Have you been thinking of getting a kurti but need a new style to flaunt? It’s not just about the type of kurti you’re looking for, or the colour, or even the print on it! However, silhouette is also an important role. Going beyond the concept of lengths and structure, we are talking about the sleeves that are now available in the market.
Here are a few trendy styles which are accessible for you to pick from!
A sleeve style which was previously seen in western clothing only, this design is also being incorporated in the Indian kurtis too! Usually found in shirt-style kurtis, this sleeve length is mostly 3/4th which can be folded into a half in a neat fold or it can be tied in a pleated manner. Either way, it shall create a look that can be both used for formal or casual.
A short sleeve style, this is perfect for a casual wardrobe when combined in a colour block. Find out a style that speaks to you and create a look that would flaunt your personality in every form. Easy to find and one of the classics that shall remain in your closet, this sleeve length keeps the comfort in your clothing.
Adding the essence of elegance, the full sleeve design is mostly found in fitting fabrics. It adds on a formal and graceful look that truly defines the traditional kurtis of the old, these can be worn for occasions if in an embellished range or it can be casual attire when in a solid or a trendy printed pattern.
A new sleeve preference amongst the millennials, this pattern keeps the focus on your hands and adds on a dainty touch that you can try with your polished fingers. One of the trends in the market, these can be easily found and prove to be perfect for the AC rooms that you sit in or even a casual outing.
A fancy addition to your wardrobe, this style is a little hard to find. The bell sleeve has a fitted look on the top, and opens up into a bell shape around the elbow. Usually found in solid colours, this attire will make you stand out of the crowd while adding grace to your look!
A new addition to the kurti trend, the bishop sleeve is a challenge to find. These sleeves contain a cuff around your wrist, with a flowy look to the rest of the arm. An innovation in the full sleeves structure, this design has come down from the Northern part of the country where winter would be severe. Now being incorporated in various fabrics, let the hunt begin!
Another graceful addition to the sleeve section is the Churidar sleeve which, true to its name, is inspired from the churidar salwar that can be found in our ethnic collection. Following the same concept, this design drapes elegantly around your arms, and adds on a fancy touch that would automatically make you feel special.
An adoption from the T-shirt design, this style can now be seen in kurtis as well. Usually found in contrasting prints or shades than the body, these sleeves add on a pleasant change to the solid base colour. Available in various sleeve lengths, this is a must have style into your trendy collection!
Inspired from the Punjabi culture, this style incorporates a Patiala salwar with its short kurti style that makes it a complete traditional look! Pair it up with your hoop earrings and a braid and you’d be ready to dance with the full Punjabi energy!
Another addition to your trendy collection is an overlap fold that would add a lovely curve around your wrist. A new trend to be followed, look for this sleeve in a contrasting colour to your kurti and you’re ready to flaunt your style in your group!
A style inspired from the Japanese kimono, these sleeves are elegant and fall gracefully when combined with the perfect fabric. A little challenging to discover, this style will definitely create the buzz that you’ve been looking to spread!
A style which comes back every summer into our ethnic wear collection, these sleeves are not available with various kurti styles that will let you flaunt your look in every occasion!
Another addition to trendy sleeve styles is of cuff sleeves which introduce the style of a western top into khaki kurtis or even in contrasting colours. A subtle addition of femininity into your clothing, this shall be noticeable to your observant friends!
The slit sleeve design can be widely seen in the market in various garments and has become a part of the kurti style too! Adding a subtle elegance to your occasional ethnic clothing, this sleeve length can join at 3/4th or full cuffed length. You wouldn’t require any hand accessories with this one! Easy to style and even easier to stand out of the crowd!
A classic trend that is always a part of our wardrobe, this half sleeve length is comfortable to wear and can be found in various kurti combinations in today’s time. Find a collar style that suits you with a half sleeve length and you’re good to go! With additional detailing around the hem of the sleeve, there’s a whole range of designs that can be found with this style.
Double Sleeve Overlapping Sleeves
Double sleeves in same colour with one chiffon puffed sleeve and a thick cotton fabric covering the chiffon sleeves underneath with a simple cuff reflects class in a dress.
Mid Length Sleeves With Loop Hole Buttons
Mid length sleeves are one of the classics and to give them a different look try designing the sleeves with a slit all over and loophole buttons over the slit in a contrast colour.
