Winter layering for Indian women is tricky, if not tough. The kurta-churidar/salwar-dupatta, the uniform of millions of women across the country has a very specific silhouette, cut and length. And unfortunately, most “western” wear is not appropriate to layer with them.
All of us have seen women wearing a buttoned sweater over a kurta, and we must admit can look kinda dowdy, and well… funny.
Here are a couple of easy tips to get you started:
- The trick is to play with length correctly. Most kurtas are close to knee-length so go for a jumper, sweater or cardigan that stops a few inches short of the kurta’s hemline.
- Seek and you will find several ‘longer’ knitwear options to go with your kurtas.
- For kalidar or A-line kurtas, wear a cropped sweater or jacket that ends just where the kurta begins to widen.
(Cropped cover-up from United Colors of Benetton).
Ditch the dupatta and drape a long stole or scarf in a fun way.
(Scarf from S. Oliver)
Speaking Chic Tip: Here’s a video we like that explains the various ways you can tie a scarf:
Coming soon: Part 2