There are those who feel that that the Indian wardrobe is quite limited in its options and that there are not enough choices to actually build a wardrobe that is suitable for all kinds of occasions and events. Those who think like that would be far from the truth, because if they were to venture onto the website of Shree or walk into one of the retail stores, they would come to see that just the range of branded kurtis online would be enough to curate a glamourous and practical wardrobe.
Welcome to the world of Shree, where you can find an online kurtis collection as well as kurtas selection that is not only massive, but also created to match the tastes of literally every woman! There are options in terms of colours, prints, patterns, fabrics, cuts, sizes, prices and more – all you need to do is come and start shopping!
But before you go into your shopping frenzy, it might be wise to spend a little time trying to understand the types of kurtas and kurtis, because not only will that give you a better understanding of the options that you have, but also how you can use and style them.
Here are the most popular and commonly found styles of kurtis and kurtas:
- Long and straight – This is perhaps one of the best known and most popular of kurtas and while the longer versions are the kurtas, you will be able to find straight short kurta for women with ease. What is really wonderful about these straight kurtas and kurtis is that you can wear and style them in multiple ways. While the short kurti works great with jeans, trousers, skirts and palazzos, the long kurta can be worn with all these as well as leggings and salwars to create more traditional looks. Generally, long kurtas will have slits on either side, allowing for easier movement. Depending on what type of look you are aiming to create, you can add accessories such as oxidised silver earrings or neckpieces.
- A-line – This is an extremely popular version that is much loved by all age groups, especially youngsters, because the A-line short kurti can offer a really fun, yet traditional look. The short kurta with palazzo is a really cool and casual look and the same kurta will look really fun when paired with jeans or skirts. And when you take the long A-line kurta, you have the perfect way to create a casual or formal traditional look. A-line kurta can work well not only with leggings, but also with salwars, palazzos, palazzo pants and even dhoti pants, each giving you a slightly different look.
- Anarkali – A style that has been around since time immemorial, women have been using this pattern since the early 1940s and it has kept returning over time, because it is truly a classic. It is said that the name Anarkali was given to this style because it was made most popular by Madhubala, who played the namesake in the move Mughal-e-Azam. This incredibly graceful and elegant style of kurta works for not only most situations, but also for most body types and age groups, which is why it is so popular. Although the original and most popular pairing with an anarkali kurta was a churidar or a legging, these days it is being worn with palazzo pants and even full-length skirts.
- Flared – Even though they could look like a lot like Anarkalis, there are some inherent differences in the flared kurtas and kurtis. For starters, anarkalis tend to be on the longer side, but you will be able to find short flared kurtis for women at Shree. Perhaps the most basic difference between anarkali and flared is that anarkalis tend to be fitted at the waist or just under the bust, but the flared is a lot looser and easy going. Depending on the length of the kurta, you will be able to wear it with anything from a legging or salwar to a pair of jeans or a skirt. There are several women, who actually like to wear longer flared kurtas like a dress too!
- Angarakha – What is interesting is that the angarakha was initially worn by men, more importantly, the musicians in the courts of kings; but over time, this has become one of the most loved trendy kurtis for ladies. The angarakha is very easy to distinguish – the design has a flap like layer, where one goes over the other and the same is held together at the chest with a strap or a dori. There is generally a latkan or pom-pom or some dangling accessory at the end of the straps. This is a wonderful choice for casual as well as special occasions, because its very easy to glam it up! And what is great about this style is that you can pair it with so many options – leggings, skirts, palazzos, straight pants; the options are pretty much endless!
- Floor length – Made very popular by the movie and entertainment industry, as the name suggests, these types of long kurtis for women are so long that they literally touch the floor. You will be able to find floor length versions of anarkalis, angarakhas and flared kurtas and each will offer you a superior look, simply because it tends to look very royal and elegant. Since its floor length, you get to choose whether you want to wear it as a dress or wear it with leggings or churidar.
And while these are most of the classic kurtas and kurtis designs, there are a lot more modern versions that have been popping up in recent times and some have really caught on.
- Asymmetrical – So there is no specific style when it comes to this style of kurta, which is why it is called asymmetrical! These types of stylish kurti for girls could be long in the back and shorter in the front or they could be longer on the sides and shorter in the front and back or they could be the other way round! The choice of how to create these types of kurtas often lies with the design team, but no matter which you choose, you can be pretty sure that you will look cool. Yet again, this wonderful style allows you to create multiple looks, because they can go with leggings, jeggings, pants, palazzos, jeans and more – that is a choice that remains with you!
- Shirt style – Inspired by the formal button-down shirt, the shirt style of kurtas has become extremely popular, especially with the working women, because it accords a sense of sophistication, without having to go completely Western in the look. When you have a stylish kurta for women that has been created in the shirt style, you can team it with formal pants, jeans or leggings and ensure that your look has a touch of formal. However, there have been fun iterations of the same look in the recent past and designers are using the base to create multiple interesting looks.
When you shop at Shree, you not only get to see what is latest and trending in the world of fashion, but you get to build your own unique and carefully curated wardrobe that is just for you. Shree has gone beyond just being a renowned online kurtis brand – it has become an inherent part of who you are!