Kurtis are Lifesavers for a Busy Schedule and Well Worth the Effort of Keeping Them Up to Date: 10 of the Latest Kurti Patterns for 2019 and Tips to Style Them

Kurtis are Lifesavers for a Busy Schedule and Well Worth the Effort of Keeping Them Up to Date: 10 of the Latest Kurti Patterns for 2019 and Tips to Style Them

Work wear, party wear, lounging at home or basic daily wear, kurtis are simply indispensable. If you find yourself reaching for your kurtis and kurtas more than anything else in your wardrobe, it's worth the effort of keeping up with the latest designs. Because wearing the same outfits for years can make you look terribly out of style. And when there are so many pretty designs available online, why would you want to wear outdated stuff?

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Tips on Styling Kurtis

The Traditional Style

Dressing up smartly is the new fashion mantra these days, for everyone want of a comfortable, versatile yet elegant outfits! There are different designs, styles, and patterns in the realm of Kurti/Kurta apparel, befitting all age groups and different occasions. From a traditional standpoint, the usual styling of kurtis is limited to straight cuts, angrakhas, printed anarkali or long straight kurtis, princess cut, asymmetrical or tiered kurtis. These cuts and styles suit most tall and petite, triangular shaped, pear built or hourglass figured women, with an exceptional round built body structure.

Traditional Indian attire was until recently limited to salwar suits or churidar kurti. But fashion designers have now introduced fresh takes on styling kurti giving a different dimension to the outfit. For instance, Short Kurtis with churi sleeves or sleeveless kurtis look trendy and when it comes to the traditional way of donning a Kurti, ankle or floor length long kurtis offer a different way to wear churidar Kurta design.

Modern & Chic

The versatility and adaptability of a kurti is way higher in comparison to any other form of modern and traditional apparel. With a huge variety of cuts, colours and styles, an essential addition to any wardrobe the Kurti is apt for a long day in college, for running quick errands or to be comfy at work and also for classy look for a social event. When chosen in consideration of your body type in addition to making a style statement, the Kurti would enhance your personality like never before!

However, if not styled in line with the type of built, paired with the right kind of bottoms or teamed with the appropriate use of accessories, the styling can be way off. There are a lot of contemporary styles that have added to the way a kurti is cut. For instance, tail cut kurtis maybe similar to the asymmetrical style, but have a longer fall at the back and would suit most young & middle aged women; flared kurtis are a combination of chic & grace, with a hemline that opens at both ends, making them apt for both formal as well as casual duos; the kaftan or poncho style is not only comfortable but quite stylish as well; then there are the front slit kurti which is a notch up from the usual side slits kurti design, a perfect blend of traditional & modern designs is a shirt styled kurti which is best for office wear, college or casual outings.

Blending the Two in Line with Changing Trends!

Whether you are looking for the age-old charm or the new age fashion, Kurtis befit all kinds of age groups and are very versatile in the way they are worn. Paired with linen pants, palazzos, leggings (full/ankle-length), dhoti pants or churidars, the scope of traditional wear enhances its wearer’s personality multi-fold. In styling the kurtis you can mix and match them with an assortment of bottom wear which makes them distinctive in their presentation. For instance, Leggings with their expandability, and availability in different colours make for an excellent option to pair with Kurtis making them extremely comfortable as well. Jeggings unlike jeans match all kinds of Kurtis and don’t really need zipping up, just slip into them effortlessly! They can be worn with poppy-coloured tunic kurtis, loose kurtis making for minimalist dressing.

Ripped jeans bring a street smart ruggedness. Add a blend of elegance with collared kurtis or kurtis with rolled up sleeves. When matched with a pair of nude pumps with a folded clutch or open tote, will take you to new levels of casual but smart fashion wear. Then there’s the Culottes. Known usually as divided skirts which brought in a level of comfort aside the elegance of a skirt, the new age styling of Culottes is much lighter and wider for a busy woman. Paired with monochrome tunic kurtis, a pastel shaded culotte with flats, high pumps would like really stylish. Wrap around pants is a trendy add with a classic touch of dye printed kurtis or tunics. Styled in crinkles, with asymmetric hemlines or a wrap-around design, these pants come with an elastic waistband and work well with cape style kurtis and accessorized with trinkets and statement jewellery with a bohemian appeal.

