By Maheen Bajwa and Mahvish Ahmed
Things have evolved in Pakistani fashion over the past few years and there is a multitude of brands that stock ready to wear kurtas for every occasion and time of the day. We are finally free of the clutches of master saab for most of our fashion requirements and that’s a relief for sure. However, where brands are adding fresh collections to their racks every single week, we often find ourselves at the mercy of the same old stuff everywhere. Every kurta you see is a digital print championing floral patterns or Parisian scenes with similar lengths and cuts. Hence, Women’s Own has taken upon itself to update the readers about the best kurtas available every month starting this January. Whether it’s the creative use of pleats or some drama in the sleeves; an edgy cut or a print more than just roses – we find out what makes those new kurtas stand out from the rest.
Occasion appropriate: Coffee outings, date night, and theater night. Be sure to slip on a pair of khussas or peshawari chappals to complete the look.
Occasion appropriate: Late lunches and movie nights – paired with skinny jeans and matching slip-ons.
Occasion appropriate: Lunches, dinners or even work, paired with fitted black pants will definitely make an impression.
Occasion appropriate: A great outfit for a job interview – it screams young, fresh, and energetic!
Occasion appropriate: Wear it to the next “IT” event (or when you’re going to meet an ex).
Occasion appropriate: The beach or a beach theme party!
Occasion appropriate: When hosting a brunch at home or when you feel super experimental with your wardrobe at work! Pair with a white tulip shalwaar to bring out the true desi girl in you.
Occasion appropriate: When you want to impress a not-so-easy-to-impress boss on the presentation day. Pair with sleek white pants and add some simple beaded arm candy for a pop of colour.
Occasion appropriate: For a tea party while your ‘just-married’ signboard still shines or on your daughter’s first birthday bash.
Occasion: Winter dinner parties, qawwali nights and dholaks. Pair with some bling earrings and bold lips if you decide to sport this one.