Summer is here, which can only mean you need to wear something you can stay cool as a cucumber in. What better than a cotton shirt that will keep you breezy and comfortable for long hours. Plus, the best bit about cotton shirts is the number of styles and prints they come in. It’s endless. Whether you're looking for cotton shirts under INR 500, or willing to splurge over INR 3,000 we picked 10 we really, really loved. And, we hope you do too.
INR 450 - INR 3,500: Ladies, Stay Cool All Summer In These 15 Cotton Shirts
Dabu Printed Shirt
Fabindia’s pure cotton garments are SO comfortable and become even more so with time. We instantly had our heart set on the Cotton Dabu Printed Shirt on their website. It has a regular collar, half-sleeves and is much like a regular shirt. But, it’s made with the dabu hand-block printing technique, which is a mud-resisting printing technique. This cute blue shirt features a cute old-school cola bottles print. You can also choose the beige and brown half-and-half coloured one too.
Price: INR 799
‘On A Roll’ Oversized Shirt
The Bombay Shirt Company’s 100% pure cotton shirt for women is a super soft and comfortable piece. With neon embroidery detailing on the seams for a playful look, this oversized shirt is perfect for the hot months. It’s an effortless look you can complete with a pair of denims. This is the most expensive shirt on the list, but Bombay Shirt Company’s quality is unmatched and durable, so worth the investment we feel.
Price: INR 3,200
Mandarin Collar Shirt
This pink shirt by Fable Street is made with dyed cotton yarn and is breathable and comfortable. It comes with a Mandarin collar, drop shoulders, short sleeves, and a front flap pocket. Ideal to wear on a holiday with a pair of shorts or pants you can live comfortably in through the day. Do keep in mind that the shirt is semi-sheer, so you would need to wear a camisole underneath. Or just use this as a layering option over a crop top or bralette.
Price: INR 1,895
Black Ajrakh Print Cotton Shirt
With the lovely block-printed ajrakh in black, this pure cotton shirt can be a hit for your summer wardrobe. Filemot’s buttoned shirt is made with natural dyes, and is perfect to wear casually with denims. Although you also can spruce up this semi-sheer shirt by tucking it in and complementing it with a pleated skirt.
Price: INR 1,900
Floral Embroidered Self-Design Shirt
If you’re shopping for the summer, June Studios is always a good bet thanks to their vibrant and casual offerings. We loved this floral embroidered shirt, which also has some self-design. Roll up the sleeves or wear them full, this cotton shirt is a great addition to your wardrobe.
Price: INR 1,614
Delicate Embroidered High-Low Shirt
High-low shirts are fun because it’s an effortless detail, and they pair well with any kind of pants. This shirt by Sheen Studio has delicately embroidered motifs all over and the loose fitting helps you stay comfortable in the summer. As there’s embroidery on it, it’s best to hand-wash this garment; and it’s semi-transparent so you may need to wear a camisole underneath.
Price: INR 1,600
Contrast Auto Printed Crop Shirt
Got a high-waisted pair of pants that needs some complementing? Grab this cotton crop shirt with an auto-rickshaw print. Anhaya’s clothes are free-flowing, minimalist and practical, and that’s exactly what makes this piece worthy of fitting into your summer wardrobe (and rest of the year too if you ask us). This shirt is handcrafted, half-sleeved and available in blue and mint green.
Price: INR 1,499
Printed Relaxed Short Sleeves Shirt
Bewakoof’s Badera Collection features relaxed-fitted short sleeve cotton shirts with many prints. From florals to geometric patterns, you’ll find quite a range of 100% cotton shirts here. We loved the brown shirt with blue and yellow squares, which is perfect to team with a casual pair of pants or shorts for the hot months.
Price: INR 449
White Cherry-Printed Casual Shirt
Okay, this isn't technically an indie brand, but come summers you can always trust Westside to offer clothes you can live in! This white shirt by Nuon has tiny red cherries printed all over, offering a playful look. Cut out of pure cotton, this breathable shirt even has a front tie-up detail, adding to its casualness. Pair it with shorts or jeans for the ideal weekend look.
Price: INR 999
If summer was a shirt, it would be this cheerful Wildflowers Cotton Short Top. Relaxed fit and cropped - all you short people don't have to worry about the proportions. The vibrant block print, and v-neck make it perfect for casual outings. Pair it with white pants (or shorts), and this is what you can wear to a picnic.
Price: INR 1,299
Coconut Milk Side-Slit Shirt
Made of 100% organic cotton, this relaxed fit by shirt by No Nastis is super breathable and light as the feel is almost of muslin. It's a classic, white button-down shirt,so we really don't have to tell you that it's a wardrobe must-have. With side slits and a high low hem, wear it however you want (and how many ever time you want) through the summer. Jeans? Yes. Shorts? Yes. Beach? YES!
Price: INR 2,499
Bake Day Oversized Life Aquatic Shirt
Feeling playful? Just slip into this oversized shirt by Siesta O' Clock that features sea life. Perfect for outings, or Friday dressing at work. Made of cotton, this Mandarin collar shirt comes with concealed coconut shell buttons, so you won't' have to worry about microplastics affecting the sea life on the shirt, or at sea.
Price: INR 1799
The Peach Shirt by Sparrow Official appeals to the pun lover in us, and is a conversation starter for sure. More than that, it is made of 100% and is a great addition to your office (or WFH) wardrobe, especially for warmer days. Pair it with trousers or straight cut pants for a more formal look, and with jeans for a casual one. The best part is that if they don't have your size, you can get it made to your measurements too.
Price: INR 1,650
Women Multi Floral Printed Pink Crop Shirt
If you're looking for a printed shirt that steals everyone's attention, just pick up this cropped shirt from Kaal Teeka. It's made of cotton that gets softer with each wash (but don't wash in hot water), and fits beautifully if you want something slightly fitted. The prints are done by hand and every shirt is made to order! A member of team LBB has this shirt and always gets compliments for the fit, colour (doesn't fade) and style. If you're 5'4" or shorter, you can wear this sits well as a cropped shirt.
Price: INR 1,680