How to Style Chikankari for Weddings?
For decades, the classic Chikankari Kurta has been synonymous with effortless elegance. Chikankari, a beautiful threadwork from the Nawabs' land of Lucknow, looks stunning in any style, especially for grand events such as weddings.
With a few styling hacks, a simple Chikankari Long Kurti can easily be transformed into a wedding statement piece. It's all about the right accessories, finding the right style, and, of course, rocking the wedding look with the utmost confidence.
Let’s look at how you can style a chikankari kurti for a wedding!
Styling the white chikankari kurti
Pairing a white chikankari kurti with a bright and bold dupatta is one of the simplest ways to transform it. For a daytime wedding, go with a bright yellow, pink or orange, and for an evening wedding, go with a deeper blue, brown or teal green. You can also choose from embroidered or printed silk dupattas. To complete the look, wear coloured juttis and stacks of coloured bangles, and carry a designer potli.
Team it up with a sharara
Ghararas and shararas are popular this wedding season, and you can make a wedding statement by pairing chic Sharara pants or embellished garara pants with your fancy long Kurti. If your Kurta has embellished work, choose a plain Sharara; if your Kurta is simple, choose bottom wear with Gota borders or elaborate work. Complete the look with Chandbali earrings or jhumkas and a statement ring. Don’t forget to carry an embellished clutch.
Turn it into a stylish Indian suit
A stylish long kurta can be easily transformed into a complete Indian suit for women by pairing it with chikankari pants and styling it with a dupatta. Simply pick a cotton Anarkali Kurti, pair it with ethnic pants, and finish the look with an embroidered colorful dupatta. Tie your hair in a bun and accessorise the suit with Punjabi juttis, pearl studs, and a clutch — Voila, you're ready to glam up the wedding party with your subtle style!
Wear it as a lehenga choli set
A contemporary lehenga with floral patterns and chikankari embroidery is all you need to stand out from the crowd. After all, wearing a lehenga skirt with a kurta is the new wedding trend this season. The combination is flattering and elevates even the most basic outfit. That's your cue to wear a simple chikankari kurta with a white or colored lehenga skirt to a wedding. The best part is that the dupatta is optional. To make a statement, accessorise it with chandelier earrings and a maang tikka. A stack of Kundan bangles will help to upgrade the look.
Flaunt it as a gown
Chikankari kurta as a gown? Hell yes! An embroidered chikakari gown is the perfect choice for pre-wedding functions such as mehndi, Haldi and cocktail parties. A pair of strappy heels, clutch and a smokey eye will complete the look to perfection. You can try different hairstyles such as braiding your hair to complement the fusion look of the stylish chikankari Kurti.
If you are ready to go all out with chikankari this wedding season, House of Kari will help you find the perfect design and the right fit for you to get runway-ready!
House Of Kari offers a diverse selection of stylish chikankari clothing with a modern twist. The in-house label is dedicated to promoting the age-old craft of hand embroidery performed locally by women artisans.
Our collection includes plain, pastel fabrics such as muslin, chiffon, mul mul, and organza, as well as printed poly silk fabric and bolder colors. We also aim to modernize the traditional art form by introducing chikankari A-line dresses, short kurtas and Kurtis, maxi and short dresses, collared shirts, stylish kaftans, and chikankari co-ord sets.
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