Heard of tulip kurtas or C-cut hemlines? Even if you haven’t, we’re sure you’ve got these trendy designs stocked up in your wardrobe! Why not put a name to every unique kurta you own (or want), so that next time you wear it, you can flaunt your new-found knowledge to your girl gang! What’s more, we tell you how to style these kurtas with that extra touch of glam!
#1 Tulip Overlap
Ever seen a tulip flower? Well that’s the inspiration for this kurta’s design. Two sides of the kurta’s skirt overlap in the centre, higher than the rest of the hemline. It looks like an inverted tulip and hence the name! You can wear your tulip overlap kurta with trendy leggings (printed, wrinkled or even ripped) and ethnic flats. Or better yet, leave out the bottoms, go for a fusion look and wear it as a dress!
What to ‘under’ wear: Opt for a lightweight non-padded bra!
#2 C-Cut Hem
We’re sure you’ve heard of asymmetric kurtas, but this C-hem style is a cut above the rest. With no added flares and pleats, the front of the kurta has an upward curving hemline, whereas the back is longer with a straight hem. Wear this unique high-low kurta with dhoti pants and wedge heels. You can jazz it up with a chunky statement accessory – think big stone rings or beaded neckpieces.
What to ‘under’ wear: A gentle lift push up bra is sure to give a great shape!
#3 Double Layered
Love layering up your daily outfits? Here’s a kurta that does all the work for you! With layered hemlines that make it look like you’re wearing two tunics of different lengths, it is a fabulous choice for parties with an ethnic dress code. Wear this gorgeous kurta with matching straight-fit or palazzo pants and you just might be able to trick your friends into believing you’re wearing a three-tier gown!
What to ‘under’ wear: A delicately padded bra is perfect for no-show!
Attended any weddings lately? You probably spotted tons of people wearing those floor length kurtas with a long front slit. But here’s a style that stands out in a crowd! With two front-slits running parallelly from waist to hem, this kurta is great when you want to give away more than just-a-peek of what you’ve worn underneath! Style this kurta with a beautiful printed skirt in contrast colours. You can even take it a notch higher, and pair it with jacquard or silk trousers, giving you the chance to show off your gorgeous curves as well!
What to ‘under’ wear: A well fitting T-shirt bra will give you a perfectly defined shape!
#5 Dhoti Drape
We’re seriously crushing on this designer kurta and we’re sure you will too! With a gorgeous dhoti-like drape starting under the bust, it flares at the waist and tightens at the calf, giving you a beautiful shape. Wear it with gathered leggings or traditional churidars in the same shade as the drape. Opt for jooti’s with block heels and glittering jhumkas. A tiny nose-ring will add to this trendy traditional look too.
What to ‘under’ wear: For a heavily-embroidered kurta, keep it light inside by slipping into a lacy bralette!
What’s your favourite kurta style? Let us know in the comments below!