Pakistani Gharara Bridal Wear 2011


Ghararas originated in the city of Lucknow during the era of the Nawabs. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was considered everyday attire among women of the North Indian Muslim upper classes. A gharara is a traditional garment, worn primarily by Muslim women in the Indian Subcontinent.

It consists of a kurti (a short, mid-thigh length tunic), a dupatta and most importantly, a pair of wide-legged pants, ruched at the knee so they flare out dramatically. The knee area, called the goat in Urdu, is often elaborately embroidered in zari and zardozi work. Each leg of a traditional gharara is made from over 12 meters of fabric,often silk brocade.