30+ Pakistani Anarkali Outfit Ideas To Bookmark For Your Wedding

Mar 15, 2023

Fashion and traditions go hand in hand, and rightly so!

Ahead of any wedding ceremony, either you look for something purely millennial or authentic ethnic outfits or something very unique and creative while also considering your style. Whatever you may decide, there's one type of outfit that beautifully caterers to all your needs and that's - Anarkali. They come in various styles, embroideries, flares, and colors. Whether it's in a photograph or real life, whether it's your wedding or you are a guest, this flared outfit always makes a good impression and gets you tons of great pictures, especially twirling pictures.  

Although you will see Anarkali dresses being designed by almost all designers, but the real beauty of the Anarkali dresses is only seen when designed and crafted by Pakistani designers. 

Anarkali outfits are not new, they have been in vogue since the Mughal era and even got their name from the Mughal courtesan itself. The vibe of the outfit is really “desi or old school”, but at the same time modern and chic, which you can sense from the outfit that's attached to its roots. Many well-known Pakistani designers have set the benchmark a notch higher with their traditional tastes, adding a touch of modernity. These designers have a lot more to offer than just colors, which is one of the main reasons we keep navigating their Instagram accounts to find the perfect wedding inspiration for brides and bridesmaids. They have some extremely beautiful and embellished styles that can never go offbeat in any season or on any occasion. 

With changing trends, we see an enormous variety in Anarkali dresses - from short-mid to floor length, Anarkali kurta with lehenga skirts, or palazzo, Anarkali dresses with a jacket, and above all, there are countless types of embroidery and hues. They all are so glamorous, ethnic, and beautifully carved that we are intrigued to share them with you. 

Scroll down to the most bookmark-worthy Anarkali dresses for the wedding season ahead!

Anarkali Designs To Bookmark For Your Wedding

Out of the various styles of outfit, Anarkalis are the ones that still fancies both the old and millennial generations. They are so loved and improvised over time with designs, colors, styles, and lengths that they can make anyone look exemplary and royal! And these stunning designs crafted by Pakistani designers are worth bookmarking for your wedding ceremonies. 

They put everything at once, be it the embroidery, design, and above all, the color choices, all these make the creations so attractive that anyone can rarely stop looking at them. Here are 30+ stunning Anarkali outfit ideas from our favorite and renowned designers from Pakistan. 

1. Turquoise Green Floor Length Anarkali

Source: Sania Maskatiya

This Stunning Anarkali suit is from Sania Maskatiya's Rosebagh” winter collection which is a perfect masterpiece of fine zari work with beads and stones, further beautified with gotta patti work all over the shirt and broad borders at the bottom. In addition, the tints of dark blue, pink, and lilac are making it look more vibrant. The back design of the outfit is adding a glamor effect.

This outfit is a perfect pick for an intimate wedding ceremony or reception night or your bffs wedding. 

2. Jacket Style Anarkali with Lehenga Skirt

Source: The House of Kamiar Rokni

Anarkalis are known for their length and flares. This dual shade jacket style Anarkali suit from 'The House of Kamair Rokni' with thread work, stones, crystals, and jari work looks stunning. Everything is carved so intricately on the net fabric and matches so well with the crystal and zardozi work that anyone can pick it for her special ceremonies. The kiran lace at the border adds a more shine-y effect. 

3. Whimsical White and Gold Anarkali

Source: Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio

Whenever we choose outfits for an event or ceremony, we look for their work and styles, and this breathtaking Ivory colored Pishwas (long floor-length dress made of twirling and fitted bodice) designed by Ali Xeeshan is everything you are looking for. This spellbinding tilla work, sequins, and antique gold color embellishments on this organza fabric are worth appreciating. They paired the outfit with a raw silk lehenga covered with gold thread flowers at the border and a pink dupatta with intricately carved motifs.

4. Dark Green Anarkali with Skirt

Source: Deepak Perwani

If you are looking for an outfit with not the regular floor-length style, this outfit from Deepak Perwani's Heritage Wedding collection ‘Laal Chunaria’ should be your ideal pick for a wedding ceremony or reception night. 

The beauty of zardozi, resham, and multiple colored stones (red, magenta, and orange) are easily visible on Indian raw silk fabric.

