Our wardrobes consist of a variety of ethnic wear. From kurtas to Anarkali and fusion wear, we love stocking up on all the lovely ethnic wear we like. But knowing the 3 W’s – When, Where and What is very essential! For instance, if you are clueless about it, there’s no point emptying your pockets to buy the lovely ethnic wear. In order to look elegant and to rock that kurta or ethnic wear, it’s time for some sorting! However, the current trends are all about modern drapes, colors, print, and silhouettes. Therefore, with so many options all over, it all comes down to picking up the right suit for the right occasion.
Scroll away to find all your kurta answers as to what to wear and where to wear it –
Casual wear has to be something that is breezy and easy to carry throughout the day. And ethnic wear is a great option! However, we prefer cotton kurtas as casual wear as they are extremely comfortable. For instance, ditch dupattas if possible and keep it simple and casual.
What are casual wear options?
- Salwar kameez or Patiala set
- Palazzo with Kurta
- Jeans with Short Kurta
In conclusion, fabrics that are light – Lucknowi or Chikankari kurta sets.
Depending on one’s work environment and the nature of work one can opt for a variety of ethnic wear. From layering to keeping it crisp and formal or semi-formal, there’s a lot of scope to experiment. In other words, opt for fabrics that don’t need much maintenance.
What are the office or work wear options?
- Layered kurtas or kurta with long shrugs
- Palazzo set
- Cigarette Pants or Patiala with Kurta
- High-low or Asymmetrical Kurtas
Be it for a party or for a small gathering, sometimes picking ethnic wear is a good option. For instance, you can experiment with silhouettes, styles, and patterns. Or make it fun fusion wear. In other words, anything that’s flowly, embellished or indo-western works great as stylish party wear.
What are the Party wear options?
- Slit Kurtas with Palazzo
- Asymmetrical or Anarkali
- Tunics with Cigarette pants or Straight pants
- Kurta with voluminous flowy Skirt
Wedding / Festive Wear
In India, there are a lot of festivals all year round. In addition, festivals have excitement and a happy vibe. This is what makes us want to dress up fancy or rather dress up desi for it. Opt for vibrant colors and style them in fun ways. Pick some traditional fabrics like Silks, Brocade, Chanderi or Velvet.
Similarly, when it comes to attending weddings, you have to take it up a notch! Indian weddings consist of everything shiny and blingy with embellishments of zardosi work. Weddings are the place where you can go all out with your ethnic wear and be desi. Opt for bold vibrant colors and fun silhouettes and patterns.
What are the Festive or Wedding wear options?
- Floor length Anarkalis
- Silk or heavily embellished outfits
- Kurtas with skirts
- Palazzo sets with heavy designer or heritage dupattas
Therefore, you know which kurtas you could wear and where you could wear them!
Above all, Hope this helped you in sorting them out as per occasions!