Pakistani fashion in general has evolved a lot with the pass of time and has gone through different phases as well, this has made it unique and special. Right now, Pakistani fashion is a mix of traditional and modern dresses. But the ones that are still completely traditional have their significance as a symbol of the Pakistani traditions.
Another important thing in Pakistani culture is makeup. It is essential in the fashion and dressing of Pakistan. Makeup has a very important role in Pakistani weddings. A part of the culture says that the bride must be light than her husband, since they think of pale skin as beautiful.
And now, Pakistani wedding dresses have become a trend around the world. The Pakistani fashion industry has been introducing traditional dresses all around the world and has succeeded by the recognition of many models and designers.
Pakistani dressing is very similar to Indian dressing in many ways. They are alike because they shared a culture for thousands of years before their independence. But what makes them different from each other are some religious factors. They also share some similarities with ethnic groups of central Asia.
But now, let's get to the main topic: wedding dresses. A lot of non-Pakistani brides are starting to choose Pakistani wedding dresses for their special day. Although this is becoming more and more common, many brides find it hard to choose a dress because they are not very related to Pakistani fashion. So if you are one of those brides, take into account the following factors, they will help you chose the perfect wedding dress:
You actually can give your dress a little customization, like adjusting features like the embroidery, the fabric to enhance the look of the bride.
Weddings are very colorful occasions in Pakistan, and the color of the bride's dress is very important, so you should think well before choosing the color. There are many different ones you can choose from, attractive purple hies like burnt orange, apricot, red, brown bottle green and turquoise among others.
But it doesn't matter which color you pick as long as it is colorful and help your skin color. The key is that the color flows well with the complexion of the bride and enhancing her charm as well. But if we had to pick the most popular colors, they would be bright red and burnt orange.
Besides customizing a dress, you can also give your dress some elegant additions. Elegant additions are a very common feature that helps improve the look of the bride. So if you like a dress but feel like it needs your extra personal touch, that is acceptable.
Embellished hemlines, ornamental motifs, and other embellishment works like dabka, kora, Naqshi, beads, sequins, kamdani, cut-glass and badla work very well as additions. There are great varieties of this embellishments and give the dress a really nice and elegant touch which is something many Pakistani brides like to do.
You should also consider the quality of the fabric of each dress, it is very important and should not be forgotten about. The fabric can go from silk to jamavar, all related silk fabrics can range and extend to Katan and different types of chiffon as well. It must be a quality fabric but it depends on the taste of the bride.
Now besides the trend in the west and everywhere else of using Pakistani wedding dresses, a mixture between traditional Pakistani and western ideas has surfaced. You can now find traditional Pakistani dresses but with some western features if you don't want to go full-traditional.
There are many different styles of Pakistani wedding dresses you can choose from. The styles vary from lehenga chili, sharer, harara, mermaid cut, and lehenga among many others, though those are the most popular ones. Again, the choice of style depends completely on the bride and what suits her best.
Wedding ceremonies in Pakistan also give great importance to jewelry. The bride must shine with a combination of multiple jewels that include necklace, rings, bracelets, earrings and more Pakistan-traditional ones like tikka and nath. And there has to be extreme care about the jewels matching the dress.
The bride must pick jewels that sink well with the dress and bring out her elegance during the wedding. The jewels should stand out but there should be a balance so they don't out-shine the wedding dress.
Those are some factors that you have to consider and balance between each other. If you are able to do that, then you can't go wrong with the wedding dress that you choose. Also, if you don't know where to look for the dress, then you should learn about the top Pakistani bridal dresses designers.
If we had to say the best and most popular designer of the moment, it would be Adnan Pardsey. He is a very famous and well known Pakistani wedding dress designer. His specialty is mixing black and gold with amazing patterns.
There is also Aisha Imran, a very young designer. This designer prefers the bright color and golden embroidery and it is very obvious on the runways.
Ahmed Bilal's designs are very famous too. They are a little bit more soft and and stylish, most of the times with brown as the base color and pink and blue embroidery.
This are just some of the many great Pakistani wedding dress designers, but there are a lot more you can look for. The key is just finding a dress that you like and suits you best. The bride always has to steal the show at her wedding, and there is no better way to do that than with an eye-catching, breath-taking and colorful Paksitani bridal dress.
Abdul Bari Chanessra