A significant Islamic festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide, Eid marks the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. The celebration of Eid al-Fitr involves various rituals and festivities starting with preparations for the event. From shopping which stands as a tradition of buying new clothes and accessories to wear during the celebrations, to cleaning and decorating one's houses, the excitement gradually builds up to the day of Eid. The festival involves feasting, visiting relatives and friends, and exchanging gifts and blessings.
One obviously requires stunning clothes to enjoy the celebrations even more and choosing an outfit for Eid can be a joyful and significant part of the celebration. The appropriate attire often reflects cultural traditions and personal style. While women’s Eid outfits include styles like traditional salwar kameez, anarkali suit, palazzo suit, abaya, sharara suit and kaftan style dresses, men’s Eid outfits usually consist of options like kurta pajama, pathani suit and sherwani. The key is comfort here and as a result traditional salwar kameez and Anarkali suits are popular choices for this event. As Eid comes on the heels of Ramadan, fashion is often considered to be a high note and perhaps means playing with color schemes, finding a new silhouette you love, or simply styling your tried-and-true separates in new ways.
Inspiring Ensembles for Every Celebration
Eid celebrations are special occasions where people like to dress up in their finest attire. The choice of outfit often reflects cultural traditions, personal style, and the significance of the occasion. Whether it is Zakat al-Fitr, a part of the ceremony where before Eid prayers, muslims are required to give a specific amount of charity known as Zakat al-Fitr, to the Eid Prayer, it’s best to keep your most fashionable foot forward while also prioritizing comfort.
The day begins with a special congregational prayer called Salat al-Eid. Muslims gather in open fields, mosques, or designated prayer grounds to perform this prayer. It is a significant and essential part of the celebration. Lashkaraa recommends going for something beautiful yet comfortable to be able to participate effortlessly in each part of the ceremony. After the Eid prayer, people exchange greetings of ‘Eid Mubarak’, meaning ‘Blessed Eid’. Hugs, kisses, and warm wishes are shared among family and friends and the Elders in the family give gifts, especially money, known as ‘Eidi’, to younger family members and children. This is a gesture of goodwill and a way of sharing blessings.
Men often wear a well-fitted kurta paired with pajama or churidar is a classic and comfortable choice for Eid. For a more formal look, a sherwani can be a perfect choice. Pathani suits are known for their simplicity and elegance. Jodhpuri suits, on the other hand, add a touch of royalty with their unique jackets. They are well-suited for formal Eid celebrations. Further, eid is a celebration of vibrant colors and traditional festive colors like vibrant greens, blues, reds, and gold are considered popular choices.
Choosing the Right Colors for Your Eid Outfit
Choosing the right colors for your Eid outfit can enhance the festive vibe and complement your personal style. Different colors signify different meanings. White, for instance, symbolizes purity, peace, and simplicity and can easily be paired with colorful accessories. A popular choice for Eid is green which represents growth, harmony, and renewal. This shade is particularly associated with Islam too. Styles like the Mint Green Embroidered Peplum Style Gharara, Purple Embroidered Brocade Anarkali and the Black and Gold Embroidered Brocade Anarkali are absolute traditional ensembles to don for Eid. Other festive colors for Eid are blue, red, gold, yellow, burgundy, among other hues. Soft pastel shades like blush pink, mint green, and lavender are also trendy and add a touch of elegance. While these may be the colors of Eid, there is no hard and fast rule to follow a set color scheme.
Fusion of Tradition and Modernity
While traditional attire holds a special place in Eid celebrations, with ethnic wear being the go-to choice for many, contemporary fashion has also made its mark on the festivities. From stunning floor-length Anarkali suits and graceful salwar kameez in vibrant hues and intricate embroideries, like zari work, to an array of chic options like stylish abayas and fusion ensembles that combine both traditional and western elements – there is also a way to get the best of both worlds.
One can seamlessly blend tradition and modernity with Lashkaraa’s one-of-a-kind ensembles. Whether you choose a traditional sharara suit like the Pink Embroidered Sharara Suit or an avant-garde Punjabi Suit with Peplum Style Embroidered Top, the silhouette cut and delicacy make it unlike any other eid outfit. Hot Pink Hand Embroidered Brocade Anarkali is an Anarkali at its heart that comes with a straps for sleeves and a low neckline, perfect for those who want to hold their traditions while embracing modern cuts and styles. In fact, an
Dressing Up for Different Types of Eid Celebrations
Eid celebrations can vary in nature, and the way you dress might depend on the type of celebration or the cultural traditions you follow. For the Eid al-Fitr prayer, traditional attire is often preferred where men typically wear traditional kurta-pajamas or shalwar kameez, while women opt for colorful salwar kameez, anarkali suits, or elegant abayas. This is followed by Eid family gatherings or lunch, where you can choose a similar dress code.
The Eid dinner or party may require you to go for more elaborate outfits. Men can consider sherwanis or Indo-Western suits, while women can choose from designer sarees, lehengas, or gowns. When planning to visit friends and family, you can choose a semi-formal or casual traditional outfit. Men can go for simple kurta-pajamas or pathani suits, and women can opt for elegant anarkali suits or straight-cut salwar kameez. Lashkaraa’s top picks from the latest collection Jhalak are the Dark Teal and Gold embroidered Anarkali, Mustard Embroidered Anarkali and Maroon and Gold Embroidered Straight Suit, among others. Since recent years, Eid has been celebrated in a more western setting. For evenings like these, men can choose to wear a well-tailored kurta with trousers, and women can opt for fusion wear like palazzo suits or Indo-Western dresses.
For a more relaxed celebration at home, you can choose comfortable yet festive attire. Men can wear casual kurta-pajamas, and women can opt for comfortable anarkali suits or palazzo sets. Some Lashkaraa favorites are Dusty Olive Embroidered Straight Suit and Navy Blue and Green Embroidered Velvet Anarkali, perfect for the festivities. When styling these ensembles, it’s important to consider the cultural norms and traditions of your community. We’d say, modesty and comfort should be taken into account, especially for prayer and family gatherings. Whatever you choose, make sure it aligns with your personal style and makes you feel joyful during the celebratory occasion.