Contributed by: Nicole
Salwar kameez just means a tailored pants and shirt suit. Salwar are a south Asian/middle eastern style of pants made in a way that they offer a full range of motion. Usually this means that they will have a gusset or at least extra room around the crotch and inseam. They are the style of choice in many cultures wherein people usually sit on the floor or cushions rather than chairs.
Kameez is a fitted long shirt. It resembles a bodiced dress with side splits below the waist. Kurti are also worn with salwar, but they are panel shirts, rather than bodiced.