Eid and Summers go hand in hand. As much as one loves decking up for a day full of fun and feast, hot balmy weather plays a spoilsport, doesn’t it?
Designers this time are favouring lighter, breathable yet luxurious fabrics and materials. This formula will go all summer long, making it this year’s fashion highlight.
Chikankari has witnessed phenomenal popularity in the last two decades. The hand embroidery exclusively done in the heritage city of Lucknow was relatively lesser known till the 90s.
Only crème de la crème of the fashion world would buy and wear it. At the turn of the century, Bollywood changed the scenario and for good!
By the year 2000, iconic movie stars were seen dressing up Chikankari sarees, gowns, sherwanis etc courtesy designers like Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla, Tarun Tahalyani, Manish Malhotra, Faraz Manan etc.
People woke up to this pristine and delicate embroidery and the rest of the job was done by the growing presence of the Internet.
Fast forward to 2023, celebrities are often seen chilling and beating the heat in cool pastel chikan kurtas and maxi dresses.
New age actors including Janhavi Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Sara Ali Khan and Alia Bhatt’s airport and brunch looks in stunning chikan kurtas have taken Instagram by storm.
For the upcoming Eid and scorching summers, here is a compilation of affordable but authentic Chikankari work all the way from Lucknow.
I bought all these outfits from Amazon.in and vouch for their quality. Take a look!
This straight-fit and lightweight piece is super versatile and can be ‘dressed up’ or ‘dressed down’ as per the occasion.
Feeling festive? Add a pair chikankari sharara pants along with silver anklets and juttis.
Wearing it to work? Add straight cotton pants and functional shoes and you are good to go!
This Lucknow-based brand offers as many as five colours in this particular piece.
The available sizes are from small (S) to 3XL.
Be the free-spirited queen that you are in this flowing red chikankari maxi dress. Style it with boho bags, chic sunglasses and strappy sandals. Not to even mention, loads and loads of oxidized trinkets to go with the look.
This can be styled as per the occasion, wear it as a traditional Jalabiya or as a flowy dress on vacations.
This one got me the greatest number of compliments because this straight kurta is elegant, feminine and sheer delight.
It came with a readymade slip and is available in six gorgeous colours.
The vibe of the kurta is such that it can be styled in multiple ways.
Office, college, casual outings and even for daytime festivities.
Indicraft Embroidered Georgette Lucknow Chikankari Short Kurti Top for Girls & Women
Women with a short and petite frames often get drowned in long flowing festive kurtas and dresses leaving them exhausted.
A rather smart and shorter version of the quintessential chikankari kurta is this short tunic.
You will be spoilt for choice with the number of shades it is available in. From baby pinks, to mint green, from lavender to enigmatic black.
For casual wear, try teaming it up with a pair of jeans. For festivities, a well fitted sharara or Patiala shalwar will never go wrong.
Sizes available are from small to 2xl.
Can there be anything more pristine and soothing that white on hot humid days?
Needless to say, white is synonymous with summers.
I ordered this long georgette hand embroidered kurta from the brand Indiankala4U.
It came with a readymade slip and has embroidery throughout its length.
My Amazon Store
Besides these kurtas, you may buy all the jewellery and accessories that I am sporting in the pictures and also in the Youtube video by visiting my Amazon store.
On the Amazon store, all the fashion choices are curated carefully to make it easier to sort and buy.
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