Winter in Pakistan means weddings, parties, GTs and more weddings. With the average wedding averaging 5 functions, with brunches and balls, your wardrobe is going to feel the strain. Snap up some of these versatile outfits to bring your A-game to seasonal festivities.

1. Caped wonders by Elan

Ok so technically, these are two different outfits with significantly different cuts but they have a similar feel. We couldn’t choose between these two gorgeous ensembles from Elan’s new Tombe La Nuit pret collection so we’re featuring them both. ‘Clair de Lune’ features a delicately detailed lace cape is set over layers of silk in a modern take on a sari, a blouse with a pleated skirt complementing the cape. This retails at Rs75,000. Buy it here

Clair De Lune by Elan 2018

In ‘Creme de Menthe’, rich layers of silk and a net cape are combined in a beguiling shade of mint green. With crystalline filigree and a pearly fringe, this delicately embellished look is minimalist yet eye-catching.  This one is priced at Rs.78,000. Buy it here

Elan Creme De Menthe

2.  Anarkali by Misha Lakhani

This crushed Anarkali comes is a range of colours but we fell for this light jade number, Hand-embroidered using age old craftsmanship that combines marori and tilla, the outfit comes with an apricot pre-draped dupatta featuring kamdani. This is a piece you will wear and cherish for years to come. Price Rs 87,960. Buy it here

Crushed jade anarkali by Misha Lakhani with an apricot dupatta

3. Evening gown by Sania Maskatiya

This one is perfect for parties and balls. The deep red long Italian crepe dress comes with Swarovski embellishments on the upper front bodice. With a subtly sexy side slit and chic sleeves, this outfit screams glamour.  Buy it here

Chic red evening gown by Sania Maskatiya

4. Embroidered jacket by Sania Maskatiya

This fusion take on Winter Festive by Sania Maskatiya is another winner. A deep pink sleeveless jacket with gorgeous floral and flamingo embroidery is paired with a crushed khadi silk peshwas – this is one that can easily be dressed up or down. Buy it here

Embroidered jacket and crushed peshwaz by Sania Maskatiya

5. Angharkha by Shehla Chatoor

“Rubaiyaat” from Shehla Chatoor’s latest pret collection is an ethereal Ivory angharka with meticulous heritage stitches and a beautifully detailed dupatta brings you back in time. Incredibly detailed and oh-so-chic, this is a timeless piece worth investing in. Price on request.

Shehla Chatoor Chinar e Bagh

Some of these, like Shehla’s,  aren’t strictly pret in that they aren’t ready to pick up but she does have limited availability for winter deliveries. Sania has a larger operation and the outfits we’ve picked are among the least elaborate of her winter luxury range. The designs will be in store or available for quick orders throughout the season. For the Elan pieces, they’re available but not for long. These limited edition outfits are made in tiny quantities and sell out fast. Similarly Misha’s outfits come to the store regularly but also sell out rapidly – though they don’t take orders on the pret range they do send stock to the stores throughout the season.

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Salima Feerasta is chief editor of Karachista.com and one of Pakistan's top fashion and lifestyle journalists.

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