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Eid on my mind

Eid! Isn't it the most exciting topic, especially during the month of Ramadan?

What to wear on the special day takes up most of our thought space. It must be something different from last year, while being truly special and unique. 

So what's 'in' this year? The same old sari and panjabi – of course! There's just no alternative to the traditional garb but it can always be nipped to look completely different. This year, let's discuss the same old in a different light. 

What's in for the ladies? 


Ladies can don a plain chiffon sari in peacock green and cover it up with a silk cape in the same hue.

Sounds plain and boring? Well there's always room to spice it up.  

The silk cape can be embellished with intricate zardozi work. 

It still doesn't sound interesting? 

Well, we can always spice it up further by manoeuvring the neckline or sleeves. For our look, we can keep one arm sleeveless and another covered with the cape. Don this look for an evening outing, if you feel it's a bit too much for the daytime. You can now repeat this same look in different colours like teal, marsala, orchid, even blood red. 

Look 2 

If you are truly bold and want to look really different this year, then you are the perfect person to pull off the look we are about to suggest.

Buy a pure chiffon sari in pearl white and pair it up with an off-shoulder blouse, a thick belt with intricate zardozi work can instantaneously give the glam look. Some prefer to wear waist jewellery belts or kamarbands but a cloth belt with embroidery or zardozi work gives the same look, sometimes even better than the former.

What's in for the gentlemen? 

Look 1 

For 2017, printed shirts are the trendiest. Floral patterns, navy prints, and small dots work wonders for the season. Pair it up with cravats and you'd look as stylish as one gets. For the base colour of your shirt, choose powder blue or even pale pink. Real men CAN flaunt pink like pros! 

So stop rolling your eyes and get yourself a cool shirt in light pink with miniscule polka dots printed on it!

Look 2 

Nothing can beat a complete black suit. So this Eid, even though it may be slightly on the warmer side, you may try it out if you think 'looks' always trump over all. There is also one extra bit of information to keep in mind if your lady love donned something in red, please don't think about wearing the black suit because the both of you together 'in a combination of red and black' will definitely burn down the ramp. 

For those who want to go formal, but don't want to follow the traditional suit, they can opt for the Nehru collar blazer. It can be in a single solid hue with large show buttons or it can be in prints — the latter will definitely jazz up the entire look. Don't ever forget to pair it up with a trendy pocket square.

That was all from us, this Eid. Have a great one by the way. Eid Mubarak.

By Mehrin Mubdi Chowdhury

Photo: Sazzad Ibne Sayed

Styling: Sonia Yeasmin Isha

Model: Asif Azim and Methela

Wardrobe for Asif: Cats Eye

Wardrobe for Methela: Anokhi by Humaira Khan

Makeup: Noyon Ahmed

Disclaimer: The suggestions are for evening parties.

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