Salwar vs Churidar
It is generally believed that salwar has paved the way for churidar in due course of time. In short it can be said that churidar is the result of desire. It gives a special appearance to the one who wears it.
One of the big differences between a salwar and a churidar is the traditional touch. Salwar has more of traditional touch than churidar. Churidar is more artificial in nature. It is more modern in appearance. The making of churidar from salwar is akin to the transition from traditional to modern.
An interesting difference between salwar and churidar lies in the method of stitching the two styles. The cuts and curves by which a salwar is characterized are different from the cuts and curves by which a churidar is characterized. In short it can be said that there is a big difference between them when it comes to their making. Salwar has become the modern salwar kameez today.
Another aspect in which salwar and churidar differ is the length of the pants. The length of churdiar is more when compared to the length of salwar. Wrinkles appear on the ankle portion in churidar. In traditional salwar the top portion of the pants is endowed with pleats. Pleats are generally not seen in the modern churidar. On the other hand the upper portion of the churidar pants is not wide spread like the traditional salwar for that matter.
Churidar is characterized by leg like shape with a margin of few inches to facilitate the movements of legs. The salwar top too is long up to the knee and the sleeves can be short or long as per the desire of the one who wears it.
One of the most important differences between the two is that a salwar does not belong to the design category whereas a churidar belongs to the design category of garments.