Chikankari embroidery has been a favourite of Indian brides for the richness and elegance they exude.
Chikankari like a lot of other trends was brought to India by the Mughals and has been a darling of the Indian women since then. Earlier, chikan was referred to white embroidery on a white cloth, and then slowly it expanded to include pastel colours also. The most famous designer when it comes to chikan work is undoubtedly Anjul Bhandari. She is known for her elegant and painstakingly worked designs, and hence they also come at a premium price. Take a look at her gorgeous designs below.
This pastel pink chikankari lehenga is elegance personified. It is entirely hand worked with jamdani details.
The design has been inspired from the Nawabi era is patterned with chikankari and pearls.
This ivory lehenga in Lucknowi chikankari will be ideal for a Mehndi or Haldi function.
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This real bride looked ravishing on her pre-wedding ceremony in this pearl and sequin worked lehenga.
This design from the 2018 bridal collection features an elegant play of colours. The soft hues of lilacs, pink, rose gold and gold come together to make you look like a princess on your nuptials.
There is an overall bling element to this outfit maybe because of the flared panels and boota designs. Pair the outfit with statement earrings and a choker for an opulent look.
This peplum style blouse paired with a dupatta with a gara border makes you look like a diva. Style it with jhumkas and oxidised jewellery.
This unusual combination of an ivory kurta top with a sequined blue skirt, worn by Kajol to Akash Ambani and Shloka Mehta’s engagement ceremony is the right mix of glitz and chic.
The Swarovski crystals add an oomph factor to this pristine white salwar set. This can be worn to a pre-wedding event or event to a formal dinner. Pair it with silver jewellery for a polished look.
This is one of the rare pieces in her collection which features a dark shade. It features Parsi gara and chikan work on georgette fabric.
The maroon border with intricate gara work adds a splash of colour to the entire outfit. Swarovski accented jewellery will go along well with this.
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Kajol donned an Anjul Bhandari outfit in earthen tones for her fundraising event. A pair of gold kolhapuris, straight centre-parted hair, and a couple of Amrapali earrings completed the look.
This suit is a testament to the traditional chikankari design which featured white and white. As usual, Aishwarya Rai carries off the outfit with elegance and poise.
This floral patterned sari with a maroon Gara border gives you a traditional look. Pair it with studded jhumkas and metallic pumps.
This was featured as a part of her festive collection at the Nayab-E-Zama at Ensemble, Khala Goda. The dyed Japanese pearls give the traditional chikankari worked sari a modern twist.
Aren’t you absolutely in love with the designs and already yearning to own a chikan worked attire?