Apart from saree, lehnga, and sharara, gharara is another popular dress for conventional gatherings. Every desi Pakistani woman loves gharara. It is widely loved and frequently worn traditional fancy attire. Gharara is used everywhere in South Asia. It is considered to be a royal style of dressing. The flare from the knees is the favorite part of gharara. This dress is perfect for all types of traditional and desi events. The craze and appreciation for gharara in South Asian women are undeniable. You can wear it on weddings, Eids and other festivities.
The Gharara has originated ages ago and since then, it has never left the fashion trend. Young girls love showing off their gharara to their friends. They style it with jewelry and look beautiful wearing it. You can wear the gharara on Eids while hosting a party, wedding seasons, summer outings, casual gatherings, or even routine everyday wear. Although a lot of styles have come and gone for this attire, it still has not lost the essence which is why it is a favorite for everyone. This article will talk about the latest styles of gharara ranging from embroidered to basic ones.
Top 14 Latest Gharara Styles with Long Shirts (Pakistani Designs)
1. Casual Gharara Attire
If you want to wear a gharara in routine, following laid back attire belongs in your wardrobe. It is actually a gharara pant which is easy to wear, full trendy and simple. The fabric used is light and the pastel color is appealing. The short peplum shirt is reminiscent of the 90s fashion taste. However, the other details complement the dress to make it sync with today’s fashion. The gharara pant is both elegant and subtle. You can buy it from the Ego brand. The tea pink color looks best for this casual gharara. However, you can opt for other light pastel shades as well such as baby blue, off white, pink, silver, lavender, or mint. Wear some simple jewelry like jhumkay and bangles to complete the look.
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2. Gharara with Lawn Kurtis
This is another hot trend in 2022. The combination of plain gharara with a lawn fabric Kurti is really attractive. The Kurti can be of Chiffon as well. Both lawn and chiffon are ideal summer fabrics for the scorching summer. A gharara pant can equally look good with the Kurti. This outfit has been a part of Ready-to-wear clothes of many brands for example Kayseria. It defines both styles and comfort. It’s a perfect ensemble for casual summer gatherings and also for someone who loves wearing Kurtis. You can wear it with gold bangles and dainty earrings.
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3. Celebrity Style
If you want to go all-out with your gharara, what better option is there apart from a fancy celeb style outfit? This bright red gharara is made of Jamawar material whereas the golden shirt is of silk. The color combination and style reminds one of the 90s vibes. It is both classy and elegant. This gharara might not be under the category of street style but it is alluring in its own way. The shirt is actually in the form of a short frock and the net dupatta is also golden. The gharara is made stylish by the golden embroidery on the shawl and shirt. When paired with beautiful jewelry, this will become great wedding wear for all seasons.
4. Pastel Gharara
Pastels were made for gharara and it can be seen in the Maria B outfit below. The pastel colors have been in hype since 2017 and they have not been out of fashion to this day. The traditional South Asian dressing looks classy and exquisite in pastels. This gharara by Maria B is perfect for all types of festivities. The color is fine enough to wear on formal and informal occasions. This gharara is from the 2018 eid collection. It looks perfect with silver jewelry.
5. Light Color Gharara
This gharara is a beautiful creation of the collaboration between Sapphire and Hira Attique. The light color looks heavenly on the gharara. It is perfect for summer weddings due to the subtle shade of purple. The cotton fabric is cool for all types of gatherings. The long shirt and the net dupatta coordinates well with the dress. This type of gharara is called farshi which refers to the wide size and long length. The farshi gharara is perfect for all types of occasions. It is ethnic and comfortable. You can wear it at the hangouts with friends. Although the style is royal, the color makes it look minimal.
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6. The White Beauty
This is another gorgeous creation from the collaboration between Sapphire and Hira Attique. This beautiful dress is lightly embroidered and the Banarsi dupatta is mesmerizing. The details of the gharara are fine. The attractive embroidery on the neckline and above knees resemble a pendant of a traditional necklace. The full sleeves also have embroidery. It looks pure and modest. You can wear it on religious and festive occasions. This collaborative dress has been stitched from a basic 3 piece suit. This means that minimal effort is required to bring it together.
