Dress smart this Eid

Experts from the fashion industry share some advice to help you look glamorous this Eid


DESIGN/ILLUSTRATION BY EESHA AZAM

Tired of searching for the best outfit this Eid? Follow our simple guide to look nothing less than a runway model

With Eid just around the corner, markets all over the country are flooded with women choosing and picking the finest to look their best this Eid. The ordeal of going from every nook of the city to get your hands on the most stylish attire can nonetheless be exhausting, especially when there is so much to choose from. But fret not as we have come up with a list of guidelines to help you choose your outfits making you look chic yet classy. Read on to find out what’s in and trending this Eid. 

The fusion collection: Fashion trends this Eid are a mix of Eastern and Western inspirations, a unique look with a classic appeal. In fact, even the fashion gurus this year have incorporated fun elements such as soothing colours, patterns and themes in their latest collections. So, don’t go all plain or all prints. Instead, add a little bit of both; for instance, if you are opting for a plain pastel coloured kurti, go for bottoms with artistic patterns — even floral can work wonders. If you are not a fan of patterns, then simple prints at the bottom of your cigarette pants can be enough to give you an edgy look. 

White is the new black: White is definitely the hottest colour this summer. From fashion weeks to the high street, white has become the go-to option. Even the models at Telenor Fashion Pakistan Week this year dazzled in white, upbeat dresses while across the border, renowned fashion designer and stylist Manish Malhotra showcased his Mijwan collection with a signature white segment. So set your heart on white, it will give you a vibrant look! But remember too much of anything is always a bad idea, so look for dresses that have coloured intricate embroidery around the neckline or daaman. We assure you that white can never go wrong!

Colour the summer with pastels: If you are not a white person, despite it being the most trending colour this season, go for pastels. Nude hues, greys, beige, off-white and subtle hints of pink are the next best option to give your Eid attire a soothing colour palette. 

Accessorise the right way: The best thing about Eid is that it gives us the opportunity to accessorise every outfit: three-days of sheer delight! However, remaining simple is the key to an elegant look. If your dress is adorned with unique embellishments, minimise the jewellery. Opt for simple studs for your ears, while a meek, thin bracelet will do the trick for a classic look. 

Beat the heat with nets and chiffon: Considering the soaring temperature, opt for summer-friendly material. Luxe fabrics such as organza, chiffon, cotton net and silk nets should be your go-to material. They allow you to look smart and are comfortable, giving you enough room to breathe. 

Invest in statement heels: With minimalism topping our guide, we suggest you to invest in statement heels to give your ‘outfit of the day’ a bold touch. Vibrant and graphic heels can make even your simplest, basic looks brand new!



Neha Javed is a textile designer. She likes to write about fashion and beauty in her free time.

Published in The Express Tribune, Ms T, July 12th, 2015.

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