Nobody won the red carpet at this year's Hum Awards

Nobody won the red carpet at this year's Hum Awards

Didn't have enough material to bring you a best and worst dressed round-up so we've just got better and worst dressed.
Updated 09 Oct, 2019

On Saturday night, while we were in bed by midnight, Pakistan's television fraternity was partying it up in Houston for the Hum Awards.

With some well-rehearsed musical performances, chucklesome roasting and hosting brought to us by Ahmed Ali Butt and Bushra Ansari and a slightly awkward acceptance speech by Noman Ijaz, who basically took home all the trophies, we forgot all about the red carpet...nahh, just kidding, we never take our eyes off your sartorial game!

Too bad for us there were barely any winners on the red carpet this year. From dressing up like you're going to a mehndi to showing up like you agreed to become a Disney princess for your niece's birthday, the stars didn't give us much to work with.

Let's get the few who impressed out of the way because that's a way shorter list, before we move on to the looks that made us want to call the fashion police:

Better looks

Mikaal Zulfiqar

Mikaal usually always comes dressed to the nine and he went all out this year as well. He looked dapper in this eye-catching blingy jacket with a bowtie.

Ayesha Omar

Real talk, can't tell if Omar's looks were actually on point or that everyone else's poor choices just made the outfits look much better in comparison but we'll take it.

Her red gown was a little boring (let's be honest, for the most part, ruffles have become the nemesis of most celebs who've worn them) but the white Elan sari was desi wear with a twist which worked, even if it did look a little like a table cloth.

Adnan Siddiqui

In a well-stitched all black everything ensemble, Adnan Siddiqui checked all the right boxes. He looked like a total superstar pairing it with a pair of aviators.

Hajra Yamin

All we want to do is curl up in that Hussain Rehar lehnga that could double as a blanket and take a nap. That's not a good sign, is it? That said, it could've been worse and at least it's not drowning in embellishments. As you can see, the bar is very low.

Yasir Hussain

No one is more shocked than us to find Yasir on our yay list instead of Iqra but here we are; look how the tables have turned! The actor wore a simple number by SFK Bridals which he also paired with pink aviators. Hard to go wrong here.

Ali Rehman Khan

The man gets points for experimenting. While the animal motifs might not be everyone's cup of tea, we appreciate Khan keeping it quirky. Gotta say, the men fared way better in the style department.


Kubra Khan

When we met Kubra before the show, she mentioned she was wearing a fusion ensemble even though she usually opts for Eastern wear. This is NOT what we were expecting.

This black and beige combo is overdone, the dangly earrings don't go and the cut is just not flattering; this look is doing her no favours.

Iqra Aziz

Iqra revealed to us that her entire look was Nomi Ansari's vision and that she didn't meddle with it. What a nice muse but how unfortunate that she went on to win Best Actor in this outfit.

From the tacky colour to the weird ruffles and stones, there's no saving grace here.

Yumna Zaidi

Yumna Zaidi too went on to bag the Best Actor accolade in a less than winning outfit by Noor'h Gul.

Shehzad Sheikh

The outfit could've been salvaged but the styling made matters worse. What is going on with his hair? And why?

Mawra Hocane

This pistachio green is just not doing it for us. If the point was to make a patriotic statement, she could've opted for a more flattering emerald green. And what is with these dated accessories? Someone tell Mawra Aangan is over.

Kinza Hashmi

There's just too much going on here; when frills and lace attack together, no one is safe. And Kinza Hashmi was mistaken to think she could rise above it in this pink Sadya Sumar gown.

Sanam Jung

While we wanted to give Sanam brownie points for not donning her usual shaadi wear, this Maheen Karim dress didn't hit the right notes. Maybe it was the basic accessories and hairdo.

Hania Amir

Hania Amir was trying to channel some serious old world charm but what we want to know is: why? You're young, you're hip, have some fun on the red carpet. Interestingly, she walked the red carpet with her hair open and tied it into a sleek bun later on in the night, making her look even older.


