Latest Gharara Outfits: One of the widely loved and used desi piece of clothing in South Asia, are ghararas. The royal piece of clothing, flared from the knee, has existed for ages and ages now. Traditional, colorful, blingy, and a perfect fit for any desi gathering. Be it Pakistani women, Bangladeshi or Indian, living in any part of the world, the craze and love for ghararas is simply undying.
Along with lehengas, shararas, sarees and shalwar kameez or churidars, ghararas are one of the most often worn and loved desi piece of clothing when it comes to dressing up for South Asian weddings or festivities. For instance, eid outfits, wedding outfits, festivity outfits, get-together outfits, that is where ghararas, or the new addition to the gharara family, gharara pants come in handy. Gharara pants are the alternate option to heavy and flared ghararas, which can be worn on a daily basis with lawn Kurtis.
What To Wear With Ghararas?
What’s the difference between sharara and gharara? For a lot of people, it is hard to differentiate between a sharara and a gharara, so to break it down for you all, a sharara is a one-piece bottom, more like a skirt, with a flared, wide-legged trouser. In contrast, a gharara has two separate parts that are joined together at the knee. This joint is usually hidden with the use of lace or embroidery. Shararas and ghararas are both traditional Indian wear, which originated from the Mughal era and have continued to make their way through the hearts of women around the globe even today, in 2019. The shararas are also more like palazzos in terms of their stitching styles, unlike the ghararas, which are differentiated because of their unique stitching style. Additionally, ghararas are also more fitted at the thighs as compared to shararas.
In this article today, we will discuss the latest gharara styles from 2018 and 2019, ranging from heavy embroidered to light and everyday, wearable for you all to stuff your wardrobe with all the gharara outfits there are. But, before we get into the outfits and its details, here are some quick tips for gharara outfits.
- For rather light, subtle wear, gharara pants are a great substitute in place of ghararas.
- Gold and silver traditional jhumkas and chandbalis go the best with gharara outfits.
- Gharara and sharara outfits are most appropriate for a wedding or festive season.
- A sharara is a pair of loose trousers paired with a dupatta and a shirt. Often decorated with embroidery or glasswork. A lehenga or a ghagra is a long full skirt with embroidery or glasswork.
- A farara is also similar to a gharara, except, it is not ruched at the knee. It’s rather a straight, tight trouser from the thighs with flares at the bottom.
- Sharara, gharara, lehenga/ghagra or a farara, they are all traditional South Asian clothing. Accessories play the biggest role in styling these clothes.
Now moving on to the gharara outfits you all have been waiting for.
↓ 16 – Gharara Inspiration For Diwali & Navaratri
Here are some of our favorite Indian ethnic looks with ghararas that you’ll surely find inspirational:
Starting with some celebrity style, we have NoraFatehi’s simple but stunning outfit. A floral gharara with a solid white shirt. The dupatta’s border has been beautifully matched with the border of her gharara. There’s no doubt that dupattas enhance the beauty of any ethnic outfit which is why we highly recommend that you check out these Types Of Dupattas And Tutorial On How To Wear Dupattas.
And here’s a simple but beautiful look for teenagers and young girls:
Located in New Delhi, Kunza Official is another great Indian brand to shop for ghararas. You can also visit their website to shop for gharara sets in the price range of INR 18000 to INR 30000. They’re selling solid colored, printed as well as embroidered and embellished ghararas so you will definitely find something worth buying, or you might end up buying a couple of sets.
↓ 15 – Mother Daughter Matching Ghararas
If you like the idea of dressing up in matching outfits with your little princess, then nothing beats the classy ghararas. You can either get your daughter stitched a matching gharara or a lehnga since its easier to carry for young girls. Both of these outfits have been made by Indian designer Kamal Sood.
Here’s another look that sets twinning goals. These outfits are also from the brand Kunza Official.
↓ 14 – Bridal Ghararas
Even though it has been a few years since her wedding, we can not get over the royal vibes of Kareena Kapoor and the gharara she wore for her wedding. She wore a traditional golden embroidered gharara that originally belonged to her mother-in-law, Sharmila Tagore. However, Kareena chose to get the outfit further embellished by designer Ritu Kumar.
Of course, ghararas are not just ideal for brides, but they’re also perfect for the bridesmaid. Here’s a beautiful look by Indian designer Reynu Taandon.
