The Fashion-Forward Sharara Suit In 2020

The world of fashion is exquisite. It is creativity, imagination, and finesse personified. There is so much that keeps changing every day in the fashion industry. It is difficult to keep in vogue with the knowledge of all the trending clothes.

Especially with the traditional Indian attires, there are a plethora of styles one can experiment with. One tweak in the styling and you can envision a unique dressing style. All of this is totally applicable to the ever stunning and beautiful dresses that we mention here.

What is a Sharara Suit?

The stylish ensemble is a combination of three pieces of clothing. This includes a dupatta kameez/top and the signature flared pants. The quintessential beauty of the garb lies in the Sharara Suits designs and the bulk of heavy flare in the lowers.

The Sharara gives the illusion of wearing a skirt but has all the comfort and perks of wearing pants. Most women are very tasteful about what they wear. They carefully make a choice of what would suit them and accessorize it well to look presentable. So, when it comes to these unique dresses, it is no different. There are many ways in which they experiment with the traditional Sharara suit designs and bottom wear to add their personal touch to the dress.

The Era of Sharara

Sharara Suits are a gift of the Mughal royalties to India. They would wear heavily embellished Sharara suit with long kameez as the royal attire. Even today there is a huge impact of the Mughal designs on the aesthetics of this form of dresses. The Muslim community readily embraced this form of dressing and it has now taken centre-stage in high fashion all over India. It was made immensely popular when many actresses were portrayed donning the ethnic Bollywood style suits in the 70s’ and 80s’.

The Sharara Suit designs have become a part of contemporary fashion. They keep evolving depending on the choice of women. The beauty of this type of dress is that it can be simple and elaborate depending on the choice of fabric and work that is done on it. 

The Unique styling of the regal ensemble

Sharara Suits have been often worn by brides in the past as well as they are on the roll these days. Brides give it a completely different look by teaming up two dupattas accentuating the beauty of their dress. One of the dupattas is worn over a shoulder while the other is nicely draped on the head. This look is the most ideal for brides and makes them stand out in the crowd at their wedding. Most brides today prefer to play with colours and wear pastel shades or subtle colours at various functions before the big day. 

The metaphorical cousin of Sharara that is the “Gharara suit” is also picking up equally in popularity. One can easily point out Gharara as its bottoms are simple pants below the waist up to the knees or slightly above that and beneath the cloth is ruched giving a wide flare to the bottoms.

Sharara suit designs are mostly such that the bottoms are floor-sweeping (Farshi). There are many fabrics that go great with this ethnic wear. Mostly women prefer cotton and khadi for daily wear. For a heavy look, georgette, silk kameez, chiffon, net, velvet, chikankari, etc. types of fabrics majorly. 

To add to this is the type of work. It can be heavy embroidery, Gota Patti work, beads, mirror-work, sequins, or zardosi. The extent to which you can experiment to beautify a sharara suit with long kameez is limitless.

Bollywood and the fashion industry has forever been in awe of this traditional attire. There are even songs credited to it. It has also brought along various ways to wear the kameez with Sharara suits.

  • Kurtis
  • Anarkalis
  • Sharara Suit with long kameez
  • Crop tops
  • Peplum top

Bollywood Connection with Sharara Suit Designs

The traditional Indian ethnic wear has for long been influenced by Bollywood. There have been various instances when some ace Bollywood actresses have exemplified the look of sharara suits. If we remember some of the iconic moments for these dresses in Bollywood then the list would go as:

  • Kareena Kapoor in baby pink- peach dress for the song “Bole Choodiyan” in the movie Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham.
  • Alia Bhatt in the movie “Kalank”.
  • Katrina Kaif in bright red attire for the movie Tees Maar Khan.
  • Deepika Padukone in regal golden for song Deewani Mastani in “Bajirao Mastani” and bright red modern take on the traditional ensemble in the song “Dilli wali Girlfriend” in the movie “Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani”.
  • Sara Ali Khan in the movie “Kedarnath”.


  • Mahira Khan starring opposite Shahrukh Khan in the film “Raees”.
    • Feb 04, 2020
    • Category: Fashion
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