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#Throwback 12 Celebrity-Approved Ways to Give Your Traditional Kurta a Stylish Upgrade

From slipping on a crisp white shirt underneath to adorning dainty, statement jewellery, here's how the B-town ladies glam up their traditional kurta.

Diya J Verma
The modern-day Indian woman certainly knows how to glam-up a traditional kurta the right way. Belt it up or throw on a jacket, these 12 celebrities show you exactly how it's done.
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    Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi. 
     
    A perfectly parted tight bun, statement earrings, and a velvet potli bag is one way to give your kurta a sartorial upgrade. 

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    Kangana Ranaut in Torani Official.
     
    Why not pair your floral kurta with a statement, botanical-inspired hair-band to give you that much-needed omph?

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    Priyanka Chopra in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
     
    You can glam-up absolutely any look with a perfect red pout!

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    Kriti Sanon in Abraham & Thakore.
     
    A kurta with a twist? Consider pairing your traditional kurta with a dhoti and squeaky clean white sneakers instead.

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    Athiya Shetty in Ritu Kumar Label. 
     
    You could also pair your kurta with bold and beautiful gold drop earrings!

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    Alia Bhatt in Manish Malhotra.
     
    Besides jewellery and makeup, your hair makes a major impact to the entire look as well. Opt for a braided half-updo and you're all set to make heads turn!

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    Karisma Kapoor in Payal Khandwala.
     
    Nothing gets better than a crisp white shirt. Slip in a pristine white shirt under your straight-kurta and you've got yourself a winner. 

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    Kareena Kapoor in Payal Khandwala.
     
    Pair your silk kurta with a contrasting skirt for a slightly more formal occasion. Grab on an embroidered clutch and you're all set. 
     
     

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    Sara Ali Khan in Manish Malhotra.
     
    Elegant in emerald! Pair your bright kurta with emerald jewellery to turn things up a notch. Cocktail emerald rings, an emerald choker, gorgeous drop earrings, or even emerald bangles, the sky is the limit. 

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    Sonam Kapoor in Raw Mango.
     
    Throw on a contrasting brocade straight-jacket on your kurta for a chic, contemporary vibe. 

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    Sonakshi Sinha in Anamika Khanna.
     
    Unique cuts and eclectic prints, Sonakshi shows you exactly how to wear the modern kurta. Throw on a belt for an edgy, sophisticated look. 

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    Taapsee Pannu in Amrich Designs.
     
    An asymmetrical kurta with a short tie & dye jacket and contrasting printed straight pants, paired with dainty silver jewellery is the way to go.

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