Cotton kurtis have, ever since we were little, been an integral part of our wardrobes. So much so that it is an undeniable fact that for the longest period of time, we’d hear the words ‘ethnic clothes’, and the image that would pop up in our minds would just be that of elegant cotton kurtis in striking colours.
With this magnificent item of clothing being at the centre of so many traditional clothing trends and currents for decades, naturally, how we style them has also undergone drastic changes. Where a few years ago, kurtis with churidars or skinny leggings were the craze, in the present day, we have deviated from the conventional and taken a more versatile approach by introducing a wide and unique assortment of bottom wear for women that you may or may not know of.
To help you get familiar with palazzos, straight pants and trousers, here are 5 unique ways you can build mesmerizing outfits by pairing your favourite kurtis with various bottom wear for women:
- The indo-western look- Whenever in a state of confusion and cannot decide on an outfit, always go for a balanced Indo-western! Rummage through your closet for a sleeveless or full sleeve solid coloured cotton kurti that you surely must have, throw it on with a delightful pair of printed cotton trousers and add a short denim jacket to the mix. You can accessorize according to the occasion; hoops or oxidized jhumkas are always the right choices.
- The elaborate function look- Now and then we keep getting invited to lavish functions that require us to look just as regal and lush. So, when the occasion calls for it, opt for an intricately embroidered or mirror work cotton kurti, silk flared palazzos or a festive pair of trousers and a bordered organza dupatta. Wear a shimmering pair of chandelier drop earrings and a bindi to finish the look and dazzle your way through the gathering.
- The formal look- In India, where traditional clothes are the norm for women, cotton kurtis are something that most of us regularly wear to our workplaces. For a simple yet graceful, comfortable look, go for cotton kurtis in pastels and solids, pair them with cotton, rayon and polyester palazzos or straight pants. You can go dupatta-less or carry printed dupattas of your favourite kalamkari geometric prints for added elegance.
- The everyday, casual look- Casual looks are for experimenting. So, our suggestion would be to pick your most favourite pair of trousers or any bottom wear for women, team it up with a flowy cotton kurta and add a chiffon shrug for layering. An embroidered sling bag, juttis and drop earrings will give a playful touch to it and add a boho-esque vibe.
- The monochrome look- The good old, classic and easiest to put together monochrome look is something this list would be incomplete without. Pick a mood for the day, now pick a colour, throw on a well-fitted front slit kurta with a bandhgala neckline, so you do not need a dupatta and palazzos. For a fun element, let one of the items have spaced out floral prints.
Kurtas have been a part of our self-expressions journeys since the beginning and are still a go-to, be it for a pooja at home, for a comfy outing look or even for a formal meeting at the office. And we hope this helps you create better, trendier outfits using these closet staples and fabulous bottom wear for women!