How about Opting an Indo-Pak Fusion this Diwali

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Fashion is never entitled into any political or religious differences, neither it requires a visa to cross borders and even if it abides in a certain country, it is then never asked for any kind of citizenship. In this edition, I am talking about the rising popularity of Pakistani fashion in our circuit and overseas alike. Their anarkali trend is the most talked about fashion fad in our circuit and the way they’re fabulously paired with pant-style salwars.

Fashion Beyond Boundaries

Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani is quite popular across the globe. Apart from a strong political influence, she has also become a fashion icon for the new-age fashionista, who love to be stylish keeping their roots intact. She can be largely credited for popularizing the Pakistani suits overseas, especially in India.

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In her recent visit, when the young minister paired her tailor-made suits with towering heels, striking pearls and not to mention a Birkin to effortlessly blend into the business sensibilities, back home her fashion statement spread like wildfire urging the fashion designers to maintain the heyday.

The India Bridal Fashion Week, which was held in July in Delhi provided enough evidence of the growing popularity of Pakistani suits, as they were largely showcased by designers like Adarsh Gill, Rina Dhakka and Muzaffar Ali. The precedence of this long-silhouetted patterns is accredited to how women look leaner and sophisticated, whilst staying high on fashion.

sana samia anarkali

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But again, every creation has its own constraints. Since average Indian women isn’t tall enough, it becomes quite difficult to carry this trend. While taller women can effortlessly pull off this fashion outfit, women with average height can follow this trick. They should smartly style this outfit by opting for neutral shades like off-whites, blue, green, beige, pink and even grey. This fashion fad has come into limelight only after our Bollywood celebs have started donning them.

This flowy silhouette has another distinct advantage. This outfit smartly knocks off your extra pounds, making you look leaner and taller when paired with right pair of heels/wedges.

sana samia anarkalis

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How to Style Your Pakistani Suit?

You should go for a pair of pants which end a little above your ankle, provided you’re at the shorter side. Colors like reds and blues and fabrics such as silk and georgette will suit your personality. For humid climate, the cotton linen works best and can go a long way in making the outfit comfortable.

pakistani pant style salwar kameez

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Even though these outfits are not designed to flaunt skin, they are still enable you to look extremely sensual and feminine. It is their contours and embellishment that make the wearer look exquisite. Women on the heavier side should go for a loose fit, to give a balanced look.

What to Wear This Diwali?

If you’ve donned enough of anarkalis and saris this Navratri and Durga Puja then you can go for something different for Diwali. You can envy your friends by giving a sweeping statement by trying out this subtly sensuous outfit.

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The long flowing salwar suit with full sleeves can also be worn without a dupatta thereby allowing you to freely put rangoli or decorate diyas in your home this Diwali.

Four Types of Pakistani Suits

Anarkali

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The Pakistani anarkali kurta comes along with pant-style bottoms. Those outfits look extremely graceful because of the intricate Pakistani dhabka and phulkari work. The traditional Pakistani embroidery work is what sets apart the outfit from its Indian counterparts.

Shararas

Pistachio Green Sharara with Kurti

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This is a commonly worn attire for weddings. In this outfit, the skirt/lehenga is paired with a long kurta with slits on both sides at the front. These are usually heavily adorned with embellishment of phool patti, zardosi and sitara works. And are commonly accessorized with a jhumar i.e. a maang tikka worn on one side.

Kurta with pant-style salwar

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salwar kurta pant style

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The bottoms of this Pakistani style salwar kameez are specially crafted to modern trousers that have wide cuts at the bottom. These usually end just above the ankle. the long a-line kurta sits either sits on the sides or in the front, depending what style you’re choosing.

Ghararas

pakistani Gharara

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This is another traditional outfit worn in festivals and weddings. In this outfit, the pants are tailor-fitted till the knees and are then flared out. And these are normally paired with short kurtis unlike shararas.

So, this Diwali you can just give a break to your monotonous styling and instead go for an Indo-Pak fusion style to add flavors to the festive mood, which is already in the air.

Hope you enjoyed this post!

Cheers!

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Lopa Mohanty

Films and lifestyle journalism. While she is not working, she loves to read books, play sports, dance, watch movies or simply travel.

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