Why Are Kurti Pajamas So Popular in India
Because of Their Versatility
This garment has many names and whether you call it salwar kurta, kurti pajama or salwar kameez, it’s one of the most versatile pieces of clothing that you can come across. The kurti pyjama is easy to put on, covers 80% of the body, and is perfect for wearing all the year round. Wear them to work, or college, or even to weddings and functions. They are available in various different designs and materials, therefore whatever the occasion is you always have an appropriate one. Kurti pyjama is the broad term for various different styles of top wear and bottom wear. There are short kurtis, knee-length kurtis, ankle-grazing ones and also asymmetrical ones. In bottoms, we get always, churidars, palazzos, slim fit pants, and flowy shararas. Each one is starkly different from the others owing to the cut, pleating, material etc. Therefore picking the popular Indian wear always lets you stand out in the crowd.
Because of Their Easy Availability
The ready availability of salwar kameezes or kurta pajamas is another reason why we would suggest that you make it a part of your daily wardrobe. You can buy kurti pajamas from markets, high-end boutiques, chain retail stores or online. They are literally available everywhere! The sheer variety will ensure that you have a new one to wear every day even if you keep wearing them for the rest of your life. There is also the option to mix and match. You can buy your kurtas and bottoms separately. If you are picky or have a hard time finding your size, then there is also the option of getting your kurta stitched by a tailor. Every neighbourhood tailoring shop is quite adept at stitching kurti pajamas. You can buy your material online. Sites like Ajio and Myntra have unstitched kurti sets as well.
Because They Look Good on Everyone
Need another reason for embracing the kurti pajama? Well, this super versatile garment suits almost every body type! You may be a sixteen-year-old or in your sixties, curvy or petite, there is a style of kurti pajama for you. They are available in a multitude of patterns and fabrics. You have something for the quirky college goer, the professional working woman, the busy homemaker and even for grand moms. You can move around in them, work, lounge around, dance and even run an office or a household. The designs vary from the vibrant and bold to the muted and sophisticated. Whether you like bright colours or neutral shades like black, grey and yellow, you will find that there is a kurti pajama set to suit your taste. You can pair your kurti pajamas with jackets, stoles, scarves, and dupattas of your choice to make a statement.
10 Kurti Pajamas That You Need in Your Closet
Straight Knee Length Kurti+Churidar
Our first pick is this gorgeous Purple Self Design Churidar Kameez Dupatta from Biba. This glamorous kurti pajama set is made from 100% cotton. This perfectly tailored suit set includes an A-line kurta with intricate golden embroidery on the neckline, cuffs and side hem. It comes with a matching churidar with a drawstring and a black brocade dupatta with golden woven zari work. The rest of the kurta and churidar does not have any work except for the all over textured pattern. The kurta has three quarter sleeves. This beautiful suit set can we worn to weddings, religious functions, family get-togethers and pujas. Pair it with jhumkas, anklets, some metal bangles etc. To complete the look slip on some traditional sandals, jootis or even with strappy black heeled sandals or wedges. Buy it from Jabong for Rs. 4,550.
Patiala Salwar+Straight Kurti
The second kurti pajama set on our list is this vibrant Printed Straight Kurta, Salwar and Dupatta Set from Jiyaa. This set is a myriad mixture of various bright hues. The kurta is pink with a yellow border on the sleeves. There is green panelling on the neck area with the same yellow piping that is there on the sleeves. The bottoms are a vivid sky blue with multicolour printed leaf patterns. The dupatta is identical to the bottoms and comes in a crushed cotton fabric. The whole set is constructed from 100% cambric cotton, making it easy to clean and maintain. This dupatta is perfect for wearing to college or for just hanging out with friends. Pair it with flat sandals or jootis, some dangly earrings, a cute across body bag and you are set for the day. Buy this fun kurta set for Rs. 700 from Ajio.
Flared Angarkha Kurta+Palazzo
Looking for the perfect outfit for your next wedding function? Or do you want to be the centre of attention at your friend’s Diwali party? Well, we have got you covered. A great salwar suit can help you look your best without too much fuss. We have here this beautiful and elegant mustard embroidered kurta set from Global Desi. This Angarkha style below the knee style kurta has a v-neckline, side tassel tie-up, three-quarter sleeves, white thread embroidery along the neckline and the sleeves and an attached lining. The churidar is partially elasticated with a gathered hemline. It comes with a white dupatta with gold border and tassels. It’s available in sizes XS to XL. Pair it with embellished dangler earrings, and gold or silver sandals. Buy this gorgeous set for Rs. 3,000.
An anarkali style kurti is a wardrobe must-have. It can make you look elegant, stylish and classy without any effort. This style is perfect for people who have a bulge around the belly or the waist as it artfully conceals problem areas. Anarkalis can be worn to weddings, formal parties and events. This Khadi Print Anarkali Kurta with Churidar & Crushed Dupatta from Imara looks artsy and sophisticated. This dark blue kurti set features gold print all over the skirt, a gold border at the hemline, sleeves and neck. There is panelling with stripes inside the neck area as well. The set comes with gold elasticated churidar leggings and gold crushed dupatta. It’s available in sizes S to XXL. Buy this gorgeous set from Ajio for Rs. 2,589.
