Styles of Kurtis ?

Kurtis come in a multitude of variations and styles, both indigenous as well as international versions like the Perahan of Afghanistan, the Feran, which is worn in Kashmir as well as Pakistan and the ever popular Daura of Nepal. Apart from these, there are approximately 70 Indian variations of such garments that are all unique, thanks to their phenomenal characteristics. Take for example the Bhopali kurtis that have loose pleats which run all the way down to the hem and have an exotic feel. Striking a different note are the Bengali kurtis that use the widely popular 'Kantha' embroidery which is a local technique and is widely popular among young women. Laden with another ethnic style of using decorative mirrors is the Punjabi kurti which is a spectacle in itself and beautifully done.

Styles of Kurtis

  • Jaipuri Kurti

  • Anarkali Kurti

  • Straight Cut Kurti

  • A-Lined Kurti

  • Frock Style Kurti

  • Top Style Kurti

  • Tunic Style Kurti

Other notable examples of domestic variations found all over India are following:

  • Hyderabadi- semi-circular neck opening, short and sits till the waist

  • Kali- similar to ghaghra with panels of different shapes at the back and front.

  • Lucknawi- short in length with an overlapping panel

  • Assamese- without collars and widens gradually till the hips

  • Gujrati- embroidered with local threads, slimt fit and decorated with beads and laces

  • Sindhi- made of heavy local material called 'rilli' and decorated with panels of different shapes