Different Kinds of Kurtas to Elevate Your Style Quotient
Well, Summers are here and we know that Kurtas are a great go-to option to beat the heat and stay comfortable. But we also know that wearing the same kurtas can feel mundane. Which is why here are some styles of Kurtas you can wear this summer - staying comfortable and cool, and yet keeping it stylish and diverse with these options :
- Asymmetrical Kurtas: A modern take on traditional Kurtas, an asymmetric Kurta is a new take on classic a-line Kurta with an uneven hemline - giving it that asymmetric look. A refreshingly new take, you must have this one for a simple grab which is easy to style without any extra efforts. Pick a solid or a printed Asymmetric Kurta and pair it with palazzos, and you're good to go for a summery day.
- Flared Kurtas: A flared kurta is the one with a wide hemline giving it an oversized flowy look, making it a perfect summer staple. You can pair it with narrowed bottoms for a prominent twirl of the Kurta. Make sure you have one of this in your wardrobe for a comfortable breezy day beating the summer madness.
- Kurta Dresses: Gone are the days where a Kurta had to be worn with churidars, now there are so many fusion options - Kurta Dresses being one of them. Want to wear ethnic prints and fabrics, but in a mood to wear a dress? Well, then you should opt for a Kurta dress, which basically is a long Kurta being worn without a bottom. Its length ranges from knee to ankle, and you can carry it with classic flats or cool sneakers. It is a must-have for its style element and the comfort of wearing a dress.
- Cold Shoulder Kurtas: A cold shoulder Kurta is an easy statement piece, which elevates any Kurta with a unique cut out sleeves on the shoulder - keeping it simple yet fancy and different.
- Anarkali Kurtas: This one is never going out of style, for it is very comfortable and so very pretty. With its traces from Lahore, Pakistan, an anarkali kurta is made up of a long frock style top which is usually paired with a slim fitted bottom showcasing the prominent layering and twirls. Be it a solid Anarkali Kurta, or a printed one with a minimal detailing or a simple drawstring, it always adds grace to an attire. So make sure you grab one statement Anarkali Kurta for yourself this summer!
How to Game Up Your Kurta Look: Follow These Hacks!
A kurta for every occasion? No matter how great that would be, but it is also filled with hassles - to find the right kurta for every occasion and can also be a stress on your pocket. So this time why not do it differently. Instead, play with your existing Kurtas and create a different look each time. Here are two very simple hacks for you to achieve a different look and to elevate your ethnic game:
Layer It Up with Shrugs
Shrugs are layered elements, a cover-up which gives a contemporary look to any attire. They come in different styles, patterns and lengths which makes the pairing quirky each time- leaving you with so many options depending upon the look you want to create.
For instance, if you are wearing a solid Kurta, you can layer it with a Patterned Shrug like an Ikat Print. If you are wearing a solid short Kurta, you can pair it with a contrast solid long shrug, which would add a vivid element and length to your attire. From printed to solid shrugs, cropped to long shrugs, layered or straight - you can play and create so many looks with the same Kurta ensemble.
Add a Bling of Accessories!
A simple Kurta can be elevated instantly with a classic pair of earrings, a nose clip on or a simple neck piece, complimenting the ethnic attire. These days there are so many modern accessories options available which can be added to elevate a simple look. For instance, you can wear this off-beat modern ethnic belt on a solid white flared Kurta and convert it into an evening party look.
It is available on nakhrewali.co for a price of Rs. 3,300. They have more such bold statement pieces which can be added to any attire, giving it an extravagant look.
Kurtas under Rs. 1,000: Our Top 10 Everyday Picks from Limeroad to Keep You Cool in Summers!
Even though now you know how to elevate your ethnic game by playing certain simple tricks and hacks, we do know how difficult it can be to find that right Kurta for your closet because there is so much variety and they are available at great competitive prices. Which is why, we have listed down our Top 10 Picks from Limeroad, all under Rs.1,000, showcasing different styles - suiting different occasions. Scroll below to have a look.
Printed Flared Kurta
This printed flared kurta from AYAN is simple, yet trendy and elegant. It can be worn as an everyday outfit, easily allowing you to switch roles in between the office and the after-work dinners. This piece is made up of cotton, which makes it easy to wear with the comfort of the fabric, has a round neck design and a vivid print pattern overall. You can pair it with a classic pair of oxidized silver earrings to step up the entire look.
You can grab this from Lime Road for a price of Rs. 651.
Chikankari Straight Kurta
We all know how drool-worthy is the very famous Chikangari Embroidery from Lucknow. They not only look very elegant but also carries our heritage and local art forward.
A Chikangari Kurta is a must have in your wardrobe. Usually made from cotton, It is extremely comfortable and breathable to wear especially in summers. This one in pastel pink is available at limeroad.in for a price of Rs. 692. There are other shades available too like light green, sky blue and lemon.
The finest detailing of the embroidery is great to wear and you can pair it up with a pair of jeans for a casual look, or go for a churidar or salwar for an all the way ethnic look.
Printed Layered Kurta
Layered Kurtas can be a great pick for any occasion and it works for both casual as well as festive wear, as it is neither too casual due to its edgy layered style and neither is it too flashy. Which is why we picked this bright colour-play kurta from Janasya, a great pick which can be pulled from day till night, for work, an evening coffee or a late dinner.
