Ethnically Emblazoned

Meaning of fashion has seemingly changed ever since the pandemic. Unlike before, 2020 was all about comfort clothing, but this year is going to be a glamorous update of the same which means it’s time to sparkle and shine with bold accessories and comfortable yet statement making style details! So don’t hold back on dresses that give an extra dose of drama, glitter, and stones.

And as we talk about comfort, there’s nothing more comfortable than long, flowy silhouettes. Although flared silhouettes have been around forever but they are making a comeback in the high fashion world like never before. It's a design that looks equally great on all shapes and sizes and is completely age appropriate for women from their teens to their 80s. A garment in this silhouette is narrow at the top and widens towards the hem in a gradual manner smoothing out awkward lines and curves of the body and hence flatters most body shapes.

Apart from the flowy silhouettes, lacework is also one trend that you should have on your fashion radar for 2021. Lacework is making an impact on the runways of the world in fun and surprising ways. From high-fashion houses to small-time street stores, everyone is jumping on to the lace-loving bandwagon. Lacework has always been associated with luxury and this delicate work with bejeweled pieces has shown surprising strength lately in creating and sustaining interest.

So, let the old charm of lacework and organza trimmings peek through your dress and draw an embroidered mastery across the fabric.

Appliquéd dresses are yet another haute trend. Appliqué is the type of surface work in which flowers or other patterns are cut and sewn onto a garment. This trend has been in the Pakistani fashion scene for quite a few years now and is still going strong – making statements. We saw appliqué in lehenga skirts and cholis, sarees, gowns, on sleeves, kurtis, and dupattas. This style is a great option for cocktail or evening parties, since it creates a beautiful 3D appearance with its shadows of flowers, feathers and what not.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair and Makeup: Angie’s Salon
• Designer: Luxury Pret By Areesha
• Photography and Styling: Basit Sheikh
• Featuring: Sumaiyya Bukhsh