Straight Kurtas have slowly, but steadily made their way into mainstream fashion and the daily wear of Indian women. This crowd-favorite has quickly turned into one of those pieces that never go out of style. An elegant silhouette that is easy to style, versatile, and flattering on everyone.
Here’s your guide on how you can incorporate straight kurtas in your wardrobe. Or even swap your entire wardrobe for them if you are as obsessed as we are!
What are Straight Kurtas?
Like the name says, straight kurtas have a straight cut.
They are typically long in length and can have a variety of neck and sleeve styles.
Straight kurtas are also very flexible in terms of the fabrics they can be made with, and how they can be styled.
Why should you pick Straight Kurtas this Summer?
1. Perfect to Beat the Heat
Simple straight kurtas, in light fabrics, comfortable necklines, and breezy sleeve styles make them a great choice for the summer season. They can also be worn with very minimal makeup and comfy shoes, but still, look put together. This makes straight kurtas fuss-free and extremely comfortable!
2. Easy to Pair & Create Outfits
Let’s face it, summers are exhausting. Simplifying picking an outfit every day can really make them easier on you. Straight Kurtas fulfill this perfectly. They can be paired with any kind of bottom wear- cigarette pants, leggings, salwar, palazzos, skirts. You can also wear them with or without dupattas, depending on how you’re feeling.
3. Flattering on All Body Types
The peculiar silhouette of straight kurtas makes them ultra-feminine! They fall perfectly on all body types, flattering them in the most elegant, and beautiful way. Straight kurtas truly beautify all women, with different body types, different sizes, different styles, different ages in the most graceful manner.
The versatility of straight kurtas is what makes them even more special. They can be made from a variety of different fabrics- cotton, khadi, silk, georgette, mulmul, organza, or even repurposed from an old dupatta or saree! All you need is the best stitching service in town! You can mix and match the styles of neck and sleeves, the possibilities are endless.
Perfect Straight Kurta Styles For Every Occasion
Straight Kurtas for Office
Straight Kurtas make for very elegant formal outfits for office wear. They are the right balance of comfort, style, and functionality.
Opt for natural fabrics like cotton, linen, or khadi that give a formal yet approachable feel. Traditional prints like a block print, ikkat, kalamkari, etc. can add a mature edge to the finished look.
Twisted Key & Mandarin Mode
Modest yet creative necklines of the Twisted Key with an angled keyhole and Mandarin Mode with a mandarin collar make them both appropriate for office wear.
You can opt for a sleeve length of your choice, but we suggest going for a half or three-fourth sleeve to keep things formal.
Pair these smart kurtas with cigarette pants, leggings, or even formal trousers. You can accessorize the look with silver chandbalis, jhumkas, or other long earrings of your choice. Go for tan jootis or kolhapuris, kohl-lined eyes, and a bindi to complete the ensemble with style.
Straight Kurtas for a Ladies-day-out
Going out with the girls calls for something quirky and fun, and yet simple and light. Straight kurtas in eclectic styles are a perfect choice.
Soft, breezy fabrics like cotton, mulmul, lawn cloth, raw silk, organza do well for more out-there styles. Go for plain fabrics, stripes, checks, or other classic prints that don’t overpower the creative silhouettes.
Kaftan Love & Veste
Kaftan Love takes the classic kaftan and turns it into an elegant kurta, perfect for sitting down with the ladies for a coffee, going for a walk, or shopping. It’s experimental, while still being a tried and tested look.
Veste is a fun addition of a short jacket/vest to a simple kurta. This takes the usual kurta outfit up a notch, and even adds a little something androgynous yet feminine.
Wear your fun straight kurtas with simple leggings, straight pants, or churidars that let the kurta shine. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can also wear Kaftan Love as a dress! Pair with flat sandals and throw your hair in a messy bun for an effortlessly chic look.
Straight Kurtas for a Kitty Party
More dressy straight kurtas make for great kitty party outfits. They look fashion-forward, yet classy, and can truly be an outfit that leaves the ladies talking.
Pure Silk, Organza, Georgette, Rayon, Net are some good choices for kitty party kurtas, as they look fancy, but still don’t compromise on comfort. Don’t be afraid to pick fabrics with light embellishments, some sequins, or even simple embroidery. You can also go for more graphic prints if you like an edgier look.
Lucid & Petite
A lovely sleeveless kurta with a high collar, Lucid is a head-turner; while Petite, a Kurti with designer sleeves, is an outfit everyone remembers. They both are also lovely conversation pieces that would look particularly stunning on mature women.
We recommend going for a pair of palazzos, straight pants, or even skirts as bottom wear with these pieces. Pick a simple medium-sized tote bag. Add long dangling earrings, some eyeliner, and nude lipstick. Finish the look with a pair of heels, and you have a modern, sleek, stylish look to take to your kitty party.
Straight Kurtas for a Sunday Brunch
Brunches should be all about fun and comfort – they should be relaxing. You’re out in the heat, and your outfit can really determine whether you enjoy your brunch or can’t wait for it to end. Straight kurtas can be a savior.
Since you’d be wearing these in the noon, go for natural, light fabrics like Cotton, Raw Silk, Khadi, Lawn Cloth, Organza, or Mulmul. Opt for light or pastel colours, and stay away from sequins, embellishments, or any other heavy work as they will make you feel irritable.
Miss Comfy & Knotty
True to its name, the Miss Comfy style straight kurta, with breezy bell sleeves, is the most comfortable outfit you can opt for brunches. If you want to make a statement, Knotty, with its high slits held together with Doris, does just that!
Style these light kurtas with culottes, palazzos, or maxi skirts to keep the easy-breezy theme going. Throw your hair up in a bun, put on some hoop earrings, light kajal, sandals, and you’re ready for a comfy brunch!
Straight Kurtas for Festivities
Festivities like poojas and other family gatherings are the perfect time to style a straight kurta. They make the best combination of tradition and style that is sure to make you feel fun and festive.
Our suggestions include rich-looking fabrics like pure silk, organza, georgette, net, or even more detailed fabrics with chikankari, muqaish work, brocade, gota patti, etc.
Foxy & Miss Dressy
A halter neck kurta in a high-quality fabric can truly make a statement. If that sounds like something you’d like, Foxy is just the choice for you. If your style is more modest, an Angrakha-style straight kurta like Miss Dressy checks those boxes.
Go for flared maxi skirts, churidars, shararas/ghararas, or even palazzos to keep up with the dressy look. Style with elegant traditional jewelry, a sleek hairdo, heels, a winged eyeliner, and a statement red lip. Add a light floral fragrance of your choice, and you’re ready!
Straight Kurtas for a Dinner Date
Summer nights are arguably the most pleasant time of the day to step out of the home. If you’re invited to a dinner party or are hosting one, you can don a straight kurta for the night to give you that elegant look.
Since summer nights are comparatively cooler, you can go for fabrics with a sheen like Pure Silk, Rayon, Net, Organza, Satin, Polished Cotton, Brocade, etc. These make the kurta more appropriate for the night.
Gotta Kinari & Angha
Gotta Kinari is a simple style straight kurta with a round neck, with sleeves and edges embellished with gota patti, making it dressy. Angha is a more traditional take on an Angarkha, made with South Cotton in classic colours.
Pair these dressy kurtas with maxi skirts, palazzos, churidars, or even shararas. Carry a clutch, tie your hair in a sleek low-bun, add a simple smokey eye and nude lips, and you’re prepared to steal the show.
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