The Timeless Charm of Kurtis

Any Indian woman’s wardrobe is not really a wardrobe without heaps of colourful kurtis. No matter which state she belongs to, any Indian woman definitely owns lots of pieces of this ever popular ethnic attire. Kurtis have unbeatable charm to them and are extremely versatile and comfortable. They are fit for wearing to college, office, shopping, parties, weddings; in short, almost anywhere and everywhere. They come in simply countless styles, prints and materials. Kurtis have the ability to accentuate every woman’s and girl’s looks.


Classifying kurtis is a challenging task. They can be divided into four basic types depending up on their lengths as short, knee length, long and ankle length. Short kurtis are above the knees and can go well with patiala salwars, regular salwars or leggings too. Knee length ones can be paired up with the same type of bottoms as well. Lengthier ones may not go well with patiala salwars, but they certainly look good with churidars, leggings and regular salwars. Apart from these basic types, kurtis can have straight fit with cuts or rarely, no cuts at sides. Apple cut and umbrella cut give cute look to kurtis. Anarkali kurtis are the latest rage in the world of Indian clothing. They can be knee length, mid-length or ankle length too. Anarkalis have unique kind of elegance to them. Their volume is decided by the number of ‘kalis’ or pleats they have. Kurtis can be sleeveless, with mega or short sleeves, 3/4th sleeves or full sleeves. Puffed sleeves, sleeves with gathers and sleeves that reach elbow are some trendy patterns worth a mention.


Kurtis have great varieties of prints and designs. Floral, geometric and abstract prints are most common of all. Besides, graphic print is the latest addition to these styles. Traditional and tribal prints like Madhubani and Warli, besides international prints like Aztec patterns are also featured in my kurtis which give them a unique and splendid look. Solid kurtis usually come with borders and detailing on sleeves, front and sides. Embroidered Jaipuri and Kashmiri kurtis have a class to them.


Commonly used fabrics to make kurtis are cotton, lycra, net, chiffon and combination of various materials. Buy kurtis online it make very easy and safe you will get many options in kurtis silk have a plush look to them. Khadi material is widely used to stitch kurtis with classy look.

Ways to Wear

Kurtis are usually worn with regular salwars. In past few decades, many alternatives have come forward. Churidars and leggings look fabulous with kurtis of any length and pattern. Patiala salwars have many pleats and are spacious. They go well with short-kurtis. Jeans and jeggings are some more options with which great indo-western fusion styles can be created.

Most women get their kurtis stitched from local tailors or boutique. It is tedious and expensive too, as it involves buying a material, thinking about a style, getting it stitched and paying extra bucks for that. Buying readymade kurtis is a hassle-free option as all you have to do is choose and online cloth shopping is even more convenient as you get to browse across literally thousands of kurtis and get your choice delivered at your doorstep.

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