Cotton Kurta – A Perfect Pick for the Summer

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Cotton Kurta – A Perfect Pick for the Summer

Be it the college-goer or the office diva, a cotton kurta is a perfect pick for every occasion. Beat the heat with our roundup of Cotton Kurtas.
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With the rising mercury levels, it is time to shed those layers and bring out the cotton kurtas to beat the heat. During summer, the temperature takes a toll on us and makes dressing up seem like a mammoth task. Just because it is hot outside, it does not mean that you cannot look all chic and casual.

A kurta is an exemplary choice for every woman out there. All you need to do is to play with your ethnic wardrobe and mix ‘n’ match some pieces to make a statement outfit. It is time you stock up your wardrobe with the quintessential kurtas – from casual to party wear, this indispensable piece of the garment comes in various designs and silhouettes, which tempts you to own one.

A basic kurta is for daywear, what an LBD is for evening wear, from vacations and family get-togethers to office meetings, a breezy cotton kurta can help you ace almost any occasion. You can never be underdressed in a basic kurta, nor will your ensemble ever be OTT.

Marsplay Super blogger Mahi Bakshi flaunting various ways to style a kurta

Bollywood is popularly known as the trend-setter in India. Bollywood’s leading ladies are also loving the Kurti trend and are seen wearing one on various occasions be it to the airport, or just for a girls’ day out.

Here are some inspiration photos of Bollywood celebrities who are turning to cotton kurtas to best the heat this summer.

Alia Bhatt’s Collection of Everyday Kurtas

Alia Bhatt’s sartorial choices are just as amazing as her movie roles. Her all-time favorite silhouettes are the kurtas which dominate her wardrobe. She’s seen wearing a kurta on most of the occasions be it the promotions of her films or heading out for a movie date, or simply going to the salon.

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L to R: Alia Bhatt in a kurta by Darzya, Alia in a kurta by Raw Mango

Alia is very casual when it comes to her everyday dressing. Nothing makes her happier than a comfortable, breezy, flowy kurta. She is always seen wearing palazzo pants instead of tight leggings or churidar.

Earlier this year she is seen in a white Darzya kurta for the screening of Kalank.

Recreate Alia’s Look:

Trade your churidar with a pair of loose palazzos and pair it with a flowy kurta. Complete the look with a pair of Kohlapuri footwear.

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Marsplayer @priyankamakwana22 in a blue matching kurta set

Bebo can’t Get Enough of these Versatile Cotton Kurtas

Kareena Kapoor Khan is continually proving that Kurtas are the comfiest pieces of clothing that you can have in your wardrobe. Her wardrobe has no dearth of kurta sets. Kareena Kapoor Khan opted for an elegant white breezy kurta for her airport look on her recent trip back to Mumbai. Spotted with son Taimur Ali Khan and husband Saif Ali Khan, she paired the kurta with golden sandals and complimented the look with a tan handbag.

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Kareena Kapoor Khan flaunting her kurtas

Recreate Kareena’s Look:

Pick a light-colored pure cotton kurta sans embellishments like the one Kareena Kapoor Khan was wearing. For a casual day out, go for a monochrome look. Break the monotony for an evening function enhance the look by adding colored printed dupatta.

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Marsplayer @5feetinherstilettos in a monochrome suit and multicolored dupatta

Jahnvi Favors Simplicity and Practicality

Bollywood millennial and debutante Janhvi Kapoor has also traded her western ensembles with diaphanous kurtas and wide-leg palazzos. Janhvi Kapoor favors simplicity and practicality over everything else. She was recently spotted wearing a white cotton kurta by MulMul while grabbing dinner with Khushi Kapoor in Mumbai.

L to R: Janhvi Kapoor in a white lace kurta by MulMul, Janhvi opted for a chikankari kurta for an outing

The one wardrobe essential that Janhvi heavily relies on is a kurta. Janhvi Kapoor accessorized her outfit with a pair of silver jhumkas and ivory juttis.

Recreate Janhvi’s Look:

Invest in a breezy white kurta. It can also work well for all occasions like family lunch, or a puja. Pair the kurta with a matching white dupatta, and complete the look with a pair of embellished juttis.

Marsplayer @dikkasharmao in a white kurta set

Sonakshi Sinha Styles her Outfit with a Twist

Sonakshi Sinha has been advocating ethnic wear at the airport for a while now. The actor was spotted at an airport and opted for a printed cotton brown kurta and salwar set by designer Punit Balana.

The outfit comprises a mix of prints from her striped kurta-palazzo set and her block printed floral dupatta. She added a modern twist to her outfit by accessorizing with mini jhumkas and a pair of sunglasses which added a fun element.

Marsplayer @nehachavan in a beautiful pink kurta palazzo set

Recreate Sonakshi’s Look:

Wear a print-on-print kurta set and take a heavy dupatta. Give your outfit a contemporary upgrade by putting on a pair of sunglasses. Accessorize your outfit by with a pair of silver oxidized jhumkas.

Comfort is the Key for Anushka Sharma

Anushka Sharma is a fan of comfort and ease. Casual outfits take the majority of the space in her wardrobe. Her cotton chikankari kurtas are a fashion favorite for their timeless appeal. She has been seen pairing pastel-colored kurtas with distressed denim, or with palazzo pants.

Anushka Sharma in an embroidered kurta by Good Earth

Recreate Anushka’s Look:

Pair your kurta with a pair of jeans instead of palazzos. Team your outfit with a pair of matching earrings and flats. Complete the look with a statement bag.

Marsplayer @gonerogue0 styled her Kurti with jeans and a pair of sneakers

Take inspiration from these Bollywood celebrities to buy a handful of not-so-basic kurtas that will instantly upgrade both, your casual and formal wardrobes.

Let us know in the comment section, which looks you would love to try?

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