Latest Bollywood Fashion Trend is All About Lucknowi Chikankari & Here’s Why

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Latest Bollywood Fashion Trend is All About Lucknowi Chikankari & Here’s Why


We all have seen how Bollywood celebrities are loving the Lucknowi Chikankari fashion and are donning it whenever they get a chance to. A perfect ensemble for both traditional festivities and everyday wear, the chikankari is a sign of sheer elegance.

Chikankari is a traditional embroidery style from Lucknow, India. Literally translated, the word means embroidery, and it is one of Lucknow’s best known textile decoration styles. 


Check out these stunning Bollywood celebrities donning chikankari embroidered outfits and styling them in their day to day lives for various occasions ranging from weddings to airport looks.

Alaya F looks Pretty in Peach 

Alaya F seems to love ethnic outfits even during the lockdown. This time she went with a straight-cut long peach-colored kurta with intricate chikankari design. The peach and white-colored salwar kameez is the best option both for events during the day and at night. Wear it for a family gathering or a festival in your neighborhood. With the right makeup and accessories, you can also try this look for wedding functions or ethnic days at work.

Flaunt your Adaa in a Chikankari Saree

Chikankari sarees are not only elegant and party wear but are also light to wear. Include a chikankari saree in your wedding saree collection.

Get creative with your saree just like Kajol. Kajol paired a Tarun Tahiliani peach-colored chikankari saree with a Gara embroidered blouse embellished with crystals and fringes. You can also complete the look by doing a sleek bun along with a gajra attached to it.

Deepika Padukone is a Vision in this Chikankari Saree

The gorgeous diva makes everything look stylish but when it comes to sarees, she is a vision to behold. All Bollywood celebrities in saree never disappoint us and Deepika has kept her ethnic styling game true to this belief. Showing up for an award function in a beautiful white chikankari saree, the actress revamped Bollywood glamour and high fashion! The designer saree has intricate white embroidery with gracious sheer scallop detail at the edges. The actress completed her look with a glossy low bun and a chic embroidered blouse.

Bright Pink Kurta for a Casual Airport Look

Janhvi Kapoor’s airport looks are not limited to casual oversized t-shirts and white sneakers like most celebrities. She has introduced a new trend in the domain by wearing a bright pink kurta instead. Pairing the heavily embroidered chikankari kurta with matching, tassel bordered straight-cut pants, she has also accessorized the look in a way that keeps up with the casual ethnic vibe. This involves – a pair of ivory juttis and a simple blue sling bag.

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Planning to attend puja at home or looking for outfits that can change the way you have been dressing up for the airport? This bright pink kurta set is sure to leave you gleaming all day long.

Begum of Bollywood looking Ethereal

Kareena Kapoor Khan looked like a divine dream in a nude-colored chikankari lehenga by a Delhi based label Narjis for an event in Melbourne. Styled by Tanya Ghavri she completed her look with a pair of heavy golden earrings and opted for nude lips and smokey eyes.

Sara Ali Khan in a Chikankari Sharara Set

A lot of B-town celebs have been seen wearing chikankari sharara sets. Sara Ali Khan is one of them. She opted for an intricate handcrafted chikankari share set designed by ace designer Manish Malhotra for the promotions of her film Love Aaj Kal.

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These were a few of our favorite picks. Let us know in the comments section which look did you like the best and your take on chikankari work.

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