What is Kurti ?

Originating in the East-Asian subcontinent and the Arabian peninsula in the medieval era, the kurti has come a long way and has become a staple in the daily and casual wear section of a woman's wardrobe. Usually made of a light fabric, it is a buttonless shirt that goes from the neck to the pelvis (or a bit longer) depending upon the style and ethnic variation, with a loose unstitched portion at the hem that hangs free. They are usually paired with loose fitting 'pajamas' or 'salwars' but also go well with semi-tight 'churidars' or jeans. Kurtis are highly popular nowadays, and have carved a niche for itself as a 'high comfort, low maintenance' attire and have found a wide acceptance among the masses including the younger generation. Coming in a range of colors and styles of brocading as well as shade and dye cast printed versions, they cater to the demands of every audience and fit in perfectly with any occasion or surrounding.