Indian fashion designers are constantly on a look out for the latest trends and designs in the world of vogue. The ancient cape style originating in Europe has now found its way into the Indian ethnic kurtis. A cape is typically a sleeveless cloth that is worn around the neck and hangs down the shoulders, covering the arms.

Today, capes have made a huge place for themselves in the world of fashion and are traversing their way into our wardrobes. A chic cape style kurti can work wonders on one’s persona and give the much-needed makeover. Capes are available in a number of styles such as sheer capes, embroidered capes, long capes, printed capes, etc. See-through fabrics work best when it comes to designing a cape. Embroideries like zari, aari-tari, gota patti, mirror work, sequins, etc. are done on the capes to make them an impeccable choice for weddings and high-end parties.

Here are the 6 types of bottoms you can pair with a cape style kurti- 


  • Palazzo Pants

Palazzo pants

Palazzo pants have become the centre of attention amongst all the fashion magazines. Also known as Sharara Salwar, palazzo pants are the latest version of the western wide-legged pants worn in ancient times. These pants usually have a fitted top and a loose bell-shaped bottom. Cape style kurtis are increasingly being paired with palazzo pants as they give the impression of a balanced top and bottom. These pants elongate the lower body and look great on women with narrow stature. Apart from being high on fashion, palazzo pants are also high on comfort and durability. They are available in many fabrics ranging from cottons, linens, rayon, silks, chiffons, georgettes and more.


  • Leggings


Well-fitted leggings are an evergreen trend in the world of fashion. They have become a hot favourite. Leggings are loved by women due to their extra comfortable, stretchy and flexible characteristics. Unlike salwar suits or jeans, leggings do not restrict movement and also give you a modish look. They are ideal for daily wear and come in a range of subtle and bold colors, thus making it very easy to match with any kurti color. Cape style kurtis can be easily paired with a pair of contrasting leggings.  For a casual look, you can also opt for ankle length leggings, Off-late, printed leggings have also become a rage and are largely being paired with various kurti styles. Complete you look with a statement shoe.


  • Cigarette Pants

Cigarette pants

A go-to couture trend, cigarette pants look opulently classy and swank. This type of bottom wear is adopted from the western trousers. Designer style kurtis with pant style salwars are a perfect fusion of the traditional and contemporary fashion trends. These pants are usually in a straight fit and end at the ankle. They make an impeccable option for the office wear, team dinners, meetings and corporate look. Complete your look with sleek pointed pumps.


  • Skinny Jeans, Jeggings or Capris

Skinny jeans, jeggings or capris

Pairing ethnic kurtis with jeans, jeggings or capris is a hot trend especially among college girls and working professionals. They give a rustic vibe to the entire outfit and make a perfect street style must-have. The advantage with jeans is that they can be paired with almost all shades of kurtis and the hassle of finding the right color is removed.

Lately, women have started experimenting trends by pairing cape style kurtis with skinny blue denims and jeggings. Make sure you opt for a simple cape style kurti, perfect for casual wear. Opt for one-tone solid color cape style kurtis and complete the look with strappy shoes.


  • Parallel Pants

Parallel pants

Parallel pants get their name from their silhouette. This pant is of the same width from top to bottom and gives an impression of a sleek figure. This trend has made many comebacks in the world of fashion and off-lately can be seen flaunted by celebs and B-town divas. One can find a plethora of colours in parallel style pants. It can be easily paired with cape style kurtis for a sassy look.


  • Long flowing skirts

Long flowing skirts

Long flowing skirts symbolise grace, style and femininity. Long skirts look great when paired up with front open cape style kurtis, revealing a little portion of the waistline.  It is best advised to opt for contrasting colors to stand out from the crowd. This combination can be worn at weddings, red carpet events or other parties.

October 02, 2016 — A B