Latest Kurti Patterns

Straight Cut Pintuck Kurti

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Pintuck pattern adds a touch of class and style to an outfit. And when made in cotton, chanderi or handloom fabrics, it will look lovely with a pair of trousers, culottes or palazzos. The Straight Cut Pintuck Kurti is apt for office, daily or college wear, with a graphic print and high collar neckline. Measuring 45" in length and with 15" sleeves, the pintuck kurti is made in straight cut up to knee length. Priced at Rs. 549.

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You can accessorize the Pintuck Kurti with a pair of Bohemian Stylish Earrings for Rs.399. Made of gold plated metal and adorned with crystals, they will add to the casual yet smart look.

Angrakha Kurti

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Inspired by the ancient style of clothing that the musicians used to don way back then, the Angarakha Kurti is designed as a large portion of the dress swept on the other side looking like a flap, which can be decorated with tassels, pom poms or other embellishments of your choice, making it look ultra-chic. Depending on the use of fabric and embroidery work that is used in its making the style would work well with a pair of leggings or palazzos. The V-neck Angrakha Kurti with Embroidery comes with a side slit and button closure. Made in cotton, with a red coloured base, the Angrakha Kurti has white and orange coloured thread embroidery work on it with a panelled embroidered border on the covering flap and neckline, priced at Rs.1,199.

Reversible Kurti

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The Printed Woven Cotton Reversible Kurti is two differently coloured designs with different patterns in a single kurti, making it a value for money package. With one side of the printed woven cotton kurti styled in white with multicoloured ikkat kind of design and a zig-zag printed collar, the reversible side of the kurti is made in blue with a pintuck, dotted pattern in dual shades. The reversible cotton kurti priced at Rs. 1,500 would look smart with contrasting churidars, a pair of denim and strappy sandals. You can further accessorize it with pearl or stone stud earrings.

Double-Layer Kurti

Styled in a regular straight cut or as a long kurti, with the exception of an additional layer at the hemline, a doubled layered Kurti makes for an interesting design. The Dark Grey & Cream Rayon Cotton Double Layered Kurti has 3/4th sleeves, a printed pattern with a crew neckline. Measuring 141 cms in length, styled with a regular fit, the double-layered kurti is made in rayon cotton and georgette fabric and is embellished on the neck as well as waist through to the hemline making for a stylish outfit. The double-layered kurti is priced at Rs.1,349.

You can pair it with a Blue-Grey Wallet with magnetic closure, for an evening out priced at Rs.425.

Flared Short Kurti

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Flared Short Kurtis are usually styled open at the breast line, billowing down into a gorgeous whirl at the base of the hemline, varying in length and fabrics. The design is such that will conceal the midriff to hide any unnecessary & revealing chubbiness. The floral printed flared kurti made of cambric cotton fabric is available in sizes small to XL and gathers around the waist. It has a baby pink colour on the base fabric with lavender and mauve coloured floral print pattern on the upper torso. Paired with Jeans, half/ankle length leggings or jeggings the Short Pink Flared Kurti is priced at Rs.639.

Jacket Styled Kurti

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A jacket styled Kurti adds an interesting touch to your outfit, enhancing the style quotient largely, doubling up as a dress. The Jacket Styled Rayon Kurti in navy blue is embroidered with resham work in multi-colours and is fully stitched. With a yellow jacket also in Rayon, it is adorned with orange coloured fabric buttons. The Jacket Styled Kurti measures 38” in medium size and 44” in XL and will look gorgeous when paired with a salwar or churidar in a lighter shade or brighter hue for a contrasting effect. The Embroidered Resham Work Tree Jacket Style Rayon Kurti is priced at Rs.1,250.

Dhoti Styled Kurti

A Dhoti styled Kurti is styled in a high-low, mixed or an asymmetrical with cowl cut design at the hemline, making it one in line with the latest trends, especially for party wear. The multi-coloured Rayon Dhoti Styled Kurti is made with a boat neckline with printed work, measuring 48”. The Kurti has two different busy printed patterns and is available in sizes small to 2XL. The Dhoti Styled Kurti is priced at Rs.1,199. You can pair it with dhoti pants or leggings and high heels.

