Hello beauties! It’s time for a new trend alert and this time, it’s about kurtis and tunics that have captured the global Indian market and have also inspired world-wide citizens that have taken a fancy to the everlasting charm of ethnic fashion. Whether you’re a senior citizen or a college-going girl, a conservative lady or a bold and sassy fashionista, kurtis and tunics are meant for all! These Indian style midi and maxi dresses apart from being super comfortable are also extremely versatile when it comes to dressing up for different occasions. From stepping out to buy groceries for your house to attending an affluent evening gala, these ethnic dresses can be sported anytime and anywhere!
With every season, fashion gets a new definition. Let us see what details define the current trends in kurtis and tunics:
The beauty of imperfections
Gone are the days when well defined hemlines alone meant fashion. These days, imperfections are being used as fashion-friendly details that break away from traditional silhouette rules. High-low and wavy hemlines, slant-edged sleeves, one-shoulder necklines and single sleeve styles are some trends to watch out for. These details tend to add a casual appeal to the kurti or tunic and scale up its creative element. The more the imperfections, higher the chances of you getting noticed!
Loose, baggy and flounce
You may be used to wearing nicely fitted tunics with back tucks and well-placed shoulder-lines, but it’s time to let that all go! Whether you’re flabby or skinny, loose-fitted and baggy silhouettes are for all. A white or bright colored widely flared tunic would make a vivacious pick for a Sunday morning outing with your friends. These styles play well on the sleeves too- flounce sleeves, which are modified versions of bell sleeves are also quite in vogue these days.
Collar and standards high!
Get that collar straight and walk in with the attitude of being a fashion boss! Raising scores to modern ethnic fashion are high necklines. Shirt collars, polo necks as well closed necklines make some the latest trends for formal wear as well as casual and party wear kurtis and tunics. These details speak modesty and tend to give a crisp look to the garment. A pair of studs or danglers works as smart accessories for such tunics!
Gatherings all the way
Whether it’s your best friend’s pre-wedding party or just a shopping trip out, a pleated kurti or one with heavy gatherings on the waistline can be counted on as chic and comfortable ethnic wear! These Anarkali style midi and floor-length tunics have taken over as popular festive wear options too. From the local store to the most glamorous fashion runway, you can find these flared silhouettes everywhere!
Double layered kurtis are another rising trend. These silhouettes look like a set of medium-length kurti paired with a long skirt but is in fact one single garment. The upper layer usually has a different colour and print, and may be detailed with slits and side tie-ups. That sounds like an interesting and easy-to-carry thing right? These layered kurtis make a trendy and comfortable wardrobe option for casual wear as well as informal get-togethers like kitty parties. You can pick Bohemian, tribal or tassel add-ons for such garments.
Panels and collage
How about wearing a garment that has multiple pieces of fabric stitched together? Panelling adds an element of interest to the garment while giving it a quirky and collage-like look. A lot of designers these days have been experimenting with long panels along the length or flare of the kurti as well as uneven geometrical designs created by stitching fabrics having different prints and colours. A multi-print panelled kurti needs less or no accessorizing and can make a captivating wardrobe!
Flares with a split
Trailing the growing demand for fusion-wear, long and flared tunics detailed with front slit have hit the market and have been quickly embraced by young fashion enthusiasts. A lot of young girls these days are seen sporting such front slit kurtis with ripped denims, shorts, skirts and even palazzos. From colleges to family parties, these front slit kurtis have been quite a rage!
Having the latest trends is extremely important if you do not want your wardrobe to be tagged as ‘out-dated’. So these were the trending styles in kurtis and tunics. In our upcoming posts we will keep you updated with latest trends for other ethnic silhouettes like sarees, lehenga cholis and salwar suits as well!
Keep looking stylish!