Save the jamawaars for the Shendi
By Mahvish Ahmed
Weddings in Pakistan need a special kind of skill set.
Nope it’s not dodging aunties who want to set you up with their bhatijas. Nor is it getting your hands on the fish fry before it runs out. It’s the ability to morph ANY outfit into a shaadi ka jora.
A plain white lawn kurta? No problem, pair it with chunky jhumkas, gharara, and fuschsia chunari dupatta to make it work for a mehndi. A striped button down? Tuck it into a multicolored mirror work sharara and add an Afghani choker to make it work for a funky wedding!
You get the picture?
Let’s have a look at these 10 outfits from Generation which can go from a GT to a Dholki in 10 seconds max and are all under 10k!
PATTAN PATOLA ANARKALI
This block printed anarkali with metallic details and an aesthetic blend of traditional and floral patterns is ideal for a dholak. Pair it with a red tulip shalwar and a red chuna hooa dupatta to add more colour. Pull your hair back in a neat bun and adorn it with a little red rose. Also, don’t forget to balance your look with tan cutwork khussas.
Buy the anarkali here for Rs. 4,398
SILVER OPULENCE SUIT
White is classy, chic, and makes the perfect canvas for your crazy experimentation. Pair this summery outfit with traditional silver baalis, silver flats and silver metallic choorian to go the classic way.
Add a big motiye ka gajra to one of your arms and to break the desiness, give your hair a voluminous blow dry with big, natural curls at the ends.
Buy this suit here for Rs.7,298
Marsala took over our lives in 2015 when Pantone named it ‘color of the year’ and has been a faithful companion ever since. Makeup gurus (usually) say don’t pair a dark outfit with dark lips. We say go all out and do it!
If going to a dholki without adday wala kaam on your clothes is not your thing then this Chaarbagh Anarkali is you thang! To up your style game, go for embellished gold stilettos, your mum’s polki chaandbaalis and a gold karha festooned with rubies as arm candy.
Buy the outfit here for Rs. 7,998
JACQUARD TIERED SKIRT
When dolling up for a dholki, use this bright yellow skirt as lehnga, pair it with a raw silk crop top (basically a choli) and achieve the much hyped fusion look. For some extra style point, add genda flowers to your bun, yellow kaanch ki choorian, and style the outfit with a gold crushed dupatta festooned with kiran.
Buy this skirt here for Rs. 3,298
Why go for a cliched shalwar kurta when you have off-the-rack ghararas at hand? This combination of yummy blue and mustard is perfect for traditional wedding affairs. Instead of leaning towards your trusty jhumkas and bangles, pair it with trendy studs and Boho rings!
Buy the suit here for Rs. 4,998
DRAW-STRING JACQUARD TUNIC
While this yellow number is perfect for a lunch with your baes, re-using it for a dholki is really easy. Pair it with a choorhidaar pajama, a perky purple lip clolour, and gather your locks in a fishtail braid. Then accessorise with gold jhumkas and mint accessories! We can already imagine you swishing about at Bolly beats.
Buy the frock here for Rs. 3,898
PHULKARI CO-ORDS (B)
Red and orange are totally dholki-appropriate when put together with traditional phulkari patterns. Pair this outfit with khussas, small gold baalis and a red lip colour. Add the final touch with refreshing white flowers!
Buy the outfit here for Rs. 4,498
BLONDE AMBITION SIDE SLIT SHIRT WITH LE CIRQUE GHARARA
This one is the most favourite of our personal favourites. The neckline is begging for a statement piece, so go ahead and give it that. Pull your hair back in a neat ponytail, go for smoky eyes, and load up on chunky gold bangles.
Buy this gharara here here for Rs. 4,898 and the shirt for 1,998.
FLOWERS IN AIR SUIT
Sometimes we need a break from the blinding jewel tones and that’s when pastels step in! Deck this pretty peach angrakha suit with pearl and diamond accessories and for the perfect summer spin, add a motiye ka gajra to your hair.
Buy the suit here for Rs. 7,398
How to use this gorgeous deep blue shirt for a dholki? Wear it with a gharara, multicoloured bangles and a tikka! See, it was that easy.
Buy the shirt here for 5,398
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