Types Of Kurti And When To Wear Them

Always in fashion trends, Kurti has become the girls and women most beloved stylish statement. It gives you classy traditional look yet these trendy kurtis are very comfortable that you can wear it all day long.We all have many types of kurti in our closet some we wear during college hours, long anarkali for weddings, straight long kurta for professional meetings etc etc. You know what’s the best part about kurti? – You can easily modify and customize it as per your need.

Kurti is the first pick for college going girls, social women, working women or housewives as it is easily available in variety of styles and patterns. But do you know all types of kurti available for you? Do you know what style goes best with which outfit? And what is the best occasion to wear a particular type of kurti from your collection? Don’t worry here in this post we’ve got you the ultimate guide on types of kurti, styling opinions and best time to wear them. Sit back – take a look and conquer the fashion world.

Types Of Kurti :
In this post we mass a total of 29 types of kurti. Have a look, and you will get to know smart ways to look superb in all avatars.
1. Princess Cut
Princess Cut Kurti
Princess Cut Kurti

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For flattering feminine curve princess seams are created on kurti. It may be short, knee length or calf length long. Best pairing with leggings, churidars, or tights.

When to wear – College, casual or traditional ceremonies.

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2. Anarkali
Anarkali Kurti
Anarkali Kurti

One of the few perfect attires that gives you the grace and elegant look. It is knee length or ankle length long. Anarkali goes well with all body shapes and pairs best with leggings, churidars, palazzo, jeggings, long flared skirts.

Occasion to wear – Casual, formal or wedding and traditional functions.

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3. Indo-Western
Indo-western
Indo-western

It is the fusion of western and Indian upper body attire which gives a unique style statement. It may be short (up to thigh length), knee length or ankle length long. Pairs best with tight jeans, leggings, stockings, shorts, straight pants.

When to wear – Casual parties, non-traditional events, college, outings.

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4. Slit Kurti
Slit Kurti
Slit Kurti

Among all the famous types of kurti, slit kurti are new in fashion trends with slits in front or sides. A great combination with palazzo, long skirt, cigarette pants or ripped jeans. Usually it is of knee, mid-calf or calf length.

When to wear – While travelling, parties, maternity, casual, festive and weddings.


5.  Flared
Flared Style
Flared Style

Recent addition to clothing department and this trend put fashion on fire. Comes with two options i.e wide flared and narrow flared kurti with variety of lengths (knee length, ankle length,short etc etc).

When to wear – Daily, casual or party wear.

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6. Tail Cut
Tail cut Kurti
Tail cut Kurti

It is the best western wear choice for college girls and women. It is short from one side (front or back) and tail like effect on other side. And it is short or up to knee length upper body garment. Tail cut kurti is one of the many types of kurti which you can wear with leggings, tight jeans, stockings etc etc.

When to wear – Parties, casual, festive, dating.


7. Shirt Style
Shirt Style
Shirt Style

You can make your style statement by mixing Indian kurti with western shirt. It gives a impressive professional look. Length of this varies from short to ankle length. Pairs well with leggings, tight jeans, palazzo, shorts, jeggings.

When to wear – Casual, formal, interview or dating.

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High-low is a modern type of kurti in which the front hem is shorter as compalred to back. It gives you a stylish attractive look with ladylike touch to attire. It may be short or ankle length long and pairs well with tight jeans, leggings, shorts, palazzo, bottomless or skirts.

Occasion to wear – Casual, formal, kitty-parties, weddings.

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9. Kaftan Style
Kaftan Style
Kaftan Style

These are loosely fit clothing with wide drop sleeves and gives a trendy glamorous look. Its length varies from short to ankle length and it pairs good with tight jeans, leggings, straight pants.

When to wear – Beach parties, casual (summer season favorite), travelling, college trips.

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Pintuck kurtis are also known as kurti with ornamental pleats which is a huge addiction like between school and college going girls. This one is a special type among all types of kurti as comes in all lengths and pairs well with tight jeans, churidars, leggings, shorts, patiyala salwars etc.

When to wear – Casual, travelling attire, parties, dating, weddings.


11. Angrakha
Angrakha
Angrakha

In angrakha the two fabric flaps lay over each other and tie with the help of straps at side. The two fabrics may be of same OR of contrast color. It gives a elegant traditional look when you dress it up with heavy work of beads , pom pom etc. Angrakha style anarkali are in fashion trend now. Basic length for angrakha is short, knee length or calf length and it goes well with straight pajami, leggings, tight jeans, palazzo, long skirts.

When to wear – Casually (when angrakha is made with cotton fabric), parties (heavy work with net), you can wear it formally when it is kept as simple but subtle.

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12. Color Block
Color block Kurti
Color block Kurti

This stylish attire is defined by featuring contrasting colors in bold blocks. You can wear almost every color bottom garment with it (just avoid printed bottoms). Great combination with leggings, tight jeans, tulip salwar, ankle jeans, skirts. Color block kurtis are usually long but you can keep it up to knee length also.

When to wear – Casual, college parties, outing, dating.

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13. Overlay
Overlay Kurti
Overlay Kurti

From many types of kurti, overlay type is a style statement in every occasion. A bit tight from the waist this type features light weight unique style statement. It is a full length elegant looking attire and goes well with tights, churidars, salwar, leggings, palazzo or straight pants.

When to wear – Party, wedding, romantic date.


14. Jacket Style
Jacket Style
Jacket Style

It comes with contrasting color jackets that are quite a rage in fashion world. Jacket styled kurti is a unique kind attire which separate it from all types of kurti. It gives both wild and elegant look at the same time. Goes well with leggings, jeggings, straight pants, skirts, tight jeans and it comes in two lengths i.e knee length or just below knee length.

