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.Price: Rs 2,199. Buy it here.
2. Colour Riot
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!Price: Rs 999. Buy it here.
3. Pink Please
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?Price: Rs 1,099. Buy it here.
4. Blue Royalty
This chikankari kurta is a sure winner only because of its colour! The royal blue looks regal, classy and is sure to turn heads every time you wear it!
A simple kurti you can team up with practically anything. Wear it with a pair of jeans or an ethnic skirt. This versatile piece can be styled in a dozen ways!Price: Rs 900. Buy it here.
6. Modern Yet Traditional
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!Price: Rs 2,999. Buy it here.
7. Pretty in Peach
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!Price: 2,190. Buy it here.
8. Versatility Wins
If you love sheer and sexy with a twist of tradition, this is the chikankari kurta for you. Team it with a flared maxi skirt, coloured bangles and kohlapuri chappals to look your best!Price: Rs 1,598. Buy it here.
9. Kurta Or Dress!
Simple, elegant yet unique in terms of design. If you want to mix ethnic with contemporary, we suggest you wear it sans a churidar or pants and a pair of brogues. It’s a sure attention-winner!
This Chikankari kurta takes the white tee-blue jeans combo to a new level. It’ll match well with all your denims, be it a skirt, jeggings or a pair of distressed jeans. Price: Rs 1,590. Buy it here.
11. Peplum Fusion
From the boardroom to the bar, you can take this kurta out for a spin anywhere. The colour and shape are so chillax, you can dress it up or down as per the occasion.Price: Rs 1,690. Buy it here.
12. Bright & Beautiful
Who wouldn’t like a fuschia kurta with a few accents of Chikankari? This Lucknowi kurta will bring some glam to your work wardrobe in an instant.Price: Rs 999. Buy it here.
13. Red Hot
If you thought long kurtas were passe, you might want to re-think it! A red chikankari kurta with striking white embroidery will strike off all your previous Indian wear fashion faux pas!Price: Rs 1,400. Buy it here.
14. Lime Love
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.Price: Rs 1,049. Buy it here.A place where girls can talk about ANYTHING. (No guys allowed!) ? ?Get the POPxo app NOW on Play Store and iOS App Store.