CHURIDAR is a very common dress for Indian ladies. It is very tightly fitting trouser worn by women in the Indian Subcontinent. Churidar are a variant of the common shalwar pants. Shalwars are cut wide at the top and narrow at the ankle. Churidars narrow more quickly, so that contours of the leg are revealed. They are usually cut on the bias, made them naturally stretchy. Stretch is important when pants are closefitting. They are also longer than the leg and sometimes finish with a tightly fitting buttoned cuff at the ankle. The word churidar is from Indian Language Urdu and made its way into English only in the 20th century.