The evolution of Indian wear is getting more stylish by the year... better yet, more convenient by the year. No grace lost, a million life hacks found. When it comes to easy-to-style desi wear, there's one hack Indian women are glad to have on their side. Even though we love the dupatta in all its 2-meter glory, sometimes it's a whole lot easier to go without it.
When you want to wear something ethnic to work, it's not the best to have a dupatta, on top of all those PPTs, to take care of. Or when you're at a wedding sangeet but the dupatta gets in the way of your groovy moves... we wouldn't want that, would we? No. Worry not, my dears. Suit sets, which are just as 'desi' sans the dupatta, wait ahead. Scroll away to explore all kinds of suit sets, traditional and fusion, that are worthy of your wardrobe, this season:
With all that gota work who needs a dupatta? All the better to dance in! Add statement jhumkas and juttis to your outfit and you're gold.
POPxo recommends: Tiered Anarkali Kurta with Churidar (Rs 3,499) by Imara
We're a fan of breezy Jaipuri floral prints and especially when there's two of 'em! This suit set with a casual kurta and tiered skirt is a perfect pick to run errands in. You don't want a dupatta annoying you while you're shopping, trust me.
POPxo recommends: Cream & Green Printed Kurta with Skirt (Rs 1,099) by Gerua
Diwali festivities are going to be a cakewalk with suit sets like this around! With a teal cropped jacket to brighten things up in this cream ensemble, it doesn't need a dupatta to shake things up.
POPxo recommends: Cream Printed Palazzo Kurta Set (Rs 3,149) by Jaipuri Kurti
Whether it's a movie date or just a lunch with your girls, this lilac kurta and cropped pants suit set is a fusion look that looks 100x better than it would with a dupatta. Agreed?
POPxo recommends: Floral Print Flared Kurta with Pants (Rs 1,749) by Bitterlime
Is it a trench coat? Is it is an anarkali? It's a bit of both, TBH and it is a lovely shade of mint! It is ALSO an outfit you don't need to add a dupatta to.
POPxo recommends: Green Embroidered Kurta with Trousers (Rs 3,999) by All About You
Burgundy is about to be big in autumn and we recommend a chic combination like this kurti and dhoti pants for your desi wardrobe. You don't need to carry a dupatta with this suit set thanks to the fun tassel statement detail and edgy pants.
POPxo recommends: Maroon Solid Kurta with Dhoti Pants (Rs 1,799) by Nayo
Pink is an all-year-round colour but that's not why we're in love with this suit set. Here's why - the delicate pink and white floral embroidery along the colour, the printed palazzos AND the fact it's just as graceful without a dupatta!
POPxo recommends: Pink Floral Embroidered Ethnic Set (Rs 2,299) by Vark
Pick a desi suit set with a flowy jacket if you love the vibe of a dupatta but hate the hassle that comes with it. This teal number is perfect, isn't it?
POPxo recommends: Sleeveless Straight Kurta with Gillet & Pencil Pant Set (Rs 1,799) by Avaasa Set
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