Tips on Styling Your Kurtis
The average Indian woman tends to be on the shorter side and to flaunt the latest clothes in fashion on account of their petite frames, needs some careful choosing. However, with some smart tips, you can outshine everyone in a room, irrespective of how short or tall you are. It’s a good idea to pair your long kurtis with Palazzos because they look trendy and smart and suit almost all body types. Palazzos with a medium flare that are ankle length can make you look taller as well.
The rainbow spectrum is the best thing to have when it comes to clothes. Why stick to one color! However, when it comes to height, you need to create an illusion vertically which is doable with solid colored outfits making you look taller. So look for a well-fitting kurti and in colours like blue, navy blue, grey, red and purple. Further, you can team up a long straight kurta with a medium flared skirt that’s ankle length and gives your body an illusion of height, besides adding to the oomph factor!
Slim pants work well for short women with their crisp and smart styling, creating a straight line for the silhouette. And this will work best with a straight kurti. Wearing high heels may weigh heavy on your feet, but a few inches will make you look tall and stylish. So pair up a straight kurti with a couple of good heels and let the magic begin! You’d also try pencil heels, platforms or wedges for comfort and style.
Dressing up the Party Style
Kurtis are a regular choice for dressing up for any occasion, on account of its trendy, decent and graceful sense of style. When dressing up for special occasions or a party, here are a few tips that could help you dress smartly and fashionably!
Spoil yourself silly with a varied range of party wear kurtis in silk, cotton, organza, georgette, brocade or velvet, which can have heads turning in your direction wherever you go! Designs featuring embellishments that blend in naturally can be a hit as well for social dos.
Pairing them with differing bottom wear is just as easy with an assortment of jeans, trousers, chudidar/leggings, capris, salwars, shirts or shorts going well. Flaunt your kurti with different applique work, thread or embroidery designs, patch work, shibori dying or block prints, and kundan work. With interesting necklines and intricately designed sleeves, your kurtis are bound to be in vogue and change the face of the Indian fashion market.
Designer kurtis will different cuts look lovely with the choice of flared and narrow trousers for an evening out. Asymmetrical, high low, kaftan or anarkali styled kurtis are in fashion presently and if they aren’t paired with appropriate bottoms, the whole look can go for a toss! Accessorise the kurti with single neck pieces for casual outings or wooden bangles, while for parties, chunky earrings and ethnic footwear would work well.
Experimenting with Non-Conventional Options
Besides the conventional and most obvious options of teaming up elegant and classy bottom wear with your kurtis, you can also experiment with the lesser used options and come up with your own style. For instance, style your kurti with denim shorts. A front slit styled kurti that flaunts your midriff and your denim shorts, would make you a show stopper any day!
Choose a high-low styled kurti with 3/4th pants and look like a diva, teaming it all up printed sneakers and a classy messenger bag. A simple but unique way of upping your glam quotient. Next time, you drape the 6 yards, instead of wearing the blouse, go for the kurti. One of the top notch fashion options, a plain kurti with a heavily embroidered saree will have you look stunning.
For a beach vacation, hide in a sheer kurti and use it as a cover on top of your bikini. To make it a super glamorous effort, style your hair in beach waves! You’d also rock the kurtis using them to don a western look as opposed to them making for an ethnic ensemble always. Go bottomless and transform your kurti into a super-hot dress kurti.
Latest Kurti Designs
The A-Line, ankle length Indo-Western Black Kurti is made in Georgette with a high front and low back hem with a solid pattern and closed neck. It is full sleeved. The Black Kurti has a dull gold embellished neck and sleeves which gives it a designer look and is priced at Rs.1,669 on Voonik.
It can be worn with a pair of black trousers and stilettos, accessorized with a pair of classic designer Gold plated Hoop Earrings priced at Rs.299 on Amazon.
The Pale Pink Floral Printed Pakistani Kurti is made of cotton fabric with a straight cut. A knee-length kurti with novelty print pattern, the Pakistani Kurti has a closed neckline with ¾ sleeves and is light pink in color. Ideal for work or an evening out, this self-printed kurti has a feminine charm to it with red and pink flower and butterflies all over and the neck decorated with tiny roses. The back of the Floral Kurti has light blue stripes along the length of the kurti and measures 40”. The Pale Pink Floral Printed Pakistani Kurti is priced at Rs.1,040 on Voonik.
The Lucknowi Chikankari Embroidered Kurti is an angarakha cut, knee length kurti made of cotton fabric. With a floral pattern and a V-neckline, the embroidered kurti is lavender in colour with ¾ sleeves and chikankari embroidery all over. With beautiful floral embroidery work throughout the length of the kurti’s front side, the back of the kurti is with little flowers, spread evenly through the fabric. The Lucknowi Chikankari Embroidered Kurti is priced at Rs.899 on Voonik.
It would look really classy with a pair of denims and Morjaris for footwear which are available on Amazon.
The Angrakha Styled Kurti made of cotton material in calf length, with horizontally straight multi-coloured hemline, and abstract pattern. Coloured blue, the angrakha kurti has a mandarin collar in pink, orange cloth buttons, with multi-coloured ¾ sleeves. It ensures great comfort and breathability. The Blue Angrakha Styled Kurti is priced at Rs.780 on Voonik.
Paired with white leggings, ankle length trousers or palazzos, you can accessorize the Angrakha with high heels for footwear available on Amazon.
