An Ornate Affair!

Kurasah Anwer, the Mahira Khan doppelganger, shows us how to go monotone this festive season

Fashion never remains the same. It is dynamic and keeps evolving but one thing that can never be replaced in the Pakistani fashion industry is the stylish and designer ethnic wear. No matter how much we love wearing and flaunting western outfits, ethnic Pakistani clothes always hold a special place in our hearts. Thanks to their timeless appeal, feminine charm, lovely hues, and of course – comfort to wear, women of all ages now love flaunting their beauty and presence on different occasions with these ethnic wears unlike earlier when they were only meant for wearing at weddings and ceremonies. The style, elegance, and charm of ethnic wear have always been immemorial.

In the year 2021, the ethnic fashion trend is ready to take a new turn. With lavish card parties and big bashes cancelled, or rather none that were advisable to attend due to the pandemic, the festive season ahead is sure to look different this year. From knee length kurtas and straight pants to floor sweeping A-lines, the enthusiastic ethnic fashion designers are coming up with the innovation of new trends and fashion to be allured by all the women out there.

But one thing that is common in most of these dresses is the monotone colour palette.Monotone clothing has gone from drab and dreary to chic and trendy.

And if worn correctly they can put all other fashion trends in shade. We thought monotone could be boring but this year, fashion designers are leaving no stone unturned in showing us why it is one of the biggest trends. The main colours that are ruling the fashion scene are hues of rich reds, peach, orange, grey and off-white.

If you are someone who likes to go all out with just one colour, here’s a tip: try picking one colour and wear shades of the same or you can even don a single colour head-to-toe for a look that stands out. If you want, you can break it with a print. This would add some depth to your look by wearing a printed piece in the same colour with your solids. Another trend that is on the rise this season is the intricate works of embroideries.

Whether it's lace, sequins, mirrorwork or beading, we’re completely mesmerised by the detail and handiwork that goes into some of these ensembles, most of which feature delicate embroideries spread all over the piece, showing how fashion designers are going all out for the 2021 festive wear. For finishing touches, add blingy jewellery as it brings personality as well as style to an outfit.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & Makeup: Angie’s Salon
• Designer: Cloak By Yusra
• Photography & Styling: Yellow Jacket By Zeeshan Ahmed