Pakistan Fashion and JewelleryUmair Javaid
Pakistan is another world when it comes to fashion. From wedding jewelry to casual, vintage to contemporary, they have set no boundaries whatsoever!
Pakistan is considered one of the main hubs of jewelry from precious stones to gold and silver, different styles speak a different story. In this huge ocean of jewelry, let’s talk about what your modern Pakistani woman wears on a daily basis, what they opt for when they go for a night out, and what they love wearing on their weddings.
In the 21st century, minimalism is the new ‘cool’, and how you apply the “less is more” rule on yourself is what really makes you stand out. Let’s take a look at some of Pakistan’s fashionistas and how they play around with the word ‘casual’ and make it look fashionable and chic at the same time.
Styling a casual khurta shalwar with nothing but jhumkas can make you go from a 6 to a 10 real quick! A pair of classic jhumkas will never go out of style, or look out of place. These dainty earrings can be worn with your hair pulled back or let down and you don’t have to worry about your jewelry clashing with your outfits either, because they go with literally everything. Even western wear, adding that beautiful traditional touch!
For formal wear, nothing speaks more desi ( traditional ) than bangles. They signify the Pakistani culture and are worn on almost all festivals, and events and look absolutely stunning with everything your wardrobe has to offer.
Here are pictures of actress and model Hareem Farooq and Iqra Aziz showing off their bangles so effortlessly.
Other than bangles, you can wear any kind of jewelry. Especially since Pakistani formal attire is usually heavy and contains a lot of embroidery and handwork, hence necklace of all sizes and lengths, big chunky earrings and rings along with a teeka (head piece) here and there all fit into this category.
When it comes to Pakistani wedding jewelry, sky is the limit! Let us look at some famous actresses and what they opted for on their big day! Starting off with actress Sajal Aly who married her soulmate and costar Ahad Raza Mir in 2020 in a small ceremony held in Abu Dhabi. Sajal wore a statement jhumar (head piece) with gold and pearls, a gold choker and a multi stranded pearl necklace with a pair of jhumkas as earrings. Her look remained minimalistic yet classy and traditional in her stunning red bridal sharara.
While Sajal stunned in red, actress Sarah Khan ravished in a light pink Sharara on her wedding with singer Falak Shabir in 2020. She wore a teeka and a kundan jhumar with beads, a large statement kundan necklace, an opera style mala with pearls and matching jhumkas. Sarah made sure her look was traditional and classy and more on the simpler side, setting a good example for all the girls in town. I guess 2020 was the year brides opted simplicity with style!
In contrast, Aimen Khan, also known as the fashionista of the Pakistan film industry put simplicity at bay and went for loud and extravagant dark red/maroon and gold bridal lehenga with even bigger jewelry when she tied the knot with actor Muneeb Butt in November 2018. She chose to glam up her dress with a kundan teeka, a circular nath (nose ring), long dangly gold earrings, a collar style multi strand, multi layered necklace along with a princess style multi layered gold necklace. Needless to say, Aimen was an absolute vision. She took traditional and dialed it up a notch ( or two ) by adding numerous amounts of bangles and hands completely covered in Henna. Aimen’s look spoke of only “Go big or go home” !
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