Are you wearing your kurtas right?

You know when you buy a kurta that looked fabulous in the store but somehow just doesn’t have that appeal when you wear it? Turns out there is an ideal kind of kurta out there for you. Here’s a checklist to help you find your kind of kurta, according to your body type.

The apple-shaped body

An apple-shaped body is characterised by a top-heavy, full frame. Cotton or silk kurtas in dark shades that do not cling to your body can help your upper body appear slimmer. You can accentuate your lower half further with flared A-line kurtas and pair them up with pants. V-necks or embroidered collars and hems also help the look. Choose between flared or cuffed sleeves and cement your style statement.

Pear-shaped body


A slim upper body is yours to flaunt. Light coloured kurtas teamed up with darker lowers can be very flattering for your body type. Anarkalis and flared kurtas with long hemlines can add height.Collared patterns, boat and square necks are perfect for this body shape. Try kurtas in textured or prints. Bishop and ruched sleeves can make your arms seem fuller, accentuating your upper half and creating a balance.

For the petite frame

To bring out your curves more prominently, use belts over your kurta to enhance the shape of your waist. Choose from flowing afghan silhouettes or anarkalis to add volume to your frame. Slim, sleek bottoms like jeggings, and churidars can further add contrast and put focus on your upper body. A broad and deep neck, with a front placket or pleats can complete the look.

The hour glass figure

Often touted as the much-desired body type, you have a plethora of kurta options to choose from. Don kurtas that define your waist. A well-fitting kurta with a flare can do wonders for your fashion quotient. Deep necks can also help streamline the chest area. Palazzos or straight cut bottoms add length and suit your body type well. Floor-sweeping abaya style suits in light fabrics like Chiffon are your ideal match for a night-out.

The athletic figure

It’s not difficult finding an ideal match for a slim, slender body like yours. Choose well-fitting flared kurtas that define the waist. Deep and low necklines are the way to go for this body shape. Layered lowers or skirts with short kurtas are an ideal match to contrast your tall frame. Avoid strong shoulder detailing and high necklines.

While there are the most suitable styles according to your shape, don't be afraid to try new stuff and mix-n-match. Up your style with the right kurta, right away.