By Mahvish Ahmed
Now that fancy iftar parties are thing of the past and you have smitten half the town with your lavish Eid joras, it’s time to face the reality. The festive season is over and your wardrobe is craving fresh, understated pieces to take you through work and casual social commitments. However, the weather is still hot and humid, and summery, breathable pieces are your only savior. We know you’re sick of the gazillion darzi and Mall trips you had to take to find the perfect Eid jora, so sit back and join us in our monthly ritual: finding the best 10 kurtas for the month ahead!
Let’s dig in to our July kurta guide to help you stay stylishly well stocked throughout the month.
Ethnic by Outfitters
Bohemian and white, this cute tunic will be an ideal addition to your summer essentials. Pair it with a white gheyr wali shalwaar, khussas and tassel earrings for a yummy fusion look, or you can even wear it with your frayed denims.
A simple blue floral pattern on a clean monochrome backdrop makes this kurta an ideal piece for your work wardrobe. Stick to nude makeup and tuck your hair into a neat high bun for a no nonsense look.
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This chunri print top, which is a mix between a peplum and an angrakha, can be paired with plain black sharara pants (or super loose culottes) for a flare-y dress like feel or over cropped denim culottes for an understated look. Slip into a pair of black peep toe khussas and accessorize with an ethnic gold necklace to create an ideal folk look.
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We have a thing for hand embroidery, so this pretty kurta called out to us every time we went through Zari Faisal’s Insta feed. The good news is that this style is available in various colors and embroidery options.
Wear your hair in soft waves and throw in some Afghani jewelry pieces to complete your look. And yes, if you choose a pretty pair of kohlapuris for your feet, we will love you even more.
Maheen Ghani Taseer
Pretty and understated, this MGT ensemble is perfect for a casual GT with the girls. We love the beautiful contrast the blue embroidery creates with the summery yellow. And yes, we are drooling over the dainty cutwork on the daaman too!
There are days when we find ourselves done with wraps but then we come across pretty kimonos such as this one and we fall in love with the silhouette all over again! Neatly tailored and adorned with multi-coloured floral motifs, this piece is perfect for formal evenings. Go for feminine diamond accessories and a bright pink lip colour for maximum impact.
Did we hear Swati embroidered patterns on an orange base, and that too at a super affordable price? We gotta have this one then, don’t we? This short kurti can be paired with a shalwaar and tan kohlapuris to spice up drab days at work. For times when you intend to be more adventurous, go for gharara pants, some perky orange lip colour, and gold hoops in the ears!
Mimi by Mariam
Before we take a little break to order this one for ourselves, we will be generous and let you know about its existence as well. This cute knotted top is available at Mimi by Mariam and is THE piece to own for harsh Pakistani summers. Team it up with distressed blue skinnies (or boot cuts) and a tan cross body bag to create the perfect July look with minimal effort.
Cute and playful, this tunic can take you from work to party with quick swipe of bright lippy. The flared sleeves with bow ties are bang on trend and we love the retro print. Team it up with funky reflectors and berry shade lip gloss for a fashion forward look.
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Eid might be over but your requirement for fancy tops lives on, doesn’t it? Fashioned in bright cobalt blue with an aesthetically placed embroidered motif, this knotted tunic is ideal for times when you’re craving a bit of glam in your life. Pair it with white well fitted silk pants and indulge in a voluminous blow dry to bring out the diva in you.