With December holidays and the wedding season around the corner, it is officially the start of celebratory time of year in Pakistan.

December is the time of the year when work slows down a little and everyone gets in festive mode, with weddings and functions taking the front seat, all geared up to welcome the new year in style.

One thing that is on everyone’s mind right now is the quintessential question - what to wear? In this department, SAPPHIRE has got you covered, as always!

All the wedding dresses worn by wedding guests, Pakistani formal dresses, unstitched textiles, trendy ready to wear collections can be found under one roof at the SAPPHIRE stores across Pakistan.

Our new arrivals velvet collection has beautiful embroidered wedding dresses with long sleeves and shawls that can be worn on weddings, formal occasions, mehndi functions and make for great overall wedding wear.

They also make the perfect choice for a bridesmaid dress or formal wear worn by the bride's close friends, cousins and sisters.

SAPPHIRE has trendy ensemble options available in a variety of fabrics and textiles. From raw silk, jacquard, cotton, velvet, chiffon all the way to organza - we have you covered!

With SAPPHIRE’s unstitched collection, styling and stitching options are endless. If you want to get a ‌lehenga or a ‌gharara stitched at a mehendi function, you can select a three piece suit from our new arrivals or our festive collection.

You can get full sleeves, short sleeves or sleeveless shirts made from our unstitched fabric.

If you are an overseas Pakistani, you can purchase from our website in USD or British Pounds.

This article will discuss SAPPHIRE’s formal dresses at length so you can add them to your formal wear collection and enjoy the wedding season in style.

1. Raw Silk Formal Wear

December in Pakistan is usually full of formal occasions and weddings and as you load your shopping cart do checkout SAPPHIRE’s silk collection for formal wear.

You can also find some floor-length maxi party dress options in raw silk.

Check out this breathtaking black flared raw silk A-line silk dress. It is accented with embellishments and it is the perfect option for a black tie event. You can pair it with a black trouser or a shalwar.

It can also be worn as a cocktail dress by itself.


Shop this stunning cocktail dress from our online website now!

It can also be adorned as a formal wedding guest dress. It can be accessorized with colorful jewelry for a bolder look or sleek silver or gold jewelry for more demure vibes.

The dress has an embroidered organza dupatta option too. If you don’t prefer the dupatta, you can mix and match a shawl to go with it.


2. 5 Best Pakistani Semi Formals

Check out these top 5 semi formal wear options from our editorial team. There are plenty of party wear options available on our website.

1. Maroon Embroidered Velvet

This two piece embroidered velvet suit is the perfect choice for a winter wedding or a formal occasion. The colorful embroidery and the beautiful motifs give it a classic look.

You can wear it with heels or khussas to complete the look.


2. Semi Formal Silk Kaftan

This embellished silk kaftan is the perfect option for a semi formal occasion. The pearly beads and sequins on the boat neckline enhance the feminine sensibilities giving this outfit a demure look.

The satin fabric adds grace and class to the kaftan making it a great choice for a semi formal event.

This Kaftan can also be worn in lieu of an evening gown or a maxi dress/long dress.


3. Pear Green Zari Embroidered Organza Shirt

Make a statement in this organza outfit available at our online website!

This zari embroidered organza outfit can be worn as a semi formal or a formal outfit as it can be dressed up or down depending on your personal aesthetic and styling method.

This full sleeve outfit with a straight silhouette and zari embroidery from SAPPHIRE’s pret collection will turn heads wherever you go and can also be recycled for Eid next year if you like!


4. Jacquard Suit

This maroon jacquard suit is a great semi formal dress option from our pret collection. You can make an exquisite statement this festive season in this classic ensemble.

The kurta is accented with embellishments, beads, sequins and embroidery.

The matching wide leg culottes give this outfit a trendy look for a fancy dress.


Stand out in this ravishing ensemble available now at our website!

5. Embroidered Raw Silk

The beautiful embroidered motifs on this knee length raw silk tunic with a masoori dupatta is all you need for a festive look this celebratory season. This can be a chic option as far as formal dresses for women go.

The V neck adds elegance and grace to the outfit.


The V neck adds elegance and grace to the outfit. Shop now from our online clothing store!

3. The Best Formal Dresses for Weddings

1. Embroidered Raw Silk

Be the classy and elegant lady in red this wedding season with this exquisite headturner three piece embroidered raw silk suit.


Take cues from Sarah Khan and shop her look from our online store.

2. A-line V Neck Embroidered Shirt & Shawl

You will look ethereal in this V neck embroidered shirt with intricate embroidered motifs and a front open look.

Elevate your outfit further with our red embroidered velvet dupatta accented with tassels.



This festive season, one thing is clear. When it comes to pakistani wedding dresses to be worn by wedding guests, semi formals or formal dresses, velvet dresses and raw silk ensembles take the lead.

You can choose from our pret collection or purchase from our unstitched collection. The unstitched fabric gives you endless options for design and style.

You can add ruffles to your dupatta, get a halter neck shirt or a cowl neck - the sky's the limit when it comes to design options.

You can go to our website and find our stores by clicking on store locator at the bottom of the page.

Don’t have time to visit the store? Don’t worry- we have a solution for that too! You can order from our website and find the pcs you desire at your doorstep in minimal time.