We cannot stress enough upon the fact that Kurtis have attained cult status in every woman's wardrobe. Young or old, traditional or modern, homemaker or working professional, irrespective of caste, creed, geographical boundaries, Kurtis are everywhere. They make an excellent choice for any occasion or casual wear as they can be adapted in several ways. Be it a formal function or a casual day in, you can rely on the kurti to see you through with style and ease. And if you thought that focusing on sleeves is frivolous attention to unnecessary detail, think again. Sleeves are even more important than ever, often responsible for making or breaking the entire look.
Not just sleeves styles of kurtis, the fashion scene worldwide seems transfixed on unique and elaborate sleeve designs. In fact, the whole garment's design ambit nowadays rests largely on the shoulder (pun intended) of the sleeves.
There are various different kind of Kurti sleeve designs that are trending big-time currently and we have narrowed down the best ones for your various needs-
As the name suggests, these are shaped like bells and the bell shape can start anywhere, right from the shoulder level or the elbow or more popularly, it flares up after 3/4th of the sleeve. This style is suitable mostly for semi formal or formal wear kurtis as the shape gives it a slight extravagant look.
COLD SHOULDER SLEEVES ￼
Cold shoulders are just enough exciting as to give a glimpse of bare skin and yet humble enough to conceal most part of the arm. They have an opening just below shoulder level and give a very stylish and youthful look to the attire.
PETAL SLEEVES ￼
They used to be very common in children's garments with one side of the sleeve overlaying the other but have recently found popularity in women's wear as well. The petal style extends up to various lengths and it honestly is a very chic kind of style that makes even a simple kurti stand out.
CUFF STYLE SLEEVES ￼
Cuffs add a solid structured look to the sleeves and look very elegant. Cuff style sleeves go best with both casual and office wear designs as they are convenient and add that touch of formal without going over the top.
FRILLES AND RUFFLES SLEEVES ￼
Frills and ruffles have made their way into the common woman's wardrobe straight from the runways. They look playful and very girly giving a slight retro look to the kurti. Frills may be of any length and can be made from all sorts of fabrics- stiff or fluid.
TIE-UP AND GATHERED SLEEVES ￼
The humble string makes a whole lot difference to the sleeves by giving it a bohemian twist. Strings along the end of the sleeves create a gathered look that is ideal for office wear or a day out too.
ROLL-UP SLEEVES ￼
Roll-up sleeves are all about convenience. The kurti is made with normal full sleeves that can be rolled up and fastened with a button attached to the elbow length. It looks very stylish and adds an air of understated elegance to the look of the garment.
CAPE SLEEVES ￼￼￼
Capes in all sizes and shapes have been trending for quite a while and this innovation in making just the sleeves in cape style makes for an ideal look on kurtis. It is most suited for formal wear and can vary in length as well as design. Small, long or asymmetrical, cape sleeves have our heart all the way.
CLASSIC CHURIDAAR SLEEVES ￼
These work best for formal wear and Anarkali style kurtis. They are classy and sophisticated suited most for wedding wear occasions. The sleeves are fitted throughout and gather at the wrist like bangles giving a very slimming effect too.
CAP SLEEVES ￼
Cap sleeves are zero sleeves, just like caps over the shoulder. They are ideal for casual wear and perfect for hot summer days.
These are the most commonly found sleeve styles in kurtis. They are a safe bet for any time, any occasion and suit most body types.
ELBOW SLEEVES ￼
As the name suggests these sleeves are just like any other normal sleeves but they end below the standard half sleeve style, somewhere around elbow length. They look quite classy and chic. So these are our top 12 kurti sleeve styles that you totally must have this season. Do let us know in the comments below which one is your favorite pick.