Top 7 Indian Ethnic Kurti Styles for Women

Kurtis are traditional and yet very bold statement makers. Girls love for Kurti has become a revolution in the world of fashion because you can wear it anywhere and look stylish without the issue of being concerned with body type, age or accessories. Different type of women kurtis can be worn for occasions or through the day and can also be tailor made for better fit. With different styles, fabrics, cuts, and patterns kurtis can be customized, and the popularity is growing. Wear Indian, and we have a handpicked choice of true rustic styles that you can customize for your wardrobe.

Eternal Anarkali

This is a wardrobe must have. From parties to ‘sanskari’ dos, Anarkali kurti is perfect for the traditional grace, elegance feminine beauty and the best is it is perfect for everybody type. From silks to brocade to cottons to chiffons, have an Anarkali for any occasion. This trend is a cyclic one and will always repeat in some years. Invest in a plain Anarkali with a heavy dupatta or a heavily done up Anarkali with simple dupatta. It is a daily work wear, casual, engagement wear, wedding, festive or any function wear. This is completely Indian in it outlook, and hence team with leggings, Chudidar, cigarette pants, palazzo, long flared rustic skirt, ankle Jeans, jeggings and just plan old jeans. Throw in a stole, a jacket, a short jacket or a traditional dupatta. More ethnic the better. Use bangles, jhumkis, bindis, neckpieces in brass, flowers in hair, eye makeup, sling bags or potli bags, try on some jootis, kolhapuris, mojaris and ensure that the material that you have selected is ‘flowy’ to show the proper cut of the dress.

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Rustic Kurtis with flares

Take Anarkalis and add more flares to it. Very traditional and feminine. More of party wear, it can be carried well by tall women since the height brings out the complete fall of the fabric. This can be combined with leggings, Patialas, jeans, jeggings. Match it with some embroidered jackets and some bead earrings, bangles, footwear with heels and carry any comfortable Indian back made of organic material to complete the look. This can be worn in silk, cotton or chiffon and best carried by women with slender body types. The best thing is you can change the style of the kurti by increasing or reducing the flares, so make it princess cut, layer it, tiered.


Spells the revival of the court tunic. This is very rural, can be worn by all and is very classy. The Kurti has two flaps which overlap each other at the side and tied with fancy strings ending in pompoms or tassels. The flaps can be embroidered with mirror work, Beads, thread word or simply dyed in bright colors. It is a unisex appeal yet is extremely stylish. This can be a work wear or a party wear depending on how embellished it is. Try on some tie and dye stoles, jootis, kolhapuris, wedges, chappals, Pair it with jeans, churidars, leggings, pants, tights, skirts, palazzos. Jute, cotton and linens best bring out the Indian touch of the style.

Dhoti Kurta

Kurta plus a dhoti has made a comeback in its fashionable form and women are a bit braver and want to experiment because of the traditional appeal and also the comfort factor. Drapes may begin from the bodice or the yoke with or without a belt. Wear it to enhance your curves since this is very feminine. Prefer fabrics like georgette, chiffon, silk or even soft cotton to bring out the elegance of this combination style. Worn mostly for occasions, match it with high heels, jeans, skirt, Patialas, Palazzo, straight pants.

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This is not much of a work wear and tries minimal accessories to keep the focus on the outfit.

The Gown Style Kurti

This is from the days of the yore when women preferred floor length regal look. This style with varying cuts like straight or slightly flared, with slits yet long like the western gown, has a royal history to it. Depending on how heavily it is embellished wear it to work or weddings, parties, award functions and pick one that flatters your complexion and body type. Wear it with leggings, jackets, stoles, without bottoms, and add in some traditional jhumkis, chaandbaalis, long earrings, sling bags, helps, wedges, kolhapuris and ensure that your outfit is not tight to highlight the fall of the fabric. Any fabric like chiffon, silk, georgette will enhance the cut and feel.

Kurtis with Indian Prints

Block printing, tie and dyes, to paintings, to color blocking try any kurti in cotton, linen, jute or raw silk with traditional Indian motifs and designs. There are no embellishments, no embroideries, no mirror work. The print kurtis can have temple motifs, mangoes, peacocks, flowers, animals, religious symbols, etc. Can be worn in any weather to any occasion like work, weddings, party wear, casual meets, movies, and team it with jeans, jeggings, skirts, palazzos, tights Accessories to the minimum to bring out the beauty or the fabric and motifs on it. Wear comfortable India footwear like kolhapuris, chappals with beads, tassels, etc. Worn by any body type, try fabrics than enhance your personality from raw silk to organic materials and try varied bright colors.

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Kaftan or capes

This is an inspiration from ancient times and has come back with a bang. Wear it to include glamor and sophistication but twist it to add, Indian tassels, etc. This is best played well with a combination of fabrics like silk, chiffons, cotton etc. Wear it to work or even to your baby shower. Match it with contrasting jeans, comfortable jeggings or leggings. Try beaded earring, anklets, totes, chappals or heels, flip flops. These can be worn by any body type hence play with colors for the fun element in your outfit.

To go with the trend always know your personality type to enhance your uniqueness. Kurtis are here to stay and so depending on your body type select carefully and try on with your favorite bottoms, and with a bag, sunglasses and a smile, you are ready to take on the world.

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