comfortable, elegant, and respectful of the traditional culture.



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