Full Sleeves With Faux Buttons On The Side
Full sleeves enhance the appearance of the hands and to make them special, design them with faux buttons on the sides of the sleeves.
Sheer Full Length Sleeves With A Slit And Buttons
Sheer full length gives a special look to the kurti and to make it even more special try adding a slit and some fitting buttons to hold the slit together.
Elbow Length Sleeves With A Slit and faux bows
Elbow length sleeves give a modern look to the dress and when they are designed with a slit and faux bows to bring them together, it brings an unique style to the dress.
Faux Rolled Up Sleeves
Rolled up sleeves gives a laid back look to the dress and when they are designed with a contrast piping it gives an effect a bow on the sleeves.
Mid Length Overlay Sleeves
Mid length sleeves where one shade overlays on another giving making one contrast shade appear beneath another one is a must try one for a simple plain kurti.
Mid Length Sleeves With Faux Buttons And Tie Up Strings
For a plain kurti, simple touch-ups like faux buttons and tie-up strings in a different shad can bring a special look.
Frill Sleeves With Simple Embroidery Buttons And A Faux Bow
To give a westernised look to the kurti, subtle details like simple embroidery on the sleeves, two opening buttons, a faux bow and small frill beneath should do.
Cape Sleeves With Buttons
The slit for cape sleeves and the length of sleeves can be chosen as per individual choice. The long sleeves with faux buttons till elbow length and a cut from there gives an unique look to the kurti.
Sleeves With Stops And Beads
Sleeves made from strips of contrast fabric to form a pattern with beads stitched on them gives an unique look to the kurti.
Variation In Bell Sleeves
A variation in bell sleeves is the piping work on the elbow region with a contrast colour and a slit in the bell accentuated with the piping. These type of sleeves, look for delicate chiffon, georgette fabrics.
Midlength Sleeves With A Geometric Pattern
Midlength sleeves with a geometric pattern stitched in it with a contrast colour can be enhanced with faux buttons to give a sophisticated look to the Kurti.
Wide Sleeves With A Slit And Tie Up Strings
Wide length sleeves with a slit and tie up strings to bind the slit together gives a comfy look to the look to the Kurti. When you feel not to over design the kurti, go for these sleeves to look simple and comfortable.
Pleated Cuff Sleeves
With long sleeves, there is a room to play with the design. The sleeves can be left plain till elbow length and from there the fabric can be stitched with small pleats and when they are gathered with a cuff at the bottom you got some unique designer sleeves.
Cut out sleeves can add style and a sense of confidence to the one wearing the kurti when the cut out pattern is designed with neatly folded edges. Do try it out by yourself
Thinking a pattern for sleeves that can suit a simple printed kurti? Then go for frill in the elbow region in a complimentary colour or prints to look elegant and simple.
Flamboyant Sleeves With A Slit And Frills
Planning to design flamboyant sleeves for your kurti, the mid length sleeves featuring a slit with buttons to bring and a border on both of the sides of the slit is a good choice. The added attraction will be the frills at the end of the sleeves.
Wide Sleeves With A Gathering And Tie Up Strings
Sleeves can speak volumes about your style and the wide sleeves with a gathering at the elbow and tie up strings are the most stylish ones.
To make the sleeves simple as well as unique, try overlapping sleeves which are sure to stand out if well designed. This style is simple which can be tried with the same fabric two overlapping sleeves or two different fabrics.
Mid Length Sleeves With A Slit A Button To Bind
A long slit in mid length sleeves add modern touch to the kurti. A button in the middle to bind the slit adds class to it. This is a simple style which can be easily incorporated.
Full Length Sleeves With Bells
Full length sleeves highlight the hands and focus them. The bell design at the end of the full length sleeves showcase style and class.
Round Cut Out For Full Length Sleeves
A round cut out on the upper portion of the sleeves adds sensuality to a simple plain kurti. The cut-outs can be tried in various shapes or simple embroidery around to add a special touch to the sleeves.
Simple Frill In The Middle Of The Sleeves And A Gathering At The End
Simple detailing can give a westernised look to a kurti. It may be a plain fabric or a striped one, details such as frills on the middle of the full length frills and a gathering at the end with frills can bring westernised look to a kurti.
It’s time to collect a few classics and add on new trendy styles to your wardrobe that wouldn’t just make you stand out of the crowd, but would also let you flaunt your personality. Combine your trendy self with the ethnic collection and elegance is sure to follow!
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