Chikankari Silhouettes

Kurtas are synonymous with Indian fashion and never go out of style. If you’ve gone through our guide on how to dress for your body type, you’d know how essential it is to choose the right silhouette for a flattering fit. In fashion, silhouette refers to the line of a dress or the overall shape of the garment. Silhouettes are symbolic of personal style - from classic straight fits to dramatic flared anarkalis, we have one to help you stand out on all your occasions. 

We understand the importance of fashion in self expression and giving you the comfort of being yourself is of utmost importance to us. Some of our most loved prints and fabrics are available in multiple silhouettes so you never have to compromise on your personal style and aesthetic. If you’re on your way of discovering your signature style or are looking to experiment with the ever evolving trends, our guide on silhouettes is sure to speed up the process. Here’s a checklist decoding some of the terminology surrounding kurta silhouettes and how they can be styled for a statement look!

  1. Classic Straight

Straight Kurtas can always be counted on for a timeless, crisp look. Typically perfect for a formal look, straight kurtas can be styled for festivities too. 

Opt for our Raag Modal Kurta with a straight silhouette and flattering frill sleeves to make a statement wherever you go.

Pro Tip: Style our Raag Kurta with Tamara Cotton Palazzo for a formal look or style it with Amaaya Flared Palazzo and some silver jewellery for a more festive look!

raag modal kurta with chikankari embroidery and modal cotton in red colour

  1. Twirl-Worthy Anarkali

A frock-like style and a quaint design, Anarkali Kurtas are a perfect combination of grace and elegance. Often confined in its use as a party-favourite, we have some subtle styles in this evergreen silhouette that can also be donned casually. 

If you wish to go all out, opt for our Aaliyah Georgette Set or keep it classic and subtle in our Zeina Mulmul Gown

Pro Tip: Anarkalis paired with either straight pants or straight palazzos would immediately elevate your whole look and make your occasion ready - no matter how intimate or grand!

Zeina mulmul gown with chikankari embroidery and mulmul cotton in red colour
  1. A-Line

A universally flattering favourite, A-Line silhouette remains fitted until the waist from where it flares out into a soft A-shape, hence the name. Owing to its versatile nature, A-Line kurtas are a must-have. 

Donning our butter-soft Zarah Mulmul Gown this season is sure to give you ‘the girl next door’ vibe. 

Pro Tip: A-Line Kurtas could be deemed as our personal favourite because they can be styled with pretty much every bottom wear -  pants, straight palazzos, leggings, flared palazzos, ghagras and denims! 

zarah mulmul gown with chikankari embroidery and mulmul gown in orange colour

  1. Angrakha 

Traditional, graceful yet edgy, Angrakhas have been around since the mediaeval times and never fail to impress. Speaking of the silhouette, two flaps lie on each other and are tied on the side with the help of strings often embellished with beads, pom-poms, or other embellishments.

Our Nazakat Kota Angrakha is a bestseller for a reason and if you don’t know that yet, adding them to your wardrobe will answer all your questions! 

Pro Tip: No matter what occasion, Angrakhas could give you just the right amount of attention owing to their flattering design and flowy fit. Pair them with straight palazzos for a formal look or flared bottoms with dupatta for an eventful look!

nazakat kota angrakha with chikankari embroidery and kota cotton in white

  1. Kaftan

It’s no secret that kaftans are stylish and never seem to go out of trend. A summer wardrobe essential, Kaftans are known for their chic, breezy and comfy look. Workwear to beachwear, Kaftans can be styled in any manner owing to their free spirited vibe!

Our light and lyrical Afreen Modal Kaftan Set is a dream come true for anyone who has a minimal yet bold aesthetic.

Pro Tip: Carry a Kaftan to your next vacation to save some luggage space - wear it as a dress for a summery look, or pair it with denims or palazzo for an edgy look!

afreen kaftan set with chikankari embroidery and modal cotton in red colour