Blooming flowers giving way to colourful days- sending the winter chill away- the sun shining brighter- it’s spring time again! As equinox comes closer it’s time for a wardrobe refresh, putting those heavy layers out of your sight and sporting easy-breezy silhouettes with energetic hues- welcoming the season of Spring-Summer 2019 with fresh fashion.

Kurtis are the ‘in thing’ this season

It has been almost two decades since kurtis were introduced to the Indian market. After a quick pervasion kurtis are today one of the most sought-after ethno-contemporary wear garments, comfort and trend quotient being the prime reasons for their growing popularity. Amazing innovations in kurtis every now and then are another reason for them becoming the most-loved Indian garment of the decade.

Kurti styles for SS 2019

The worst nightmare a fashion maven can have is- stepping out in an outdated ensemble! Even if you’re not the paranoid one, keeping yourself up-to-date can have good social payoffs. Talking about the latest trends in kurtis- a single trip to a mall or 5 minutes of browsing will expose you to hundreds of kurti styles which of course will leave you confused, and that is where we step in! We’ve compiled a list of the latest kurtis styles and must-haves for this season-

  • Majestically flared

Beige Muslin Cotton Printed Kurti

Your favourite anarkali suits have a younger sibling- anarkali kurtis! Flared and super comfortable, these tunics look chic and graceful. You can wear them almost everywhere- as ethnic dresses or with palazzos/leggings. For the upcoming summer season, you can stock up on long cotton anarkali kurtis- being prepared in time to face the heat in style!

  • Peplum and tie-ups

Yellow Art Silk Peplum Kurti with Dhoti Bottom

Frock-style kurtis or popularly known as peplum kurtis are another trend- pervading wider this season. These tops look pretty and feminine while being a modish cover for a heavy pelvic frame. Traditional kedia-style kurtis which are overlapping peplum tops with tie-up details have been witnessing a growing fandom among young women and fusion-lovers. You can wear them with a skirt, trousers or with dhoti pants!

  • Multi-panelled

Neha Sharma Blue and Green Cotton Designer Printed Kurti

Multiple panels with varied prints can make an interesting collage over garments. Simple straight-cut kurtis as well as fancy designer ones can be adorned with panels, adding mild to loud drama to your look. Multi-panelled colour-block kurtis with contrasting tones like orange, blue and green or with the classic red-black-white trio are best suited for the ones who are averse to blending in with the masses.

  • Shirt style kurtis

Cream Khadi Ruffle Sleeves Top with Cropped Pants

This one is for every girl boss! A shirt collar kurti neckline looks formal and goes well for your am to pm look. While short shirt kurtis with buttons on the upper half look chic with a pair of cotton trousers, shirt style kurtis with a complete button down detail can be re-styled as a jacket during winters. The tunics look best when accessorized with stud earrings- beaded, stoned or oxidized, shorter earrings will best complement the closed neckline.

  • Layered and tiered

Grey Rayon Double Layered Kurti With Printed Stole

Silk with georgette- net with art silk- placing two fabrics over each other gives a voluminous look to a kurti. Dual-layered maxi kurtis look balanced on the lines of being dressy, simple and modest- meant for women of all age groups. They look better with flattering materials, especially when the upper layer is translucent and the lower one is printed. Tiered kurtis are for the ones who love being dramatic- they look dreamy and ethereal! For a social get-together, you can sport a red silk maxi kurti having a tiered flare and accessorize it with minimalistic jewellery. Adding a red rose hair accessory will give a fabulous vintage appeal to your look!

  • Stripes & Animal prints

Black and Off White Rayon High Low Printed Kurti

Some prints rush in and stay for a couple of seasons- being a breather from classics like flower prints. This season is all about stripes and animal prints. Stripes have been around for quite some time now, while animal prints- leopard, zebra and snakeskin prints are picking up slowly in the ethnic-wear segment. Being loud is the new route to getting appreciated and if you have the urge to stand out- then animal print and striped kurtis are perfect for you!

  • Jacket kurtis

Black and Beige Muslin Cotton Printed Designer Kurti with Long Jacket

Every other day you feel like stepping out wearing something different, surprising your audience with your new looks. Kurtis with detachable layers like long and short jackets expand your scope for style experiments, with the ability of being worn in a number of ways. All you need is- a few good jacket kurtis where you can mix-and-match layers and create a number of ensembles with just a few garments. Jacket suits– the plain ones with embroidered layers are perfect for after-office socializing, adding a jacket to your plain kurti with a few accessories is easier than carrying and getting into an entirely different garment.

  • Cowl and drapes

Pink Rayon Dhoti Style Kurti

Scallop drapes, dupatta drapes- pleated and gathered fabric falling over the kurti can beautifully uplift your attire. If you’re looking for party-wear kurtis then drapes are the details to look out for- a fusion of elegance and mild loudness- drapes look extremely graceful and sensually appealing.

  • Front slit long tunics

Pink Rayon Long Kurti Thread Embroidery

Want to flaunt your well-toned mid-riff? Then all you need is a flared tunic with a long front slit and a pair of denims- an ensemble that will establish your entity as an invincible diva! Well if you’re not the bold one, then a front slit georgette kurti worn with high-waist palazzo pants is a snazzy casual-wear option. You can even pair such a top with a lehenga skirt since indo-western lehenga suits are also quite in vogue.

  • Basics

Orange Rayon Short Tunic

The fundamentals- a plain cotton straight-cut kurti, a black A-line georgette kurti, a white short kurti, a colourful floral printed kurti– your closet- at all times should stocked with basics. These go-to garments come to your rescue when you cannot decide what to wear, for basics are safe options- they are immune to being judged on the lines of fashion.

There are many other kurti styles available in the market and while practically you cannot own all of them, the ones mentioned above would be sufficient to go through the spring-summer season of 2019 with a good style score!