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Gilded gowns to sleek suits: this was one red hot carpet

titleZehra Hasan

There are now more award shows than people to give awards to. But as long as celebrities keep up their style quotient, we’ll keep watching and keep making best dressed lists. With Fashion Pakistan Week only a day away, we’re getting into the habit of admiring and analyzing clothes. At the QMobile Hum TV Style awards there were plenty of looks to talk about, ranging from gilded gowns to sleek suits and a handful of attendees who really stood out from the crowd with fun individualistic styling choices and sartorial risks that paid off.

Mahira Khan

It’s almost a given that Mahira Khan will top every best dressed list. The actress rarely, if ever makes a misstep and yet she doesn’t stick to any tried and true formula. This ornate and feminine Rizwan Beyg sari is a far cry from the baby pink confection she wore to the LUX Style awards, but every bit as striking and memorable.

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Sajal Ali

From the delicate beading to the full skirt with an elegant top knot, Sajal is almost demure perfection. She wouldn’t look out of place on a wedding cake. Nomi Ansari is known for color and flash but he managed an a pretty princess-like dress that was may have been out of place at the red carpet.

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Nausheen Shah

If Sajal Ali looked like a wedding topper, then Nausheen Shah looked like an award herself. A long sleeved sequined gown is a red carpet staple. Sadaf Malaterre’s version ticks all of our favorite boxes: gold, shiny and statuesque.

Meesha Shafi

Willing to eschew the expected in favor of the unconventional, Meesha Shafi’s personality always shines through on the red carpet. In a sea of swirling dresses her Munib Nawaz tuxedo made a statement. Her “Most Stylish Performer” award is well earned.

Anoushey Ashraf and Ayesha Omar

Individually, both Anoushey and Ayesha’s dresses were the kind of graceful floral sartorial delights we have come to expect from red carpet master Shehla Chatoor. But they went an extra step by coordinating their gowns emphasizing a spirit of friendship and camaraderie when award shows often only highlight competition.

Amna Babar

Amna Babar was hands down the most fashion forward and experimental celebrity of the night. Her Sana Safinaz ensemble played with silhouette, color, texture and proportions. The gorgeous lilac oversized bow paired seamlessly with chic wide legged pants for a look for a look that is bound to be copied endlessly.

Sadaf Kanwal

Sadaf Kanwal’s sleek black, beautifully tailored suit by Republic Women’s-wear is androgynous fashion at its best. But the gorgeous sparkly choker is what really elevates the look to another level.


  • Nawish

    this list is crap…except for mahira khan, ayesha omer, anoushey and sajal.