With it's origins from the French word jaquette, which means a small and lightweight tunic - the Jacket has since transformed and adapted to different styles and cultures around the world.

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While there are over a 100 styles of Jackets the one most relevant to Jivaana.com is the jacket that goes over your Kurta or is hand embroidered and adds to your festive look. This jacket also known as the 'koti' is worn over a top or a kurta or even a long flowing gown style anarkali dress at times. Popularised by the likes of Sabyasachi and Manish Malhotra, this jacket can be made of silk or velvet or heavily embroidered in resham and zardozi. Usually these jackets are worn in contrast or if of the same colour as the tunic - then the embroidery is usually in bright pop colours. Popular to North Indian fashion, we can see this jacket style originating from Punjab, Rajasthan and Mewar areas. Infact even Kashmiri women wear beautifully embroidered jackets in typical Kashmiri embroidery. Get designer clothes online and all designer ethnic jackets for women.

While these may originally be designed to be worn over the anarkali or tunic - many young women now sport these jackets over white shirts and jeans to get that boho chic look.

So go on - shop these festive and ethnic jackets online on Jivaana.com