Different types of kurti for your body type

Different types of kurti for your body type

Kurtas and kurtis have become an integral part of every woman's wardrobe. Such is the popularity of this ensemble that you will find  kurtas for every age and every taste flooding the markets now a days. From a religious Puja to an important work meeting, there is a kurti for every occasion but many of us feel completely lost when shopping for that perfect kurta for our body shape. After all, what looks good on the mannequin or a certain Ms XYZ, may or may not flatter you as much and vice versa. In our quest to find the right kurti for ourselves, we should keep our body shape in mind as it makes a lot of difference. Here are a few styling tips to select the right kind of kurti pattern for your body shape-

APPLE SHAPED BODY

YOUR BODY TYPE CHARACTERSTICS: A big chest and round tummy with slim legs and hips

KURTI STYLES FOR YOU:

 

Go for Kurtis that are in darker shades. You should try to stick to Cotton kurtis and silk kurtis as they do not cling to the body. Simple A-line designer kurtis that flow seamlessly will work wonders for you.  Try picking necklines that are V-shaped or embellished so to draw attention to your well endowed bust. Ladies Kurtis with embroideries around the hem and shoulder design are ideal for you and so are flared and cuffed sleeves.

 

PEAR SHAPED BODY

YOUR BODY TYPE CHARACTERSTICS: Narrow shoulders with slim arms and neck, and broader hips, thighs and legs

KURTI STYLES FOR YOU:

 

Try pairing Darker lowers with lighter kurtis that draw attention to the torso. Anarkalis and flared kurtis  work well for you.  Go for necklines such as collar pattern, boat neck and square neck style. Textured or printed kurtis draws attention to the upper body. You can pick sleeves that make your arms look fuller like bishop and rouched. Add length to your body by wearing straight cut long kurtis.

 

BANANA SHAPED BODY

YOUR BODY TYPE CHARACTERSTICS: Straight shoulder line and rib cage, straight hips and butt, slightly defined waist & average tummy.

KURTI STYLES FOR YOU:

 

For a banana body shape like that, you can pick wear kurtis with broad & deep neck. Try to create an illusion of a defined waist by opting for belts over the kurti. Choose kurtis that make you appear curvaceous. Anarkalis or kurtis in heavy fabric will add  desirable volume. Go for slimmer and sleeker bottoms like churidars and legging. Kurtis with a nipped or clinched waist are your best friends. You can also try short cotton kurtis with front placket, panel detailing or pleats

 

HOURGLASS SHAPED BODY

YOUR BODY TYPE CHARACTERSTICS: A narrow waist and wider hips and bust – every woman’s dream!

KURTI STYLES FOR YOU:

 

You are blessed woman and can carry off almost all types and styles of kurti with ease! Kurtis that accentuate that enviable waist suits your body shape the best. Go for a good fit with a flare. Take attention away from your heavy bust by wearing deep necks that streamline the chest area. Pair your kurtis with pallazos or straightcut bottoms to add length. Keep away from anti fitted kurtis that hide you lovely curves.

 

INVERTED TRIANGLE BODY

YOUR BODY TYPE CHARACTERSTICS:  A smaller bottom half than the top, no definition between waist and hips, straight and squared shoulder line.

KURTI STYLES FOR YOU:

 

Stylish kurtis with Raglan sleeve tend to create and illusion of a more evenly distributed curves. Opt for kurtis that define your waist. Go for Flared kurtis that fit well at the bust and try Deep neck designs that  take attention away from the broad shoulders. Choose long kurtis that do not hug the hips. Wear layered lowers like patiala or skirts with short kurtis. Anything with strong shoulder detailing or high necklines should be preferably avoided.

 

PETITE FRAMED BODY

YOUR BODY TYPE CHARACTERSTICS: You’re short and you have a narrow frame

KURTI STYLES FOR YOU:

 

While you should use your kurtas to put your slim body on display, you should also look at adding some volume to your frame. Opt for halters, off- shoulders or bold sleeves and necklines to highlight your assets. Go with silhouettes with a flowy bottom half to add some bulk to your body. Avoid kurti design that end mid-thigh as they will cut your body awkwardly and make you look shorter. So either pick long lengths or very short ones that end at your upper thigh. You can play with large prints, embellishments, layering and colours too in order to create a sense of “largeness”.

 

FULLER FIGURED BODY

YOUR BODY TYPE CHARACTERSTICS: Very curvy body, with a voluptuous bust and butt

KURTI STYLES FOR YOU:

 

Straight-cut kurtas (the longer the better) are ideal for those with fuller figures. Kaftans can be your go-to as well. As far as possible, try and wear the same colour (preferably dark ones )head-to-toe as it makes for a slimming silhouette. Large prints won’t work in your favour as they will make you look broader and curvier than you are. Strike a balance between too tight and too loose, and always make sure your wrists and collarbones are visible. Avoid high necklines as they can make you look bulky and top-heavy.

So the next time you go for shopping kurtis online, do keep these pointers in mind according to your body shape and grab the latest kurti design accordingly. Happy Shopping!

 

 

 


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