An Indian woman’s wardrobe is incomplete without a Kurti. Here’s a list of 8 types of kurti that are so beautiful your wardrobe is crying for them!
Kurtis are loved by women all around the globe and why wouldn’t they be? They’re a work of beauty!
You’ll find many different types of kurti if you went on a wardrobe search around the country. If not a kurti, at least a garment that’s close to a kurti.
While there are many different types of kurtis, there’s something they all share, no matter the colour, pattern or kurti design, all kurtis are super comfortable and prepossessing.
The choice is endless. No matter what your style statement is, you’ll find the perfect one for you.
If you think you know all the types of kurti that exist, you might want to rethink!
Let’s talk Kurti baby! From classic anarkali to unconventional angrakha, we promise this read is going to open a new world of kurtis for you! If kurtis excite you then this listicle of different types of kurtis is just the thing for you!
We’ve thrown in some special Style Tips too! ;)
A kaftan kurti has its origins in the Middle East. This kurti is characterized by its loose fit, a tightened belt around the waist and wide flared arms.
The kaftan kurti can be long or short, depending on your personal style choice. Solid colour kaftan kurtis are usually a popular choice. Since this kurti resembles a poncho it is quite often referred to as the poncho kurti.
This Kurti Design is ideal for voluptuous beauties that are on the plumpier side.
Style tip: For a smart and chic look, pair this kurti with palazzos or wide-legged pants. Add some ethnic earrings to really complete the look. Or just wear them on their own as a dress.
Ranveer Singh at his mehendi ceremony! That’s right! That right there is the best definition of an angrakha kurti.
Don’t be puzzled! The angrakha kurti was originally worn by the men in Rajasthan, it has only recently made its way into women’s fashion.
Unlike any other kurti design, the angrakha looks the best when it has a traditional block-print design. Maybe, some things look best with a hint of tradition and heritage?
This type of kurti looks best on women who have a very thin and petite frame.
Styling tip: Accessorise this kurti with metallic junk jewellery to compliment your kurti design.
Of all the different types of kurtis in the history of Bollywood, the anarkali kurti is an evergreen beauty.
The anarkali kurti really needs no introduction – you have seen it on celebrities like Rekha in the 1970’s and on models on the runway as recent as 2018!
This kurti design is so versatile; you can wear it to a big fat Indian wedding and even for a casual lunch with your friends. In fact, this flared kurti can even be worn as a dress – talk about an all-rounder!
Such types of kurti look good on every body type, so you can happily fill your closet with anarkali style kurtis.
Styling tip: You can pair an anarkali with cigarette pants or wear it as a standalone dress. Wearing heels helps add height.
The denim kurti is more commonly known as the shirt style kurti. It’s safe to assume that the denim kurti was inspired by the denim shirt, hence the similarities.
This denim kurti looks great when worn to work and even a casual day out in the mall. Since this shirt style kurti is usually mid-thigh length, it suits people with a slim and toned lower body.
While styling a denim kurti, people usually go wrong when they pair this kurti with the same coloured bottoms. Unlike the denim on denim trend, this isn’t a great look. Always pair your denim kurti with basic bottoms like white, cream or beige.
Styling tip: For a unique look, pair this kurti with a straight or flared skirt.
A tail cut kurti is the best way to up your kurti game! These kurtis are shorter in the front and longer in the back, the ratio of long to short can vary as per your and the designers choice. Quirkier the better!
This type of kurti is great for casual and semi-formal occasions since they add a bit of fun to your overall look.
If you’ve got an hourglass figure then a tail cut kurti is perfect to accentuate your curves.
Styling tip: While pairing the tail cut kurti with cigarette pants is the current trend, you can pair yours with nothing and make a statement wearing it as a dress.
A double layer kurti is just like any other kurti, with one tiny change – an additional layer. This additional layer could be under the hemline or it could be a whole new layer on top of the kurti.
The look and aesthetic of the double layer kurti depends on the style and the cut of the kurti.
This new style kurti has caught the attention of various celebrities and fashion designers, making it a very popular look in 2018.
The best part of this kurti style is that it suits every body type!
Styling tip: When in doubt, keep it simple. Make sure the bottoms are either the same print or the same colour.
Without a doubt, of all the different types of kurtis available, the jacket style kurti has to be the best way to dress up any outfit!
The great thing about this kurti style is that you can create Indian looks, western looks and even indo-western looks – it all depends on how you style it.
The jacket style kurti can be worn with lehengas, crop tops and jeans, jeggings, palazzos and even churidars.
This kurti is great for a pear-shaped body type.
Styling tip: Wear this jacket style kurti with a solid flared dress or anarkali dress underneath. Do make sure the colours of both items are exactly the same.
An asymmetrical kurti, as the name suggests, is a kurti which is asymmetrical in shape usually without any slits.
The high low kurti is one of the most common forms of the asymmetrical kurti. The good part about this kurti is that it can be worn to various events and occasions, it all depends on how you style it.
The asymmetrical kurti pairs well with churidars, jeans and jeggings alike. Again, this is great for all body types depending on the cut of the kurti.
Styling tip: An asymmetrical kurti always looks the best with palazzos.
We hope this read has enlightened you further about the beloved kurti. So put this knowledge to good use, hunt your favourite down and slay it at your next party or day out with the girls.
Fashion has to reflect who you are! Put your fashion foot forward, and rock your choice of kurti with confidence.