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The Casual Gharara

Going Old School and Voluminous


By Mahvish Ahmed

Ladies, put your hands together for the airy and the super comfy GHARARA! Ghararas are majorly trending and we are loving the variety they provide to the wardrobe in the bottoms department. Ghararas are no more the staple that you sport on your maayun or mehndi function. It is also no more the 1942 old-fashioned clothing item dadi jaan wore in her first ever black and white family picture. On the contrary, the gharara is hot, it’s fashionable, it’s ethnic and it is THE number to own this season.

So, how about a little lesson on how you can fully enjoy the revival of the beloved gharara? Get your cup of tea ready and your feet up on the couch, girlfriends! It is tutorial time.

The coolest way to do the gharara look these days is the casual way. This piece of clothing does not have to be laden with dabka and moti work. You can wear it during the day instead of those horrid tights and straight pants and enjoy the room and the comfort ghararas have to offer. Take cues from these celebrities we saw sporting the lovely gharara on Eid.


Where to buy one from



Rano’s Heirlooms


Saira Rizwan


Rang Ja


How to rock the look?

Top it up with white

It seems like a bottom this dramatic pairs best with plain or chikan white tops. You can go for a white crop top, a full sleeves collar kurti, a sleeveless shirt, off shoulder blouse. A white upper will allow your gharara to take centre stage.


A short waistcoat/ jacket


We love short waist coats being used by Rang Ja. You can use a plain block colour to add a pop of colour to your white kurti or use embellished jackets.

Scarf it up

If the jacket is not for you, you can add a dab of colour and a heavy dose of tradition to your look buy accessorizing with colourful scarves, depending on the colour combination of your gharara. Here are some of the scarves we love:

Sapphire, 2.Rang Ja, 3.Khaadi


Do the Shoe

If you are going ethnic, then give it your best by sporting some traditional khussas. How about completing your old-school look with something from Soma or Chatper 13.


Bag the Desi Swag

You need something equally traditional to carry your phone and lipstick, don’t you? Here are some bags with local patterns to indulge in.

Caption: Sapphire, Khaadi



No ethnic look can be complete without some old school jhumkas, baalis and rings. How to get your hands on some amazing jewelry pieces? Here is your one-stop solution: Indigo! You can order your favorite pieces online by inboxing them on their Facebook and get some kick ass items at great prices.