By Mahvish Ahmed
Some like their Eid outfit to be loud and embellished. Some like them understated. Some feel quirky is their thing while some like going all traditional. All of you out there have your own sense of style but the search for the perfect Eid jora is as maddening for a Naughty Nasreen as it is for a Plain Parveen.
It is a daunting task, especially with a million festive prêt lines launching every single day for the past two months! Plus, who gets to decide what’s on trend? Bright, bold prints or solid pastel colored outfits?
Fret not! Make yourself a cup of chai, bring out those cookies, and sit still. Here we are, back to your rescue, letting you in on our list of the hottest outfits that are up for grabs.
Mina Hasan Shocks Us With Pink
A shocking pink high-low top worn over neutral embroidered pants, is a great way to experiment with a bright colour without looking OTT. Do us a favour and keep your jewelry minimal and shoes nude!
Chapter 2 by Khaadi Has Us Floored
If you still don’t know how much we love Khaadi’s latest sub-brand, then it is time you get to know all about it.
We loved a lot of outfits at the store launch, but these three are our favourite and can be worn on Eid. Yes, they can! Don’t look at us with weirded out expressions, pair them up with jhumkas, and chokers and bold lips to make them Eid ready!
Go Sporty With Hussain Rehar This Eid
You must know that athleisure is the hottest trend in town and this new designer has brought it to the forefront with his edgy designs! So dare to be different this Eid with Hussain Rehar’s latest collection.
Our pick is this color blocked yellow and white tapered dress.
"ATHLEISURE" NOW Presenting you a combination of fresh colors with bold silhouettes which reflect the modern day women. Redefine your wardrobe with this sporty, comfortable and contemporary luxe collection. Credits: Model – @eman_suleman Stylist – @yash645 Photographer – @aleehassanphotographe MUA – @khanshoaib.thestylist Jewellery – Dua Baig #Athleisure #LaunchingSoon #HussainRehar #StayTuned
Rema and Shehrbano Go Lilac For Eid
How beautiful do those luxuriously adorned boot legged pants look with the lilac belted tunic? This look can easily be utilized later on for an engagement dinner or a dholki. Don’t forget to borrow your mom’s diamond pearl earrings to pair with the elegant outfit!
Sanam Chaudhri Brings Blush Pink Back
Not quite done with blush pink? We hear you! This belted kaftan with shimmery sequins around the neckline is an ideal pick for Eid. Team it with a bright pink lip colour to keep things exciting yet feminine.
Image source: instagram.com/sanamchaudhriofficial/?hl=en
Amber Gohar Makes Gray Look Fab
Gray can tend to be drab, but Amber Gohar shows us how it can look lively! We love the placement of intricate floral embroidery in pastel shades and on the sleeves.
Image source: instagram.com/ambergohardesigns/?hl=en
Farah Talib Aziz Keeps It Monochrome
When did blue on blue look this lovely last? A beautiful pastel coloured kurta festooned with laces and bows is perfect for Eid festivities in this heat. We also give a big nod to the chunky cobalt blue earrings!
Image source: instagram.com/farahtalibazizdh/?hl=en
Farida Hasan Is As Elegant As Ever
If there’s any label that is the champion of elegance, it’s got to be Farida Hasan. The creatively placed lace on the culottes and the lavish embroidery on the kameez makes the outfit look fab, but not nauseous.
Image source: instagram.com/faridahasanonline/?hl=en
If you like to keep it classy, go for this ensemble without thinking twice!
And The Pink Tree Company Is as Traditional As Ever
We love how this design house uses pastel shades with ethnic block printing techniques, gota, and silhouettes! This pistachio green jora is oh-so-yum!
Zari Faisal’s Desi Dream
Nothing is more beautiful than our traditional ‘haath ka kaam’ and this kurta proves just that. The Multani pottery inspired combination is super striking. Sport this one with lots of metallic silver choorian and peep toe khussas.
Casual, hip and trendy, this block printed tunic with elephant motifs and a relaxed silhouette, is perfect for your quirky self. They’ve paired it with mustard pants, you can go ahead and choose gray, pink, or white.
This white and saffron tunic, inspired by Rajasthani architecture, is definitely worth the price tag. Smart and trendy, this one will serve you well for Eid lunches, tea parties, and ghazal nights. Team it up with Topaz earrings and brown lipstick.
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We have a weakness for traditional motifs and earthy colours! If you’re also equally obsessed with ethnic outfits, then this dress is perfect for you. Go for a messy braid and turquoise khussas with gold accents to be a complete desi dame.
If you are a sucker for all-white ensembles, this one’s for you! Pair it with bright earrings and matching shoes to add a pop of much-needed colour!
Here’s another one of our favourite designers. Zara Shahjahan’s clothes are rooted yet chic, and we love that about her.
Image source: Zara Shahjahan’s Facebook page
This kurta with embroidered motifs on blue and white stripes – and wait, is that gold kiran we spot on the sleeves – is love! Pair it with gold choorian just like in the photo and slip into gold kohlapuris to rock the modern-gone-desi look this Eid.
Image source: instagram.com/zarashahjahanofficial/?hl=en
Here’s how you do desi, but subtly.
Image source: Zara Shahjahan’s Facebook page