Eastern Diva: YOur ULTIMATE guide to be a fashionista of the traditional wear

With the spread of woke culture today, there is only one style philosophy you need to follow – Everything and anything that makes you feel like yourself, is a big ‘yes’! From bejewelled dresses to fancy jhumkas and matching khussas, channel your inner fashionista and leave your worries behind. Let us walk you through some styling and dressing tips that will help you curate a traditional yet timeless ultimate Pakistani wardrobe.

Elegance of the Eastern Attire

The importance of a good Eastern wear is not limited to the joy of a traditional event. Instead, it is a statement of our feelings. Wearing new clothes to celebrate any occasion, even the excitement of meeting an old friend over dinner, expresses gratitude, newness, and a reward for making a fresh start. So, our first tip for is to always choose an outfit that celebrates your feelings in a timeless style. Let your outfit speak volumes with unique patterns, vibrant colours, modesty, and majesty embedded in each thread.

Celebrating Tradition

It is not wrong to say that for decades, Pakistani women have been dressing themselves up like a kaleidoscope of colours, designs, and majestic patterns. A perfect Eastern attire is always a mixture of vibrant colours, delicate embroidery, and eye-catching silhouettes. Most women prefer wearing intricate designs and flaunting their shalwar kameez on fabrics ranging from sparkly jacquard to radiant chiffon to slimy silk. Whether you choose sophisticated embroidery, graceful sequins, or alluring beadwork, you can never go wrong with styling it.

So, tip number two is to celebrate the colours and designs unique to our culture and tradition in style and balance traditional and contemporary fashion. You can match your outfit with bold statement accessories, modern, sleek footwear, or a trending make-up styles for a good balance.

Stay On Top of Trends

The 2024 season has brought about quite an excitement with what it will offer. Are we getting a combination of elegance and modern flair, or will minimalism find its way back in? There is a vast landscape to explore here! Choose pieces that merge traditional and modern styles, bringing you mesmerising, well-crafted suits adorned with beautiful embellishments, detailed embroidery, and a touch of royalty to give you the perfect Eastern aesthetic.

The selection of light and vibrant colours is the ultimate palette of the season, incorporating the vibe of celebration into each piece. The unstitched variety these days allows you to express your unique style and creativity, and add to the spirit of the occasion, giving you the perfect opportunity to bring your reflection to what you wear. On to tip number three: Don’t mind experimenting. An unstitched outfit is your stage; you can fashion it anyway.

Accessorise to Perfection

Accessories are always the final touch in your attire since they can change your whole look. This season, balance what your outfit demands and your style.

Check some options for statement jewellery that can complement your attire’s colour palette while adding to the festive look. If you want to lean towards traditional aesthetics, jhumkas, bangles, and khussas can save you.

Tip number five: To add a touch of contemporary style, experiment with metallic clutches and stylish handbags, paying attention to the colour scheme. Always remember that accessorising your outfit reflects your style.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair Makeup: Shazia Rashid
• Designer: Wardah Uzair
• Photography: Yasser Sadiq
• Styling: Aneela Murtaza
• Model: Faiza Ashfaq