There is no such definition for the kurti. To define it would be to put it within boundaries, and one cannot really do that to the kurti. For it exists in many colours, many styles, and in many forms. Maybe the best definition to give it would be: a traditional garment for females, which gives the look of the wearer a certain versatility.
For that’s what the kurti is about- versatility. It can be worn with practically anything, and you can do so much to it.
The kurti can be worn with jeans, a nice pair of ethnic earrings, and slippers. It can be worn with trousers and heels, for a semi-formal look. Depending on its cut, it can be worn with a churidar, or even a Patiala (baggy pajamas, the folds of which fall loosely- meant for women). Kurtis can also be worn with long skirts, and a pair of jeweled slippers. Of all these- the jeans-kurti look is the most trendy, the most comfortable, and the most prevalent.
There is so much you can do to the kurti. One can cut off the lining of an old Benarasi sari and attach it to the collar and sleeves of a plain kurti for a jazzy effect. You can extend the neckline of a kurti, attach beads and buttons for a casual look. You can fabric paint it, stitch patterns on it- you can go on and on.
Truly, the kurti is all about versatility!
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