D’Cunha Oct 07, 2019 05:26pm
Who are these people?
amir Oct 07, 2019 05:35pm
Mawra Hocane? What happened to decency and your cultural upbringing. Trust me you shall remain desi no matter how much western revealing dresses you wear
Waqas ShaIKH Oct 07, 2019 06:08pm
It is a matter of shame to have an award ceremony in Houston. Why Indian and Pakistani film industry conduct their award ceremonies in other countries?Are they ashamed of their own countries? I have never heard that Hollywood ever held their Emmy or Oscar ceremonies in other country. It is a slave mentality and we still have affection for colonial rulers. It would have been nice if “HUM” TV would have donated this money to pools in Pakistan. I am really disappointed.
Nadir S. Oct 07, 2019 06:22pm
Do why does a Pakistani channel need to hold awards in Texas? How much foreign exchange was used up for this? The clothing was just awful. If this was to showcase Pakistan then shoukd have stuck to Pakistani clothes which would have improved our profile.
isha Oct 07, 2019 07:13pm
seriously Pakistani celebs have two red carpet modes its either wedding wear or cheap imitation of western wear. They seriously need to hire stylists
Newborn Oct 07, 2019 07:30pm
They should be happy, they got a multiple-year US Visa.
wasim Oct 07, 2019 07:56pm
Celebrities ... ??? Really !
isha Oct 08, 2019 12:33am
seriously Pakistani celebs have two red carpet modes its either wedding wear which are mostly copies of Indian designers cheap imitation of western wear by local designers. They seriously need to hire stylists. ALso who ever designs their costumes for on stage performances should be fired why would you make mehwish wear a tent for a dance performance
Lahori Kid Oct 08, 2019 12:55am
One thing is for certain, money cannot buy you style.
N abidai Oct 08, 2019 03:09am
Well I have to agree about most of actresses dresses,with the writer!
Pakistani Oct 08, 2019 03:10am
Don't know why celebs looked tired and less energetic in this year's Hum Style Awards, unlike Lux Style Awards in which they were quite energetic. Perhaps because of the reason that this event was held in Houston, which is a poor choice for Pakistani awards ceremony. They should have rather gone for London or Dubai, where they would find more number of Pakistanis!
N abidai Oct 08, 2019 03:13am
@Waqas ShaIKH the reason is to reach out the Pakistani communities abroad. This will increase the connections with artists and build up fan following abroad for pak films ,and dramas! People abroad always gets BW events ,now Pakistani can also,support Pakistan !
lea Oct 08, 2019 03:25am
This article is full of unnecessary negativity. Plus Sanam Jung and Hocane looked nice it was unfair to include them in badly dressed list.
Alam Oct 08, 2019 05:58am
All the male models/actors have no clue about dressing. Terrible quality, atrocious style, or lack of it. You would be better off by renting Tuxedos if you cant afford to buy them. Dont use I'll fitting hand me downs from so called desi designers. All they can make is a sherwani. long and short of it. Mikaal your shoulders are way too big the chest piece is buckling because of stiff fused lining. Invest in yourself. You can afford to. Look good that's your BIGGEST asset.
Zainab Oct 08, 2019 06:35am
Boring dresses
Garlic Oct 08, 2019 09:23am
Even after the voting controversy last year, HUM Tv held the awards abroad again. Some folks never learn.
ghazal jafri Oct 08, 2019 04:22pm
Mrs.Noman Ijaz rocked...with a better test n sense as always
Jigar Oct 08, 2019 07:11pm
Writer seems to have issue with everyone's outfit unless its black.
Jigar Oct 08, 2019 07:13pm
@Waqas ShaIKH Calm down. There are many Pakistani and Indian people living abroad. Whats the harm in having these shows abroad. If anything it raises the profile of the industry by taking it to other countries.
Hifza zaheer Oct 09, 2019 05:51am
Yes.. Their dresses are worst. Specially of iqra aziz.. She looks so nice. Beauty Charm in suno chanda.. Infact in all serials..and see what she is doing and wearing in real life. Plz someone tell her.. Plzz be up to looks.. Which suits her
lea Oct 10, 2019 01:55am
Why do Pakistanis and specially men lose their minds if we show some skin? As if they own us and we have to wear clothes as per their modesty and decency guidelines. Live and let live.
Diamond Oct 11, 2019 04:41am
@lea What you are saying is completely out of topic here!