5. Magenta Floor Length Anarkali with Embellishments

Source: Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio

If you decide to opt for a fully embellished outfit for your wedding ceremonies then take inspiration from this magenta-colored Anarkali dress. It is overall embroidered with jari, stones, beads, and resham work. You can further complete your look with any fine piece of jewelry like Chandbalis or Maangtika or Chokhar set for your wedding day. 

6. Jacket Style Anarkali with Lehenga Skirt

Source: The World of HSY

This style of Anarkali is best for those who are in search of outfits other than a Lehenga or Saare for their special day. This bride is looking mesmerizing in a rustic color zardozi work Anarkali style Kurti with an overall embroidered red color lehenga skirt. What caught our attention is the detailed and heavily carved work on the outfit that signifies true craftsmanship. 

7. Classic Red and Gold Anarkali

Source: The World of HSY

The World of HSY collection - ‘DAREECHA - A tale old as time’ has many enriched designs and colors. This classic red Anarkali set has the perfect goldwork and antique embroidered technique derived from Parisian origins that any bride would love to choose for her wedding day. This heavily embroidered outfit will stunning with minimal jewelry and a nicely tied bun hairstyle with it. 

8. Peach Raw Silk Anarkali Dress with Jacket

Source: Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio

How gorgeous this bride is looking in her peach raw silk outfit embraced with gold tilla work all over it. The aari work, silver, and gold beads are also carved so minutely in this outfit that it's hard to differentiate from the threadwork. The best part about is that the entire outfit is of the same fabric and work which is making it look picture-perfect!

9. Pearl White Anarkali With Colorful Floral Embellishments

Source: Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio

Isn't she looking like a princess in this pearl white anarkali dress? The outfit looks more than a vision in white with so many detailing and we are in absolute awe of it. This stunning outfit is made of pearl white raw silk fabric with a screen printing design, which is further enhanced with hand-done adda work. It took various jeweled pearls, crystals, cut dana, drops, multi-colored sequins, contrasting resham, and french knots to complete it. 

We also loved the neckline adorned with pearl spray and peach silk tape with gold kiran edging. 

10. Bright Yellow Anarkali Pishwas with Contrasting Dupatta

Source: Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio

If you fancy an Anarkali outfit for your wedding ceremony then this bright yellow Anarkali from Ali Xeeshan’s “SAVAAN” collection is a perfect pick. This organza fabric in pink and gold embroidery and blue border with tilla and sequins just adds beauty to the outfit. You can pair it with a similar shade dupatta or can opt for a contrasting blue organza dupatta seen here in the photo above. This outfit is best for your mehndi or other pre-wedding ceremonies and will give you lots of twirling photos to capture!

11. Crimson Red Silk Anarkali

Source: Ali Xeeshan Theater Studio

We are in love with this minimal yet classy crimson-red silk Pishwas. It is meticulously designed with gota motifs on the bodice, while the border of the dress and sleeves are framed with the magic of chatta patti work. This stunning piece could not make a better impression without a zari organza dupatta and churidars. The Ali Xeeshaan “ Gulaal” collection is a true replication of Resplendent. Radiant. Rich. theme. 

12. Fuchsia Wine A-Line Anarkali with Paisley Panels

Source: Deepak Perwani

The designs from the Deepak Perwani collection are always inspired by or have some Mughal touch to them. They are simple, elegant, and speak volumes. Anyone can easily love his collection as it is not so heavy to carry and has millennial color choices. This fuchsia wine Anarkali is one that caught our gaze with its front open Kalidar and heavy work of gotta, resham, and zardozi. 

13. The Riot of Colors Anarkali with Skirt

Source: Deepak Perwani

There are many reasons to fall in love with Deepak Perwani's collection. Firstly, the color palette is stunning and the variety of work done to create this masterpiece is wow. This outfit contains embroideries like Dabka, Resham, Tilla, and Zardozi which are purely hand-made and very intricate. Also, the tints of floral and mirror work are adding more charm to it. You can make it count more by completing your look with pearl jewelry and adoring your hair in a classic bun. 

14. Alluring Yellow Anarkali with Lehenga Skirt

Source: Saira Rizwan

This alluring ensemble is best for a day wedding ceremony. This bright colored with all-over silver work of jari and tilla with gotta patti lace at the bottom is only making this outfit look more beautiful. 

