Calling All Shoppers: 12 Hot Picks For A Chic Eid
Whatever your style, putting together the perfect Eid look has never been easier. The last few weeks have been crammed with exhibitions and Eid collection launches – from designers as diverse as Maheen Karim and Zara Shahjahan. From Eid Lawn to exquisite hand-crafted formals, there’s something for everyone.
While Ramazan is a great time to check out yearly exhibitions by part-time designers who work from home, it’s also a feast of creativity from all our top labels.
Sania Maskatiya and Nida Azwer have Eid outfits in all their in-store ranges – ranging from casuals and lawn all the way up to formals.
HSY, Misha Lakhani and a host of others have put their own spin on the perfect Eid jora.
Pretty, Feminine Elegance
Eid is all about tradition and nothing works better on Eid than a delicate, feminine jora. Think intricate embroidery, soft colours and luxurious, sheer fabrics.
Collections To Check Out: Zara Shahjahan, Farah Talib Aziz, Farida Hassan and Nida Azwer. Also Layla Chatoor, Fahad Hussayn and Ayesha Somaya
How To Wear It: Discreet diamonds, pearls and flat sandals or kitten heels. Wear your hair half-up in a loose, romantic style. Steer away from super-blingy jewellery and statement heels – unless of course you happen to run with the OTT new-money crowd.
- This pink confection by Zara Shahjahan ticks all the boxes. Note the pretty lace-like embroidery on the hem, the formal embroidery on the neckline and the exquisite detailing.
- Farah Talib Aziz is famed for her feminine elegance. Her gorgeous seed-pearl embroidery and appealing detailing is unique.
- Nida Azwer takes Eastern Promise to an entirely new level. Her outfits are elegant and fashion forward.
For a more artistic, relaxed Eid look that is still luxurious, channel a bohemian chic vibe. Opt for outfits that are more about silhouette and less traditional, that play with embroidery, cut and colour.
Collections To Check Out: Shamaeel Ansari, Misha Lakhani, Fahad Hussayn, Mahgul, Ayesha Farook Hashwani.
How To Wear It: Soft beachy waves or a messy up-do work well hair wise. Barely there, Bina-Khan style makeup and chunky accessories complete the look. Jaipur-style necklaces or stacked bracelets are a cool addition.
- Shamaeel Ansari is the queen of Bohemian Chic. Her draped silhouettes and artistic prints are flattering and versatile.
- The peasant blouse and dreamy Fahad Hussayn print skirt add up to an Eid look that is stylish and out-of-the-ordinary.
- Mahgul is a young designer with an original signature. This trendy tunic is assured and striking.
Sophisticated & Distinctive
If ultra-feminine ends up looking frou-frou on you, opt for an understated sophisticated look this Eid.
Collections To Check Out: Misha Lakhani, Layla Chatoor, Sana Safinaz and Sania Maskatiya.
How To Wear It: A great blowdry and some serious jewellery. Remember that ‘less is more’ and wear one statement piece rather than looking like an advertisement for a jewellery store. Killer heels and a memorable bag are essential.
- This Misha Lakhani outfit oozes a sophisticated charm. It is elegant, understated and simply gorgeous.
- Layla Chatoor’s collections are a mix of traditional outfits and unusual pieces. This remarkable tunic is both stylish and uncommon.
- Sania Maskatiya’s digital prints are a must in any fashionable wardrobe. This deceptively simple tunic and monochrome-pant combo is quietly chic.
This look is less “Eid-lunch with the family” and more “glitzy evening dinner”. This sensous, cosmopolitan look will carry well into the party season and is perfect with mix-and-match pieces that can be dressed up or down.
Collections To Check Out: Maheen Karim, Zohra Alam, Ayesha Somaya
How To Wear It: This is clearly an after-dark kind of look. Striking makeup, minimalistic accessories and sky-high heels are the way to go.
- Maheen Karim’s chinoiserie-style jacket is paired with a jumpsuit for a look that is alluring yet sophisticated.
- Ayesha-Somaya’s glam knotted neckline and blingy capris set a sensous mood.
- Zohra Alam is brilliant at pairing complex digital prints with contemporary silhouettes. This tunic is one that is destined to be worn again and again.