What are the five key things to look for when buying a kurta?
Quality: Bad stitching and poor finishing makes the best of designs look shabby.
Fit: The fitting on shoulders and in the chest area are very important. The rest can usually be easily altered.
Appropriateness: Buying lightly embellished kurtas for day wear, and more ‘busy’ ones for evening. Overdressing is a no no.
Colours: Simple colours for day wear and louder and brighter ones for parties and evening usually fit. But then there are classics which are exceptions to this rule.
Price: Never over pay. A brand should deliver style and fits, not a huge bill.
What colours should one women and men own kurtas in?
Whatever suits your personality and skin tone. Trial and error will help you decide what doesn’t work. The rest is up to you and the occasion.
Can kurtas be worn at night, instead of just during the day?
Absolutely, from weddings to parties, our kurtas and kurtis have been spotted everywhere.
How can one dress up a kurta?
Jewellery, stoles, scarves and shawls, this is one of the most versatile pieces of clothing you can own. Just remember, heavily embellished kurtas are usually fine without any accessorising.
What’s the worst fashion mistake people make when wearing kurtas?
Not buying them at Ego!
Published in The Express Tribune, July 12th, 2010.
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