How to Dress as a Pakistani Bride: The Ultimate Guide for Brides-to-Be

How to Dress as a Pakistani Bride: The Ultimate Guide for Brides-to-Be

Pakistani weddings are usually full of color and vibrancy. The bride usually wears a heavy red or gold lehenga, with detailed motifs on the front and back. She often pairs this with a black choli (tank top), gold dupatta, and lots of gold jewelry. We get that you’re thinking “how on earth do I replicate that look?” Thankfully, dressing as a Pakistani bride is much easier than it sounds. Even if you don’t have access to all of the fancy clothing, there are plenty of ways to pull off this look without breaking the bank. Here’s how…

What to Wear for a Pakistani Wedding?

Traditional Pakistani brides wear lehengas with heavy dupattas. However, it’s worth bearing in mind that there are different styles of lehengas. For example, a Banarasi lehenga has a more ornate border than a Gujarati lehenga. Gujarati lehengas are usually plainer, but are more expensive.

For the best results, it’s worth visiting a tailor to discuss design ideas. If you want to keep things simple, you can also choose a readymade lehenga that comes in a bold color. You can wear a choli with this lehenga, or you can go with a long kurti instead. Just be sure to wear a dupatta in order to protect your modesty.

Where to Buy Pakistani Wedding Clothing?

If you want to buy readymade clothing, your best bet is to visit a tailor in your local area. Many tailors are willing to make a lehenga or choli for you on the spot. The only catch is that you may need to wait for a few weeks for them to make it for you. If you’re looking for a readymade lehenga that’s within your budget, Amazon has a wide selection.

Make sure to read the product description carefully before you buy. You’ll want to find lehengas that come in your size, and have positive reviews from real customers. If you want a truly authentic lehenga, you can buy a sari and have it tailored for you. It may cost a little more, but it’s a great way to get the look you want.

Indo-Western Dresses for Pakistani Weddings

If you want an outfit that’s a bit more modern, you can always buy an Indo-western dress. There are lots of Indo-western tops that you can wear with a salwar, or you can go with a kurti and palazzo. Indo-western tops are also a great option if you want to wear a dupatta, or want to wear your hair down.

Jewelry Options for a Pakistani Wedding

Jewelry is an essential part of a Pakistani bride’s look. You can wear heavy gold jewelry with your lehenga, or you can go with a more ornate necklace with a plain lehenga. If you’re wearing a lehenga with a pattern, you’ll want to choose a necklace that’s plain.

For the best results, you can also buy a heavy dupatta, and wear it like a shawl. This way, you can tie the dupatta in a variety of ways, and you don’t have to worry about losing your jewelry.

Dupatta Options for a Pakistani Wedding

A dupatta is a traditional part of a Pakistani bride’s outfit. It’s basically a long scarf that you tie around your shoulders. There are lots of ways to tie a dupatta, so you can wear it in different ways. If you want to wear a dupatta, you can buy it online, or you can make it yourself.

We recommend that you visit your local fabric store, and buy a bold fabric that will stand out. Choose a color that’s part of the wedding theme, or that matches your lehenga. You can also buy dupattas in other fabrics, such as chiffon or satin.

Jewelry For The Day of the Wedding

On the day of the wedding, you’ll wear a mehndi. Mehndi is a traditional Indian design that’s painted on the hands, and sometimes the legs. There are lots of mehndi designs, but the most common is the Nagla. There are lots of readymade mehndi designs that you can buy online. They make it easy to create a unique look, without having to paint your hands.

If you decide to paint your hands, make sure that you choose a long-lasting design that won’t fade away. You’ll wear the mehndi until the day of the wedding, so you don’t want it to wear off. You’ll want to use a long-lasting paint that comes in a bright color.

Henna Before Dressing for the Wedding

Before the wedding, you can get henna designs sprayed onto your hands. This is another traditional part of a Pakistani bride’s outfit. If you decide to get henna, make sure that you allow enough time for the designs to dry. It’s best to get henna done at least 2 weeks before the wedding.

That way, the henna will have plenty of time to dry. You can then apply a skin cream to ensure that the designs don’t stain your palms. You can apply the cream every night.

Gold Accessories

If you want to wear a gold accessory, you can buy a gold purse, or gold earrings. These are great options if you don’t want to wear a lehenga, or you don’t have much jewelry. You can also buy a gold dupatta, and wear it around your shoulders. This is a great option if you don’t want to wear a heavy lehenga, or you don’t have much jewelry.

Heavy Gold Embroidered Lehenga

If you want to wear a truly authentic lehenga, you can buy heavy gold embroidery from an Indian supplier. You can use this material to make the lehenga yourself, or you can have your tailor make you a lehenga. This is the most authentic way to dress as a Pakistani bride, but it’s also the most expensive option. If you want to go with this look, you’ll need to save money throughout your lifetime.

You can do this by avoiding eating out, and shopping in thrift stores. You can also make money by selling items online, or through odd jobs. If you want to dress as a Pakistani bride, you don’t need to break the bank. All you need is a little creativity, and the willingness to make some sacrifices. It’s worth it, though. After all, it’s not every day that you get to dress as a bride.

Henna Before Dressing for the Wedding

Before you dress for the wedding, make sure the henna on your hands is completely dry. You don’t want to be fidgeting with your dupatta during the ceremony, so try to wear light gloves or wait for the henna to dry before dressing for the wedding.

If you can, schedule the henna ceremony for a few days before the wedding. That way, the henna will be dry in time for the big day. Even if the henna isn’t completely dry, try to wear gloves as much as possible until it’s completely dry.


Sleeves Are Must

It may seem crazy, but Pakistani brides usually wear long sleeves. Brides often wear traditional kurta tops or shalwar kameez sleeves with their lehengas. The sleeves are meant to cover the bride’s hands, to protect the henna on the bride’s hands. If you want to dress like a Pakistani bride, don’t forget to wear long sleeves. You can also wear gloves if you want to be extra careful with your henna.

Wear The Dupatta Differently

The dupatta is an incredibly important part of the Pakistani bride’s outfit. It’s meant to be used as a shawl of sorts, and it should be draped over one shoulder. The most common place to wear the dupatta is across the back. If you’re a beginner, this is a great place to start. The second option is to wear it across the front. This is slightly more advanced, but it’s also very beautiful.

Not Too Much Makeup

Pakistani brides usually have a heavy amount of makeup, including kohl lining both their upper and lower eyelids and a ton of foundation. Makeup is an important part of the Pakistani bride’s look, but you don’t want your look to be too dramatic. Try to keep your makeup simple and elegant, with a focus on your eyes and red lips. You can also use henna on your hands to add a pop of color to your fingers.


Dressing like a Pakistani bride is easier than it sounds. You just need to pick the right silhouette, wear long sleeves, and wear the dupatta in the correct way. You can also add some color with makeup or henna. No matter what, be sure to have fun with this look, and don’t stress too much over it - you’ll be the most beautiful person there, guaranteed!

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