Ditch the Old School Tailored Outfits for Designer Kurtis
Traditional Indian clothing is beautiful and particularly suited to our frame, but it's not always a good fit for our modern lives. Most women today cannot imagine having to pleat and tuck their saris impeccably before heading out to work each morning. Fortunately, there are salwar kameez and kurtis to the rescue. These are easy to wear, incredibly comfortable, and can seamlessly blend with Western items of clothing like jeans, trousers and skirts.
Little wonder then that kurtis often form the staple in most women's wardrobes, even those who wear them rarely will have them in a number of styles. But it's time to do away with the monthly visits to the tailor to have your kurtis stitched, for a growing number of designers are unleashing their creative juices to create fantastic new designs. Not only are these designer kurtis fabulous, they are easy on the pocket too, and far more convenient than trying to explain the fine detailing you want to your dressmaker.
For those looking to update or add to their collections, we zeroed in on the most popular and stylish trends for 2019 and scoured the internet to get you the finest kurtis in these styles. The following are handpicked kurtis and kurti inspired tops that will make your daily look pop.
14 Gorgeous Kurti Tops to Wear in 2019
There are innumerable fabrics available in the market as well as online. If you are confused about how and from where to buy the best kurti, don't you worry! Below is a list of 12 best-handpicked latest kurti designs to put a new spin in your wardrobe; add a variety and you’ll never be stressed with what to wear—be it any occasion!
A-Line Kurtas with a Little Extra Flair
If you need something light and breezy for work, or a casual but smart kurta for days you want to be in comfy Indian wear without looking dressed up, this grey and white kurta by Moda Rapido is what you should be reaching for. Subtle grey checks against a soothing white background, all in a soft cotton fabric make this kurta a dream for hot and stuffy Indian weather. Whereas a Mandarin collar, three-quarter sleeves, button placket and asymmetrical hemline give it just the right amount of structure and prevent it from looking like something you'd wear to lounge about at home when alone. Comfortably placed pockets add convenience and design.
Wear it with wide, comfortable trousers or pants for an effortlessly casual chic ensemble. Keep accessories to a minimum to play up the understated look. Buy it for Rs,699 on myntra.com.
Like the style but too much flare? Here's a similar kurti with a leaner A-line frame, and in a gorgeous teal colour that will look good in sun, rain or biting cold! This Teal A-Line Kurta by J Pure has another detail we loved—little tassels on the buttons along the placket. It's perfect for daily wear but small details like this infuse a much needed dose of fun into your clothing and save you from feeling like it's yet another boring kurta day.
Buy it for Rs.750 on limeroad.com.
Gold Printed Cold Shoulder Kurta
Love them or hate them, but cold shoulders are in and you really cannot be indifferent to them. The good news is this cut is ideal for showing off those beautifully sculpted shoulders you've worked so hard at the gym for, without showing too much skin, unlike off shoulder tops.
Cold shoulders also sit rather well on kurtis, or this Gold Printed Cold Shoulder Kurta in turquoise by Juniper. Wear it over a churidar or slacks, but it's flared silhouette is more along the lines of a long summer dress, so we suggest wear it like one! The elbow-length sleeves, round neck and traditional Indian block prints in gold make this truly fusion wear, bringing the best of Western silhouette and ethnic clothing. Buy this for Rs.1,399 from Shoppers Stop.
Sleeveless Layered Kurta
This season think layers. Easier said than done in the mostly blistering heat of Indian weather. Correct? Not really. You cannot wait for the coolness of our short winters to sport one of the most trendiest styles of 2019. What you need to do is think of smart, pseudo layers, such as the ones created in this heart-warmingly bright and cheery Sleeveless Straight Layered Kurta by Fusion.
The red kurta has mustard yellow panels stitched onto it, creating a layered look without the excessive fabric which may weigh you down in warm weather. The viscose gives it a good fall. There aren't any darts in this kurta, so if you're keen on a more fitted look, perhaps try another piece. Buy this kurta for Rs.500 on ajio.com.
