Summer calls for easy-breezy clothing. Something that lets you breathe without making you look homeless. But wearing sundresses and mini-skirts isn’t always a good idea given the wrath of heat and tanning. And bodycons, jeggings, tight tanks take a great deal of courage to wear and survive the day in. So, what are we saying, wear kurta sets every day? Of course not! We can’t take the summer love away from you.
Take a cue from the gorgeous Dia Mirza and see how to nail the summer, celebrity style.
Are these dresses? Or are these kurtas? Well, let’s save you the illusion, these are kurta dresses! A kurta dress is basically a kurta that can also be worn as a dress (or vice versa). They’re usually of calf to ankle length and don’t have the traditional side slits. For example, this is a kurta dress:
On the other hand - this is a kurta, not a kurta dress:
Are you ready to spend the rest of the summer like the diva? Keep your twirl at the ready...
Here are our 10 favourite kurta dresses for a hawa-hawai summer:
The floral pattern is a summer favourite for ages now and 2018 can’t stop us from wearing it more. Want the secret to make the office a happy place? Dress up! You’ll feel the confidence reflect in yourself and your work too. Plus, compliments are always welcome. This dusty pink printed kurta dress is like a ‘feel-good movie’, makes you feel at ease and positive. Yes, clothes can do more than fashion.
Do You Sea Green?
Speaking of fashion, this mint green midi is not supposed to be missed. The soothing hues will make even your mom want to borrow the dress from you. Accessorise with drop earrings and juttis for an elegant look. You could also pair it with white sneakers and a cool backpack to ace the college girl look. Sunglasses optional (but appreciated).
Are your hoops bored of your jeans and top look? Make them feel special again with this bright kurta dress. Think lots of metallic bangles, winged eyeliner and a bold lipper to go with it. And have you tried a half-tie hairdo? It’s time that you do! They’re so cool, all bloggers are doing it, even your fave Cherry.
Monochrome Mondays, Maybe?
Are you a fan of black and white everything? Do you love monochrome as much as Karisma Kapoor? Then this flared kurta dress is just perfect for you. Wear it with brogues and carry a handheld bag to work. You could also cinch a belt around your waist to get your celeb-approved street style game on. Although, a Saturday calls for summer sliders and sangria. The dress is in your court. Take your pick.
Not So Dirty Fellow!
When you want to feel like an eye-candy, look like an eye-candy. This yellow and magenta floral maxi is what Sunday brunches are made of. Get your brand new mules out of the box and march into the nearest buffet. Thank us in the comment section for brightening up your day.
Who says you can’t wear a kurta to a night party? Wear this bad boy as a dress to your next night out with stilettos and accessorise with a statement clutch. You’ll own the night, baby! No more sucking in your tummy to fit into that bodycon dress. Give your LBD a pink upgrade.
White Is Right
This kurta dress is already in my closet for the pure love of white and I couldn’t help but recommend it here. I’ve been wearing it for months now and not once have I felt the need to wear my palazzos with it. There are so many ways to style it - with an ethnic choker, with pom-pom earrings, with a crossbody bag or even with low-ankle sneakers, yes! Bun-up or hair down, summer is in school.
Can’t decide between solid or print? No worries! Wear them together with this maroon printed kurta dress. You know what footwear will look good with this? Gladiators. Tie-up and style-up this season, ladies.
Suit Your Stripe Type
Horizontal or vertical, the stripe fight is never-ending. Well, to hell with it. Get your hands on this anarkali style kurta dress for your next lunch date with your bestie. The navy and white colour play is soothing to look at and versatile. Pair your tan brown accessories with it to break the stripe-tony. Psst… a little bit of sea salt spray won’t hurt either.
Rager In Red
It suits every skin tone, works during the day as well the night, is classy and casual at the same time, red is that summer colour we can’t get enough of. This midi dress with contrasting flute sleeves has boho chic written all over it. Accessorise with jewellery of your choice, the statement sleeves will steal the show.
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