What is the Difference Between Printed Kurta and Kurti?

Posted on January 27 2018

printed kurtis

Kurtas midway below the knees to floor length and Kurtis just below the knees

It is easily noted that printed kurtis and kurtas are basic traditional ethnic clothing worn by men and women in the Asian continent notably in India and Pakistan and increasingly around the world. Kurta is essentially is an Urdu word (a subcontinental language believed to have evolved from around 6-13th century and widely spoken in Asia especially India and Pakistan)  meaning a ‘collarless dress shirt apparel’. Kurta is considered a traditional dress for men by and large yet today kurtas are also designed for women. However the for women it is referred to as the kurti.

Primary Individual Differences between Block Printed Kurtas and Block Print Kurtis

Kurtas

printed kurti

1-Kurtas are loose fitting shirts that drape just below or above the knees of the wearer.

2-Kurtas are collarless shirts yet presently there are various design and style varieties with regard to stitching style and collared kurtas are now easily available.

3-Kurtas are casual and comfortable ethnic and traditional dresses.

4-Kurta shapes look like long draping shirts and have varying styles available today in both long and short sizes.

5-Average length of kurtas is just below or above the knees of the wearer.

Kurtis

block print kurta

1-Kurtis on the other hand are shorter versions of the kurtas. They may reach just above or below the waist of the wearer.

2- Kurtis can be complemented with various casual and traditional bottom clothing including patialas, palazzos, jeans, tights, salwars, pajamas.

3- Hand block printed kurtis generally have three levels of length but with several styles and designs including a-cut, c-cut, asymmetrical cut, straight cut, high low, indo western, anarkali, angrakha, cape style, jacket style, button down, tail cut, double layered, kaftan, princess cut, trail cut, tiered, denim, front slit, multiple slit, flared, reversible, block printed, color block among the prominent styles.

4- Kurtis use a very wide range of color tones and dyes mixed together to flawless gelling and that showcase feminine preferences like pink, red, green, orange, yellow, aqua, rust, red, chevron, blue, navy blue, turquoise, white, off white, cream, beige, fuchsia, magenta, maroon, black. The color palette is varied and dynamic.

5-Kurtis favor use a vast choice in feminine friendly fabrics like silk, linen, chiffon, georgette, cotton, crepe, velvet and chanderi among prominent options.

6-Kurtis also come in assorted finishing with various collar types like mandarin collar, v-neck, round neck, boat neck, angrakha, asymmetrical, peter pan, key hole, u-neckline, scoop, square, sweetheart, pentagon, one-shoulder, off shoulder, notch , jewel among prominent feminine neckline designs.        

8 Unique and Functional Differences between Block Printed Kurtas and Kurtis

1-Although block printed kurtas are considered typical traditional dresses for men they are now used by both men and women.

2- Kurtis are predominantly and primarily women’s clothing that have specific feminine style and design.  

3- Kurtas for women often make superb complementary looks when paired with ethnic feminine attires and dressing like churidaars, pajamas, salwars, palazzos, slim pants, cigarette pants, jeans and dhotis other ethnic bottoms.

4- There are divergent types of fabrics used while making various types of kurtas and kurtis according to times or season. For instance in summer season breathable and absorbent fabrics like cotton, linen or silk are preferred whereas in winter thick fabrics like khaddar and wool are comfortable and good for the wearer.

5-To enhance kurta appeal, taste and stylishness different styles of accessories are added or used like stylish colorful buttons (metal or wooden) and corresponding embroidery patterns. Kurtis on the other apply elaborate feminine embroidery and stitching patterns with accessories like tassels, beads, trinkets and unique add-ons that help craft more grace and passionate fusion and create distinctive elegance and stylishness.

6- Kurtis have varied style and design cuts that favor various feminine body shapes. This ensures they are typically fit for female height, sizes and shapes. For instance the shoulders, arms, bust, waist, collar and hemlines are vital parts to consider.

7- There are several pre-stitched or patchwork or added embroidery shapes and patterns that easily add to kurti stylishness and bring more graceful looks. This includes patterns of Kutch embroidery, mirror work, geometric ethnic embroidery, Gota, Gota Patti and as many ethnic patterns and shapes.          

8- Kurtas can be worn by both men and women but are designed kurtis are solely for female in varying colors, length and cut. They also carry dissimilar accessories and finishing patterns.

Get to know the best of block printed kurtis and kurtis while relishing the marginal yet significant differences in appearance.

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