Enough has been said about the kurta, a humble garment that will have you sailing through the day in effortless fashion, whatever the occasion may be. From coming in handy for ceremonies to go all out in traditional Indian attire, to being a staple in numerous wardrobes for day-to-day wear. The kurta is classic, ever-evolving, and never denied the popular vote.
If we go by the ‘something old, something new’ maxim, the kurta and palazzo might as well be an ideal match, both complementing each other yet not overpowering one another. A break from the super-traditional offerings, the pairing allows you to experiment and develop your own personal style, thus giving way to a new-age contemporary look, if that may be on your mind. And 2020 will be different, let's make sure of that!
Kurta & Palazzo: A Breezy Summer Hit
The linen and cotton kurtas on our radar form the perfect summer-appropriate outfits, especially when worn with palazzos that bring out the best. Since there is no time like summer to put the outfit to use, we thought of speeding up your decision making to get you the best of the kurta and palazzo picks, courtesy Bollywood. Don’t let the rising mercury subdue your comfortable at-home style.
During a Holi outing this year, Kareena Kapoor Khan chose a pristine white cotton kurta and flared palazzos to go with it. Along with it came a chiffon dupatta with tone on tone embroidery giving us a functional look for summer and lessons in how to style a kurta and palazzo.
The actress’s powder blue kurta and straight palazzo look is one you can cop to switch up to fuss-free summer style. Not to mention the noticeable flared sleeves which are making it a great going-out option to save for the future.
Anushka Sharma’s kurta and palazzo outfit is a lesson in styling two subtle colours without having a malfunction. The off-white top and the flared palazzos in faded brown give us an on-point colour pairing to keep cool this summer. Are you taking notes?
If you are more inclined towards patterns, we recommend Alia Bhatt’s look. The faded colour scheme with notes of pink beautifully highlights the floral motifs--a breezy pick that promises ease in the sweltering summer heat. We love!
Making another strong case for patterns and prints is Kiara Advani’s airport look from the days gone by. A chic all-over print kurta teamed with straight palazzos is a look you might want to join the #KurtaTwitter bandwagon.
Faded pastels are still in and when it comes to summer, you might want to incorporate them for an easy-breezy utilitarian outfit. Case in point for a strong pastel attire: Sara Ali Khan's airport look with a sheer dupatta featuring hints of green. And don't miss out on those juttis!
You wouldn't be alone if you wished to inject some colour in your summer wardrobe with a kurta and palazzo pick, in which case, Deepika Padukone's vibrant ensemble comes in handy to serve as inspiration. Pick one in the colour you prefer, without forgoing ease. Here's what we recommend: