Are you bored wearing the same kind of palazzos or pant-style salwars with your kurtis? Let not these popular trends faze you from trying something new! We spotted the vivacious Dum Laga Ke Haisha actress Bhumi Pednekar sporting a sharara and we think the outfit is back with a bang! Not just Bhumi, but Kareena Kapoor, Nargis Fakhri and Juhi Chawla too have all been seen in shararas lately. Think it’s time to add this ethnic outfit to your party wardrobe? Here’s what you need to know.
First off, if you’re not sure about wearing a sharara, you should know it’s actually a three-piece outfit with flared bottoms. The bottoms pants have joints either at or below the knee level. Starting from the joint, the bottoms get a flare or an umbrella look which adds to the beauty of the outfit. Finely embellished with zari, sequins, beads or stone work, shararas are usually worn on ceremonial occasions.
Fun fact: Shararas date back to the Mughal era where it was the attire for the royal class. But soon enough, this garment became a favourite among Muslim women, especially in Pakistan but elsewhere too. Thanks to our film industry, the three-piece sharara became extremely popular among Indian women too with the 1970 movies.
Down the years, however, the sharara has undergone a major transformation and with these new sharara dress designs, it looks like the outfit is here to stay. Take a look at some of the latest sharara trends.
Prints and pastels
A beautiful zari border can glam up your sharara instantly. Take inspiration from Nargis Fakhri to flaunt this ethnic style effortlessly.
Let it be simple
If you have one kurti with zardozi work or intricate gold embroidery, go for a simple, neutral-coloured sharara pant. After all, less is more!
And that’s how you stand out in the crowd and look like royalty this party season in a stunning sharara!