Eastern mood board: Chikankari

Delicate, meticulous and dreamy, Chikankari is a heritage embroidery technique that originated from the royals in Lucknow. The cotton embroidery technique only a few years back had its presence felt in Pakistan. In today’s times the elegant Mughal embroidery is often times mixed and consolidated with other traditional embroideries. Its beauty lies in its radiant simplicity, but it wins our heart because with its simple characteristics and light-weight feel making it a traditional staple. Hence, with all kind of summer fashion trends coming and going, we have come down to an undeniable conclusion that the star of an eastern girl’s wardrobe is none other than chikankari!

Classic chikankari outfits are a huge rage this season and can be worn for any occasion. From casual day wear to heavy wedding outfits, this limitless trend can be flaunted by anyone.

A basic ethnic style staple that every woman ought to have is obviously a kurti. It is the most pleasing and hassle-free piece of clothing in a woman’s wardrobe. Nice, chic and pleasing, chikankari kurtis are super chic and comfy. For any casual day look to run between errands or even a comfortable travel look, kurtis teamed up with matching palazzos is sure for the win.

Dupattas are an important part of the Pakistani ensemble, they are a perfect embodiment of grace and elegance. The extravagant design, intricately embroidered details and subtle hues of a chikankari dupatta gives your outfit that oomph factor. All you need to do is dazzle up and create an impressive look by coordinating your chikankari dupatta with a kurti.

Another way to wear this chic trend is by incorporating it in your trousers. Are you bored of the traditional shalwar and churidars and are searching for a nice change to revamp your ethnic style? Embrace the chikankari trouser trend; either a cigarette pant or a palazzo. This palazzo or cigarette pant merges the stylishness of a trouser with traditional artisanship. Everything about this indigenous meet contemporary trend whispers class and elegance.

You can also wear adopt the trend for a formal event. Want to flaunt a saree on your next occasion and look different? The easiest way to make heads turn is by choosing the evergreen chikankari saree. Opt for a single colour for the entire look and style it right with the perfect accessories.