Contemporary yet traditional, trendy, stylish and an effortless elegance –Kurtas are all of this and more. A must have in every Indian wardrobe, kurtas are extremely versatile and can be worn at numerous occasions. Available in a variety of styles, colours, prints and materials, you are sure to find one for every lifestyle. Choose the right one and style it with the right accessories to darn your winner look.
Here we present to you the different styles to wear long kurtas to make an effective style statement.
Power dressing or corporate dressing involves western attire; this is a popular myth is. A woman can look as confident and competent in well-tailored and right colored long kurtas as in western attire.
The trick is to keep the lines straight and the frills out. Wear a long kurta with a straight trouser rather than the traditional pyjama. Stick to power colours of black, grey, navy blue or white. Also avoid big prints on the kurtas. Cotton or Silk is the materials you could choose as per the occasion. Add a dash of color to the outfit with a suitable scarf or a stole. Keep the makeup light. And for accessories, just stick to the essentials. A thin chain or silver or gold with a small pendant, maybe diamond, would be ideal. A string of white/offwhite pearls are feminine, yet convey power and could be best worn for business meetings.
A trend, especially among college goers, is to pair up a kurta with a short jacket. A simple plain kurta with a printed or an embroidered jacket becomes the perfect alternative to a dupatta. It’s smart and gives you an ethnic look. Button it or just let it loose, a jacket is trendy and cool. Carry a big handbag or a jhola to complete the look. Flaunt this style at your college or for a casual day out with friends.
Wear a long kurta with a little bit of ethnic embroidery on it over a pair of jeans. Team it up with sandals that go with Indian as well as Western attire. Do not wear a bindi on this look and do not accessorize with bangles. A bracelet would be more apt. Chunky jewellery, nose rings and dupattas can give the outfit a totally new look. A modern handbag or an elegant clutch would blend perfectly with this Fusion or Indo Western look. A pair Punjabi juttis or kolhapuris may just nail it for you.
Look every inch ‘a global Desi’, with a Fusion look. Wear a long kurta with ankle length pants or leggings. Couple it with perfectly ethnic flats. Try slight heels in case you consider yourself a little short. Accessorize it with beads or bracelets. An ethnic bag will go with this chic look.
Simplicity is a style that never goes out of fashion. A simple Chikan kurta in subtle colours and no prints matched with a pair of leggings or salwar will give you a classic traditional Indian look. A bindi will just add a drop of grace. A few bangles in matching colours or in gold or silver and you are ready with a perfect Indian look. Wear this look for formal traditional functions or maybe for an interview.
Wedding season never ends here in India. And that gives you a reason to go all out there and dress as a style diva. Kurtas in different styles and heavy embroidery work are suited for occasions like weddings, mehndi, and sangeet. Anarkali Kurtas are in vogue these days. They give you a rich look that you can carry with great panache. Wear kurtas in the hues of reds, oranges and yellow. Embellishments on these outfits add on to the elegance required for such occasions. Metallic sequined clutches are best suited with these outfits. More is more for Desi weddings .So don’t hesitate to wear big earrings, heavy necklaces, several bangles and fancy footwear.
There is a certain charm in being traditional. It’s simply beautiful and comfortable. The secret is to know your body type and accessorize it for the occasion. Long Kurtas make you look thinner and taller. Use this to your best advantage and dance away to glory. Have a diverse collection of kurtas based on fabric and style and stay on top of the ethnic fashion race!