The salwar kameez shirts became shorter in length to be paired with trousers. That, in a nut shell is the kurti. The kurti is the indigenous version of the top. Kurtis are comfortable for young girls to pair with jeans and they are no stress dresses.
Kurtis in cottons are very popular in the summers. Kurtis can be printed or they can be embroidered upon. Silk kurtis are also very popular.
The styles and designs are distinct. Designs on the neck, the length of the kurti and the actual work, in the form of prints or embroidery on the kurti differ from one to the other.
Kurtis have also become a formal wear and it can be worn to the work place. There are grander kurtis that can be worn for an evening party.