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Each and every aspect in Punjab is very interesting and amazing. Even their traditional attires are very beautiful and attractive. Their attire is one of the attractive aspects of this state. Before a generation, Punjabi's crowning glory was the turban; it was not just related to Punjabis but Hindu, Muslim and Sikh. Punjab state's costumes are analytic of vibrant and bright lifestyle and Culture of the people. Their costumes are blend of comfort, color and beauty. This state is very renowned for Phulkari's use in their costumes. This art is similar to embroidery work, which is mostly done over shawls. These intricately designed shawls are worn by the women on ghagra and fitting choli. Phulakari art majorly used for rural women's traditional costumes of this state. During the ancient days, women were using Phulkari in their daily life. Generally the field and border of shawl were not largely decorated by large embroidery work, along with much ground fabric exposed. On the ceremonial occasions, special type of Phulkari work is created on the cloth that is called as bagh. This phulkari is created in different pattern, in which the entire background was wrapped by embroidery, so the background fabric won't be visible.

The famous, convenient and comfortable dress worn through this state’s women is known as churidar Kurta. Traditionally, this type of dress is only worn by Punjab state's women, but in present time, it is also worn by other state's people. Majorly young generation prefers to wear this comfortable attire. Punjab state's women and girls too dress in salwar kameez of fresh and bright colors, accompanied by attractive and silky duppattas. Their salwar kameez has been distinguished in 2 pieces such as top piece or shirt and kameez & salwaar. The duppatta, which they wear over the salwar kameez is majorly a shining fabric which females mostly wear over their shoulders and over the head. You will also get to see women wearing shawls that have been decorated by using intricate phulkari designs. Their shawl is entirely wrapped in folk motifs and large silk embroidery created in jewel tones.

You will get to see Punjabi females decorated in pure gold jewellery, they look attractive and charming by wearing bangles, necklaces, nose pins, rings, anklets, toe rings, earring and decorative ornaments and they make their hair style more appealing. One thing you will majorly get to see that, Sikh community's men and women always wear kada in their hands; it is like a steel bangle. Later after marriage or teenage, females have to wear their traditional Indian cloths. But as per the change in time, Punjab's females also wear western outfits such as trousers, jeans, skirts and jackets and many more western outfits like skirts.

Men of Punjab like to wear their traditional attires that includes kurta pyjama. They wear kurta like shirt; it is a loose shirt that is straight cut and long. Their pyjamas are very loose; it is like baggy pants that are tied to waist. Few men too wear kurta over tehmat or loongi, it contains resemblance to sarong. While winter season, you will get to see Punjabi people wear dark fresh colorful sweaters. Few Punjabi boys and also men wear loose slacks or pants with t-shirt or collared shirt. You can easily identify Sikh people by their costumes, due to their religious customs they always wear turbans called as pugs. They also wear Punjabi traditional shoes that are known as Juttis, it is very famous among the men of urban and rural areas. They feel very comfortable in their attire and they also look very impressive in this costume. If you observe the modern city Punjabi males, you will get to know that as per the change in time their dressing pattern has been so much changed. They have also accepted western dressing style and they are equally feeling comfortable in modern t-shirt and jeans as they feel in kurta and loongi. On the special occasions, they also like to wear trousers and shirts. Punjabi males always look impressive in their traditional attires; in those attires their personality gets enhanced.

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