By Mahvish Ahmed
We’re already halfway through Ramazan and as you gobble down pakoras at iftar time, we know which million dollar question worries you the most: What will I wear to all the iftar parties? Should it be a trendy kaftan or a classic block printed shirt? Is blush pink a good idea or should I go bold with bright red? Since time is always running short and you are still struggling to strike a balance between your work life, social life, and spiritual commitments, we bring you our monthly kurta guide.
From 3D flowers to scallops and fringes, here are the yummiest trends of this season.
Ansab Jahangir Studios
Playful and feminine, this kurta has our heart. The chikan daaman and floral embroidery sets the kurta apart from daily wear, making it appropriate for a formal dinner or iftar. We all agree that organzas and chiffons can get irksome in this heat, so its cotton fabric will keep you cool in the summer season.
Sania MaskatiyaIf glamour is your thing and you don’t mind people ogling at you, then go for this super chic navy blue kaftan by Sania Maskatiya. Since the silhouette of this dress is flowey, try and keep your hair up in a knot, so no ‘curls wala blow dry’ girls!
P.S. You do know, that kaftans are trending big time this season, right?
In the barrage of pastels and whites, this colour-blocked kurta championing bold shades of the red family is a sight to behold. The scallops on the daaman and the barely there kaam on the neckline is perfect. It serves the purpose without going OTT. You can pair this beauty with a shalwaar, embellished pearl khussas, and Afghani balis on the ears.
A classic off white kameez never gets boring especially when it is has intricate cutwork and lace on the hem. Play with gold accessories and some bold makeup to complete your look for the night. The plus point of this timeless piece is, that you can dress it up or down depending on the occasion and time of the day.
Farah Talib Aziz
Nothing beats the beauty of traditional block printed motifs on a voluminous organza outfit. Nothing. Therefore, this beautiful FTA creation deserves to be on our top 10 list this month! You can accessorize it with embellished kheris (or even nude stilettos) and your dadi’s vintage chaand baalis for an ethereal look.
Rema & Shehrbano
Ice blue is the way to go when the sun is shining strong and bright on top of your head. This embroidered organza wrap has a fun silhouette and the strings at the waist make it perfect for anyone who’s sick of the same old kurtas.
This blush pink outfit adorned with 3D flowers is super girly and a treat for sore eyes. The scalloped neckline is bang on trend, and so is the fringe-y organza hanging from the bottom of the pants. Pair this dress with classic pearl and diamond earrings and a voluminous blow dry for that oh-so-feminine look.
Do you want to save the shimmer and bling for weddings and need something simple yet formal? How about this uber chic Mahgul high-low top? It is a beautiful shade of mustard and the digitally printed silk pants complete the look. You’ll only need a chunky gold neck piece and maroon lips to make a statement.
This one’s a sartorial dream, isn’t it? A trendy net capelet worn over printed silk pants and kameez is an ideal ensemble for that mega iftar party (or any other party) you’ve been planning to host. The thick fringes at the hemline will garner a lot of appreciation for sure. You can wear you nude heels and rosy pink lip colour to knock it out of the park.
This asymmetrical top is ideal for those whose style mantra is understated and chic. The splash of vibrant cobalt and navy blue over a cream base stands out beautifully and the sleeves are anything but usual.
Don’t forget to check out the cobalt blue tassel earrings at BTW designed especially by Esfir Jewels because we think they are the perfect accessory for this outfit.