The word “kurti” comes from “kurta”, a traditional attire for both men and women. In fact, kurtas date back to the 19th century. The word “kurta” finds its origin in Persian, although it is used in Urdu and Hindi as well. While the kurta continuous to be a favorite traditional dress for many, long kurtis came into vogue and has become a fashion statement.
Your wardrobe is definitely incomplete without a kurti. Long kurtis offer the perfect combination of style and comfort. Usually these kurtis are either knee length or slightly longer. They can be worn with or without a dupatta. They are preferred by women of all age groups. This attire is ideal for all occasions, from festivals to office and from family functions to formal dinners.
Long Kurtis: For An Elegant and Contemporary Look
Full sleeved long kurtis are an ideal choice for more conservative women. They are stylish and trendy, yet not too revealing. They enable you to follow the latest fashion without sacrificing modesty.
These kurtis have originated from the traditional eastern attire, the salwar kameez. These long tunics resemble a kameez. The traditional kameez has been redesigned, styled and modified to make kurtis.
The side seams of long kurtis are left open for a length of 6 to 12 inches, which enables ease of movement to the wearer. The neckline of a traditional kurti is usually round and without a collar. Further, the sleeves of a traditional Indian kurti fall straight to the wrist. However, the modern versions are available with different patterns of neck designs and some even have stand up collars. They come with full sleeves, three fourth sleeves, short sleeves or without sleeves.
The light cotton and silk kurtis are ideal for the summer. For winter, you may opt for long kurtis made of wool or coarse fabrics. Further, to create a fusion of the traditional and contemporary looks, kurtis can be matched with jhola bags, handbags, bangles, ethnic jewelry, flip-flops and sandals. Also, you can pair loose fitting kutis with skinny jeans, leggings or tights. However, it is preferable to avoid pairing flared long kurtis with boot cut denims. Further, avoid wearing patterned pants with patterned kurtis. Embroidered kurtis look great with plain pants and are perfect for office wear.
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