Are you in love with Pakistani Couture too?

The thin line between a Sharara and a Gharara

The comeback of Sharara by the end of 2017 has been taken to a whole new level by the end of 2018. However, while we’re all loving the Sharara comeback, many of us barely know what we’re in love with.

The difference between a Sharara and Gharara.

Sharara- Sharara is akin to the modern palazzo pants, loose pants like a lehenga usually worn with long kurtas with a straight cut. Shararas are mostly confused with ‘Fararas’ or ‘Farshi Pajamas’ as well. The word ‘Farshi’ comes from the word ‘Farsh’, which means the floor. Farshi pajamas or floor length pajamas are different only with the slight difference of being a little longer and wavy than Shararas.

Gharara- A gharara is fitted from the waist to the knee, rouched or gathered at the thigh with a gota. It flares below the knee till the feet. The thin line between a Gharara and a Sharara is the fitting from the waist to the knee.

Gharara is usually styled with a mid-thigh kurta, while Sharara is usually styled with a long kurta or an A-line Anarkali as per the trend.

Gharara- A gharara is fitted from the waist to the knee, ruched or gathered at the thigh with a gota. It flares below the knee till the feet. The thin line between a Gharara and a Sharara is the fitting from the waist to the knee.

Gharara is usually styled with a mid-thigh kurta, while Sharara is usually styled with a long kurta or an A-line Anarkali as per the trend.

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Other than the Gharara, Pakistani couture and designers such as @Elanofficial, @NaomiAnsari have been in the spotlight for all the right reasons. The stunning silk capes by Elan and the beautiful lehenga adorned by Maya Ali at Naomi Ansari’s event are truly commendable. You can grab your favourites here.

The icy blue, grey and Maroon colours have been very evident in the Pakistani Couture and these beauties are serious ethnic wear goals for winter weddings in 2018. Talk about the cigarette pants, the frilled sarees, or the bell sleeved kurtas the embroidered front and the dupatta on top make for the perfect three-piece a bride would dream to own. 

picture credits: Naomi Ansari(instagram.com)

Maya Ali looks absolutely stunning in this ensemble by Naomi Ansari and no we’re not getting over it anytime soon.

Zainab Chottani is another passionate Pakistani designer who sticks to the authenticity of the rich Pakistani heritage and culture.

Here’s a peek into the beauty of the Pakistani couture. You can pick your outfit here.

Maya Ali looks absolutely stunning in this ensemble by Naomi Ansari and no we’re not getting over it anytime soon.

Noman Ansari aka Naomi Ansari is one of the top couturiers of Pakistan.

Regarding his work Naomi Ansari says,

“Before I start working on a new collection for any of my lines, I keep eight options right in front of me. I do research, roam around markets and once I get there, I give my 200 per cent to every piece that I design.”

Alike Noman Ansari, Zainab Chottani is another passionate Pakistani designer who sticks to the authenticity of the rich Pakistani heritage and culture.

Here’s a peek into the beauty of the Pakistani couture. You can pick your outfit here.

picture ctredits: Naomi Ansari(google), Zainab Chottani.(google)

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