Accessorize the chic dress with a pair of Heart-Shaped Enamel Designer Earrings in black with a dash of colour, priced at Rs.249.

Overlay Styled Kurti

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An overlay styled kurti is multi-layered with an embroidered or embellished layering usually that conceals the inner sheer fabric. With most fabrics used in this style being chiffon or georgette, the kurti is typically form-fitting and flattering. The overlay styled kurti is a fully stitched Kurti in spring green colour, made of georgette and measures 45” in length, has ¾ sleeves and a boat neckline. With a dual layer, the kurti has the inner fabric in Santoon and is styled in a regular fitting form. The Overlay Styled Kurti has multicoloured embroidery on the neckline, sleeves and midriff with a printed inner fabric, priced at Rs.1,153.

Tunic Kurti

Tunic Kurtis are a blend of tops and kurtis, essentially combining the traditional and contemporary designs that fit easily and sit effortlessly, giving your body a lovely silhouette. The blue printed tunic in a straight cut is available in sizes small-2XL with a Chinese collar neckline, made in rayon fabric, giving it a thin and flowy dress, apt for evening wear. The Tunic Kurti priced at Rs.489 can be paired with culottes, chinos, half or ankle length leggings or jeggings. It has an interesting pattern which is visually appealing and can be further accessorized with a choker necklace.

Denim Kurti

Denim Kurtis are quite a trend these days and can be worn with leggings or independently as piece dresses too! Appropriate for informal duos or casual wear, Denim Kurtis can go well with culottes, ankle length leggings, treggings or jeggings as well. The printed denim kurti is styled as an A-cut knee length kurti, with a straight horizontal hemline, with solid patterns, a mandarin neckline and ¾ sleeves. With blue as its base colour, it has multicoloured prints on the sleeves and upper torso area, embellished with buttons. Available in a medium size, the Denim Kurti is priced at Rs.999.

Bonus Tip: Body Fitting Kurti Styles

A typical kurti is the desi tunic version of the conventional Kurta, just a tad short in length. Made of a lighter fabric in comparison and worn tighter the kurti is usually paired with jeans, skirts or lehengas. When styling or cutting design for the kurti, just as differing measurements are used for all the key parts of a wearer’s body to ensure absolute comfort and fitting for its wearer, so should the shape of the body be considered as well. For a good fitting kurti for you, we recommend the following tips.

  • Apple Shaped Body – Use a darker shade in cotton or silk fabric with a simple design, V-neckline and some light embroidery with flared or cuff sleeves. Avoid loose fits and yolk styled designs, patialas or salwars for bottom wear.
  • Pear Shaped Built – Light coloured kurtis with dark coloured patialas are good for a balanced look with a patterned collar, a boat or square neckline with a bishop or roughed sleeves with a slightly lengthier fall.
  • Inverted Triangle Shape – Kurtis with soft sleeves like raglans, the ones that define the waistline or collarless kurtis with horizontal stripes and prints with a flare at the waist are recommended with low U or V necklines.
  • Square Built – Belted Kurtis or ones that define the waistline, an Anarkali with slim bottoms or Kurtis with front panelled detailed and pleats are good.
  • Hour Glass Figure – A waist-defining Kurti highlights the curves or a fitting kurti with flares and some classic work, with a low and bust enhancing neckline that gives an illusionary slimmer upper torso is better, with the length just below the hips.
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Style Your Kurtis Right Way

Kurtis are very easy to carry and style. They give women a flawless look. The best part about kurti is that it is not ages bound, anyone can wear it and it will make you look younger than your age.

Style your kurtis with different bottom wear. Palazzo pants are high on trend right now. Keep the colours of your top and bottom wear in the same shape family. If you are going with different colour combinations with your top and bottom wear make sure that they complement each other. Waist belt on to your kurti to enhance your look. Don’t over accessorize with kurtis. They are a very simple outfit so accessorize accordingly. Style your kurti with appropriate dupatta for a classy look.