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7. Black Gharara
Although black is not a typical color to wear on a gharara, it still looks beautiful. Since black is a monotone shade, it looks phenomenal with the colorful embroidery, tassels, and other such decorations. This gharara has a vibrant top with maximum colors, a black dupatta and a bottom with orange embroidery. The mid length shirt is alluring with the attractive color pops. To complete the look, you can wear a Matha Patti and other jewelry.
8. Off Shoulder Shirt with Gharara
Off shoulder style is unusual with a gharara but this one looks perfect as seen in the picture. This gharara is heavily embroidered and is made of net fabric. The shirt is pink and short in length with an off shoulder style. The dupatta is made of light net material and has beautiful Gota work on the border which is glamorous. You can wear some gold jewelry along with this unique gharara. This outfit can be stitched easily because the fabrics are readily available and affordable.
9. Gharara with Gown
This gharara is from the Faraz Abid Sheikhu collection. It is a magical fusion between contemporary fashion and traditional attire. This particular gharara is pleated at the bottom and is combined with an embroidered satin coat. The coat has a crop shoulder. Underneath the coat, there is a blouse of a dull green color. The gharara and coat are grey and this color combination is fine, shiny, and fashionable. It is dull in color yet shiny in appearance. The upper coat has tassels attached which make it appropriate for a wedding.
10. Gharara for the Eid Occasion
Eids are a very special religious occasion for South Asian Muslims. Women stitch new clothes especially for eid and everyone gets ready. It is common for pastels to rule on Eids. Pastel colors are subtle, elegant, and beautiful and they look amazing on gharara. The below ensemble is from the Suffuse collection. It is perfect for all festivities and occasions including eid. The off white gharara is pleated and has no work on it whereas the mid length shirt is heavily embroidered. It is paired with a Banarsi dupatta of light purple color. The color combination is toned down and neat. There are some traces of colored embroidery on the shirt so that it looks vibrant.
Mothers love twinning with their little ones. It is a cute and adorable trend that holds a lot of precious memories. The matching ghararas of mother and daughter in the picture below looks beautiful. Matching with traditional attire is a perfect thing to do. However, you can get your daughter a lehnga instead if she is uncomfortable with the gharara while keeping the color combination intact.
12. Gharara for Religious Events
Since we have already mentioned that gharara is perfect for all types of occasions, let’s see how this particular gharara is perfect for religious occasions. This gharara has an ethnic vibe. As seen in the picture, it is simple to suit the modest religiosity but it is made prominent with the floral patterns adorned on the gharara. The shirt of the white color is simple and basic with buttons. A matching contrast has been made between the borders of the dupatta and gharara because they are the same. A piece of net fabric is chosen for dupatta and it looks gorgeous with the ensemble.
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13. Gharara with the White Kurta
This is another famous gharara trend which is worn frequently by young girls. A gharara is chosen of any color whether dark or light and it is paired with a basic white kurta as a contrast. This particular gharara in the picture has a tie-dye block printing design that looks intricate. The bordered neckline and sleeves give life to the shirt.
14. Gharara Pants
Gharara pants are the new fashion statement in the world of traditional gharara. This item can be worn and carried around easily which is why it is a hit. They look chic and comfortable. You can wear them with everyday clothes. The plain gharara as seen in the picture is casual and attractive. The light patterns on the white fabric look great.
Tips for Gharara Outfits
So now that we have covered all the major gharara styles, it is time to go over styling tips for perfecting your gharara moment.
- The jewelry that looks the best with a gharara is good or silver jhumkay, mathapatti, necklace, and chandbalis.
- If you want to opt for a simpler, subtle, and more casual look, wear a gharara pant instead of gharara. They are a perfect substitute and are a recent addition to this attire. They are affordable and a suitable alternative to heavy gharara. Although they are not as flared as a normal gharara, they are still beautiful.
- Do not hold back on the accessories because the ensemble of gharara looks more refined with them.
Difference Between a Sharara and a Gharara
Many women have a difficult time knowing the difference between a sharara and a gharara. Both are traditional wear and fit for any type of occasion. They were created in the Mughal era and are still worn in the modern world of 2022. A sharara is a one-piece bottom that resembles a skirt with a flared trouser which is wide. A sharara can be compared with a palazzo because both are stitched more or less the same way. However, a gharara includes two parts that are actually separate but are joined with each other at the knee area. This joint area is hidden with the help of embroidery or lace. A gharara is stitched in a different way than the sharara. It is also tighter and fitting at the thigh area whereas the sharara is flexible and wide.