Pakistan is a vibrant country with a beautiful history and culture, and as such, its quite clear why its cultural artifacts (especially its cuisine and fashion) are so appealing. Essential use of lively color, beautiful fabrics and textures, as well as true craftsmanship is shown in both ceremonial, formal and informal dress.
No matter if you’re hoping to travel to Pakistan to experience the rich culture, or if you’re a national and simply wish to keep your children dressed as well and respectfully as you can, knowing that which is best to look for is important.
As such, we have decided to curate a primer to help those who may not be as familiar with the dress that Pakistani children wear, and enjoy wearing.
All Pakistani children’s wear sold at the House of Faizi has been crafted with a true attention to detail, showcasing not only the beauty of Pakistani culture, but its true willingness to curate some of the most gorgeous cultural dress around.
Boys are afforded beautiful miniaturized versions of older male adult dress, sized to fit them with fabrics that are well placed. Form and function serve a role with flowing fabrics and comfortable textures.
Waistcoats, achkan and churidar or pajama are the most common, with gorgeous longer trousers and comfortable sandals to compelte the outfit. This is not only comfortable but breathable, allowing for a wide variety of purposes no matter the weather. The fez and Karakul are now coming back into fashion, providing beautiful headdress where necessary. And, of course, the ceremonial national dress of the shalwar kameez and kurta also applies.
Girls wear longer and flowing clothes, with skirts often reaching to the ankles, a little more formal than clothes often worn in the West. These beautiful clothes are both modest but also highly comfortable, allowing for beautifully embroidered patterns and prints to take centre stage.
The dupatta is often a formality, especially for the new generation, but it can be expected to be worn in ceremonial areas. Furthermore, three piece suits and saris for more formal purposes are curated to offer a beautifully put together outfit, one that makes use of complimentary colors to showcase a real visual theme. Scarfs and netting as well as the shalwar kameez with additional decoration and a variety of drawer types is considered a beautiful standard.
Insights Worth Knowing
Depending on the event you visit, or the people you speak to, ceremonial and informal dress can differ. For instance, Punjabi, Sindhi and Baloch peoples have their own variations and sometimes supplement their own dress in leiue of the ‘default’ standards.
For example, Baloch children wear long jama robes in order to protect against the desert, including thicker shoes that are thin at the tips and made out of cloth. It’s important to consider just where you might be visiting if you hope to honor the regional dress, or to ask your guests how they might dress their own children.
No matter your needs, House of Faiza is here for all of your Pakistani childrens apparel.