It is made up of crepe fabric with a round neck, and a printed blue kurta with a yellow layer, adding that contrast colour play. It is available on Lime Road for a price of Rs. 533.
Cotton Fusion Kurta
Even though Kurtas have a cultural journey, but nowadays a lot of different styles of Kurtas are available - indo-western or fusion, just like this one. This dual shade - Grey and Pink Kurta by Jaipur Kurti is a great summer option. Made up of cotton fabric, it is breathable and a great wear for a casual day out.
You can wear it with a churidar or leggings if you are looking at a simple look. In case you want to elevate it a little, add some oxidized silver jewellery along with a skirt to create another dimension of fusion with this elegant kurta. Right now limeroad.in is offering a discount on this piece and can be grabbed for Rs. 726.
Block Print Kurta
Talking of fusion wear, this one has to be one of our favourites for its quirky designing and traditional colour and print - creating a perfect blend of modern wear and tradition. This bottle green strap Kurta can be worn as a dress, for an offbeat attire with white sneakers or a slip on Kolhapuris. If you want to carry it as it is, you can wear it with leggings or a pair of jeans, and beat the scorching summers.
It is made up of rayon, with golden block prints around the neck and on the border, and with a flowy style, making it extremely comfortable to wear. Right now limeroad.in is offering a flat 51% discount on this one and can be bought for Rs. 641.
Sheer Printed Kurta
Sheer Fabric is being seen a lot these days, creating a trend with western clothing, which is why here is a Sheer Printed Ethnic Kurta. This beige mildly sheer kurta by Glampunch has a flowery print all over. You can wear a solid slip under it, which will elevate the entire styling. You can opt it in either black or beige itself.
Even though it has a straight fit, but the cold shoulder style along with the semi-sheer fabric makes it a great go-to option for a long work day. It has just the perfect styling - making you look stylish in a simple way without anything extravagant. You can pair it with leggings or a pair of palazzos. You can grab this for a price of Rs. 619 from limeroad.in.
Stripes A line Kurta
Talking of a chic and smart ethnic wear - this one has to be it. Made up of cotton, it has a multi-colour stripe designing on a solid base, with a button detailing, giving it that quirky and vivid look. Not only is it comfortable because of its fabric and fit, but it is also extremely functional with pockets allowing you to easily walk around without worrying about the cash or your utilities. The fit and the style, all in all makes it a smart ensemble.
Moreover, not only can you wear it as a kurta with palazzos, leggings or jeans; but you can also wear it as a breezy summer dress with flats or sneakers. You can buy this from limeroad.in for Rs. 999.
Ombre High Slit Kurta
Ombre in itself is such a classic way of elevating a simple Kurta look. Wearing it always looks chic and elegant just like this ombre high slit kurta with tassels! It has a prominent green base, accompanied by ombre of purple and pink - giving it that out of the box look. It has a drawstring style on the sides with tassels and some gota work.
Made up of rayon, it has three-quarter sleeves, a high slit and a v neck. It is a perfect option for great evening wear. You can grab it for Rs. 974.
Foil Printed Asymmetric Kurta
If you’re looking for elegant evening wear, which is neither too simple nor too heavy, then look no more. This stylish gold foil print kurta from Janasya is made up of crepe and comes in an attractive light pink colour. It features three-quarter sleeves, keyhole neck, asymmetric styling and a calf long length. You can pair it with matching leggings for a complete look.
It is great for simple occasions and easy evenings and is available for a great price of Rs. 636 on limeroad.in.
Ikat prints came into trend some time back and they have been there ever since making a mark with its prominent, unique and eye-catching shades and prints. This is why you should definitely have an Ikat Kurta in your wardrobe. We picked this Asymmetrical Ikat Print Kurta by Jaipur Attire.
With a colourful Ikat Print on a brown base along with solid bright colour designing around its boat neck is what makes this piece stand out. It also has stylish three-quarter sleeves and tassels detailing. It is a great summer outfit with its bright shades and can also be carried for a traditional evening look. It is priced for Rs. 604.
A line Kantha Kurta
A simple Anarkali Kurta, in a shade of pastel blue, is an elegant option if you’re looking for something simple, comfortable and elegant. It makes for a statement piece for its classy sky blue colour, button detailing, anarkali fit and three-quarter sleeves.
You can grab this one for Rs. 763 and pair it with solid palazzos or churidar to complete the look and wear it for a casual day out.
Long Kurti with Jeans Personifies Elegance
Enter a party with a long flowy kurti worn over well-fitting blue denims, and you’re guaranteed to make an unforgettable impression. This combination of Long kurti with jeans brings delicacy and ruggedness together to create a sharp look that’s fit for the modern Indian women. Pick a long kurta style with rich detailing, a high neck and an A-line cut with accessories to match. If your neck is heavy on adornment, keep the jewellery to a minimum with just statement earrings. A cool pair of shades for a day out is all you would need.
For the bottoms, you can try ripped pieces of denim that give off a grunge vibe or an elegant pair of ankle cut jeans, A strong pair of footies that reel it all in. A bold red lip blushed cheeks and a messy bun, and you’re ready to hit the road in a winning combo of long kurta with jeans!