Kurta Pajama


Kurta Pajama is a traditional Indian wear, worn in India along with other Asian and Arabic countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, Dubai, U.A.E. and others.  Its popularity has not been restricted to Asian countries, but even in other parts of the world. It is a loose shirt falling either just above or below the knees. Pajamas are lightweight trouser  fitted with  drawstring  waistbands. Even with the changing times, kurta – pajamas have stood the test of times and has evolved as the hottest Indian costume. You can find people visiting India wearing them. Kurta – pajamas can be worn at various occasions like wedding, casual, ceremonies, party wear. It can be made with various fabrics such as cotton, velvet, silk, Linen, satin, tissue, polyster and many more. Fashion designers have experimented with rich embroidery, printed and woven work and it gives traditional or contemporary look. In the markets, you get Kurta Pajamas in various types such as Sherwani, Achkan, Nehru Jacket, Indo Western, Waist Coat, Angavasthram, Jodhpuri Suit and many other. Wearing Kurta – Pajamas is no longer a traditional wear, it is worn at any other occasions. It is matched with accessories like bracelets, chain and designer footwear. There is no end in which way designers experiment with Kurta – Pajamas. Even today in many fashions shows, you find a mark of it.  The different types of kurta pajama are as follows:


It is a long coat like fabric. It is paired with a pajama. It is made up of heavier fabric. It is worn by muslim grooms in wedding. It is popular even at other occasions like formals, casuals, party etc.


It is a knee length jacket. It is mainly worn by Indians from Punjab, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. It is a wedding costume and worn by grooms. The main difference between sherwani and achkan is that latter is made up of finer and lighter fabrics and normally with line.

Nehru Jacket

It is a hip length coat. It is similar to sherwani or achkan. The major difference is, it is shorter, with a closed collar. It got named after the first prime minister of India Mr.Jawaharlal Nehru.

Jodhpuri Suit

This pattern is like a coat and is paired with trousers.  It also closely resembles to other types of suits as stated above. It has a closed collar. It is made of all types of fabrics silk, cotton and others depending on the occasions. It is very popular wear for formal parties and social gatherings. Designers have crafted attractive designs with good embroidery work on the coat. It is also called as Bandgala in India.

This was a brief attempt to showcase different types of kurta pyjama. It is available at markets and shopping mall and online shopping websites. As stated above, it is available in different designs and patterns. So what are you waiting for, go and grab your first pair of them if you have not tried them. If you have any suggestions do share with us. If you find this article helpful, please share this article with your loved ones by clicking on any of the social sharing buttons. You can also give us a feedback or comment by filling the box below. To receive posts, subscribe to our blog.  Your feedback is important for us to share quality information on beauty and lifestyle updates.


Sonu Nigam in Designer Sherwani
Sonu Nigam in Designer Sherwani

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