India, and its great culture, has always fascinated foreigners with its unmatched charm. Even the clothes worn by Indians seem to inspire fashion throughout the world. What used to be the status symbol of the Romans has been worn by the Indian masses since ages, the only difference being, it was not publicized. Yes, here we’re talking about the Indian tunics or what is popularly known as ‘kurtis’. A right combination of kurti can make you ready to rock a party or to attend a modest concert or even a traditional wedding ceremony. Tunic or kurti is normally teamed with a pair of trousers or jeans. Even with long skirts, it makes great combination. Want to get detailed information about India tunics? If yes, then read through the following lines.
Evolved Version of Kurti
In the western countries, tunic was worn by the male community in religious ceremonies. It was teamed with an under toga, popularly known as a sari. Tunic reflected the status of the wearer, by the presence of stripes and the ornamentation on it. It was only in the later centuries that the India version of tunic i.e. ‘kameez’ or ‘kurti’ caught the eye. However, since then, there has been no looking back for this beautiful attire. So, kurti became the latest fashion statement, for both Indians and foreigners. The traditional version of ‘kurti’ paved way to a more stylized look, which synced well in the modern era. With time, the Indian tunic has evolved to suit the taste of the wearer and it is substantiated by the fact that these kurtis are well liked and admired by the westerners.
Available In Vast Range
The most intriguing factor about kurti is that it can be made in various styles to suit the needs of the wearer and the occasion. Right from simple fitted kurti to Angrakha style, the options of designing are endless. A-line style and kurta-style are the other two types found in the market. Talking about the simple fitted kurti, it is made as per the measurements of the wearer, making it as fit as possible, but allowing the ease of movement.
The Angrakha style is the modern version of the yesteryear tunics worn by musicians of the royal court. The kurti, in this style, has one side of the shirt overlapping the other, at the side. Coming to A-line style, just as the name suggests, the kurti, takes the shape of an A. It is fitted at the top and widens up, as the length of the shirt increases. The last type of tunic is the kurta style, wherein the fitting of the garment is loose. Such type of tunic has a collar.
You might be surprised to know that almost every type of fabric can be employed to make Indian tunics. So, be it silk, cotton, chiffon, crepe or georgette, you are sure to get a terrific and striking kurti at your disposal. The material is mostly selected on the basis of the occasion wherein it will be worn. These days, khadi kurtis are also becoming quite popular.
Embroidered tunics look decent, yet chick! Moreover, you have various types of embroideries like chikankari, cut-work, appliqué, etc, to set you perfectly for any occasion. For getting a modish look, stone-work and bead-work also work great over any tunic. Resembling the current fashion trends, designer kurtis are getting complete attention at the moment. So, if you’ve not yet tried Indian tunic, get yourself a ‘kurti’ and be ready to drench yourself in a shower of compliments!!