When the festivities come knocking at your door, it usually marks the beginning of updating your wardrobe and marking out new styles for every feast and gathering that’s to come. God knows it’s what I’ve had to constantly deal with. And after years of doing the same thing, I decided to reinvent my look. I mean, who wants the same style repeated every year, right? So, I tried and tested and got quite good at coming up with new and versatile looks. And because I’m generous, here’s presenting five nouveau looks you can create with the average kurtas. Rummage through your wardrobe and mix-and match style tops and get-party ready in no time.
Ethnic jackets are a great arsenal in the Indian woman’s wardrobe and we’ll tell you why. It doesn’t matter if you’re wearing a plain kurti or repeating an old one you wore for your cousin’s wedding – as long as you wear a fancy ethnic jacket. It lends a modern twist to the traditional attire. It’s long, elegant and it hides away the weaker features. Celebrities from Alia Bhatt to Sonam Kapoor have donned the ethnic jacket and so should you.
This is the latest trend that’s doing the rounds. A medium-or long kurti with dhoti-like pleats that gather at the edges is something to look forward to. These look great with plain leggings or cigarette pants. Another way to go about this is by pairing it with an embellished crop-top or jacket. This stark, style-bender from the traditional kurtis is just what you need to stand out from the crowd.
Here’s another interesting way to make that kurta work for you. Take a well-embellished A-line, medium length kurti and pair it with cigarette pants. Edgy and ethnic at the same time, this style has been taking off rather well. The straight-cut pants help create a lean look and pretty much suits everyone. When you’re out of options, this is a safe bet that you can rely on.
This isn’t a new trick but it works just as well. Take a long kurti team it with a lehenga from your wardrobe. Worried that you can’t find a matching colour. Contrast shades work just fine. The elaborate lehenga work adds a dazzle to the kurti and helps you create a new and exciting look by simply recycling your wardrobe.
These are kurtis with an asymmetrical hemline – short in the front and longer at the back. Tail-cut kurtis tend to stand out thanks to its rare silhouette. With a few gathers at the front, it’s a cross between a gown and a kurti, and it looks great!
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