The traditional art of delicate thread embroidery from Lucknow, done on an array of fabrics, is called chikankari kadhai. It is done with great attention to detail and finesse. If you love all things handcrafted and have a fetish for Lucknowi kurtas, you’re in luck. Chikankari suits are an extremely popular choice of Indian wear and they’re available in a beautiful sorbet colours.
The embroidered details have everything from floral motifs, fauna and myths and epics woven into the clothes. Chikankari kurtas are light, airy and a great addition to your traditional wardrobe. Have a look at these 15 buys we love!
1. Anarkali It!
Anarkalis are never out of vogue, and this kurta with chikankari embroidery just reinstates that fact. The A-line silhouette of this kurta will flatter your figure and the beige colour just adds that classy touch.
If you like bright, colourful clothes, then this kurta is the right pick for you. With a smatter of sequin and beautiful handiwork, it is a traditional-wear dream come true. Pair it with metallic bangles and you’re good to go!
You can never go wrong with pastels, and this kurta is definitive proof. This kurta-set is light, airy and perfect for work days. It’s chic, formal and sophisticated! Didn’t that just tick all the boxes?
This stylish chikankari kurta is, without a doubt, the perfect hybrid of tradition and modernity! The lemon yellow and white combination come together in a relaxed silhouette that will definitely inspire the bohemian side of you!
This empire cut is such a flattering style for any body type, especially when it comes in a colour like this and captures the vibe of 21st century dressing to the T! Team it with roomy, slouchy trousers and you’re good to go!
A fully front-open placket ensures that you can wear this as a shrug or a throw as well. The bright colour with embroidered ferns and flowers is a sure winner! You can pair it with jeans, or even a pair of palazzos.
A shirt collar with faux buttons make this chikankari kurta a formal wear favourite! The contrasting colours and embroidery add a new dimension to the attire. This muted kurta can be paired with a churidaar and sandals.