Indian Kurtis Tunics - What exactly does this Word Kurti Mean?

As a fashion designer of tunics at Yours Elegantly I am often asked by U.S. and Australian customers as to what the word Kurti means. It’s a good question as many of our women’s tunics and tops use that word in tunic names.
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HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. - May 13, 2014 - PRLog -- The word kurti denotes an upper garment namely a tunic top for women or men with or without embellishment.  Kurti  originates from India, some say from Persia - The  word translates to an upper garment for women and men nowadays understood  as the very popular Indian tunic. In a nutshell it is an upper garment typically a long loose tunic top generally called Kurta for men or kurti for women.

It is made simply from a rectangular cloth cotton or otherwise with a rectangular almost straight cut in front and back with straight sleeves.  Today,  kurtis are tunic tops - pieces of designer elegance and are richly embellished. It can be loose and flowing or fitted in its cut. The typical unisex Indian kurti style ( ( is loose, fairly long, with a high rounded neck that is split for the buttons that are  about 6”.  Side splits at bottom are typically smaller for men and longer side slits for the women. Kurtis in past were  generally  long but today they can be waist length, hip covering or long kurtis which are almost knee length.

India is known for its quality soft airy cotton that is very  beautiful against the skin and non crease. The popular Indian cotton tunic kurti has become a fashion craze worldwide and thanks to the Indian Film Industry called Bollywood the designer kurtis have become so popular with woman craving for them. Hence they make great gifts for women in all age groups and of all sizes as they ensure a sleeker look.

The Fashion Designer Indian Kurti ( can be worn with tights, leggings, jeans, khakis and even skirts or shorts. Kurtis are loose and versatile as beach tunics too. The soft breathable cotton makes them the most alluring, stylish and comfortable swim cover ups.

I can understand why women of all shapes , sizes and all age groups love the India kurti because it embodies style and comfort. It is a winning combination for a garment.  Chikan kurtis are a style of Indian tunics that have hand crafted embroidery at neckline and small embellishments with or without sequins. They look simple yet classy for day and evening tunics.

Indian tunics are popular world wide in many style and fabrics. Typically kurtis are sold retail and wholesale at stores and online mostly in cotton, silk, georgette, & chiffon and can be made in any fabric you desire. Many kurtis are solid with just embellishment around the neck. Casual day kurtis come in printed cotton or silk fabrics. You can pair a tunic with a pashmina scarf and look amazing. Try it today!

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