A Patiala salwar (also called a pattian walee salwar) (It is also pronounced as Shalwar in Urdu) is a type of female trousers which has its roots in Patiala City in the Northern region of Punjab state in India. The King of Patiala in earlier times had its Royal dress as Patiala Salwar.
The Patiala Salwar has a close resemblance to the pathani Suit which has similar loose lowers as salwars and long knee length top known as Kameez. Over the decade the dress now is not worn by men but has classically transformed itself with new cuts and styling into women's Patiala Salwar.
Patiala salwar with lots of pleats is also referred to as Patiala "Shahi" salwar since it was worn by the shahi (royal) people of Patiala city in state of Punjab. The Patiala salwar is worn as an alternative to the traditional Punjabi Salwar Suit.
The reason why the patiala dress is preferred by most of the women of Punjab and other regions of Northern India is its comfortability and durability in summers. Since the patiala salwar is very loose and stitched with pleats its a very comfortable outfit to wear.
Its distinguishing characteristic is folds of cloth stitched together that meet at the bottom. Patiala salwars require double the length of material to get stitched. The fall of the pleats of the PatialaSalwar is such that it gives a beautiful draping effect.
the reason why women love wearing Salwar kameez is because it has separate elements like top, bottom and the dupatta or the scarf. Much like how you wear a top and jeans, you can wear this ethnic outfit; in fact this is easier to carry, since Salwar is never going to be as well fitted as a pair of jeans, unless of course you are wearing a churidar. Anyways, coming back to the Patiala suit, the Patiala Salwar and kameez combo is absolutely perfect.
The Patiala Salwar suit looks great in any and all fabrics. the structuring of Patiala suit is such that you do not even have to worry about your body type, the Patiala suits look flattering on all body types.