15. Sea Green Floor Length Anarkali

Source: Maria B

‘Simplicity at its best’ is perfectly defined here. The cotton satin fabric with embroidered front and back blouse, sleeves, velvet ghera patti at the bottom, and organza jacquard dupatta with a bit of chikankari embroidery has every bit of elegance in it. 

16. Heavily Embellished Red Bridal Anarkali

Source: Maria B

Take inspiration from this embellished red bridal outfit that’s dipped in richness and royalty. If you like all things bold and maximalism, then this outfit is ideal for your wedding day. 

The huge amount of craftsmanship with resham, zardozi, tilla, and adda is making this outfit look more enthralling. 

17. Captivating White Anarkali

Source: Maria B

This enticing white color Anarkali dress is a big yes if you like to keep it simple with minimal work in pastel shades. 

This raw silk fabric with embroidered front/back, sleeves with laser applique work, the velvet patti at the bottom and on the border of the dupatta, everything looks gorgeous. 

Also Read: 10 Romantic Flowers For Bridal Hair That Aren't Roses

18. Jade Green Front Open Anarkali with Lehenga Skirt

This signature outfit from Pakistani designer, Fahad Husayn’s collection will take your breaths away!

Source: Fahad Hussayn

This one-of-a-kind jade green jacket style Anarkali paired with a lehenga skirt adorned with intricate details and metal finishes is a perfect, royal addition to your trousseau. The surface is adorned with 3D flowers and delicate handmade zardozi details, fringed and decorated hem, refined with antique tissue. 

19. Mustard Beauty with Colorful Flowers & Leaves

Source: Fahad Hussayn

Mustard color has always been in trend and looks extremely stunning, especially in day weddings. The Kinza Hashmi’s "Mathura collection’ has this flawless and majestic two-tier gown handcrafted with silk threads & zardozi with the surface of pure silk paired with a maroon kundanzari shawl. The net sash, metallic handmade 3D embroidered belt, and colorful flowers are adding more grace to the outfit. 

20. Ravishing Red and Beige A-Line Anarkali

Source: Faraz Manan

We have always been a fan of Faraz Manan’s designs but his latest work from the 2023 Bridal Couture collection is outstanding just like this red and beige A-line Anarkali dress. 

The silk blended fabric is enriched with dabka and zardozi work with golden beads, crystals, and stones making this outfit perfect for your reception night or your BFF’s wedding day. 

21. Oranated Grey and Maroon Anarkali with Intricate Details

Source: Faraz Manan

Here comes another brilliant piece of work by Faraz Manan. Every bit and inch of this outfit is carved with the finesse that anyone can say yes to! The embellished details of the outfit consists of kora, dabka, resham, mukesh, and zardozi work in maroon and grey colored fabric. 

22. Floor Length Three Tiered Orange Anarkali

Source: Faraz Manan

Yes, we admit that we are obsessed with Faraz Manan's designs and couldn’t resist sharing this floor-length three-tiered dress with you. Other than the pattern, we loved the unusual choice of sultry orange color that is a combination of both, traditional and modern. 

23. Bewitching Grey Anarkali with Pink Resham Work

Source: Maha Wajahat Khan

This lehenga signifies elegance and poise with its unique color choice and the minutely carved hand-done zardozi and aari work. The pink-colored resham work on the jacket is adding an oomph factor to this outfit that’s perfect for your wedding, reception, or sangeet night.

Also Read: 13 Different Ways To Drape A Dupatta For Your Wedding Ceremonies

24. Charming White and Gold Anarkali

Source: Maha Wajahat Khan

Nothing could be prettier than this organza white colored Anarkali suit with gold jari and tilla work. We loved how this bride picked this unusual choice of outfit for her Shendi ceremony.

25. Quintessential Sindoori Red Anarkali

Source: Mohsin Naveed Ranjha

This beautiful Anarkali outfit designed by Mohsin Naveed Ranjha looks outstanding. The silk outfit with a touch of gold and crimson is so stunning that no bride could look any less monarchical on her special day. What surprised us more was the hand-embellished jari, resham, and adda work all over the outfit. 

