Rice is the staple diet of the majority of Indians, which comes into play on all occasions. Well, the long kurti is also the staple attire in any Indian woman’s wardrobe, which comes into play when there is nothing else to wear! Additionally, it looks good anywhere and everywhere, whether you are going to work, attending a semi-formal party, or looking to dress up for a formal social event. Then again, it proves comfortable for wear during every season. Above all, you need not worry about your age or body frame, long kurtis are for everyone! Outlined below, are some styles that you may adopt for setting a fashion trend wherever you go.
The general belief is that a maxi is more useful for ‘home’ wear, than for outside wear! After all, it screams ‘comfort’ and ‘loose’ whenever you look at it! Sadly, you have never given free flow to your imagination, for it is possible to show off a maxi at various social affairs and earn compliments in return!
Choose a great-looking fabric with a beautiful print, and have it tailored into a kurti stretching right up to the ankles. Let the sleeves be full length, the neckline smartly high and the flared body floating gently towards the hemline. It is up to you to adhere to a single colour or go for a combination of shades. As for the bottom, jeans, leggings or palazzos will do. High heels make it possible for even petite women to don it with ease. Carry a small clutch and wear chunky jewellery.
This pattern is grace personified! It helps that this pattern’s popularity has not diminished over time. In fact, few of you may be aware that the Mogul Rulers used to wear Anarkali-type clothing, as long as they were here. Some innovative couturiers decided to turn this design into fashionable women’s clothing, thereby giving birth to contemporary Anarkalis.
Since this pattern suffices to hide all the flaws, you are welcome to wear it, regardless of size, height or shape. The right fabrics and prints, with the right embellishments, prove suitable for grand weddings, celebrations, parties, and so on. With regard to bottom wear, leggings that reach up to the ankles or full length are marvellous! In case, you desire to befriend your long kurti every day, just keep the jazzy stuff toned down.
They are obviously for all those casual occasions, when you would like to look tomboyish and carefree. Towards this end, expect the long kurti to sport full-length sleeves, a well-designed shirt collar and buttons going from top to bottom in the front. You are welcome to move around with rolled-up sleeves. Since you will be wearing them to work or for casual outings, the rolled-up sleeves help you perform all your tasks comfortably.
What can you pair this kurti with, when you plan to use it for day-to-day wear? Well, skinny jeans and flared skirts are the usual matches, for they seem to convey the impression that the ensemble will be incomplete without them. Best of all, this kind of a long kurti is perfect for every type of body frame.
You are familiar with the dhoti-style pants already! Naturally, it was only a matter of time before some innovative fashion designer decided to extend this style to the long kurti too! Of course, you will need a certain amount of confidence and boldness, to carry off this style with flair! In this case, you will view a cowl-cut type of design moving towards the hemline. In other words, there is a ruffle-like appearance at the bottom. Therefore, it would not be sensible to team it with dhoti pants. Instead, opt for leggings that complement the texture, colours, etc, of the top.
The contemporary diversion from the traditional pattern is bound to create envy amongst the other women folk present at the social event.
The Layered Look
True, a long kurti displaying layers may not seem like a very glamorous idea, especially if you plan to wear this item of clothing for work or a party. However, it is possible to make it look vivid and alive, by opting for brilliant hues, such as yellow, red, orange, etc. Then again, the style is actually quite simple, exhibiting a straight cut. The only addition is an extra layer near the hemline of the kurti. The best bottom for this kind of a long kurti is leggings or cigarette pants. As mentioned earlier, you may don this apparel for formal functions too. Just give the necessary touches, such as intricate embroidery or good-looking motifs, to your selected long kurti.
What happens when you gaze upon a multi-tiered cake? You wish to devour every tier all at once! Well, imagine this idea becoming visible on a long kurti! How do you think it will look to others?
First, the idea of a long kurti having no slit at all is something out of the ordinary. Then again, there is the choice of any two bright colours, which come into play. The colours keep appearing in alternate panels. Do not add several colours all at once, believing that two hues are just not enough. You are bound to attract attention, but the wrong kind of attention! People will have a field day, commenting upon your garish and loud dressing, poor choice of colours, etc.
Above all, do take care while choosing the fabric for the tiered kurti. If you do not do so, you are bound to look rather sloppy, outdated, etc. Remember, you are striving to set a fashion trend.
Apart from these, there are Trail-Cut kurtis, A-Line specimens, High-Low types, etc, and many more. Just ensure that you go for those long kurtis, which highlight your assets, rather than detract from them.
Long kurtis are suitable for casual outings, office wear, semi-formal and formal affairs. Choose the style that will highlight your personality. There is a wide range of choices.