7 Ways to Wear a Kurta

We are totally crushing over both festive and casual kurtas this season. Fabulous and classy, kurtas can be worn in such different ways and styles that it leaves us women with eye glazes wherever we go. So whether you are a college going girl, a working woman or a multitasker mom, having kurtas in your wardrobe is a given. So read on to know how you can mix and match kurtas with varying bottoms to create a new look everyday. It’s about creating a stir everytime you wear a kurta with a simple mix and match technique. And this time it’s our bottoms that will steal the limelight. Kurta any-which-ways is a show stealer!

7 Ways to Wear a Kurta

  • Kurtas with Jeans

When Deepika Padukone wears jeans with kurta, you know it is the trend of the season. Pairing your favorite denims with a kurta, long or short has been an evergreen fashion statement. It is the perfect way of casual dressing. Kohl lined eyes, kohlapuri chappals and jhola bag would complete the look. And for work, nothing beats this combination with a powerful Tote, Bold sunglasses and some smile.

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Deepika looking a total chic while pairing the kurta with jeans and palazzos. (Source – Pinterest)
  • Kurtas with Palazzos

Palazzos are the hottest trend of the season. They are super stylish and yet super comfortable. Wear your palazzos with crop tops, kurtas, shirts and what not. The best part- kurtas and palazzos are perfect for both casual and formal wear. So whether you are attending your best friend’s roka ceremony, have a pooja at home, or are meeting friends for coffee – the quintessential combination of kurta and palazzos will always get you a big thumbs up.

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Pair a long kurta with Palazzos or a medium length kurta like Deepika above. (Source – perniapopupshop.com)
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A palazzo also gives an illusion of a skirt when paired with a long kurta. But it looks sassy enough to try the trend.
  • Kurtas with Pants

Kurtas with pants is a great semi-formal look. Wear with heels, subtle makeup and a sleek sling for a formal dinner. For a casual outing you could play with make-up – dark lips, messy side braid and winged eyeliner would look good.

 

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Fuse a total ethnic kurta with a pant. (Source – anitadongre.com)
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Or more so a solid kurta with printed pants. So chic! (Source – indiatoday.in)
  • Kurtas with Skirts

The best way for boho dressing – kurtas with skirts. And of course this is a super comfortable combination. You can wear it all day during summers. Great for running errands, a casual evening out with friends or a lazy Sunday brunch date. Accessorize with tribal silver jewelry and you’d be good to go. It is more like the 90’s laacha lehanga look. Make it bling and wear it for a wedding, mehandi or a family dinner.

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How Suave! So elegant! (Source – Goodearth)
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Go Bold, Go Red! (Source – pinterest)

Must Read: 10 Reasons to be a Kurta Lover

  • Kurtas with Patiala Salwars

Be the Punjabi patakha and flaunt your short kurta with a Patiala salwar. For more grace and elegance don’t forget the flowy dupatta and Punjabi jooties. The evergreen combination, the never say die spirit!

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Perfect for a Punjabi look. (Source – pinterest)
Dhoti pants
Give a twist with a Dhoti salawar.

You could also wear a short kurta with dhoti salwar and make a classic fashion statement.

  • Kurtas with Churidars

Kurtas and churidars are soul mates and they’ll find a way one way or the other. For casual dressing wear a cotton kurta and churidar with light jewellery. For a dressy look you could add kundan earrings, bold make-up, potli bag/clutch and heels.

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The most seen and the most classy combination. (Source – jaypore.com)
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Wear it with short kurtas, medium length or the long kurtas- a churidaar goes with all with equal love.
  • Kurtas with Garara Pants

Garara pants or shararas as they are popularly known as are great to be worn with kurtas. You can pair both short as well as long kurtas with these pants. Flaunt this style for a wedding, mehndi function or a formal party and be ready to get lots of compliments.

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A hit at Fashion weeks too! (Source:MissMalini.com)

So, this was our list of 7 Ways to wear a Kurta. These 7 looks provide the basic guide on how to match kurtas with different types of bottoms. So, next time when you pick that kurta up, keep these options in mind and give the same kurta a different look each time. And for a friend who is struggling with mixing and matching kurtas, share this guide. Sharing is Caring! 

Guide: How to wear Kurtas as per your Body Type.

Tanya Virmani is a Luxury Fashion & Travel Blogger from Delhi. Her blog, Let’s Expresso is one of the top Fashion Blogs of India. She is working with leading brands and writes on latest launches, events and trends.
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9 Comments
  1. Hello, TANYA!
    First of all nice post,

    But as you have said kurtas looks perfect with jeans, what are the types of jeans that I can try out with kurtas? I think not all jeans will look good!

    Anyway, great post.

    1. You can try with fitted jeans. Avoid loose jeans with kurtas. BY fitted I don’t mean skinny. Fitted as in that fits well along the shape of your legs.
      Happy kurtas to you!

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