While the awards wrapped up last night, we've got some of our own awards to hand out
While the awards wrapped up last night, we've got some of our own awards to hand out

Last night's Hum Style Awards in Karachi were a pleasant surprise: despite road blockages a bevy of stars made it out, dressed to the nines.

With well-rehearsed dances choreagraphed by Nida Butt stealing the show, we forgot all about the fashion we saw on the red carpet... nahhh, just kidding. We never take our eyes off your style game!

Here's our own take on who won the style war last night, and who didn't.

Best Disney-inspired gown: Sajal Aly

A lot of little girls like to impersonate their favourite movie characters but usually this hobby fades away as we grow into our teen years.

However, we've noticed that adult Pakistani women are having a hard time letting go and aren't afraid to channel their inner Disney princess when the occasion calls for a nice, big royal gown.

Although this can go horribly wrong (see: Sunita Marshall's Belle/Big Bird inspired yellow dress), Sajal Aly looked cute as a button in her all white Nomi Ansari number. Just wish she'd opted for a clutch that was less blah.

We wonder if she could fit through the door in that skirt...
We wonder if she could fit through the door in that skirt...

Best hot off the runway look: Fayezah Ansari

Every time you see a model strutting down the ramp, you inherently wonder what that outfit would look like rooted in practical life. Well, the Hum Style Awards are hardly "real life" but hey, it's stll a different perspective!

We're digging this HSY onesie on Fayezah Ansari and even though we weren't fond of the jacket when we spotted it on the runway, Ansari's carrying it in a way that doesn't make it look like complete roadkill so more power to her.

Coupled with that easy breezy updo and a vampy lip, this one's a winner in our books!

Gotta love Fayezah's quirky style!
Gotta love Fayezah's quirky style!

Most tablecloth: Minal Khan

Minal Khan's FnkAsia two piece looks like the tablecloth that grandma puts under that clear plastic cover. Everything from the slicked back bun that's giving her an unnecessary face lift to that 70s clutch is wrong here.

This is a valuable lesson in how NOT to do monochrome and that when you have an award show to attend, you should probably plan ahead and not make any last minute wardrobe decisions.

Let's look at the silver lining though: that highlight is on point!
Let's look at the silver lining though: that highlight is on point!

Most last year: Ayesha Omar AND Anoushey Ashraf

We've got some bff offenders in the house!

If it's Shehla Chatoor (or Tena Durrani), you can bet Ayesha Omar will be wearing it. While the outfit on it's own is good, it definitely felt dated — like it's from Chatoor's older collection and like something she's already worn on the red carpet... multiple times.

Plus, the Karachi Se Lahore actress is so tiny, we really wish she'd wear something more fitted to show off that killer physique.

Same goes for Ashraf, who wore a powder blue ensemble, also by Shehla. She looked nice and all, like she always does but it was nothing to write home about. All in all, we gotta say we were disappointed. We know these girls can do better!

Is that an S, like for so last year?
Is that an S, like for so last year?

Best monochrome: Rabia Butt

Like many others, this supermodel was feeling the monochrome madness this year.

Though the dress reminded us a lot of the one Amo B wore to the Lux Style Awards, also by Sana Safinaz, we have no complaints because she's owning the polished look but also giving it more character with a clunky watch and bedazzled choker.

Black and white is a classic.
Black and white is a classic.

Most dapper: Ali Kazmi

We have to hand this one to him; the Dobara Phir Se actor is wearing a lean, close-cut indigo suit by Munib Nawaz and damn, he looks fine!

Best jumpsuit: Huma Khan

We absolutely adored this shimmery jumpsuit by Maheen Karim on Huma Khan. Not a shocker that Ehtesham Ansari styled her; she hits all the right notes with understated accessories, a classic Bottega clutch and a high ponytail.

That thin velvet belt cinched at the waist adds a little oomph and shape to this otherwise baggy outfit, not to mention highlights that Khan's been hitting up the gym!

The disco vibes get a big thumbs up from us
The disco vibes get a big thumbs up from us

Best beauty look: Mawra Hocane

Mawra is a firm believer in the less is more mantra so it was nice to see her sport a fire engine red pout; it's been a while!

The sleek middle parting, false lashes and radiant skin won us over, even if we were a little on the fence about her golden Muse ensemble.

A lot like Alia Bhatt, Mawra definitely knows how to dress her age.
A lot like Alia Bhatt, Mawra definitely knows how to dress her age.

Worst fusion: Aamina Shiekh

What a pretty actress...what a tragic fashion choice.

Where do we even begin? The fact they were going for a chic woven look on that sleeve which ended up looking like banarsi kapra or this particular shade of green? It's not 14th August yet! The gown doesn't fit well and gosh, that necklace. It screams bridal rather than award show.

This is tricky territory; mixing traditional aesthetics with modern, on-trend cuts and styles is rarely done right. Too bad Aamina's risk didn't make the cut.

She should have worn what she changed into to host the awards on the red carpet
She should have worn what she changed into to host the awards on the red carpet

Worst facial hair: Humayun Saeed

The Bajirao/Ramleela stache trend is over and done but apparently, the Bin Roye leading man didn't get the memo. Shame he ruined that nice(ish) plaid suit.

Time to bring out that razor
Time to bring out that razor


What were your thoughts on the celebrity style at the Hum Style Awards? Leave your take in the comments below!

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