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Chic and splitzy !

THE ASIAN AGE. | REMYA SCARIA
Published : Jul 12, 2017, 12:29 am IST
Updated : Jul 12, 2017, 12:29 am IST

A clear winner of this season’s fusion wear, kurtas with slits are all the rage.

Tamannaah Bhatia pairs her floral Bhumika Sharma split kurta with fitted jeans and strappy heels.
 Tamannaah Bhatia pairs her floral Bhumika Sharma split kurta with fitted jeans and strappy heels.

Here’s a fresh trend to amp up your style in the ethnic department! If you were looking for something besides a sari to rock a classy yet poised look, you should definitely pick up a slit kurti. The slit kurti makes for a stunning look on any ordinary day. This style essentially has one slit, in the middle or to one side. 

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt was recently spotted at a song launch event wearing a pastel slit kurta. She rocked the look with a fabulous pair of pattern cigarette pants and daring heels. Celebrities like Karishma Kapoor and Deepika Padukone have also sported this chic, ethnic look. 

 

For a slit kurti, why take the boring old route and pair it with a simple leggings? There is a lot of space for experimenting with the whole look. Aswathi Balakrishnan, a fashion blogger encourages going the extra mile when you don it. “It’s very fashionable for Indian wear and definitely makes for a modernised look. Slit kurtis have been revamped from maxi tops. It’s a cutting edge look for daily wear, when you pair it with shorts or even a skirt,” she says.  But here’s what you have to watch out for when you’re trying to nail the look: “The length of the slit should be taken into consideration when styling such an outfit,” says Nischita Babu, a stylist. “This is a rather new trend for kurtis. The length of the slit that you choose for, can make or break the outfit. If the slit is quite high, opt for a pair of palazzo or even cigarette pants as it can give a taller silhouette. A high slit is more ideal for a tall or lean person while a medium-high slit works well on everyone,” she adds. 

 

Designer Soniya Thiyam explains how a slit kurta can gives you a rather appealing silhouette. “The length of the slit, can make you look slimmer than you actually are and can give you more definition. This kurti is also appropriate for a workplace,” she says. “Choosing the right pattern and fabric is vital to the look you wish to create. Plain, pastel colours or a little floral print can make for an elegant, poised look. For a quirky yet classy twist, add a belt and pair the kurti with culottes,” she adds. 

Tags: tamannaah bhatia, designer soniya thiyam