Lucknow’s famous chikan handicraft, traditionally called chikankari, is a must keep for people all around India. It is the ethnic artwork of Lucknow and thus, known as Lucknavi chikankari too.
Chikankari is now being updated from the simple white thread work on simple colors to colorful threads complimenting the saree. From kurtas and anarkalis to lehengas and sarees, chikankari works on all types of outfits.
Women love chikankari sarees for the sole reason that it looks amazing anywhere! It is not over the top because of the pastel colors. To add to that, it brings in sophistication, elegance and a unique charm to your aura.
Here is a list of how you can look absolutely elegant and stunning in a chikankari saree!
A plain white chikankari saree does not have to look dull if you pair it with the right accessories! A halter neck blouse or high neck with a full sleeve blouse that adds style to the sober look and boho-chic jewelry. That’s all you need to attain a sophisticated and formal outfit!
Here, we’ve got a lime green saree with white chikankari. The bright saree is paired with a clear lime green bell sleeves blouse looks enticing and classy. Notice how the accessories have been kept minimal with just a pearl necklace enhancing the look of the blouse.
A black chikankari saree is great for a party. Pair it with a sleeveless blouse and a multilayer jewelry piece and you’re good to go!
A pink saree with white chikankari work speaks elegance. It’s a great fit for a casual brunch or meets and greet. Pair it with a ruffle blouse design, jhumka, traditional juttis, and a bindi and you’re ready to rock!
A cream-colored chikankari saree complemented with a choker for your V neck blouse is a great look! Also, notice the emerald jewelry totally standing out for compliments. Don it with confidence and be prepared to look stunning!
Pink pastel chikankari clothes are the most bought styles. They look absolutely beautiful without any add ons like here in the picture. Open hairstyle or messy bun or flowing hair, this chikankari saree goes well with everything!
Here we’ve got a yellow-colored saree which gives an aesthetic look. A gajra and a pair of jhumkas are all you need to let the saree light up!
A chic red chikankari that has its own vibrancy is nothing less than perfect. With light makeup and smokey eyes, one could totally rock a party in this piece.
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Now that we have put forth a range of options, why don’t you don that chikankari saree with ease and confidence! You can also try experimenting with a combination of all the looks we’ve presented. A little mix and match never hurt anyone! Look elegant, sharp, vibrant, stunning and nothing less than just amazing in your pick!