Contemporary wear for Eid
The best part of the contemporary fashion trend is that it provides plenty of scope for everyone to create their own unique fashion statement. One does not have to conform to a traditional style; instead, they can pick out their own materials, coordinate colours on their own, and wear what they feel most comfortable in.
One statement that has taken the fashion scene by storm is anything that is the right blend between the East and the West. Anything that allows a person to showcase individuality while still allowing them to hold onto the Bengali vibe is the ultimate contemporary fashion. Kurtis are still one of the top choices this Eid, and are found in plenty of stores all over the city. Available in a variety of bright and subtle shades, and in numerous different cuts, these are perfect to start off your Eid! You can find kurtis in all sorts of materials like silk, matte satin, linen, and even cotton, with appliques, beadwork, pleats and embroidery on them.
From cotton to silk, tops can be found in plenty of different cuts. You can either opt for a short top, which gives more of a Western vibe, or you can go for those that are knee-length with added layers and frills for a fancier feel. Often based on the contrast among a few colours, these are finished off with embroideries, hand stiches and even beadwork. Some of these even come with their own pockets so that you don't have to carry around your phone in your hands all the time. Tunics are also quite popular this Eid, with floral prints and tribal designs being hot favourites. Match these with long pendants, and you are good to go in the morning!
From tie-dye harem pants, to slim fit cotton pants, or even printed jeggings, the options on this one are endless! While harem pants are immensely comfortable in the summer heat and look great with short tops, slim fit pants and jeggings may be a better option for kurtis. With longer tops, you can match it with almost any type that you like, and you are good to go!
Long skirts are back this Eid, and matched with a short top or even a kurti, these are perfect for a carefree boho look, as the long skirts add dimension to your outfit. You can opt for the classic monochrome colours or floral prints to channel sophisticated elegance. Alternatively, you can go a bit bolder and try out the new tie-dyed or batik printed ones for a chic retro look.
Bead jewelleries are trending big right now, with beads of all sizes and colours available to pair with and finish off a contemporary look. Alternatively, you can add a metal bracelet or metal earrings to your outfit so that it looks more traditional or bold, depending on our pick. Simultaneously, you can opt for something gold plated, or even go for silver, to add a touch of sophistication to your outfit.
With its extensive yet unique collection of women, men and children's wear, Mayasir caters to the trendy crowd. Keeping the Bengali culture in mind, and specifically respecting it, their products are mainly made of cotton, khadi, and even local silk. With hand embroidery, appliques, and embellishments, Mayasir has a huge collection of trendy contemporary pieces including tops, pants, skirts and so on.
In fact, they also have jamdani dupattas, which are sold separately. These are a brilliant way to add a bit of tradition on Eid day. You can colour coordinate it, or even opt for a contrast. With their clothes being available in light shades of cream, beige, and light blue, to bolder colours like magenta, vermillion and orange, be sure to check out the collection in Mayasir this Eid.
By Adiba Mahbub Proma
Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed
Model: Doyel and Risila
Wardrobe: Maheen Khan, Mayasir
Make-up: Farzana Shakil's Makeover Salon