The salwar kameez is another form of popular dress for females. It consists of loose trousers (the salwar) topped by a long loose shirt (the kameez). It originates from the state of Punjab in India, but now has become popular all across India, and other
South Asian countries. It is commonly worn with a narrow scarf called a dupatta, which can be used to cover the head, or just draped over the shoulders. The salwar kameez is most common in the northwestern part of India.
Lehenga, choli, and odhani
The women of Rajasthan and Gujarat often wear colorful swirling skirts called lehenga, paired with a short bodice called a choli. If they must cover their heads, they do so with bright veils called odhani.