Today, the jutti has metamorphosed into bespoke footwear. Designer jutti labels have come into being and some boast celebrity clientele and most offer worldwide shipping, making these a must-have accessory, irrespective of what season. The modern jutti is an expression of Indian heritage and ethnic design. A balanced mix of tradition and modernity goes into designing these beautiful shoes. These ethnic beauties can be paired not only with Indian outfits, but also for a crazy night at a cocktail party/sangeet, or a girls’ night out at a dance club. Following are the 7 designs in juttis which are ruling the fashion scene and are the must haves in your wardrobe, if you can deal with the shoe bites that these pairs may give you!
1. Printed Juttis: Shibori, bagru, tie and die, paisley motifs or whatever!
For the ultra-feminine look, printed juttis are perfect. They look great with maxis and skater dresses. For the edgy look, one could pair them up with high waist shorts or jumpsuits. Geometric designs can be reserved for work wear and would look great when teamed with a crisp white shirt and chinos.
2. Ghungroo Style: Forget payal, wear this design for that ‘chhamchham’
Ghungroos are getting used in various ways to spice up juttis. Sometimes only two-three pieces are woven to the main design just as an embelishment. But sometimes one full patti is used to add sound effect of a payal to the shoe. These ghungroos are getting clubbed with embroidery, mirror work, prints too.
3. Tassel or Pompoms: A bling of colour with a dash of fun
These tassels and pompoms are actually hot favourite among the jutti designers. Be it Fizzy Goblet, Jutti Choo or Needledust, all of them are using this particular embelishment or add-on to revamp that traditional footwear to a modern one.
4. Tie-Up Fun: Use the strings to add more jazz
Going to wear short skirt, shot dress, capris or even hot pants? Try these tie-up juttis. We bet, these colourful pairs will change your entire look just like that.
5. Denim Diaries: Indo-western fusion combo
Traditional Indian footwear, made in typical western fabric, that is what these denim juttis are. One can opt for these for the denim on denim look, with white salwar-kurta, with desi style palazzo, practically with anything and everything. Today designer jutti labels are adding extra padding and cushions inside so that these thin bottom shoes will become comfortable to wear too.
6. Mirror Work: Can add extra zing to the western outfit
This kinda design is traditional but you can rock these pairs with denim, short skirt, dresses to add extra zing. But be very careful when you are cleaning these shoes. The embellishments might come off. Don’t rub the juttis against each other or another surface as this can damage the embellishments and embroideries and never wash your mirror-worked juttis. They must be dry-cleaned only.
Wedding and festive juttis have zardosi work, katdana, sequins, mirrors etc. Heavier work on juttis are usually associated with special occasions. For get the stilettos and wear these traditional shoe, which will be chic and comfortable (these don’t have heels, so no pain) at the same time.