The pattern seen at the bottom of the lehenga skirt makes the outfit look beautiful. 

26. Navy Blue Anarkali with Contrasting Dupatta

Source: Sara Idrees Portraits

This navy blue anarkali dress is perfect for your sangeet ceremony or if you are a sister of the bride. You can take the look a notch higher by pairing any gold-colored jewelry.

27. Striking Maroon Anarkali with Embroidered Flowers

Source: Pictroizzah

We are short of words to define this intricately crafted Anarkali dress that has everything a bride will look for. The beautiful resham work on the raw silk fabric is making it more amplifying and bold with the multi-colored flowers. 

28. Heavily Embellished Anarkali with Dazzling Embellishments

Source: Pictroizzah

We are literally out of words to describe this heavily embellished Anarkali outfit which is a perfect pick for your night wedding. The all-over zardozi, aari, dabka and kora work in silver color is making us bookmark this outfit right now!

P.S.: The monuments and tree motifs are adding extra dazzles to this already stunning outfit!

29. Crisp White Anarkali with Voilet Coti

Source: Pictroizzah

Minimalism has its vision and here is the confirmation! The white-colored Kalidaar raw silk Anarkali suit with Kamdani detailing matches perfectly with a violet color coti in gold adda work. We also loved the organza dupatta in colorful sequins! 

You can pick this outfit for your BFF’s wedding or reception night. 

Also Read: 20 Best Hairstyles To Try With Kurti Dresses - Latest and Trending

30. An Elegant Combination of Mustard Yellow and Orange

Source: Pictroizzah

This amalgamation of orange and mustard yellow Anarkali outfit is making its way to our top favorite designs. 

31. Earthy Rust and Silver Anarkali

Source: Pictroizzah

This lehenga is just like ‘love at first sight’ for us. So pretty and beautifully embellished with zardozi work. 

32. Charismatic Anarkali with Crystals & Pearls

Source: Pictroizzah

A fine brew of tilla work with sparkling crystals, beads, and pearls is a treat to the eyes along with a unique color choice for the outfit! Any bride can make you look head turning with such an exemplary outfit for their wedding event.

33. Kalidaar Anarkali with Colorful Threadwork

Source: Pictroizzah

This bride is looking aesthetically pleasing in her off-white, pink, and mint kalidaar jama on her wedding day. The multi-colored threadwork is grabbing all the attention. 

34. All Things Pastel Anarkali

Source: Mohsin Naveed Ranjha

This one is for pastel lovers. This Ivory raw silk Kalidaar features a lusciously embroideries and embellishments in shades of ivory, dull gold, and white, making it a perfect pick for a day wedding. 

The dupatta curated with asymmetric central motifs and complimenting embroidered borders is convincing enough to save this outfit for your BFF or brother/sister's wedding. 

Also Read: 15 Types of Necklaces To Consider For Your Wedding Day

35. Unique Combination of Marigold and Dark Purple

Source: Ansab Jahangir Studio

Wow! Who would have thought that marigold and purple would make such a pleasing combination that’s perfect for experimental brides? You can opt for this silk Anarkali with jari and tilla work for your wedding or reception ceremony. 

36. Lovely Lilac Anarkali with Floral Borders

Source: Ansab Jahangir Studio

If you are not someone who appreciates too many embellishments or heavy embroideries, then this lilac Anarkali with accentuated floral borders would be a perfect pick without a second thought. This is perfect for your home ceremonies or add it to your post-wedding trousseau. 


Whether you want to wear a traditional anarkali outfit, an anarkali with a lehenga skirt, floor length anarkali, anarkali with a full jacket, or anarkali with a short jacket, the options are many, and with the variety of embellishments and embroideries, it’s almost impossible to decide which one to choose. Every design, color, and pattern is unique and different from one other. Pick whatever screams ‘YES’ to you and look outstanding as you are!

Co-Author: Neha Garg Ahuja

About Author

Radhika Sharma

She is a Vendor Research and Social Media Associate at Pyaari Weddings! With a keen eye for the latest wedding trends, themes, and fashion, she crafts insightful and engaging articles that resonate with brides and grooms alike. 

Outside of her professional realm, she cherishes quality moments with friends, explores new destinations, and finds serenity while swimming.

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