What to wear for this Eid? An overview of current fashion trends.

Eid is just around the corner ladies and the very first question that hits our mind while thinking about Eid is what to wear for the occasion. Eid dress is an important part of our celebrations and many of us will admit the fact that the most time we spend while preparing for Eid is on selecting and designing our outfit for the occasion. Increasing number of designer outlets and fashion awareness have made the job of dress selection easy for us. We can pick ones from the range of high class brands or can tailor the fashionable market designs in our own choice of budget.

Presently the fashion industry offers a wide range of designs and styles for ladies ranging from short length to mid length and long shirts. Trousers and lowers also cover a broad variety of styles from sleek cut to flappers and flares.

I was surfing the internet to look for an outfit for myself and I got mesmerized with the designer collections available in the market. After going through the search of different designer brands I have come to a point that there are variety of styles which are in fashion. We can choose a design which best suits our taste and liking. There is a vast range of both stitched and unstitched dresses in designer Eid collections. Styles made in the range of Pret Wear or Ready to wear are trendy and stylish. The readymade dresses are always convenient to shop and avoid last minute hassles of tailoring. However, if your tailor can spare some of their precious time to stich a dress for you then unstitched dress from a designer collections would not be a bad choice for you either.

Let’s now talk about some current fashion trends and collections of dresses which the designers are offering us this season.

Length of Shirts:

Knee length shirts are in fashion and compliment almost every type of body shape and height. However, straight shirts dropping few inches below the knees and short lengths with some flare are also in fashion.

Cuts and Style:

Shirts with straight cut are in fashion. However, you can add little flare by making them A-line or adding some pleats down the neckline or near the waist of your shirt. Snake cuts are also in fashion. However, limited designs in coat or jacket style uppers and some choices in short length Angarkhas, Ponchos and Capes are also available in market. Pret wear collections with all these styles are obtainable in stores of “Sana Safinaz”, “Maria B”and “Sania Maskatiya”.

Most of the shirts in Pret wear come with three quarter sleeves, that are either with straight cut or slightly bell shaped. Bottoms of sleeves are embellished with sequence or finished with tassels.

Prints and Color:

Since summer is in full swing, there is a wide range of colorful dresses in stores. Dresses with softer shades like powder pink, lavender, peach, cool mint, beige are available. Finest range of such cool and refreshing colors are available in famous designer, Farah Talib Aziz’s collection. On contrary, the outfits of “Nida Azwer” have some sharp and bright colors like orange, yellow, royal blue and many more. however, the fabric of her collection seems to be cooler and light. So, if you prefer to wear more colors for Eid then you can pick a bright colored dress from her collection yet remain cool while the sun is still shining.

Moreover, White has always been a perfect color for summer dresses. No color other than white looks cool and elegant on the traditional festival like Eid. Tunics with white as a base color mixed with some bright digital printing or colorful embroidery are also extant in most of the designer’s collections.

Patterns with flowery designs are also trending. One of our designers, Saniya Maskatiya has named her Eid collection as “Gardenia” which bears some refreshing floral designs.

In addition, abstract designs have barely come to my notice. Few of them were seen in Sana Safinaz’s ready to wear collection.


If you look for the formal Eid wear then you cannot resist the collection of dresses which the designers have made in chiffon, cotton net and silk. Designs are so elegant and unique that any of them can be selected for this Eid. “Elan”, “Zara Shahjahan” and “Laila Chatoor” are offering wonderful formal dresses in their collections.

However, if you can’t cope up with the formal wear in this scorching sun and want to go with some casual lawn or cotton attire, then that would be optimal too. Since cooler fabric is always a prime choice for summers, you can choose from a range of lawn collections of brands like “Firdous”, “Al-Karam”, “Junaid Jamshed” or any other of your choice.

Bottoms and Lowers:

Currently designers and fashion stores have got a huge variety of trousers with different types of stylish cuts and stitching. They cater the customer with diversified designs from simple and plain trousers to heavily embroidered ones.  Embroidery with thread and sequence coupled with some fashionable glittery net lace is still alamode.

You can pair your shirt with either straight pants, capris tied to your calves or bell shaped bottoms. Shalwars are also in market. Trousers and shalwar can be best pick from the collections of “Khaadi” store. Summer wear cotton or lawn ghararas are also in vogue which can be worn with either straight or a little flary short length shirt. “Generation”, one of the famous boutiques in town have got a nice range of ghararas for summer-wear.


In short, we have a plethora of gorgeous options for Eid dress this year. It would be fun selecting one for ourselves.







Ayesha Omair