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Which fabric is good for women's shalwar kameez

by Stacy Silverstone Digital Marketing Expert

Shalwar kameez is a very common dress in the South Asian countries i.e. Pakistan, India, and Bangladesh. It is basically a two-piece dress with a shirt that is almost knee-length with a loose pleated bottom. It is a traditional dress that is worn by Indian and Muslim women across the world on a daily basis. 


Shalwar kameez is a traditional dress that suits anyone who wears it. You don’t have to belong to a specific culture or religion to rock a gorgeous shalwar kameez dress. There are many other fabrics as well that you can use to get one made for you. These dresses can be tailor-made for each person as per their size. There are countless brands that sell designer fabrics for shalwar kameez. Many of these brands like Libas E Jamila also sell stitched shalwar kameez dresses in sizes like small, medium and large.


Shalwar kameez is not just restricted to everyday use. There are many variations of this dress that women wear depending on different occasions as well. The main difference between everyday shalwar kameez and fancy one is the fabric used. There are so many different types of fabric that are being used in the world today. Each one has its own perks and qualities. 

What fabrics to use for shalwar kameez?

Shalwar kameez is something that looks good no matter what fabric you’re using to make it. However, there are some materials that you have to steer clear of. This article is all about different types of fabrics that are best to make shalwar kameez dresses out of.

Georgette fabric

Georgette fabric is a light-weight crepe fabric that is made with highly twisted yarns. Originally it was made from silk but that changed quite a while ago. The dresses made from georgette are usually very flowy since it is not a stiff material.


Shalwar kameez dresses made out of this fabric come under the semi-fancy category. Which means that they can be used for both everyday use and small events depending on how you design it. If you get the dress embroidered or use fancy beads, laces, etc. then you can easily wear a georgette shalwar kameez at any wedding event.

Crape fabric

Crape Fabric or crepe is a fabric that has a crumpled texture. It can be made of any material e.g. silk, wool, or synthetic fiber. This texture is again good for making shalwar kameez as it gives a distinguished look to the dress. 


This material is good for making shalwar kameez dresses that are for different occasions like a party or gathering. It is not usually used for wedding events but there’s no harm in it as well.

Cotton fabric

Cotton has different types that are all made from the seedpod of the cotton plant. Upclose, the fabric looks like a twisted ribbon. Cotton shalwar kameez is the most common attire for everyday use for Pakistani and Indian women. Muslim women especially wear this dress commonly all around the world.


As this fabric is usually used for everyday dressing, it is not decorated or styled with things like laces or beads. However, some formal dresses can have thread embroidery on them.  

Linen fabric

Linen textile is basically made of fibers from the flax plant. This fabric is quite soft and is very popular for being cool in hot and humid weather. Which is why it is common in areas that have humid weather. But that does not mean that it can’t be used in winters. That’s the fun thing about linen. It can be used in all seasons throughout the year. 


Shalwar kameez made of linen is mainly used on an everyday basis. As the fabric does not look that fancy and does not pair well with fancy embroidery or laces, using this fabric for parties or events is not that common.


Other than the materials mentioned above, there are much more available in the market. You just have to pick out the one that suits you and in which you are comfortable and get a stunning dress made for you!


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About Stacy Silverstone Freshman   Digital Marketing Expert

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