f you are a Bollywood aficionado like us, then you would remember the time when Sharara bottoms were splashed all over the screens. To the point where there is a legitimate song called, ‘Sharara’. And it goes something like, ‘Sharara Sharara main hoon ek Sharara’ and Shamita Shetty is doing her thing in a black shiny Sharara bottoms with high-slits. We kid you not, tell us that you remember?
These beautifully voluminous ethnic pants have been iterated over the years and been styled in various ways. What remains a classic is the traditional look which would comprise of super flared delicately embroidered Sharara bottom, paired with a short kurti with heavy embellishments, and a light zari dupatta to tie the look together. A look like this will still make many a-heads turn at a wedding.
In terms of Sharara styling we have come a long way from Shamita Shetty’s outfit. Today, these pants are good to go whether it is a casual or festive occasion. Something like a stark white pair of Sharara pants with a skinny fit till the knee and a generous flare towards the end paired with a white and gold embroidered kurti would be just the right kind of dressy yet chic for a festive occasion.
Given that there are just that many festive occasions one shops for in a year, we are loving the casual-wear interpretations of these floofy pants. For a night out, or party you can ditch your skinny jeans and palazzos and find yourself some basic Shararas and pair them with a cute crop. So, there is drama at the bottom and some peek-a-boo action on the top. If that doesn’t scream party, we aren’t sure what does.
Along with more traditional fabrics, you can also look out for Shararas in lycra, so they will be in the same fabric as your leggings only with a much more flattering and unique look and fit. Also, a great escape from the overdose of palazzos all over the place.
And if you’re looking for a tune while you’re dressing up in your super dramatic Sharara pants, then well you know what to do. Just be warned, it will get stuck in your head.