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A flare for ghararas

BY RANI SHARMA, RANEEZ BOUTIQUE

A gharara is a traditional outfit worn by Muslim brides of the Hindi belt and parts of Pakistan. The gharara originated in the city of Lucknow during the era of the nawabs, were the emphasis was on rich fabrics and elaborate work.

The gharara consists of a short or mid-thigh length kurti, dupatta and most importantly, a pair of wide-legged trousers, ruched at the knees so they flare out.

Each leg of a traditional gharara is made from over 12 meters of fabric. This is traditional wear that can be specially designed for brides in modern cuts and styles with heavy, expensive motifs and zari hand-work. The end product is elegant, rich and perfect for modern brides who want to look special on their big day.

Jewelry- Mughal heavy kundan necklace set with zoomar (hair piece)
Purse- Solid gota fabric potli with matching piping in the color of the outfit.
Hair- Wear your hair in a long braid embellished with hanging beads
Footwear- Sandal high-heels in zari color.

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