↓ 13 – Trending NOW: White Kurtas With Tie Dye Ghararas
A relatively new designer, Zari Faisal, has come up with the most amazing range of ghararas this year and she has paired them with kurtas from her own collection too. Here you can see one of our favorite trends, a white kurta with tie-dye block print gharara. The price range for her ghararas is between $20 to $50, but you can currently get this particular one on sale for just $11.76.
↓ 12 – Gharara Outfit For Eid
Nothing better and more subtle than a pastel gharara outfit, seen here worn by the beautiful Maryam Ishtiaq, the Pakistani, New York-based based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger. This outfit is from Suffuse by Sana Yasir, a perfect fit for a day wedding/mehndi/dholki, Eid festivities or any other festive occasion that you possibly have on your calendar. This outfit is a beautiful pleated plain off white gharara with a fully embroidered short shirt and a light purple banarsi dupatta to add some color, yet keeping it subtle and toned down. The shirt also has some colored embroidery here and there just so it does not look too bland. To add some more traditional touch and to complete the look, this beauty has paired the outfit with a pearl and golden choker and some gold earrings.
Here are some more Eid gharara inspirations of our favorite influencers from around the world. For more ideas, you should check out these 2019 Latest Style Eid Dresses Designs for Girls.
↓ 11 – Gharara With Gown
This outfit is from Faraz Abid Sheikhu, FAS Design Studio. A beautiful fusion of modern fashion with traditional gharara fashion. This beauty here is seen wearing a pleated at the bottom gharara with a crop shoulder embroidered satin coat, and a dull green blouse under the gown. I think it is a perfect blend of colors with the green blouse and the grey gharara, almost gharara pants, and grey gown style upper. The color palette of the whole outfit stays the same, dull yet shiny because of the fabric. Do not look away from the tassels on the upper; it could be a perfect fit for a wedding/mehndi/dholki or a festive occasion like Eid or any other.
↓ 10 – Off-shoulder Top With Gharara
Ankita, an Indian, Toronto based creator, and influencer, leaves us absolutely in awe of her and her style with the outfit ideas she puts forward. This beautiful outfit she has been seen wearing here is an embroidered net gharara with a pink embroidered, off one-shoulder short shirt and a cute and light net dupatta. The gotta work border on the dupatta looks very royal and shiny; I totally dig this style. Some gold jewelry to go with it, and it’s a look! You can get this whole outfit and fabric stitched at your own; these fabrics are easily available in the local markets at very affordable rates.
↓ 09 – How To Wear A Black Gharara
Another one of Ankita‘s gharara outfit ideas is this black beauty. Black is usually a very monotone color, so some colorful embroidery on it, or a colorful top with a black dupatta and a lower like this one can put life into a black attire. Here, she has been wearing a black gharara with orange work on it and a black plain dupatta with a colorful mid-length shirt that puts a whole new character in the outfit. To make this rather not-so-blingy outfit more appropriate for an event, she has added some beautiful jewelry to it. Some golden jhumkas, a beautiful, heavy matha Patti – a headband worn with traditional attires, at weddings or festive occasions. This is a full look for an in-house dholki or a sangeet, it’s not too heavy, but the accessories take it up a notch. She made up this attire from a local market in India as well.
↓ 08 – The White Beauty
This outfit came out of a collaboration of Hira Attique, the Islamabad-based beauty, and fashion blogger, with Sapphire Pakistan, and we can not be thankful enough to both for portraying this beautiful gharara outfit for us. This mesmerizing banarsi dupatta is what I am loving about this look, with a lightly embroidered shirt and gharara. The details of this outfit are to die for, the embroidery above the knee flares and the neck area, which is embroidered like beautiful malas for necklaces. The full sleeves with embroidery make the outfit more decent and elegant. This is a really cute and modest look that’s perfect for any religious occasion too like Diwali or Eid. The best part is that this dress has been stitched from a simple 3-piece suit, which means that you don’t need to make a lot of effort to bring together an outfit like this.
↓ 07 – Best Gharara Color For Summers
Another one from the collaboration of Hira Attique and Sapphire Pakistan. This light and elegant light purple gharara, which is like coolness to the eyes, a perfect fit for summer weddings. A beautiful cotton gharara paired with a long shirt and a net dupatta, bringing back the 80’s vibe. The gharara is farshi, which means it is rather long in size and of more width. This fashion blogger has paired this subtle, decent gharara outfit with silver chandbalis and left her hair open. I am a sucker for the traditional gharara styles, so for me, this outfit is the best for any occasion, hands down. So whether you’re hosting a party or attending a get-together with friends, this is the best ethnic look you can go for. The gharara adds royalness to the entire outfit, but the color and the fabric keeps it minimal and elegant, nothing over the top and perfect for minimalists like me.
