01 Pakistan the Land of Beauty: Pakistani Trends in Bridal Wear

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Pakistani Trends in Bridal Wear

Various Type of Dresses being worn by Pakistani Brides
Ghagra: Traditionally worn by Pakistani gypsy tribe's woman, the modern Ghagra has been cleverly adapted to suit formal occasions for the young and daring Asian woman. This skirt is gathered at the waistline and generously flared. The Ghagra can be worn with a short blouse and a wide shawl or Dupatta.

Sharara: An ornate and formal garment, commonly worn at wedding functions. The origins of the Sharara stem from the attire of the Mogul princesses. The long skirt has a join at the knee level. Below the knee, the skirt is fully flared, similar to bell bottoms worn in the sixties! The Sharara is full length and will gracefully sweep the floor as you walk and can worn with a long shirt/ kurti and a veil/dupatta to complete the look. Two deputes can be worn with this outfit, one is usually used as a veil for the head and the other is assembled on the shoulders.

Lenhga: A bias cut full-length skirt, similar to a ball gown. The Lenhga is usually worn on formal occasions, as are ball gowns! It is available in a vast variety of fabrics and styles. It is a graceful and charming outfit that will glide gracefully with you and is guaranteed to turn heads with the sumptuous colors and embroideries that adorn it. It can be worn with a top or blouse (kurti, choli, kammez) of any length depending on your taste.

1 comment:

Joyce said...

Wow!! Where can I find or have made gowns like this? I would like to have one for my wedding!