A-Line Embroidered Kurta+Churidar
Our next pick looks simple and yet stunning. The set consists of Yellow Cotton Kurta with Churidar and Navy Blue Bandhani Dupatta. The kurta and churidar are in a solid colour with no prints, which makes the bright blue bandhni dupatta really stand out. The yellow cotton kurta has a golden button detailing at the yoke, three-quarter sleeves and side pockets. Available in sizes XS to 3XL, this kurti set is perfect for any traditional function or festival or even for everyday wear. Wear it to a coffee date or for pre-wedding functions like Mehendi or Sangeet. Keep your look simple and understated; pair this kurti set with sandals or jootis and maybe small jhumkis. You can buy this kurti pajama set from The Loom for a price of Rs. 5,230.
Kurta with Jacket+Churidar
Long jackets have slowly and steadily become a go-to fashion piece for ethnic wear lovers. Therefore this Flared Kurta with Printed Jacket & Churidar Leggings from Imara would be loved by anyone with a liking for layers. This beautiful white kurta and legging set is beautifully accentuated by the sky blue long jacket with string fastening. The flared kurta has a chevron print zari border and an elaborately printed motif on the chest. The blue jacket has woven silver texture all over and a heavily embellished border. This set is made entirely from polyester and is perfect for formal parties, weddings and functions. Pair this kurta set with heavy earrings, jootis or high heeled pumps. The kurta is available in sizes S to XL. You can buy this beautiful set for Rs. 3,359 from Ajio.
Long Printed Kurta+Palazzo
Our next pick is this contemporary and stylish set from Nayo. This Burgundy & Mustard Yellow Printed Kurta with Palazzos is versatile and cool. This Burgundy printed straight calf length kurta, has a keyhole neck, short sleeves with tie-up detail, straight hem, and side slits. The mustard yellow solid colour palazzos have an elasticated waistband, which makes it comfortable and easy to wear. Wear it to work or to a party. The whole set is made from 100% pure cotton. This set doesn’t come with a dupatta, which lends the ensemble a modern and indo-western look. This set can be worn to work and to a party afterwards with the addition of the right accessories. Pair it with pumps and your regular office bag for work. Add some earrings and swap your roomy bag for a small clutch or handbag for a party. Buy this multi-purpose set for Rs.1,279 on Myntra.
Flared Kurta+Dhoti Salwar
Our next pick is perfect for someone who likes to experiment and to stand out from the crowd. This Navy Blue & Yellow Printed Kurta with Dhoti Pants is refreshingly different from normal suit sets. The blue and gold printed A-line kurta is knee length and has a round neck and long sleeves. The kurta is paired with bright yellow dhoti pants with an elasticized waistband. The whole set has a fresh youthful vibe to it. The set doesn’t come with a dupatta, but you can add your own if you want. But we would recommend going without one. You can accessorise this outfit with a heavy neckpiece, earrings or some nice bangles and bracelets. But do not use too many accessories at once. You can buy this great kurti set for Rs. 1,479 from Jabong.
Most people think shararas are only appropriate for weddings. But this Orange Printed Kurti with sharara pants from Saadgi is perfect for daily wear. Made of viscose rayon, this kurti set is fun and flirty, with just the right dose of bohemia. The kurti has a boat neck, three quarter flared sleeves, and is knee length. The pants have an elasticized waist. This indo western ensemble can be worn anywhere. Pair it with strappy sandals or pumps and round hoop earrings. The set does not come with a dupatta and is available in sizes S to XXL. Buy it for Rs. 1,959 from Jabong.
Asymmetrical Hem Kurti+Churidar
The final one on our list of kurti pajama sets is this blue asymmetrical kurti and palazzo set from Flary. The set is made of rayon. The Kurta is a deep blue with a white printed pattern all over it. They come with a pair of solid colour off-white palazzos. The set doesn’t come with a dupatta and is available in sizes S to XXL. Buy it for Rs. 1,154 on Flipkart. We also have this beautiful floral print high low kurti from Jaipur Kurtis. Made of cotton Kantha, this kurti has tassels along the placket, front and back inverted box pleats and mandarin collar. The pink colour kurti comes with a pair of red solid colour palazzos with pleated front and inserted pockets. Buy this super cool kurti set for Rs. 1,650.
Upgrade Your Kurti Pajama Look with Interesting Additions
A lot of people used to categorize kurti pajama or salwar kameezes under ‘boring clothes’ or ‘clothes for the old fashioned’. But kurti pajamas don’t have to be boring or sombre. Have fun with your kurti pajama look like you would with any other outfit. To upgrade your kurti pajama look you need a few interesting accessories and a bit of imagination and style. A solid coloured kurti pajama set can be brought to life with the help of bright dupattas and stoles. We recommend stocking up on bright bandhni, leheriya and phulkari dupattas. These can brighten up a plain outfit in an instant. Buy some interesting jackets as well. Look for mirror accents, quilting work and embroidery. You could even pair a good old denim jacket with your kurti pajama for a cool effortless vibe. We recommend this particularly to youngsters and college students. Silver oxidised and costume jewellery can also bring together the whole kurti pajama look. Buy some statement earrings, jhumkis, hoops etc. Invest in some great neck pieces, bangles, bracelets, rings, anklets etc. The bohemian, indo –western look never goes out of style. So learn to mix and match western and Indian elements. Last but not the least, invest in some good footwear. Buy strappy sandals, flat chappals, jootis etc, to pair with your kurti and pajama.
Accesorize Your Kurti with a Scarf, Vest Or a Stole
Kurtis can be paired with a variety of different clothes such as well-fitted jeans, palazzo, sharara pants, skirts, etc. depending on the occasion and your personal sense of style.One of the perks of wearing a kurti is that it goes well with just about anything. To add that zing to your kurti, wear a stole, scarf or vest to go with it. If your kurti is plain, accessorize it with bright, embellished and colourful scarfs and vests to make it look blingy and gorgeous.