Brides, Opt for a Chikankari Ensemble for Your Wedding Celebrations!

Brides, Opt for a Chikankari Ensemble for Your Wedding Celebrations!

It is said that a traveller, who was passing through a village in Lucknow, stopped and requested a poor peasant for water. Delighted at the hospitality of the peasant, the traveller taught him the art of Chikankari, which would ensure that he would never remain hungry in life. Another explanation credits Noorjahan, the queen of Emperor Jahangir, with the introduction of the Chikankari embroidery work in India.


Nevertheless, traditional and heritage work is a popular option for bridal wedding ensembles. Brides often flock to stores or designers who can help them with the perfect chikankari outfit. In case you are looking for some chikankari inspiration for your wedding celebrations, check out these outfits: 


Looking Lovely in Lilac


Image Source: Style Drive

Outfit by: Monisha Jaising


How pretty is this lilac crystal jaali and chikankari lehenga! It’s glitzy, fun and something that stands out in the crowd of typical floral thread work and gota pattis. Moreover, the lilac is subtle and elegant, providing the pop of colour without going overboard.


A Sight in White


Image Source: Anjul Bhandari


In case you want to ditch the lehenga and opt for a sari, go for an Anjul Bhandari creation like this one. Apart from the intricate chikankari work, the sari has been embroidered with pearls and baby mirrors adding a glittering touch to the outfit.


Shine in Grey


Image Source: Dipak Studios


An alluring pane-embroidered grey chikankari lehenga with a beige scalloped dupatta embroidered with fuschia pink flowers to add a hint of colour. The bride has paired it with choker jewellery set in the same colour as the floral motifs. You can carry out this ensemble with ease for you Sangeet or Reception.


Pretty in Pink


Image Source: Kevin Nunes

Outfit by: Manish Malhotra


Considering this is a Manish Malhotra creation, it is bound to be a work of art. This lehenga saree featuring ornate and elaborate chikankari detailing with silver work, adding another layer of colour to the stunning ensemble.


Pastels Please


Image Source: Anjul Bhandari


Pastels are the preferred choice for modern brides. It is also great for a summer or monsoon wedding. For chikankari work, you can use pastel colours as the base which will accentuate the threadwork. The two-taar chikankari highlights the beauty of these pastel pieces and gives a simple outfit an elegant feel. 


Pink All The Way!


Image Source: Shubham Sharma

Outfit by: Manish Malhotra


Chikankari + Crochet = Superhit! 

Pink is a favourite among Indian brides and this shimmery pink Manish Malhotra creation ideal for you Engagement or even the Sangeet! The combination of chikankari with sequins is perfect if you want your traditional look to have a modern touch!


More to Mauve


Image Source: Talking Threads


Not comfortable wearing a choli or crop top with you lehenga? That’s absolutely fine! Peplum tops are trending right now and the entire ensemble looks really elegant. Go for a subtle or neutral colour like this mauve peplum lehenga where the chikan print tends to stand out.


Green is Great!


Image Source: Tarun Chawla Photography


Green is definitely grabbing a lot more attention lately and brides seem to be attracted to this colour for their wedding outfits. Take a look at this bride and how effortlessly she pulled off an embellished chikankari suit for one of her wedding ceremonies. Her outfit was the star of the ceremony for she paired it with just statement earrings and nothing else!


Hope this turned out to be helpful for the to-be-brides!

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