May 2, 2020

Staying in is the new normal now! If you’re spending the  entire day doing office work, household chores or managing both; you must consider functional outfits. Given the current scenario we will need to work from home and stepping out only for important activities, hence it is advisable to be dressed in comfortable clothes. Lounge wear and oversized tees, dresses are the obvious go to choices, we recommend considering ethnic wear.  With varied colours, prints and silhouttes, you will love to dress up traditionally.

From quintessential kurtas to charming anarkalis, here are some casual ethnic outfit options for the desi girl in you:

Straight Kurtas 

A style that never got due credit, straight kurtas are easy-breezy options for everyday ethnic wear. Ideal for daily wear or running errands, a fitted straight kurta will soon be your go-to staple.

For the modern Indian woman looking to embrace her roots, wear a chic  printed kurta with loose palazzos for a sophisticated ensemble. Pair delicate earrings for a classic ethnic look.


An ethnic trend truly elevated ethnic wear, palazzos and kurtas are a match made in heaven. These airy pieces are super comfortable and are a delight to wear throughout the day. They look great on all body types and their flowy silhouette adds the perfect level of drama to any look. For a casual look, opt for a bright colours embellished with light embroidery and mirror work.

Add volume to your ethnic outfit in a pastel chinkankari embroidered palazzo pant and fitted kurta. If you want to keep it simple, pair monochrome separates in contrasting colours. For a breezy workday, pair a cotton kurta with palazzo pants, big earrings, and a classic French manicure to complement your elegant ensemble.


While Anarkalis are commonly worn for special occasions, they also look great as casual wear. The versatility, flair, and voluminous cut have made it the perfect outfit for any occasion. Wear an Anarkali if you are celebrating a loved one’s birthday or an occassion at home during the lockdown.  An  Anarkali in a casual printed pattern when worn with contrasting pants and a dupatta looks absolutely divine. For a casual day, pair a cotton Anarkali embossed with refreshing floral prints and a churidar.

For a flattering ethnic look, choose from different panel styles and fabrics that complement your body type. Accessorise your casual outfit with a delicate neckpiece and jhumkas

Tunic Kurta

If you love playing around with your outfits, this tunic is a must-try. Ditch simple staples and go for a short tunic kurta with dhoti pants for a casual fusion look. A playful ethnic outfit, dhoti pants in vibrant colours when worn with a simple short kurta look perfect for casual skype meetings.

Effortlessly stylish, pair your outfit with chunky silver jewellery and soft nude eye makeup for your weekly video meeting.


For young millennial women, the term ethnic fashion is synonymous with comfort and style. A monotone sharara set in muted colours like off-white, beige, dull pink and lavender is pure magic. For a minimalistic  look, pair a cotton kurta with a lightly embroidered sharara for everyday elegance in comfort.

From mainstream kurta and palazzo sets to funky fusion designs, today, ethnic fashion for women has several options.

Ditch accessories and let your outfit shine on like it is supposed to Simplicity, by itself, speaks more with less. And that’s how you must embrace this casual ethnic trend for your AM to PM look at home.

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