When to wear – Casual, festive, college, dating, parties.

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A-line kurtis is the most favorite type of kurti among youngsters as it comes with variety of colors, shades, patterns and embroidery designs. It is knee length or calf length long and has flare from the waist making “A” shape panel. It combines well with leggings, tights, salwar, dhoti pants to give you a attractive elegant look.

When to wear – Any causal occasion, formal, festive, parties.

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16. Denim

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Denim decides to participate in the kurti’s world alongside the jeans. And this decision excels as it is the fusion of traditional and western clothing. Denim kurtis comes with hue of blue color to give trendy yet classy look. It is above calf length and it looks extremely good with leggings and tight ankle jeans.

When to wear – Casual, parties, trip, college wear.

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17. Pakistani
Pakistani Kurti
Pakistani Kurti

This kurti is stylish but subtle at the same time from all types of kurti out there. Generally it is full length and loose fitting clothing attire. It gives you a dignified traditional look. Wear leggings, jeggings, tight jeans, straight pants palazzo or skirt with it.

When to wear – Traditional functions, party wear, casual (summer wear).


18. Asymmetric
Asymmetrical Kurti
Asymmetrical Kurti

Asymmetrical hemline gives illusion of height, so if you get bored of wearing straight hemline again and again then try this. Generally it is made up of light weight fabric up to short or knee length or calf length. Wear leggings, tight ankle jeans or treggings with it for beautiful looks.

When to wear – Office wear, casual, festive, evening parties.

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19. Tulip
Tulip Kurti
Tulip Kurti

A tulip shape design at the hemline of kurti gives a fancy look which helps you to create a long lasting impression at any occasion. It comes in two length i.e knee length or calf length and wear it with straight pants, leggings or straight pajami.

When to wear – Casual, dating, party, festive.

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20. Long Straight
Long Straight Kurti
Long Straight Kurti

This splendid attire inspired from “Piku” look of Deepika Padukone is in full demand as you look taller in straight hemline and it also gives you a remarkable professional look. Wear it straight pajami, tight jeans (a bit fold from ankle), leggings, churidars.

When to wear – Daily wear, formal, parties, wedding. festive, trips.

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21. Reversible
 Reversible Kurti
Reversible Kurti

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As the name suggests you’ll get two pieces for the price of one. It is a great travel wardrobe as it can be worn both inside-out creating two different gorgeous looks. It is of hip length, knee length or calf length and goes well with palazzo, leggings, skirts or jeggings.

When to wear – Casual, trip, formal, interview.


22. Printed
Printed Kurti
Printed Kurti

It comes with variety of printed textures starting from simple block pattern to digital prints. Its length varies from short to ankle length. Looks good with patiyala, leggings, trousers, tight pants, dhoti, palazzo pants.

When to wear – Party, casual, formal, weddings, festive.


23. C-cut
Tpes Of Kurti C-cut Kurti
Tpes Of Kurti C-cut Kurti

It has a “C” shape hemline at front which differentiate it with high-low kurti. It makes you looks slimmer and stylish. Basic length is short, knee length or calf length. Wear it with leggings, tight jeans, bottomless, palazzo or patiyala.

When to wear – Club parties, dinners, romantic dates, big occasions.


24. Empire waist
Tpes Of Kurti Empire Waist Kurti
Tpes Of Kurti Empire Waist Kurti

It is taken from empire waist gown, these kurtis taper from the bust and goes through the entire length. Basic length is above knee, knee length or calf length. Pairs well with leggings, jeggings, contrast color jeans, straight pants.

When to wear – Casual, outing, date, festive, college.


25. Double layered
Tpes Of Kurti Double Layer Kurti
Tpes Of Kurti Double Layer Kurti

As the name suggests, it is made up of double layer fabric (usually one of them is net fabric) and gives you a classic looks. Now, in market it comes with both nondetachable and detachable extra layer. Basic length is knee, calf or full length and looks good with palazzo, jeans, leggings, churidars.

When to wear – Casual, party, festive, reception.

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26. Dhoti style
Dhoti Style Kurti
Dhoti Style Kurti

In this the drapes may start from bodice or yoke with designer cuts and patterns. It is loose and comfortable to wear and yet gives a designer splendid look to stand out in any function. Basic length is knee, calf or ankle length and you can wear it as a single dress, stockings, tights.

When to wear – Weddings, festive occasions, parties.


27. Tiered

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One of the special types of kurti is tiered kurti. Tiered kurtis adds extra volume to usual body frames and look classy. It goes well with patiyala salwar, dhoti salwar, jeans, leggings, churidars. Basic length is above knee, knee or calf length.

When to wear – Festive, wedding, casual, kitty parties.


28. Floor length or gown style

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This Indian attire is equivalent to evening gowns. These days it is the favorite style statement to look royal and highly rich. Available in many styles like embroidered, printed, designer anarkali etc it is highly in demand. It is a full length garment and worn as a single dress.

When to wear – Wedding, receptions, festive, parties.

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29. Trail cut
Trailcut Kurti
Trailcut Kurti

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Having C-cuts on both sides (front and back) it is quite different from C-cut kurtis. Basic length is short, knee or calf length and it goes well with capri, stockings, bottomless, leggings, tight jeans.

When to wear – Casual, dating, festive, college, outing, evening wear.

Usha

Hello readers, my name is Usha and I'm a full time teacher of tailoring profession. I've been teaching since last 16 years and in year 2016 I've decided to take this online. Thanks to you readers, subscribers and internet for making this happen. Here at ushaseminary I write about drafting, cutting, clothing and fashion :)

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