There is something exquisite and pristine about a white kurta, particularly for the summer months. Indian wear is typically associated with bold prints and vibrant colours. However, an all-white or ivory kurta outfit is minimal with maximum style. But it need not be plain and boring, a white kurta can be worn with intricate Indian craftsmanship such as Chikankari, block print, Kantha, Zardozi or mirror-work, for instance. When it comes to desi wear, the options are endless.

Even celebrated designers such as Manish Malhotra, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Tarun Tahiliani and more glided away from quintessential vibrant colours in desi wear in their collection. As they moved towards more subdued and classy shades such as white and ivory. Soon after, Bollywood followed, with young actresses like Sara Ali Khan, Janhvi Kapoor, Kriti Sanon and more, walking in and out of the airport in all white kurtas. A white kurta is breezy and dainty for the summer day, and, elegant and luxurious for a summer night, all you have to do is pick the right silhouette and switch up the styling.

Take a cue from our favourite celebrities on how to wear this wardrobe staple for the summer!

#1. Isha Ambani‘s Hand Painted White Kurta

For Holi celebration, Isha picked this hand-painted custom made, anarkali from Picchikaa. The bold floral print and sheer organza dupatta scream summer.

#2. Priyanka Chopra‘s Ivory Kurta With a Touch Of Neon

Apart from Isha Ambani’s Picchika outfit, another ivory Holi look we saw was Priyanka Chopra in a custom Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla look from their collection “Folk”. The neon fabric detailing and beaded yoke, on this off-white Banrasi cotton kurta adds a touch of vibrance to this elegant hue.

#3. Sara Ali Khan’s Ivory Gharara Set

The young actress, Sara Ali Khan’s ought to be the pioneer of the white kurta trend. Her off-duty and airport white kurta looks inspired many young girls to add this classic to their casual looks and daily wear. One particular look of her’s that stood out was a Manish Malhotra gharara she wore a recent appearance. The short ivory kurta had Chikankari embroidery all over. She sported the kurta with a silk gharara, that had pastel stripes on the hem, and a matching Chikan dupatta. Sara rounded off the ensemble with pastel bangles to infuse colour into the look.

#4. Kajol‘s White Kurta + Bandhani Dupatta

Adding colour into your look via accessories like Sara is one option, additionally, another great way to rock the white kurta trend is by adding colour using the dupatta. Kajol was recently seen in an ivory cotton kurta, which she styled with straight-leg pants and added colour to her Faabiiana look with a bright yellow bandhani dupatta. She finished the look with gold earrings, to match the yellow in her look.

#5. Dia Mirza‘s All White Mirror Work Kurta

Dia Mirza looked like a vision in white in her white anarkali kurta and pallazo pants from Loka By Veerali. The yoke of the kurta had an elaborate embroidery featuring mirror and sequin work that seamlessly blended with the ivory kurta. She paired it a white dupatta, that had pom-poms on the hem to add playfulness to the look. She finished the look with white pearl earrings, that enhanced the elegance of the outfit.

I can’t wait to pull out my white kurta and style it several ways, this summer. How do you like to style your white kurta? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to follow @missmalinifashion for the latest style updates!