If the heat is not your enemy and you like the convenience of polyester, try this Multi Spandex Printed Kurta by Shopping Queen. This too has a layer stitched onto a printed kurta, but the effect is more like a sheer cloak, adding a wonderful dimension to the outfit. And it goes great with leggings or even skinny jeans. It's currently available at a discounted price of Rs.680 on Lime Road.
Pantaloons Beige Kurta
The brand Rangmanch has a mind-blowing ethnic collection for casual as well as party wear. The foiled pink kurti available from Pantaloons has golden print at the borders and upper part of the kurti. The golden and pink is a festive colour combination. This kurti has a round neck, three-fourth sleeves , and a yoke flared hem. This type of flare gives it an anarkali look but this kurti is only of knee length so you can pair it with golden leggings or a straight cut palazzo. This kurti is priced at Rs.1,499. Kolhapuris as footwear would be the best add-on to your gorgeous and bold look.
Printed Front Panel Kurta
You know that layered kurtis have taken a place in almost everyone's wardrobe. The next is a panelled kurti. This type of a kurti can give will look best on slightly tall people with a lean body tone. This blue printed front panel kurta on the Pantaloons’ website. This kurti has side slits, is sleeveless, and has a round neck. The printed panel is the upper layer, which has tie-up tassels hanging down. The same colour lining is longer than the printed panel and is that of calf length. This kurti is priced at Rs.1,299. You can pair this kurti with a golden or occur palazzo and do not forget red tassel earrings for a stylish look.
Solid Cotton Kurta
Layered outfits help to elevate your look one-step up. Hence, handpicked this blue layer kurti from Pantaloons. This kurti has a solid blue fabric with light red coloured embroidery on it, a printed jacket is used to layer up the simple solid kurti. The length of the printed jacket is slightly longer than the inner piece. This kurti has a round neck and three-fourth sleeves. The rayon/viscose fabric is comfortable, and if you are a working professional, you can carry it off for office with minimal accessories for a decent look. Pair this jacket kurti with white pants and chic flats. This kurti is priced at Rs.1,499.
Gold Printed Flared Kurta
Many celebrities were spotted donning yellow colour in the latter half of this year. Did you also wear an outfit in this bright and happy colour? If not, then you can think of this mesmerizing yellowish golden flared kurti. This printed kurti has a round neck and three-fourth sleeves. This kurti will be great for a special occasion or a party. You can pair it with a palazzo or a legging. Complete the look with jhumkas, open hair, and golden heels. This kurti is priced at Rs.1499.
Teal Printed Kurta with Trousers
We have next picked a teal printed Kurti for you from Myntra. This Kurti has a round neck and three-fourth sleeves. It has a flared A-line hem with a high-low cut. The front part has ruffles in the front in A-line hem and the back is longer with an upside-down A-line hem. It has white print all over and a button placket as well. This Kurti is apt for all body types as the free flow of the fabric makes it convenient as comfortable for everyone. It is a casual Kurti apt for working women or homemakers. You can pair this with white trousers, white heels, and coordinated silver earrings to complete the cool and comfy look. This cotton calf-length Kurti is priced at Rs.1,349.
Mandarin Neck Printed Kurta
If you have been looking out for a different Kurti look, consider opting for a palazzo as the bottom to add some drama to your attire. The white and golden printed Kurti from Shoppers Stop is one such option to pair a matching printed palazzo. Both the kurti and palazzo are white in colour and have golden print on both. This kurti has a mandarin collar and three-fourth sleeves. This silk kurti is comfortable to wear for any social event. This knee length kurti is priced at Rs.1189. You can complete the diva look with golden heels.
Printed Kurta with Long Striped Jacket
Layering your Kurti is a simple way to enrich your look. The printed silk Kurti from Aza is peach in colour, has a round neck, and is sleeveless. This comes with a colour-coordinated striped jacket with full sleeves. The jacket's border has red tassels. This set of two is priced at Rs.10,500. This Kurti is apt for all body types and for women on the heavier side of the scale, all the massy curves can be hidden well with the long ankle length jacket.
