Indian wear has always been your fall-back option. When you cannot find anything to wear to work, you pick a kurta, pair it up with leggings and are good to go. But there are many more options to choose from. We list 5 types of kurtas you can wear to office.
Sherwani-style Kurta: For an androgynous twist, go for a sherwani kurta with mandarin collar. Pick colours like white and beige and accessorise the look with some jewellery such as temple or tribal jewellery.
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Asymmetrical Kurtas: Bored of the usual cotton kurtas? Then go for this style. With low-high hemline, they are suitable for all body types and add a touch of glam to your usual looks. A printed or Ikat kurta pared with leggings is ideal for a formal as well as informal look. You can try these kurtas in flowing materials for best effect.
A-line Kurta: This style was first showcased by Christian Dior for their Spring 1995 line. A-line refers to the triangle shape of the dress; it generally flares out from just below the bust to the bottom of the hem. It fits all body types and can be paired with platforms or strappy sandals. A-line kurtas mostly end at the knees, though sometimes, you can get shorter styles as well. It suits women with pear-shaped bodies.
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Kaftan Kurta: The kaftan style was famously worn in the 1960s by Elizabeth Taylor, who helped the style go from a traditional outfit for men to a chic garment for women. If your kurta has wide-sleeves, open neckline and maybe an empire waist, it is likely to be a kaftan kurta. It suits women with curvy bodies.
Long Kurtas: Straight-fit long kurtas, teamed with palazzos or cigarette pants, look trendy at work. For a formal meeting, you can even go for a straight-fit, monochrome kurta with formal trousers. A tie-and-dye kurta paired with a skirt can also be an off-beat look for Fridays.
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