With so many lovely pret options available, choosing just one outfit can be a nightmare.
With so many lovely pret options available, choosing just one outfit can be a nightmare.

With countless designers churning out new collections every other week, it can be a little overwhelming trying to decide your Eid outfit. A big part of getting it right is dressing for the occasion; you're obviously not going to wear the same outfit for dinner at Dadi's that you would wear to brunch with the gal pals.

Fret not, we have just the guide for you!

For the newly wed going to her in-laws' house: Elan

Too snazzy to wear otherwise, the Elan Eden collection this year seems to be tailor made for new blushing brides. Sticking to what they know best, expect a lot of floral detailing and prints adorned generously with crystals. Although the pricing is not for the faint-hearted, these pieces are semi-formal and versatile and surely can be utilized on other occasions too.

The IT girl Sadaf Kanwal makes everything look good —Photo courtesy: www.elan.pk
The IT girl Sadaf Kanwal makes everything look good —Photo courtesy: www.elan.pk

Thankfully, the collection, which looks heavy, uses lighter fabrics such as chiffon and cotton-net so you can beat the heat while looking like a million bucks! The fashion house always has its finger on the pulse of what silhouettes are making their way back and it is evident that Khadija Shah of Elan is determined to bring back the flared pants.

Our favourite piece(s): We're liking the hemlines short and the pant width wide.

The Eden collection is geared towards a nude and grey palette —Photo courtesy: www.elan.pk
The Eden collection is geared towards a nude and grey palette —Photo courtesy: www.elan.pk

For brunch at a friend's place: Mahgul

The new kid on the block has been making waves recently with her quirky yet modern cuts and striking colours; you can tell a Mahgul piece from miles away. Her subdued use of colour for her Eid collection is sure to make you look effortlessly chic and perfect for an occasion while the sun is still out!

Mahgul's pret Eid collection is filled with classic pieces —Photo courtesy: Mahgul's Official Facebook page
Mahgul's pret Eid collection is filled with classic pieces —Photo courtesy: Mahgul's Official Facebook page

While keeping things simple, Mahgul doesn't completely neglect the risk-taker client. We spotted some particularly eye-catching borders on the bottoms!

Our favourite piece: This pearl white overlap summer jacket (which you can pair with some statement jewellery) and these shamrock green trousers with bold threadwork.

The summer jacket, which we predict will be a massive hit, is also available in grey —Photo courtesy: Mahgul's Official Facebook page
The summer jacket, which we predict will be a massive hit, is also available in grey —Photo courtesy: Mahgul's Official Facebook page

For the big annual Eid daawat at your grandma's place: Farah Talib Aziz

Nothing is better suited for the girly girl than a FTA ensemble. Sleek cuts, coupled with subtle, floral embroidery make this collection highly coveted.

Meera Ansari and Sana Ansari have become the poster girls for the brand in recent times —Courtesy photographs
Meera Ansari and Sana Ansari have become the poster girls for the brand in recent times —Courtesy photographs

Again, the price tag is steep but the pieces are practical in the sense that they can be worn in an Eastern and Western manner. The pastel hues ranging from cool mint, peachy pink and lavender are sure to give you a wholesome look and bag you the best dressed lady award in the fam. If it's a big affair, expect some rishtas!

Our favourite piece: The mint off the shoulder kaftan style shirt (R) for the less conservative family and the lilac kameez if you don't want to show off too much skin (L)

The colours range from flattering shades of lilac to mint green. —Courtesy photographs
The colours range from flattering shades of lilac to mint green. —Courtesy photographs

For a BBQ with your colleagues: Muse

The no nonsense professional who isn't afraid to be stylish and Muse Luxe are a match made in heaven. Faryal Aftab's delicate yet bold aesthetic will make you feel confident and every piece still leaves room for you to style it in a way that makes it your own.

Faryal's eye for detail is what makes Muse a star. —Photo courtesy: Muse Fashion's Official Facebook page
Faryal's eye for detail is what makes Muse a star. —Photo courtesy: Muse Fashion's Official Facebook page

Our favourite piece: The ivory ensemble covered in silver and gold sequin embellishments

Each luxurious piece is perfect for the cosmopolitan, chic woman. —Photo courtesy: Muse Fashion's Official Facebook
Each luxurious piece is perfect for the cosmopolitan, chic woman. —Photo courtesy: Muse Fashion's Official Facebook

OR: Nida Azwer

Nida Azwer Atelier launched three capsule collections for Eid this year and although the prints are loud, they still managed to be not so in your face because the fabric is breezy and soft, keeping the summer heat in mind.

Nida's design aesthetic is diverse and the Eid collections convey that well —Courtesy photographs
Nida's design aesthetic is diverse and the Eid collections convey that well —Courtesy photographs

Azwer says, "We have slightly changed our signature peshwas with this collection as far as the hemline is concerned, to complement its vintage charm, yet give a small twist for the season”.

For someone who likes to keep traditional yet fierce, Nida Azwer provides the perfect solution.

Our favourite piece: The white peshwas with the uneven hemline. (R)

Pair the peshwas with giant statement earrings to give the simple outfit some oomph. —Courtesy photograph
Pair the peshwas with giant statement earrings to give the simple outfit some oomph. —Courtesy photograph

For the kitty party shindig: Nazli Akbar

Nazli Akbar's photoshoots are what kitty party dreams are made of. Did you know that Nazli is makeup maestro Shamain's sister? No wonder the ladies in her Eid lookbook look so on point.

The collection embodies the designer's understated sophistication well. —Photo courtesy: Nazli Akbar's Official Facebook page
The collection embodies the designer's understated sophistication well. —Photo courtesy: Nazli Akbar's Official Facebook page

Her collection is based on dessert-based pastels and proves that pearls are a girl's best friend too! Using single colours, Nazli adds dimension to her outfits with pleats and different sheer fabrics. The designer maintains her exclusivity by only producing a few items of the same design, which fly off the rack like hot cakes!

Our favourite piece: We can't possibly pick one -- The entire collection is to die for!

Nazli's applique technique and smart use of lace makes the pieces look delicate and feminine —Photo courtesy: Nazli Akbar's Official Facebook page
Nazli's applique technique and smart use of lace makes the pieces look delicate and feminine —Photo courtesy: Nazli Akbar's Official Facebook page

For that late night coffee sesh with cousins: Misha Lakhani

Misha's designs have always embodied a sense of relaxed elegance and her latest Izmir pret collection for Eid is no different. The holiday inspired pieces are for the boho IT girl to kick back in.

Won't be in town for the holidays? Worry not, Izmir also features some Western pieces you can take with you. —Photo courtesy: Misha Lakhani's Official Facebook page
Won't be in town for the holidays? Worry not, Izmir also features some Western pieces you can take with you. —Photo courtesy: Misha Lakhani's Official Facebook page

It's also a refreshing break from the lighter colours most have opted for keeping the season in mind; Misha doesn't shy away from using bright colours that pop such as emerald green and royal blues, balancing it out with shades of beige or terracotta.

Our favourite piece: This blue Ottoman inspired (L) and off the shoulder striped (R) kurta

Amna Ilyas embodies the girl next door while modeling Misha's bright, summery pieces. —Photo courtesy: Misha Lakhani's Official Facebook page
Amna Ilyas embodies the girl next door while modeling Misha's bright, summery pieces. —Photo courtesy: Misha Lakhani's Official Facebook page

With all the designers bringing their A-game, it's going to be tough choice but we hope we made it a tad bit easier for you! Happy shopping!

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