Most women begin their day by staring at their wardrobes and sighing about having nothing to wear. After all, how many times can you repeat the same outfit? With online shopping, buying kurtis in the latest styles is easy and affordable. However, if you prefer something a little more bespoke, pick up some dress materials and head straight to a tailor.
Ready-made vs Tailor-made
When it comes to women’s clothing, you can choose to either buy an outfit off the shelf or put it together yourself. Both have their own pros and cons. The biggest advantage of ready-made clothes is that you could even walk out of the store while wearing it if you wanted. However, when you buy dress materials, the outfit still has to be tailored before you can be admired in it. On the other hand, the fit of tailored kurtis can be customised to your body type thus making it look much better than a store bought outfit. Tailoring an outfit also reduces the chances of meeting someone wearing an identical outfit. On the flip side, tailoring can sometimes be a tad bit more expensive.
There’s a subtle difference between kurtas and kurtis. The latter are usually shorter, less formal and more versatile. They are also highly influenced by fashion trends. Asymmetry is a buzzword on the fashion circuits today. Ethnic outfits with one side longer than the other or a short front and a longer back are very popular. These are perfect for casual lunches or even a regular Wednesday at the office. Another popular design is the kurti or one which blurs the line between ethnic Indian wear and a western dress by removing the side slits. When it comes to colours, white is in and when you talk of fabrics, brocades are what you need to look at.
How to Shop Online For Kurtis and Dress Material
Size is one of the key aspects to keep in mind when shopping for clothes online. Do not go solely by the size mentioned but if possible take a look at the brand’s size guide as well. A medium for one brand is often large for another and hence these size guides should be able to give you approximate shoulder, waist and hip measurements to correlate to. The unstitched material is often portrayed in the form of a finished garment when being sold online. Hence, do read the fine print.