Love Black? Here are 5 Ways to Style Your Black Kurtas!

Black is the most loved and that one color which most of us seldom go wrong with. It is a hot favorite for people of all age groups. Black is a universally loved color. Associated with power, elegance, and sophistication, black is certainly evergreen. The good thing about this amazing color is that it complements all skin tones very well.

Wearing all Black is not easy. And no way would you want to team a black churidaar kurta with a black dupatta. I mean what’s the fun then? Certainly the favourite of winters, black is pretty much in vogue in summers too.

The color of the whole year, Black is always a great option to dive in for festive wear, party wear and office wear. Office wear? Why not?

And with winters setting in, it is time to make a transition to deeper ‘fall inspired’ hues, and what can be better than black.

Read on to find out 5 Different Ways to style your Black Kurtas.

  • #1 Wear it with Statement Jewellery

Wear a statement neckpiece, chandelier earrings, maang tika, or kundan kadas with glass bangles and outshine in your ethnic avatar. All kinds of jewelry go with a black outfit. You could pair traditional gold jewelry, or experiment with varying styles – tribal necklace, ethnic silver jhumkas and choker, polka earrings, temple jewelry etc. Since the kurta is black, bling it with colorful accessories. Everything looks great on a black background. Everything!

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  • #2 Bling it up with a Waistcoat

The trend of sporting a waistcoat has recently gained a lot of popularity. Waistcoat or koti as it is popularly known as is a great way to create a fusion indo-western look. Invest in a multi-colored waistcoat and we guarantee that you’ll not regret it. Pair it with jeans and white vest for a day look and wear it with your plain black kurta and churidar for an effortlessly chic night look.

Must Read: 7 Ways to Wear a Kurta

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  • #3 Mesmerise with Pretty Dupattas

Enhance the beauty of your ethnic black outfit with a beautiful dupatta. A contrast colored dupatta would add an instant charm and edge to the overall look. Adding a hint of color to all black is a great way to break the monotony as well.

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Team up different dupattas with the same kurta to create a new look every time. Heavy brocade, tussar silk, and zardozi dupattas would be perfect for formal events. Stick to cottons, chiffons, and light georgettes, for a cool casual look. And how about the beautiful lehariyas and bhandejs? Indian art form is a myriad of choices. There is so much to choose from!

Specially for Kurta Lovers: 10 Reasons to be a Kurta Lover

  • #4 Create a stir with different bottom wears

Churidar, palazzo, slim fit pants, Patiala salwars – what’s your pick with your favorite black kurta? Each bottom wear has a different look and feel, so you can easily try varying new styles.

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Teaming up the black kurta with Patiala salwar, heavy dupatta, jutties and parandi for a sangeet function would be perfect. For a house warming you could wear a black kurta with palazzos. And for a formal get together or pre-wedding celebrations, opt for slim fit zardozi pants with a black kurta and heels.

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  • #5 Altering lengths of kurta

Varying the length of the kurta itself can make a huge impact. A heavily embroidered floor length anarkali can be worn for a wedding. A long kurta with palazzos is great for a casual lunch outing with friends.

 

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Asymmetrical kurtas are very much in vogue these days. They make good formal wear as well as casual wear. It all depends on how you style them. And with these style tips, you will never go wrong.

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Make sure that you pair the kurta or the suit with the right footwear and accessories. Jutties and stilettos go best with ethnic wear. If the suit is heavy, go light on the accessories. Happy styling!

Also read our Style Guide for How to wear Kurtas as per your Body Type.

If you have a beloved black kurta, then let us know how do you style it in the comments below. Or if you’re going to use these tips, we will be more than happy :).

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Tanya

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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.
Tanya is an English Hons from Delhi University and an alumni of NIFT, Delhi.
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