10 July, 2011


Sharara or a Gharara, originated in the city of Lucknow during the era of the Nawabs. During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was considered everyday attire among women of the North Indian Muslim upper classes. A gharara is a traditional garment, worn primarily by women in the Indian Subcontinent. It consists of a kurti (a short, mid-thigh length tunic), a dupatta (veil), and most importantly, a pair of wide-legged pants, so they flare out dramatically. 

It resembles a gown so much. Hence, it befits ethnic as well as western wear. I highly recommend that you have one in your wardrobe for a formal wear.


  1. Yes it is a lovely & elegant dress..something equivalent is a Pavadai chattai worn by younger girls in tamil nadu,but seldom used these days

  2. Lovely !
    I had one too when I was a teen-ager.
    It's back in fashion...I guess such elegant dresses never go out of fashion.

  3. Looks good on you .Love the color.

  4. Very nice photos, I like them!
    Come back soon to visit my blog, I'll be waiting for you!!!

  5. Love the blue colour. Goes with out saying...awesome.