Maya Ali in all her glory

On her birthday, we have compiled five of Maya Ali's most iconic desi looks


KARACHI: Maya Ali turns 32, but she’s not a day older than fashionable. The Pehli Si Muhabbat actor had recently launched her own line of clothing but has been a fashion inspiration for much longer. We have compiled some of her most iconic desi looks for anyone looking to revamp their wardrobe.

Rich Green

The star exudes old-world charm with a long flowy neon green pishwas paired with a Dhaka pajama. The vibrance of the green is heightened with intricate, yet standing out gold dabka work around the neckline, lining of the panels, and the borders of her dupatta.

Pearl White

Stunning in a halo of white, one of our favorite looks is Maya Ali in this long, pearl white outfit. With bareek embroidery on the yoke area, she intimates simplicity coupled with intricacy. The lightly embroidered dupatta adds to the legacy of the look.

Vibrant Yellow

A love letter from the 1980s as well as the 40s? You have it! Nothing speaks charm more than silk. Nothing radiates more nostalgia of ‘Purani Dilhi’ more than gota work paired with heavy jhumkas. Maya Ali keeps it simple for this one and looks effortlessly beautiful as a character from a time long gone.

Emboldened Black

When in doubt, wear black. Not only does black make you look effortlessly glamourous, you only have to throw in a little bit of gold dust for formal desi occasions and the outfit can appear fancier than it feels. The dress thus becomes easy to carry, with less weight on your shoulders, as gold stands out on black. For another one of her regal looks, Maya Ali pairs a black pishwas with gold dabka work with a black Dhaka pajama. Gota work lines the ends of her dress adding contrast and dimension to her entire outfit.

Striking Pink

Colors alleviate your mood. The more saturated the color is, the more intense the look. For this one, Maya Ali looks her head-turner self, but with a hint of period drama playing along. A long pink shirt with gold dabka work slenders her silhouette, and the churidaar pajama sneaks a peek from the side slits and the bottom of her shirt. She adds khussas to the look, further easternising her profile.

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