Pink Embroidered Kaftan Kurta
The kaftan style is another unique Kurti pattern you surely must have in your wardrobe. The pink embroidered kaftan Kurti from Myntra is a good suggestion for all the ladies reading this. This Kurti has a v-neck and short sleeves. It is a medium length Kurti with straight hem and side slits. This Kurti has an adjustable thread line on the waist, which is kind of a highlight of the Kurti. You can complete the look with a white straight cut pant. This Kurti is priced at Rs.949. Simple accessories and Kolhapuris will help you complete the look.
Wine Art Silk Anarkali Kurta
Anarkali Kurtis have been in trend since quite some time. There are various options but the subtle wine pink Anarkali from Biba can be a good pick This Anarkali is apt for festive parties. It has slit collar and flared hemline. The Kurti has Vrinadavan floral print all-over. This is not a no-no for any particular body type. This silk Kurti has cap sleeves and is priced at Rs.1379. You can pair this Kurti with long earrings and red or pink stilettos for a classic traditional and elegant look.
What to Pair With Your Kurti?
Pair your Kurti Top with a Palazzo
Palazzos are taking the market by storm. There are various types of palazzos available in different materials like the straight cut palazzo, the flared palazzo, the wrap palazzo, the trouser palazzo. You can pair any of these palazzos suiting your Kurti. Palazzos go well with A-line hem Kurtis, Long Kurtis, and front slit Kurtis. Pair your palazzo with your perfect Kurti for a fashionable look. Palazzos go well for people who are on the heavier side of the weighing scale as well as slim and petite ladies. For short Kurti, you can opt for flared palazzos at the bottom.
The Old but Comfortable Churidars and Leggings
Churidars and leggings are worn by almost all women—be it homemakers or working professionals. For daily office professionals, leggings are comfortable for long and tedious working hours. Leggings are body fit and churidars can be a little loose as you can get it stitched according to your measurements. You can pair your leggings with almost all types of kurtis, and it suits all body types as it takes the shape of your legs.
Pair it with Your Regular Denims
If you are a college student, the mundane jeans and tee look must have gotten you bored. Now, a kurti paired with leggings might give an over-the-top traditional look. So, instead, you can try pairing your kurti up with your regular jeans for a cool and comfy look. You can wear a small ethnic choker as an accessory along with flat Kolhapuris for an indowestern look.
Pair it with a Salwar
Salwars are stitched pants, which have a loose fit. The salwar gives more of a typical traditional look. You can also wear a Patiala salwar instead of leggings or a Punjabi look. Both are loose and easy-to-wear You can get a salwar stitched in any fabric matching your Kurti.
Straight Cut Pants
Straight cut pants are also an option for pairing it up with a Kurti. Straight pants best suit long kurtas with side slits or a front slits. Few pant designs have buttons in the bottom; few of them have a bit of embroidery or trimmings below the knee-length. There are various styles available in the market. These are usually ankle-length pants and give out more of a formal look. You can pair these pants with Kolhapuri/Jodhpuri flats or sandals.
How to Best Accessorize Your Kurti for Your Next Social Appearance?
- You need to select the right footwear. For a party, you can select box heels, wedges, or normal heels.
- Wear the right amount of jewellery. Do not overdo your accessories. If you Kurti has a mandarin collar or a shirt collar you should avoid wearing neck pieces as they cover the upper part completely. If it is a V-neck Kurti then for a stylish look you can think of some short and thin chains, neckpieces or a choker.
- If you are not wearing a neckpiece, all you can do id wear some heavy earrings for a party. Wear minimal jewellery for silk or heavy embroidered Kurti. Bring on some fashionable finger rings with a subtle colour nail polish. You can even opt for bracelets or Kadas if your Kurti has three-fourth, short sleeves, or no sleeves.
- Carry a pretty sling that will take in your essentials like your phone, tissues and basic makeup products in case you need them for a touch-up and of course your cash and cards.
Mix and Match
Kurtis are versatile wardrobe pieces because by pairing them with different things you get a brand new look every time. Buy things like stoles, dupattas and jackets to pair with your Kurtis. Invest in some good salwars, palazzos or churidars. A simple white cotton Kurti is a wardrobe essential. Mix and match it with various pieces. Look online for inspiration.