↓ 06 – Pastel Drama
This outfit by Maria B has some top-notch pastel drama going on. Pastel colors have been trending since 2017, and it seems like they are not going to say goodbye to us for a long time, still. And we are not complaining as well. Nothing looks more elegant, classy and royal than traditional wear in pastel colors, of course, bright or dark colors have their own charm and drama going on, but pastel colors are the top trend these days. This mesmerizing Maria B ensemble is a perfect fit for any eid festivity, the colors make it appropriate for lunch, and the royal gharara makes it a dinner appropriate outfit as well. Some pearl and silver jewelry to complete the look is not a bad idea at all. This outfit is from the Eid 2018 collection; you can still grab it from the stores or online from the site. And even if it gets out of stock, we’re sure you’ll be able to find something similar and equally elegant from their website.
↓ 05 – Celebrity Style
Another Faraz Abid Sheikhu outfit has been seen here adorned by the beautiful Hira Mani, a Pakistani drama actress. This silk golden shirt and red jamawar gharara is definitely the 90’s vibes. The era of elegance and classiness, which our generation has left miles behind for street style and chic fashion. A golden, silk, gown style short frock, with a fawn colour inner, paired with a bright red jamawar gharara with a golden colour net dupatta. Golden color embroidery on the shirt and on red and gold embroidery on the dupatta make for a great contract with the red gharara. To complete the look, which obviously can not be done without jewelry, she has added jhumkas, neckpiece, and a headpiece set. This is a full wedding look for winters as well as summers.
And next up we have the renowned actress Dia Mirza, wearing a metallic gharara with coral pink embroidered kurta.
↓ 04 – Gharara With Lawn Kurtis
Another trending style this year has been these plain gharara or gharara pants with lawn and chiffon kurtis. It has been seen in the ready to wear collection of many brands, like Kayseria for Eid 2019. This gharara outfit is from the same Eid collection. The bright colour printed kurta from is a must have for this Eid, as we know how hot it is around Eid in most Asian countries. Perfect summer wear for get-togethers or even a casual get together. Pair this outfit with some big, dainty accessories like jhumkas, some golden or silver bangles, and the look is complete. Comfort and trendy both come together in this look, what else can anyone ask for in extreme summer heat? And if you love wearing kurtis, then don’t miss out these 18 Ways to Wear Palazzo with Kurtis.
↓ 03 – Casual Gharara Attire
Same as the Kayseria style, Ego has come out with a Summer collection with ghararas this year as well. Goes to show how much ghararas and gharara pants are trending this year. This casual, subtle, yet elegant ensemble from Ego is a must have. The fabric is light, and the colour sure is like pleasing to the eyes. Because of the short peplum shirt, you get those 90s vibes from this outfit, without being outdated in terms of fashion. This tea pink color is also trending this year if you have not noticed already going through the latest collections. Some silver bangles and jhumkas or chandbalis to complete the look would be like a cherry on the top.
↓ 02 – Semi-Formal & Formal Style Ghararas
Fatima Irfan Sheikh, the beauty and fashion Instagram and youtube influencer, also known by the name of her page Glossips, was seen wearing this fawn colour gharara outfit from Maria Nasir Online. Off topic, but don’t you absolutely love this girl’s gorgeous hair and hair colour, I’m personally a fan. This gorgeous beauty, wearing this fawn net attire, is giving us major gharara outfit goals. Ideal for any event where all your relatives are present because let’s be clear, you would want to flaunt this dress in front of everyone, won’t you? A plain net dupatta and a plain net gharara paired with an embroidered short shirt. This brand is originally located in Norway, but they ship worldwide, and Pakistani influencers have become their fans. Don’t you want to try this brand out too?
↓ 01 – Gharara Pants
Another one of outfit from Ankita but this one is the substitute, the gharara pants. More comfortable, easily carryable, and chic, and they can be pulled off on everyday clothes.
For a more casual, everyday look, you can opt for plain gharara pants and wear them with any of your favorite shirts and kurtis:
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