Bling It On!

Spotlight your festive spirit with season’s brightest outfits

With the addition of masks and fewer than usual events dotting social calendars, are you also of the thought that dressing up for the festive season is moot this year? Well, you couldn't be more wrong. Because after all, what is the festive season without the shimmer of your ensemble and the clacking of your heels. So, to bring the spotlight back on you and to help you shine brighter than ever, designers are back with their festive edit.

The year that's gone by hasn’t been a traditionally normal one, so why should your clothes be? Swap your ethnic lehengas with flared sequined trousers and your OTT chandbalis with trendy danglers. Ditch the juttis and over-complicated nine-yard drapes for glittery stilettoes and shimmery dresses. Throughout the almost two years of the pandemic, all things shiny and glam had been stowed away in a deep dark corner of the closet; until now.

With bling kurtis, shimmery trousers, statement jewellery and a bubbling vengeance in their hearts, Pakistanis are setting the mood for the upcoming festive season fashion and fashionistas are ready to get their much-awaited revenge on the pandemic for robbing them of the joy of dressing up by blinging it on! Bling is a way of life; it can brighten the most washed-out moments and can also instantly lift up a boring outfit. So, what better than to add some bling to your looks this festive season.

But if you are unsure about how to pull off this holographic clothing trend with ease, we suggest you stick to the basic colour palette — black, gold, silver and bronze. Apart from the basic colour palette, hues like pink and white should also shine bright in your wardrobe. So, go out all bold and happening with these shimmer outfits and why not!

To help you choose the best pieces to replace or even add on to your traditional wardrobe, we share our favourite picks below. Here's how to wear it, style it, and shine bright in it.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair & Makeup: Angie’s Salon
• Designer: Mifrah
• Photography & Styling: Syed Mohsin
• Model: Dania Sheikh