Even though it is the heart and soul of Indian wear, the quintessential kurta is not so basic anymore. A comfortable, versatile and chic piece of garment for women, it can be your OOTD during any time of the year. From a variety of fabrics, prints and contemporary designs to choose from, check out our kurta style tips to look cool and happening in ethnic wear too.
From casual office wear to an evening with friends, if you are wondering how to style your kurta, here are some super fun options to experiment with!
A trend that is doing the rounds this season, pair an offbeat, teal coloured cold-shoulder kurta with leggings for a comfortable and stylish day event. With bright gold foil prints to accentuate its look, this elegant outfit is the ideal combination of traditional and contemporary.
A light flair with uneven cuts makes it an excellent option for women of all body types. Team the ensemble with big gold hoop earrings, a clutch, and pumps for a kitty party with the ladies!
Kurta With Jacket
If you don’t want to wear a typical Indian kurta to your office, try to infuse it with an indo-western touch by pairing your kurta-pyjama with a jacket. An interesting layer of style, a jacket with light prints over a monotone kurta set adds just the right amount of flair.
Morph office fashion with a breezy cotton kurta-pyjama with a jacket instead of the staple formals. Pair the outfit with tan loafers, a sling bag and sunglasses for a client meeting.
Anarkali Kurta With Skirt
Taking over traditional Indian clothes, Anarkali kurtas are elegant and timeless pieces of fashion. Plus, the best part about the breezy Anarkali kurta is its versatility. However, a common misconception is that a flowy Anarkali with a similarly flowy skirt can make small women look shorter and broader.
Dress it up with a fitted, chiffon embroidered piece, or dress it down with a simple, printed long skirt and long kurta for an evergreen look.
Looking great on women of all ages and shapes, wear this beautiful combination of a long skirt and long kurta as you head out for a day of shopping with your girls. Pair this outfit with silver jewellery and kohlapuris for an added ethnic appeal.
Long Straight Kurti With Palazzos
Simple, elegant and stylish, every woman owns at least one straight long kurta in her wardrobe. Why? The answer is clear- because it looks good with everything! A favourite among women, teaming a long kurta with palazzos can instantly amp up your style quotient.
A monotone long structured long kurta with palazzos in fabrics like cotton with chikankari work will be a hit during summer. Wear this ensemble to the office as you finish off your look with a silver choker necklace, bracelet and metallic pumps for that understated summer sass.
Short Kurta with Jeans
A flared short kurta usually billows down into a stunning pirouette as you swirl your way into a new day.
Ideal for summer brunches with friends, pair a vibrant coloured kurta with fitted blue denim jeans for an old-world, ethnic charm. Amp up your look with a tan bag, juttis and a pair of wayfarers for a fail-safe combination.
Tunic Kurta With Culottes
Revamp the staple Indian clothing line by adding a whole new dimension to the otherwise simple kurta pyjama look. A fitted tunic kurta in bold hues like ink blue, lemon green, and burgundy red, when worn with contrasting culottes, look gorgeous.
A common myth among women is that tunics look better on young girls than mature ladies. Get rid of this notion- because from young girls to middle-aged women, a short tunic with culottes is an effortless day to night look for everyone.
Be it everyday college wear or work staples, complete your look with a stylish sling bag and comfortable heels as the elegant tunic accentuates your body’s outline beautifully.
Kurta As A Dress
Brunch, dinner, work – be it any occasion, a quarter-sleeved cotton kalamkari long kurta with brown kohlapuri chappals is a dreamy outfit. An excellent choice for parties this breezy style will keep you looking stylish and airy through the day.
Elevate your look by ditching the pants and dupatta from the set and wear it as an Indian dress with strappy heels. A hassle-free style, add a simple belt or small earrings to balance your look for the occasion.
Bonus Tip: Make sure your kurta has no slit on either side!
Fusion Kurta With Dhoti Pants
It is an assumption that kurta with dhoti pants make short women look stout. Contrary to popular belief, a perfectly curated fusion kurta look with dhoti pants will stand out making you look elegant and absolutely stunning.
Take a bright coloured fitted short kurta and pair it with contrasting dhoti pants for a unique ensemble. If you are still wary of fusion combinations, keep your hair tied in a simple bun and add a pair of classic heels to draw attention from your physique.
Double Layered Kurti
Similar to your A-line and casual long kurtas, a double layer kurta has an extra layer on the hemline. Add an exciting dimension of aesthetics to your ensemble with a cape jacket on top or a long skirt below.
For a long kurta pyjama with jacket, make sure the kurta is subtle while the sheer cape jacket adds a touch of glam to the ensemble. For a long kurta with a skirt, pair a similar coloured long skirt for an illusion of a long maxi dress layered kurta.
Ideal for evening party wear, complete your Indian fusion look with a pair of wedges, a bright clutch, and matching jewellery.
Comfortable, airy and uninhibited- the kaftan kurta is the easiest and most stylish look of them all. A common myth is that Kaftan kurtas look better on tall, healthier women. However, it is an equally stylish choice for petite body types too.
When worn with tailor-made straight pants in fabrics like rayon and raw silk, they bring structure to the otherwise flowy ensemble. Ideal for office and evening wear, amp up your look with a stylish bag and heels for a unique Indian charm.
Where there is fashion, there is innovation, experiments and a bit of misconception that impedes it. But don’t let that stop you from trying these new looks as you infuse your traditional kurta with a pinch of style.
Here are ten exciting ways to wear a kurta that will open a new dimension of Indian-fusion wear for you. And the best part? Shop your favourite looks at Shoppers Stop online from the comfort of your home!
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