Wearing a perfectly tailored shalwar kameez from India, I thought I’d be in fashion at the last wedding I went to. When I saw all the newest fashions for Pakistani weddings, I realized I was a bit behind the times. Here are some of the hottest wedding fashions for ladies this winter.
This year some ladies left their dupattas (scarves) at home and wore long tailored vests instead. These go great with Capri pants and knee length shirts. Vests can be floral, embroidered or really fancy with ornate bead and stonework. They go best with simple and solid colors on the shirt and trousers.
The hottest new fashion for weddings and casual wear is long shirts, below the knee, worn with Capri pants. Capri pants should come about 5 to 6 inches above your ankle, and shirts should come about 2 to 4 inches below the knee. You don’t want them to be so long that they cover most of the Capri pants. Solid colored pants with pockets are best and look very modern. Wear with stiletto heels and a matching dupatta.
Churriya Pajama Pants
Although very popular in neighboring India, the churriya pajama (gathered Capri pants or ankle length trousers) hadn’t quite caught on in Pakistan until now. Up to this year, I’d never seen them outside of weddings, but now they are taking to the streets as well. This style looks best on slim and petite women. Wear with long shirts and matching dupattas. Choose patterned pajama pants and a solid top and add a decorative tie at the bottom of the pant leg for some extra flair.
Frocks with Leggings
A very popular style in the Defence and Gulberg area is “frock” shirts. These are basically like dresses and don’t have slits on the side like the traditional kameez shirt. Knee length “frockies” could easily be worn over jeans or even as a dress in the U.K. or America. Pair a frock with Capri pants or skintight leggings for an ultra-modern look. A great wedding frock will have an empire waist studded in beads or stones. Most ladies at weddings are wearing frocks quite long, about six inches above the ankle. The leggings may come to the ankles or only a few inches below the frock. Leggings should be solid as you want most attention to be focused on the frock. When you spin in one of these dresses, you’ll feel like a princess ready to attend a ball. This style is great for mehndi functions.
Hope you are able to design something you love for the next function you attend!