kurtis are usually paired with jeans but now a days, salwars like Patiala, leggings, kali salwar and also with skirts. Kurtis patterns are accepted as a casual wear which comes in floral motifs, leaf motifs in the background of pastal shades. Formal kurti patterns usually come with geometrical shapes, vertical and horizontal lines with semi pleasing colours. These formal wear are also comes with patch worked necklines and hemlines. Patchwork took a major part in kurtis even in formal wear. Plain material and printed material are fused together for semi piping and facing. Designer kurtis are specially made for certain occasions like evening parties, big screen events and religious festivals. Many fabrics like net, georgette, chiffon, silk cotton, kanchi cotton, terry cotton, kora cotton, pure cotton, etc are embellished with heavy zardosi work and bead work to make it rich and grand. Traditional kurti is composed of rectangular fabric pieces with perhaps a few gore inserts, and is cut to leave no wasted fabric. The cut is usually simple, even though decorative treatments can be elaborate.
The sleeves of a traditional kurta fall straight to the wrist. Sleeves are not cuffed, just hemmed and decorated.
The front and back pieces of a simple kurti are also rectangular. The side seams are left open for few inches above the hem, which gives the wearer some ease of movement.
The kurta usually opens in the front in some styles andx also buttoned at the shoulder seam. The front opening is hemmed at the slit, tied or buttoned at the top. Some kurtis however, have plackets rather than slits.