The tight salwar kameez are not exactly like the traditional salwar kameez. The stitching is mostly similar, but differs, as the fitting at the hips; thighs and ankles are tighter, more like leggings. They narrow at the bottom, so as to reveal the contour of the leg, and bunching up at the lower calf. They are usually stretchy because they are tight-fitting pants, and would otherwise be uncomfortable for the woman to wear. The extra material given in these tight salwar kameez is to enable the wearer to sit with ease, when folding the legs.