بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
Unlike what you may assume, if you do not know Persian is that “Sonnati” means”Traditional” and the trendy style of manteau right now is based off of traditional designs “manteau-ye sonnati” is the term.
These manteau often have a very straight and simple cut and are often based off of the Traditional central Asian/Afghani/Persian coat, usually called a “Chapan”. Often these manteau incorporate embroidery or design elements which are from Irans many ethnic and tribal groups. Often Indo-Pakistani Kurti like shirts are included. Historically Persian mens and womens clothing was rather similar to what is traditionally worn in Afghanistan, so its not a stretch really.
Its also become “trendy” to wear the “Sonnati” syle with a calf or ankle length skirt or wide legged pants which is quite different from the trend of a short tight manteau over leggings which leaves very very little to the imagination.
Last summer I posted a picture of me in one of these “Sonnati” style manteau from the Iranian store NewHijab (yes they ship abroad!) and its extremely lightweight and comfortable while retaining some traditional embroidery designs…yup…+ dirty mirrors in the local thrift store!