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On The Rise!On The Rise!
Pakistani women with all their capabilities of carrying fashion are mating their work on the fashion scene

There were times when most of the women used to prefer tailored outfits over designer clothes for many reasons; they were cheaper, easy to carry and there used to be countless ideas through which women could get their clothes stitched.
But the boom in Pakistani fashion industry has also brought about many changes in people's preferences when it comes to clothing. Women and especially girls have started relying on designer clothing largely as they are affordable, meeting the demands of women of nearly every age.
Take for instance, panelled shirts and anarkali frocks. The former cut suits On The Rise!women of every age whereas frock is something that is best for teenage girls.
Keeping in mind the needs of today's women, designers have started coming up with collections that are classy yet affordable and this new trend has taken the female strata of our society by storm. There have been launching ceremonies by various designer brands every now and then, with the latest designs at affordable rates.
Some of the cuts and fabrics that are very popular among the designers these days are listed below:

Panelled Shirts & Kurtas: This trend is a rage these days among the feminine lot of Pakistan with nearly every woman donning long flowy shirts. Simple and elegant, these shirts look classy on women of every age. Keeping the body frame hidden, the On The Rise!cut does not enhance the body's curves and hence is the first choice of women with slightly bulky frames.
Designers have also sensed the preference of female lot and have started giving this cut a whole new look to cater to the demands. Shirts with piping, pleats and a little embroidery are available at almost every designer's outlet, and being the first choice of every woman especially the working class, it brings with it the wearing comfort every professional woman needs.

Anarkali Frocks: If you see an aged woman wearing this, keep in mind that she has made the biggest fashion faux pas. This cut is meant strictly for girls only and enhances the freshness of youth if paired with churidaars.
On The Rise!There have been many fashion labels who have introduced churidaars in stretchable clothes available in different colours giving a wide range for women to choose from.
And to complete the look, go for kolha-puri footwear, but do remember that this strictly eastern look is not for office-going girls.

Stylish Tops: The choice of almost every teenage girl! There have been many fashion labels that have introduced kurtis and stylish western tops to be paired with jeans, jeggies, tights and leggies. Markets are flooded with voguish tops in different styles catering to the needs of girls even from conservative social backgrounds.

FABRICS
Lawn: There was a time when lawn was considered only the summer thing and women used to wear this only in the premises of their sweet homes while sweating in the kitchen. But now, with the designers making this ordinary fabric their speciality, women have also started relying on their expertise. With the advent of embroidered lawn prints, the fabric has become a must have for even the wedding functions during the summer season. And with the plethora of designs, the choice is not limited.

Chiffon: This light fabric is liked by many designers for many reasons; for its softness, beautiful colours and affordability. Plus, its flow is one thing that has made this fabric the darling of most of the designers across the country.
Fashion scene in Pakistan is changing very fast and so are the trends. I will catch you people with some latest updates very soon. Till then keep your fingers crossed!

Your Style!
Zeba Aali
Zeba Aaliby SALEHA

Describe your personal style.
It keeps changing and it mainly depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to go for a really casual look however, sometimes my look can be really formal or glamorous if the occasion asks for it.

How has your style evolved?
My personal style has greatly improved over the years, because with time one gets mature with their choices and learns from their mistakes. So I would say that my style is more sophisticated now as compared to a few years back.

How long does it take you to get ready?
Sometimes it takes just 5 minutes and sometimes it can take up to 4 or 5 hours. It depends, really.

What inspires you style-wise?
I can't name just a single thing. Anything can inspire me. It also depends on how I am feeling at that time, so everyday my source of inspiration is something different which is translated into my style.

Is there anything you would like to change about your appearance?
Yes, my nose.

What is your favourite piece of clothing?
Nothing specific.

Your favourite designers?
Nomi Ansari and Umar Sayeed are my all-time favourite designers.

Tell us something no one knows about you?
Well… the best part is everyone knows everything about me.


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