Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Kurti.............New Trend

Women's Kurta popularly known as kurti is a stylish and gorgeous clothing. It is a loose long sleeved shirt, from shoulders to the knees or something nearby it. The size comes in varying lengths. Some kurtis are as long as to knees whereas the length of some of the Kurtis are up to waist only. The arm width of the sleeve don't change from shoulders to wrist.For different seasons, there are different types of Kurtis available. Usually it is worn with loose salwar pants and with churidar pants (pajamas) which is a tight-fitting variant of the salwar. Now-a-days it is designed to be wore on jeans or trousers. Kurtis are worn as daily casual wear as well as formal dress. Kurta is suitable for all occasions starting from home to college to office to any formal occasions which give a very elegant and graceful look.HistoryKurta is a Persian/Urdu word. It means a collarless shirt. It is a traditional type of dress worn generally by the people of Indian sub-continents. Kurta was used to be one of the main clothing for the natives of Asian countries like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. People used to wear it on different occasions like any festival or any fair or any family function. Kurta had different looks earlier. It came as sherwani, pathan-dress, golband and many more. Earlier kurta was the dress of gents only. But gradually it became the most sought after clothing for ladies.
The kurtas come with and without collars. The type of collars are as in sherwani and achkans. It is generally U-shaped or V-shaped around the neck. Kurtis generally have a front opening. Some of them have buttons. The upper front portion is embroidered with threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather or paper.Embroidery, printed designs, embellishments with beads, laces, mirrors etc. also enhance the overall look of these fashionable kurtas. Beads and mirror work is used to beautify these kurtas.
The fabric used in Kurtis mainly depend upon the seasons. Summer Kurtis are made of cotton fibers or thin silk threads. These are very light weight and soft. It gives a sexy look and comfort feel. Winter kurtis are made of thicker fabric such as wool or khadi silk, a thick, coarse, hand spun and handwoven mixed with other fibers. Winter Kurtis provide style, fashion along with protection from cold. The common fabrics used in Ladies Kurti are:
---Khadi silk
Types of KurtasLadies kurta can be of following types:
---Sleeveless Kurta
---Half sleeved Kurta
---Full sleeved Kurta

Kurta describes your personality and attitude in a stylish way . It defines your character and enhances your reputation. Wearing Kurta makes one feel taller.

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