There is a lot we owe to the kurta. It has bailed us out on most PMS Mondays, been the go-to for the family dinners and has been the perfect cover-up for when you are feeling too bloated to fit in the skinny jeans. While we all have a pair we love to bring out occasionally, the key to finding a set that actually flatters you along with providing comfort is to find your style. Here’s our helpful little guide on finding a set that can be the traditional replacement for your LBD.
Kurta prints can be a little tricky because you need to find the right balance between being experimental and traditional. That’s why we love quirky prints. They give you enough freedom to dress up—or down—when needed. Vertical stripes, birdcage prints, pop culture references, you have a whole wide world to choose from.
Fit Me Right
Nothing can spoil a kurta like a horrible fit. So make sure you pick something that suits your body frame perfectly. From A-line cuts to front slits to asymmetrical lines, you can take your pick as per your body.
Colour Me Happy
Nothing spells classy like a solid coloured kurta. We suggest stocking a bright coloured one for all your family gathering needs, and pairing it with some printed palazzo pants for when you want to carry off the boho look with ease.
Mix Things Up
Let not forget the humble kurti which can be your go to for everything from skirts to denims to palazzo pants. These fun things can be paired with jackets, shrugs and dupattas – basically whatever you want. You can twist them as per your requirement as long as you get the correct length, proper fit and a fun colour.
The Fabric Story
Another big plus when you are selecting a kurta or kurti is the fabric. Because at the end of the day, the fabric is what sets it apart from a run-of-the-mill option to a classy party wear outfit. Make sure you pick right. In case if you aren’t a fan of heavy fabrics—because, hello, Mumbai weather—we suggest opting for rich cotton options that give the kurti a diva feel and is comfortable too.