Who doesn’t love a good skirt? We sure do! And not just for the weekends. A smart skirt also provides one a welcome reprieve from wearing trousers and salwar suits day in and day out at the office. If you’re looking to inject some fun into your work wardrobe, then turn to some desi designs. Ethnic skirts have been around forever (obviously!), and are fast regaining popularity as everyday wear. Feminine and comfortable, and in a range of prints, cuts and colours, these Indian skirts for the workplace are bound to make you the belle of the boardroom!
1. Diya Cotton Lemon Printed Skirt on Jabong
This rogan print (typical of the Kutch District of Gujarat) is as feminine as they come. The colours are bright, but still office appropriate - just enough to brighten up your day. Wear it with a tucked-in white shirt, thong slippers and a sling bag. It’s perfect for a team lunch.
2. Cotton Kalamkari Combination Print Short Skirt by Fabindia
Smart, well-fitted and versatile, this one is right on trend! It helps that midi skirts are a particular rage right now. You can wear this skirt with a black top, blazer and kitten heels when heading into that big presentation.
3. 9rasa Cotton Hand-Block-Printed Border Skirt on Lime Road
This maxi skirt with a block print and delicate zari work is the perfect AM to PM piece your wardrobe needs. Wear it with a panelled monochrome blouse for work, and change into a racer-back post office hours. Twice the charm, right?
You’ll be thankful for this wool shawl fabric skirt once winter hits! The sober colour allows you to get experimental with the styling, and we’re thinking a black inner, red blazer and canvas shoes. Desi chic meets sporty luxe, anyone?
We are strong believers in the impact of the good ol’ leheriya print. Which is why this one is a no-brainer! Don’t be wary because of the colour. Work wear doesn’t always have to be restricted to blacks and blues, after all. What are casual Fridays for? This one is just what you need to paint the workplace red!
6. Ruhaan's Self-Design Women's A-line Skirt on Flipkart
If you want to go that extra traditional mile, then a bandhej print with a sprinkle of mirror work is a great way to do it. And this red-and-yellow buy fits the bill perfectly. Since the skirt is so bright, opt for a simple top and fuss-free accessories to make sure your office look isn’t too OTT.
7. Block Print Jaipuri Wraparound Skirt on Shop at Places
Jaipuri block prints have never really gone out of fashion. In fact, if you dig around in your mom’s closet, you are bound to find one. But if you are looking to buy yourself one, this versatile number is a great option. Pair it with a short white tunic and some silver jewellery for an authentic ethnic look.
8. Floral Border Green Sarong (Phanek) on In On It
If standing out in a crowd of similarly dressed women is your thing, then this Manipuri style skirt is a sure-shot winner! Pair it with a cream shirt and throw in a thin tan belt and nude heels, and you’re all set to rock your conference.