By Ninder Kaur
This poses to be the most difficult question that we are faced with. With so many colours, cuts, fabrics and styles to choose from, how do you make sure that you look bang on trend this Eid?
After browsing numerous online boutiques, scattering through magazines, panicking and talking amongst friends, we at Asian Style magazine have decided to take a look at what everyone will be wearing today for this festive occasion.
These long dresses, which are usually fitted on the bust and feature large pleats flowing at the bottom like an umbrella, are again another popular statement for this Eid. The anarkali suit varies in many different lengths and embroideries including floor length anarkali styles. With it being Eid, many women will also opt for heavier embroidered. The kameez of the anarkali usually come with sleeves to create a modest yet chic look. They come with tightly fitted trousers known as the churidar.
Nagina Abbas, 21: “I was really struggling to find an Eid outfit but I finally decided on choosing an anarkali. They are extremely popular and after trying one on, I loved it. I cannot wait to wear it on Eid.”
These outfits have been incorporated across all parts of India and Pakistan. Lehengas usually carry a little more weight than other traditional dresses because of their design and jewelled embroidery. Although they may be more costly, it will definitely have heads turning. These outfits add the glam to your Eid celebrations.
Saffa Farooq, 28: “Although you might think it is a bit too much for Eid, me and my family are throwing a big huge Eid party so we are really excited to dress up for the occasion. Lehengas will never go out of style. We chose to wear lehengas because they are an all-year round statement outfit. Plus, they are so beautiful designed with all the embroidery, so it’s perfect for a celebration.”
If you don’t believe in “dressing up”, then why not keep it simple yet chic with abayas. Although it might fall under the traditional outfit category, you don’t have to opt for a boring and plain style. No matter what black always looks good.
Hasina Habib, 19: “I didn’t really want to particularly dress up for Eid this year. Often, people lose the importance of the day. They have fancy colourful new dresses and get all dolled up wearing jewellery etc. But I don’t like all of that. I like simple.”
- Straight cut Salwar Kameez
A salwar kameez is a traditional outfit originating from South Asia. As years have gone by the outfit has taken some adjustments. Straight cut salwar kameez is the new trendy attire dominating the Indian fashion scene bringing your outfit grace, poise and elegance that serves perfectly for every occasion. With the wide variety available in printed, embroidered, casual and designer versions, these are a must-have for women and girls.
Aleena Jafri, 30: “These are my favourite at the moment. I recently bought a few from an online fashion store and after wearing it once I received so many compliments. I cannot wait to dig out the other ones I have bought. Wearing it with heels really brings the whole outfit together. There are so many styles to choose from, for people of all shapes and sizes.”
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