It’s almost that time! The time for Eid a beautiful celebration that I cannot wait for every year! Amazing food, vibrant clothes, and most important spending time with our family and friends. The most exciting part growing up was the new outfit I got to wear on Eid–and it still is! It is our one of only two holidays and everyone should dress their best! I, being desi, have of course always wore my traditional clothing. But in the recent years, Pakistani fashion has somewhat merged with the global fashion. The tops that use to be up to our knees are now floor length–almost like a gown but with more handwork. In recent years, to Eid Prayer I have been wearing a maxi skirt or dress and then switching traditional at night. Hopefully I can give you inspiration in what you could wear this Eid!
This first look is a super easy look and can be pulled out from any of your closets. It is soft yet fresh at the same time. This is perfect for Eid Prayer and during the day. For the skirt, I would choose similar light colors to mint such as light pink, yellow or even orange. When paired with a nude top such as lace or even chiffon–it gives a soft, lightweight effect.
This second look is slightly more dressed up. Depending on the hijab color you choose it can be versatile for day and night. This particular combination is more ideal for the evening because of the darker colors in the clutch. For a day look, swap the taupe hijab for a brighter color such as red or orange or even swap the clutch for a more vibrant one–maybe a floral one!
This third look is ideal for the evening. The fitted black blazer and gold belt aren’t best for Eid Prayer, mainly because it’ll be pretty hot during the day. Our Eid Prayer is usually held outside in a park, so blazer would be too constricting. I would definitely wear this to an evening ‘Eid party the night or nights to follow.
Lastly, if you have traditional clothing, then go for it! Whether its shalwar kameez, kaftans, jalabiyya, or an abayah. The best part about Eid is that all Muslims come together for Eid Prayer, from all cultures and what better way to represent that diversity than our clothes.
I can’t wait to see what everyone wears on Eid. What will you be wearing?