By Mahvish Ahmed
When you find your sunscreen melting faster than ice cream, what does your heart desire the most? We bet the answer is fresh, crisp all-white outfits. Scientifically speaking, they reflect the sun’s rays, hence, heat doesn’t get trapped inside your body. And in terms of aesthetics, they provide you with a clean canvas which is easy on the yes and leaves room for experimentation. The shade complements every skin tone and can be used to construct all kinds of looks: from traditional and fusion to western. An all-white ensemble gives you the freedom to amplify your makeup and accessories game. So don’t be afraid to wear that fuchsia lipstick that’s been lying on your dresser untouched or carrying that OTT colorful bag! Go all out because your white kurta has your back.
We’re guilty of hoarding white kurtas like nobody’s business. Don’t be surprised when we tell you that our screenshots folder is 80 percent white kurtas and 20 percent WhatsApp chats. So you can trust us for giving you the best advice on where to buy your kurta from.
Scroll down to see what’s up for grabs to create that perfect oh-so-summery look for yourself.
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This embroidered yet minimalistic kurta can be worn to work with boot legged pants and little pearl earrings. For day time lazy lounging with your girlies, replace your boot cut pants with a casual gharara. You can accessorize it with silver kohlapuris and jhumkis to give out the perfect vintage vibes.
Rema & Shehrbano
If you are looking for something white for a ghazal night (or anything similar), this one’s got to be your choice! The fabric is beautiful, the lace makes a 100-watt impact, and the scallops on the neckline are hot at the moment. Wear your firoza jewelry to add some colour and we promise, you will grab a lot of attention!
When a white kurta reminds you of beautiful lavender fields, it must land in your wardrobe. Adorned with delicate laces and embroidered motifs displaying excellent craftsmanship, this one embodies everything Farida Hasan’s clothing brand stands for. Go for a lavender nail paint and barely there makeup to complete your look.
With this pretty ensemble, trust us, you won’t need to scream, “BRIGHT KAREIN!” Its luminance is sure to reflect on your skin and assist your highlighter in making you look radiant. You can pair it with dangling diamond earrings and pink lips.
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Isn’t this one a treat? An ideal combination of traditional art and a modern feel, this white kurta with rilli and gold block printing details is a summer must-have. Team it up with cropped culottes and a pair of gold kohlapuris to create the perfect fusion look. You can keep your hair sleek and straight.
This chikankari kurta adorned with lots of frilly chikan laces is a perfect pick for summer luncheons. Go for gold slip-ons with a bit of shimmer, a classic white shalwaar, and red lips! Also, messy braids still look cool with anything and everything.
Minimalist yet classy, this Ayesha Khurram creation is not your regular run of the mill kurta – thanks to its asymmetrically crafted hemline. The green leaf motif on one shoulder adds an element of freshness, which is much needed in the sweltering heat. Wear silver hoops, sport some chunky green arm-candy, and go for a top knot to break away from the monotony of curls wala blowdry.
Mint by Misha & Anum
White combined with floral patterns screams summer! Pair it with white cropped pants adorned with organza bows and yellow shoe candy for a fun and playful summer look.
Need a white ensemble for a milaad or an iftaar party? Here’s our recommendation! The subtle use of mukesh work on this angrakha style kurta has just the right amount of bling. You can even wear it to a dholki, just pair it with a chunri dupatta and kolhapuris.
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Image: Khaadi’s official website
This white kurta from the high street brand is multi-faceted. The silhouette is flattering and you can pair it with a shalwar, cropped palazzos, ripped denim, fringed pants – the opportunities are endless. Add a statement choker and you’re done for the day (or even night)!