Kurti is a very popular female attire in the Indian subcontinent. It has its origin in the northern parts of India. Its origin dates back to the Shunga Empire of Magadha dynasty in 2nd Century B.C. The term generally refers to the clothing on the upper parts of the body which is similar to the tops. Kurti consists of different designs of blouses, waistcoats and jackets and usually it slits above the waist in the sides. Churidars are also very popular in the Indian subcontinent and they can be called as a variant of kurti.
India is a nation with diverse culture. The lifestyle, traditions and culture differ from one state to another. Indian kurti has undergone tremendous evolvement due to the influence of these cultures and traditions. Many new designs have come up. It varies from state to state and from region to region. Many modern designs also have come up. Most of the times, young women tend to prefer kurti over sarees for special occasions as it offers more comfort. Especially in North India kurti forms an important part of lifestyle. It is worn both on special occasions as well as a daily wear.
Here is a list of different types of kurti that must be known to everyone
1. Anarkali Kurti
Anarkali kurti was a very popular trend few years ago and even now finds a place in the bucket list of every women. It gives a complete traditional look and makes one look gracious and elegant at the same time. It suits almost everyone. Simple and grand anarkali kurtis are available. Simple can be worn for college and work and grand for functions. Usually these kurtis are usually very long. They either have embroidery or are netted.
2. Dhoti Style Kurti
Dhoti style is very trendy these days, both the sarees as well as kurtis. In dhoti style kurtis dhoti pants are used. Kurtis are shorter in length and comes above the knees. But now a days long kurtis are also popping up in this style. Dhoti kurtis are very comfortable as they are loose and do not attach themselves to one’s body. It can be worn as a traditional as well as modern outfit. Dhoti kurti paired with trendy jewelry gives a perfect look for a house party. It can also be worn to college or office.
3. Floor length/ Gown Style Kurti
The kurti is very long and the length reaches till the floor. It gives a very royal and elegant look. Many women prefer this kurti for wedding, receptions or other related functions. Bollywood celebrities made this trend popular by wearing these to red carpets of the award ceremonies. Both modern and traditional designs are available in this type making it suitable for both parties and functions.
4. Printed Kurti
Printed kurtis are available in many designs from traditional handlooms to digital prints and from Baltic designs to block designs. These can be paired up with either leggings or dhotis. Such kurtis also look good with jeans. This can be worn for any occasions as a plethora of designs are available in this type.
5. Indo-Western style kurti
Indian style kurti mixed with Western style gives out to a trendy style statement. This look is given by special designs neckline, different interesting cuts and trendy styles of sleeve. It goes with dhotis, jeans, leggings and palazzos. These are easy to maintain and gives a stylish outlook.
6. Long, straight cut kurti
These kurtis are in much demand these days. The hemline in this type is straight which makes one look taller. They look amazing with long sleeves. This kurti gives simple yet ethnic look to a person. It can be worn with jeans, leggings and palazzos. This type of kurti is mostly used on a daily basis and worn to college or workplace.
7. Tiered kurti
These kurtis do not have slits at the side. They come in a combination of different colors. It gives a classy look when paired with proper trousers and accessories. They go well with Patiala pants, dhotis, churidars, palazzos and jeans. These kurtis can also be worn with skirts.
8. Kurti with jacket
A jacket added to kurti levels up its style. Jacket can act as add on to any type of kurti. This style is inspired by Parineeti Chopra’s look from Ishaqzaade, a popular Hindi movie. This look suits almost all occasions and goes well with any kind of trousers and appropriate ornaments.
Apart from these types there are many more types of kurti which are trendy and popular and must make a place in a women’s bucket list. Those are cowl kurti, frock style kurti, cold shoulder kurti, kurti with pocket, cape style kurti, empire waist kurti, denim kurti, multi slit kurti, pin tuck kurti, reversible kurti, double layered kurti, overlay kurti and many more. All these kinds of kurtis are available online at your fingertip in stylecaret.
How to wear these kurtis?
Usually kurtis are worn with leggings, dhotis, jeans and palazzos. Other kinds of pants which can be worn with kurtis are jeggings, treggings tulip pants, tights, linen pants, culottes etc. Some of the kurtis are also worn bottomless. Different types of kurtis need different jewelries to compliment them. The ornaments must be chosen according to the kurti to make oneself look good. Trendy kurti paired with great jewels is accompanied by good shoes and hairstyle can give one the required look.
What are the different types of neck designs?
Neck designs form an important part of kurtis as it decides the look of the kurtis. Today many different types of neck designs are available. Some of them are V neckline, U neckline, square neck, round neck, strapless, spaghetti neck, off shoulder, one shoulder, portrait neck, pentagon neck, jewel neck, keyhole neck, high neckline, crew neckline, closed neckline, high collar, collar, boat neckline etc. Any type of kurti with different necklines can be brought online these days at Style caret.