Made of poly crepe, with a straight regular cut, the White and Peach ¾ sleeved Kurti with floral print is appropriate for casual and daily wear. It has a horizontally straight hemline and is knee-length. The front part of the Straight Kurti has an open panel styled fit with floral pattern in white on the outside and a peach-coloured abstract pattern on the inside panel of the kurti. The white and peach flowers are present through the entire length of the Straight Kurti at the back, giving it a very girly vibe. Paired with dark coloured leggings or jeans, the White and Peach Floral Printed Kurti will look young and trendy with a pair of silver coloured hoops and high heels. This piece is available on Voonik for Rs.679.
Jacket Styled Kurti
The blue and white printed kurti is designed in ‘jacket style’ with a paisley printed pattern, a mandarin collar, ¾ sleeves with calf length. Made in cotton fabric and cut A-style, the jacket kurti has blue colored panels on the neckline and sleeves with the outer jacket cover in blue and white and the inner part of the kurti is blue. The front side of the kurti is covered in the printed pattern throughout the length, and is completely blue on the back side, with the exception of the sleeves. The blue and white printed jacket kurtis is priced at Rs.549 on Voonik.
Paired with white palazzos and ethnic slippers, you can accessorise the kurti with Vintage Oxidised German Silver Tribal Hoop Danglers priced at Rs.83 on Amazon.
The cotton printed Anarkali Kurti is calf length with a round neckline, floral pattern and ¾ sleeves and comes with same coloured and floral printed patterned Palazzo. Both the kurti and the palazzo look trendy and vibrant in mustard colour with floral print in red and green throughout the length of the ensemble. The Anarkali Kurti costs Rs.1,200 on Voonik.
Appropriate for casual and daily wear and teamed with high heels, with a pair of Yellow Crystal Silver Plated Drop Earrings priced at Rs.349.
The peach colored A-line kurti that is mid-thigh length has an asymmetric hemline with a high and low styling. With a mandarin collar and sleeveless cut, a full buttoned placket and two mock patch pockets, this ethnic kurti is made of premium quality crepe fabric that’s flattering to most body types and will double up as an Indo-Western attire, with comfortable fitting. The high-low kurti priced at Rs.774 on Voonik will go well with a white palazzo and comfortable sandals.
With an above the knee length and A-line cut, the purple and white coloured short kurti comes with a horizontally straight hemline, a floral printed pattern, mandarin neckline and full sleeves. Apt for casual wear, the Purple and White short printed kurti has purple panels running from neck to the waist with white buttons through most part of the kurti’s front panel and printed pattern till the waist on the back of the kurti. Priced at Rs.599 on Voonik, the kurti can be paired with white leggings or slim-fit trousers and high heels.
The Black and Navy colour blocked asymmetric kurti is made in poly crepe material with an A-line cut and is knee length. With an asymmetric hemline and colour block style, the kurti has a round neck and ¾ sleeves and is appropriate for work wear. Priced at Rs.599 on Voonik.
Teamed with a pair of stilettos, accessorize the kurti with a Long Chain Gold Plated Multi-Strand Necklace priced at Rs.349 on Amazon.
Bonus Tip: Different Necklines for Your Kurti
There are different necklines for kurtis that can give you a different look ranging from stunning to perfectly ethnic. Let’s make a quick note of what kind of necklines would suit what kind of body frames.
- Boat Neckline – is shaped like a boat and passes by the collarbones, tapering towards the shoulders from the front and the back. It suits women with a small bust and enhances the shoulders by practically broadening them.
- Peter Pan collar – is inspired by the retro culture and is quite graceful, imitating the ideal frock neck with a flat collar and rounded points. Given its absolute western look, it should be avoided when you’re planning to wear a salwar and dupatta.
- Crew Neckline – is round but very close to the neck just like in a t-shirt. Its circumference can be embellished or styled to your liking and would be ideal for an Indo-Western style. This neckline suits women with long and slender necks accentuating them.
- Cowl Neckline – came into fashion thanks to woolen sweaters. In this design the neckline has a rounder fabric draped virtually, giving it an illusion of a scarf or a dupatta around the neck. It is perfect for women with heavy upper torso, as it covers the bust with drapes and also suits the smaller frames in the sense that it adds volume.
- Décolletage Neckline – or Notch neckline refers to a woman’s upper torso and is inspired by the fact that it is designed to reveal the cleavage and a greater part of the neck area. It can be styled from a deep plunging neckline to a normally preferred neckline.
- Halter Neckline – is very elegant and shows off the shoulders, meeting at the back of the shoulders with spaghetti straps that can be tied or are stitched at the back of the neck. It leaves the back either bare, or covers it half or fully.
- Illusion Neckline – has a sheer panel or lace attached to the bodice part of the kurti covering the shoulders and the collarbone, forming the illusion of a neckline. The style is sensuous and sexy.
- Jewel Neckline – resembles the round neckline, albeit with heavy embellishing and embroidery around the neckline that nearly covers the collarbone and extends to the bust area, making it appear as though you’re wearing heavy jewelry. The style is apt for women with heavy upper torso as it hides volume.
Voonik for Kurtis
With comfortable clothing available online at affordable prices, shopping has never been easier for women before. Voonik brings to you exactly that, with a lot of options. Make sure you pick the right accessories to complement your kurtis and you'll definitely turn heads wherever you go!