Eid is dawning upon us and with a plethora of emerging fashion designers in Pakistan, (if you are like us) it can get quite overwhelming when it comes to picking the perfect ensemble for this festive season. So, just in case you have no idea what to sport this Eid, we bring you the hottest styles that are trending all under the umbrella of Gul Ahmed’s Jewelled Festive Eid Collecion ’18; it boasts a chic, classy and beautiful collection that will leave you spell bound.
Keeping in mind the sweltering heat in Pakistan these days, Gul Ahmed has launched a collection encompassing a wide array of unstitched fabrics such as pure chiffon or jacquard. Combined with these are stunning embroideries, including careful and intricate zari net handiwork and a stunning range of dupattas in blended printed chiffon, silk chiffon, featuring either embroideries or diamantes while some have lace, beadwork over organza or even fancy tassels. This prêt a porter collection contains outfits with sleek cuts and sophisticated flairs. Experiment with one of these to get your perfect romantic and ethereal aura this Eid around rather than ending up with a washed out look in all neutrals.
Set your heart on the Nur-un-Nisa range that embodies refinement with classic and chic outfits in colours that never fail to flatter- blacks and creams. But remember too much of anything is always a bad idea, so look for dresses that have coloured intricate embroidery around the neckline or daaman. The duppatas and lowers complete the whole look and we can guarantee you this can never go wrong!
Fashion trends this Eid are a fusion of Eastern and Western inspirations, a unique look with a classic appeal. Perhaps, even the fashion giants this year around have incorporated playful elements such as soothing colours, patterns and themes in their latest collections. Therefore, our advice to you would be don’t go too plain or all printed – add a bit of both. If you are thinking of painting Eid in pastels take a look at their Mints range that is an assortment of natural tones. The colour palette tailored to appeal to young women is a series of greens ranging from light to mint to a delightful fern, taking inspiration from none other than nature. The shirts feature luxurious yet comfortable fabrics, some with zari net handiwork. Dupattas to complete the stunning look are blended printed ones with embroidery and the bottoms are either dyed to compliment the ensemble or embroidered.
Luxe fabrics such as organza, chiffon, and nets should be your go-to material. They allow you to look smart and are comfortable, giving you enough room to breathe.
If you are bold enough and feeling experimental we would advice you to go for the Shalimar range that exudes drama and impact. Make a statement this Eid around by going for a textured and printed outfit. However, If your dress is adorned with unique embellishments, minimise the accessories. Opt for simple studs for your ears, perhaps, a thin bracelet will do the trick for a classic look.
Some additional tips to looking smart this Eid- carry a clutch or structured purse, and not your daily handbag. Additionally, match your heels to the colour of the embroidery rather than the base fabric.
Make your Eid a little special this time around and visit your nearest Gul Ahmed or IDEAS store; Happy shopping!