Kurti: The summer fashion fad
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Kurti: The summer fashion fad

We women share a common love for them in India. Isn’t it?

Kurti: The summer fashion fad

Life isn’t perfect but your kurtis can be. Women want to wear light, easy-to-carry, yet attractive clothes that do not stick to the body in summers and all these qualities lie in one fashion staple -- kurtis. 

Kurti is a summer fashion fad. Women all across the world share a common love for this ethnic-comfy wear, isn’t it?

Women are attracted to the prints on the fabric and to the comfort that they provide. Most importantly, be it cotton, chiffon, silk, linen, or even georgette, kurtis can help you slay the look without wearing any accessories with it. 

More than uplifting the ethnic fashion look, kurtis are now trending for simply providing comfort in the scorching heat. 

Ankita Chaudhry, a Delhi-Noida-based fashion designer and founder of 'Saaj By Ankita' said, “I think women love comfort with the hint of style and luxury. They now want to wear free and loose clothes. Kaftan kurtis have made a huge comeback this year.”

Here’s a list of trending comfy kurtis that can upgrade your summer wardrobe: 

Short kurti

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Short kurtis with full sleeves can be styled with skinny pants and long bottom pants as office wear. Go for fabrics like cotton, khadi, and linen as they will give a smart look when paired with pants. Avoid adding jewelry with this look.

Block print kurti

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Indian block prints will never go off the trend and style. Block print kurtis with a matching dupatta and a palazzo set is perfect for summers. You can pair Jaipuri juttis instead of heels with this look.

Layered kurti

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When you are wearing jeans and do not want to wear tops, go for layered kurtis. Buy vibrant coloured layered kurtis, for example, hot pink, mustard, dark green and royal blue.

Indo-western summer kurti

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Indo-western kurtis has an asymmetric hemline and ruffled sleeves. These kurtis are popular and trending because women are getting a chance to club Indian and Western look together.

Tunic kurti 

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Tunic kurti is a little modern in comparison to other kurtis. Geometric and striped patterns in tunics are trending. You can style this kurti with stunning leather belts as well. 

“Tunics are a classic style which has always been around because it can be worn with almost any kind of bottom wear like pants, palazzo, etc. Women can carry it like a dress as well," Chaudhry said.

Pastel coloured kurti 

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Pastel colours are soothing to the eyes and hence women tend to buy these colours in kurtis more in the summers. The work on pastel tones get highlighted and they go well with jeans and white palazzo as well. 

Floral kurti

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Floral is a timeless pattern. In this particular pattern, ruffled floral sleeves, long-loose leaves, or half sleeves are in trend. Even floral embroidered kurtis are making a statement these days.  Chaudhry said, “In summers we try to use flowy fabric while designing kurtis. Some of them are chiffon and pure cotton. We try to design for all body types. If we are unable to cater to all body types, then we are not successful in the fashion business.” 

“Bright colours like hot aqua, hot pink, sunshine yellow, and white coloured kurtis are trending these days. White will never go out of fashion in summers. I have seen the comeback of designer sleeves. For example statement sleeves, balloon sleeves, trumpet sleeves are mostly preferred. Pants, bell-bottom, or crop bell-bottoms are preferred with kurtis by younger women. Palazzo pants are in style among middle-aged and old women,” added Chaudhry. 

It’s time to check your closet and see which kurtis you need to add to your summer collection.