The other day i was having a conversation with my childhood friend about this movie “Kabhi Khushi Kabhi ghum” K3G is what we called. It was amazing to know that how we both remembered their most popular dialogues like by heart which is not the case with current movies. As we kept discussing, we realised that we are already on a nostalgic trip. Somehow whether you love it or hate it 90’s movies had some impact and all who are currently in the ’30s would agree on this, it is somewhere deep-rooted in ourselves. Amidst that entire discussion, one thing that struck me was Kareena Kapoor’s “Bole Chudiya” sharara style outfit, and that’s where I get the idea of my next blog. Apart from famous dialogues, magnificent sets, songs, the thing which drew everyone’s attention was the most iconic character of the movie, i.e. is “POO” I mean she was the most fashionable, stylish and the actor who truly believed in self-love. Among all her stylish clothes, one of the most popular one and also my fav was that “Bole chudiya” sharara style outfit. It was indeed one of the best creation of Manish Malhotra during that time. Very unique and something is never seen before kind of the style which was like a pant but almost gave you the illusion of a lehenga. I went crazy seeing that, and I told mom i want this and she so sceptical that she told me you are not Kareena Kapoor hahah.
If you are someone who doesn’t want to wear extravagant lehenga or if your someone like me who isn’t comfortable wearing a saree you must add shararas or ghararas as part of your occasionwear wardrobe. They are comfortable to wear, less fussy, classy and yet can look chic. Choosing from so many varieties can get confusing buy why worry when you have me?
So Relax and read on!!
Let’s understand What is Sharara?
Sharara is a panelled flared pant from the waist. When the legs are kept, close sharara almost looks like a lehenga. It is generally spotted with a short Kurti and dupatta. You can say it is a Perfect mix of skirt, lehenga and pant.
Let’s understand What is Gharara?
It is very similar to a sharara. The primary difference between sharara style and gharara style is just an additional stitch. It is fitted from the waist to knees and from the knees, its flared till the bottom. sometimes you might even see a thick band around the knee where the cloth is gathered and then the flair starts
As per history, this is the fundamental difference. Both of them are very popular and loved by women. Its just due to lack of knowledge both have become a synonym. Let’s have a look at many modern ways or different type of sharara styles to look for as an inspiration.
Peplum Sharara / Gharara style
Pairing sharara with a peplum blouse will give you a stunning and feminine lady look and will make you stand out.
Style tip: Peplums is the best choice for someone who wants to minimise the belly appearance. It acts as a camouflage.
Long peplums style is perfect for someone who has curvy body style. Sukriti and Aakriti’s Cream short kurta beautifully paired with Sharara pants.
Riddhi Mehra’s short Peplum with flowy sharara is very good inspiration for Apple shape body type ( shoulders and hips are of same width and do not have a defined waistline). The key is to keep your stomach area not too tight. Necklines (Vneck, Uneck or offshoulder) would do wonders with this body type.
Short Peplum Gharara by Parul and Preyanka. Try this look to add some bit of oomph. Ideal for a Rectangular Body type (shoulders, waist and hips are of same width). They beauty of this style is it will instantly make your legs looks taller and will add shapes to your legs to balance your straight body type.
Twisted prints in Sharara/Gharara
This option looks absolute stunner if you are planning to attend any small wedding post-COVID. Any smart ethnic motif or floral print sharara will add beautiful boho-chic look in such private wedding affair.
Style tip: In any wedding just-style any printed outfits with minimal accessories and let your outfit do the talking.
Experiment with this beautiful Riddhi Mehra’s All over printed sharara set with bishop sleeves which is simple yet classy.
This modern and multicoloured Printed Sharara and tiered Sharara by Riddhima Bhasin is just so perfect outfit to stand out form the rest.
Bold Print Monochromic design by Masaba can be a great inspiration if you looking something for mehendi function.
The Printed Neo-Bohemian sharara kurta set by Sabyassachi ideal for mehendi or sangeet
Short Kameez with Sharara and Gharara
“Out with the old, in with the new” this is how I would consider this style as a new age salwar kameez. It has undergone a massive makeover. Keeping this experiment as a bottom line ditch the traditional salwar kameez style and invest is modern age salwar kameez as part of your ethnic wear wardrobe.
Style tip:This short kameez with sharara/gharara goes very well with Hourglass body type (Hips and shoulder are of same width)
A Pristine Black Sharara with delicate embroidery by Radhika Aari.
Classic Gharara by Jayanti Reddy is perfect balance of contemporary and conventional style!
A colourful Gharara Set by Sukriti and Aakriti is perfect for that chic bridesmaid
Offbeat sharara / gharara
Today’s bride or bridesmaid have quite similar beliefs like they are independent, they are risk-takers, bold, unconventional etc.if you think you fall under this category than the below ones can be for sure a must have a look at inspiration board. These styles works best for any bridesmaid who is looking for an outfit for her BFF’s sangeet, cocktail or sangeet.
How are you planning to incorporate this inspiration of sharara / gharara styles? Let us know in the comments.
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