Ruffles and flounces may come and go but a kurta is forever. This highly underrated garment is often misunderstood as either too indigenous or too humble, which is rather unfortunate because it is the perfect garment for Indian summers. Its ease of wearability and relaxed cut and fit should elevate it to the status of a staple, given the right publicity. So we decided to take matters in our hands and present the kurta in a whole new light. The best way to pair it is with equally comfy palazzos. Here are few looks that will change your opinion of this garment and make you want to adopt this combo as your personal uniform.
Red Set Go
Kurta, Global Desi; Palazzos, Bombay Paisley; Shoes, Catwalk
Red may seem as an unusual choice for the summer but we dare you to try it out. Pick a breezy fabric in a geometric prints and team it with a pair of beige cotton palazzos for a traditional event. This look is relatively clean and leaves room for playing it up with statement accessories. Opt for large chandelier earrings or chunky jewellery for an evening soiree.
Check Me Out
Kurta, Utsa; Palazzos, Zuba; Shoes, Tao Paris
Gingham and checks are a big trend this summer, but it doesn’t have to be restricted to your western wear wardrobe alone. An A-line kurta like this one is multi-functional, in so that it can be worn as a dress or a kurta depending on what you’re feeling up to. Pair it with a solid coloured pair of palazzos but break the monotony with kitschy and colourful accessories like scarves and tassel earrings.
Colour Block Party
Kurta, W; Palazzos, Westside; Shoes, Head Over Heels
Can’t settle on which colour to wear? Wear ’em all at once. Pick a kurta that’s a wearable version of a Piet Mondrian canvas. Complement a colour-blocked kurta with a neutral solid palazzo.
Shorty Got It
Kurta, AND; Culottes, Global Desi; Shoes, Catwalk
Not one for a midi-length kurta? Then pick a flowy short kurti you could throw over a pair of white palazzos or a pair of culottes. A tunic style is perfectly in tune with the trend and mood of the summer, so you’d do well to channel the same.
Photographs by Rohan Hande; Model: Carolina (TFM); Hair and Make-up: Junior Quieros (Inega Modelling Management); Productions: Apoorva Singh; Styling: Kavisa Rebello; Fashion Assistant: Nicole Fernandes; Video by Silver Lining Productions