The traditional clothing worn in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa differs according to the area of the region. The following outfits are commonly worn in the area.
Ladies and girls wear traditional long dresses with a light piece of fabric used to cover their hair. Women normally wear strong bright-coloured trousers and a long shirt with a belt. Sometimes they will wear a shuttlecock burqa over this outfit. Fancier dresses are made with gold threading, gold beads, and come in many different colours on silk fabrics. These dresses are usually worn to special events and weddings along with beautiful handmade jewellery.
The traditional female dress is the Firaq partug or Khat, a beautiful pakhtoon Firaq. The female Khat has two types, the jalana Khat and the giradana Khat. The jalana Khat is worn by unmarried women which is normally loose and of print design. The giradana Khat is worn by married women and is of bright colours, especially red. This Firaq has many pleats and worn along with partug (trouser). Mostly the fabric used to make these dresses is silk and velvet in rich colours. During the summer seasons the women decide on printed cotton and rayon fabrics in bright colours. The combination of colours is incredibly attractive.
Pashtun men usually wear a Partug-Korteh (salwar kameez) with kufi, Peshawari cap, turban, Sindhi cap or pakul as traditional headgear. Leaders or tribal chiefs sometimes wear a karakul hat.
Perahan tunban is male dress traditionally worn in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The Perahan tunban version of the shalwar kameez is comprised of the Perahan (the top) which is wide and loose with the sleeves, and falls to the knees. The traditional Perahan buttons on either shoulder or collarless. However, modern styles open to the front The tunban (lower garment) is loose and hanging. Some versions of the tunban have many folds accumulated into plaits at the lower part of the legs, below the knees to the ankles. The tunban subsequently uses a lot of material so that it gathers around the waist and folds around the legs. Modern versions of tunban are less baggy.
The Choga is an outer robe with long sleeves. It is traditionally made of softly delicate woollen material. The Choga is commonly worn in Afghanistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. The shaturi Choga is made of camel's hair, the baruki Choga is made with fleece of sheep and the kukri Choga is made with good country goat's wool. Other expensive Chogas are made with shaggy materials. The Choga which is called Kabuli Pashum, is made with the fleece of fat-followed sheep of Peshawar and Kabul. Their wool creates fine quality material.
The turban is also called the dastar which can be voluminous and long. The Pashtun headgear is ordinarily a cap often with a turban (pagray) folded over it. The caps are often open in front like Baluchi caps.
The Chitrali cap is made of filled woollen cloth, and comprises of a flat crown with a rolled edge. The cap is popular in Afghanistan where it frames some part of Nuristani dress.