Sharara and Gharara sound like two beautiful sisters who are utmostly famous in the town for their beauty. Well, no lies here, they are the real aristocratic and gorgeous outfits to drive anyone crazy with their grace. But all this time, we keep messing up with their individuality. There is a huge difference between these two, so we need to embrace their distinctive style by being precise about one’s structure of stitching, fittings, flares, and patterns. Both of them had a remarkable impact back to the Mughal Era, especially in the Awadh region, now known as Lucknow.
Sharara is a pair of trousers that has some unique qualities like it is wide-legged, loose and flared in the most gorgeous manner. So elaborating more about it, sharara are the OG party pants with a splash of traditional and ethnic colours. It can also be more like a modern day palazzo but the only difference lies here is that, sharara is embellished with a lot of bead work, stones, zari and sequins. Also the big ghera of sharara can take up to 8 metres of cloth to get the fluttering vibes right. The longer kurtas were earlier talk of the space, but for now shorter kurtas are trending along with heavy embroidered dupatta. Bollywood has always been a great fan of these shararas as in the 1960s you can see Sadhana, Meena Kumari and Nanda stealing all the hearts with the ghera of their sharara.
Gharara is more like an updated version of sharara with some extra sass and glamour. It is perfectly fitted bottom till the knee and starts flaring out widely after it. There is a thick band, a gota lace maybe to hide the joint, where all the cloth is gathered to result in flowery flare. It goes perfectly when paired with a mid thigh length kurti or kameez. It is something to put tailors in tough-rough situations as due to its pattern it is a tough silhouette. But difficult things always make one the happiest, and Gharara can do this to you by illuminating your insta wall with fancy and diva looking pictures. It usually takes less amount of fabric than sharara but both are blessed with the embellishments of zari, zardosi, stones, beads and sequins.
You can style any of Gharara and Sharara in the upcoming intimate celebration of your family or just rock out your Rakhi look with loads of flares. As nowadays the minimalist and subtle range of Gharara and Sharara are taking up the hype real fast. Quick fashion tip, keep the kameez up from the band of Gharara, you will look taller.