We saw in part 1 of the same topic on the essential aspects of the Kurti. We continue the journey in this second and concluding part.
The long and short of Kurtis
Short kurtis suit certain types of females and in certain situations.
- Short kurtis look good on long-legged females.
- Jeans, trousers or Capri are a sure hit with the short kurti.
- Slim females look good in hemline kurtis and leggings combination
- Cuts and patterns of kurtis are important especially for the college going crowd. It elevates them to trendy chic and stylish.
- In addition, accessories like stole or scarf, funky jewelry and sling bag give the jazzy, ultra-mod look
- Are meant for the tall types.
- Anarkali suits of ankle length or three fourth ankle length suit just about any woman
- Bottoms like leggings, chudidars, pyjamas combine well with the long kurti.
- Stylish and elegant, long kurtis spell class and look good for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
- Accessoried long kurtis with heels, the designer clutch diamond and gold ornaments make the wearer the cynosure of all eyes
Why do women love to wear Kurtis?
There is a special kind of appeal of the kurti that makes women young and middle aged to go for it.
- Universally accepted – Indian society is traditional yet modern in outlook. Similarly the kurti despite its modern look has an ethnic appeal to it. No wonder college girls and middle aged women are equally comfortable in sporting the kurti. It finds favour as apparel for college wear, get-togethers, family functions or even social gatherings. In choice colours and a touch of the golden colour that finds approval with elders of the family, kurtis are a sure hit wen it comes to Indian apparel.
- The USP of the kurti is comfort. Not the suffocating embrace of tight fitting fabrics ,nor the loose drape that sets off dowdy looks, the kurti in its range and variety suits different occasions and all situations. Working in a kurti is heaven to most women.
- Cost wise the kurti is just a couple of hundred rupees to the costlier ones in silk and sequined at a few thousands
- Availability is in a range of colours, cuts and designs. Pastel shades or glossy tones, satins or cottons, a few inches above knee or just touching the waist, kurtis cater to all tastes.
- Easily accessorized with junk jewelry or gold and silver, chained or beaded belts, worn with ballet shoes or sandals the versatility of the kurti is awesome.
- Kurtis are easily customized at most places to one’s taste and fit. And goes well with a line of bottoms, be it a Patiala, leggings, salwar or chudidar or even harem pants. Whether you wear something in crushed lycra material for a perfect body-hugging fit or a loose cotton kurti to enable your body to breathe, leggings in contrasting colors and jeans in blue or black look great!
Modern avatars of the kurti
Kurti on denim is one more of the traditional items of apparel going stylish and fashionable. You actually have denim, cotton and blend kurtis with artistic prints, innovative designs, textures and motif patterns. denim kurtis do well with all sorts of shades including black, brown and green. Sleeves – short, sleeve less or puff type, neck patterns with leaf, round, square, mandarin or shirt collar types, pairing with jeans, trousers, Capri, leggings, make the denim tunic a fashion statement.
Modern designers like Manish Malhotra, Ritu Kumar have given a new meaning to kurti lines to go gaga over. Manish Malhotra has given new designs, some old ones have been revived as well. Fabric variety, colours and special adorning features of the Kurti have revolutionized fashion. The Ritu Kumar collection displays more of ethnic grandeur with heavy embroidery, varied stitches and fabric. Regional influence is also evident in the designs and patterns.
However the Libas Kurtis have come a topper. The choice of colors and fabrics have made them the most popular of all and extended the use of kurtis to all sorts of uses including festival and casual wear. In fact the winters of Northern India have also spawned a new range in the woolen variety – the designer woolen kurti.
Utilitarian, compact, stylish and stunning, the Kurti appeals to women of all ages, finds approval with most elders, inspires the designers of fashion and bridges the gap neatly between trending and tradition.