Why are Bollywood celebrities in love with chikankari?
Chikankari has always been favourite in Indian wardrobes for varieties of occasions and festivities. Be it Alia Bhatt, Deepika Padukone or Sara Ali Khan, they never forget to glam up themselves in delicate traditional designs of Chikan art.
Why is Lucknow chikankari a summer staple for all?
Chikan is mostly done on fine comfortable cotton /pure georgettes /organza cloth which is soothing for summers and mostly pastel shades can be paired up with white palazzo and pants.The vastness of chikan work cannot be imagined ,though the embroidered patterns and styles go hand in hand with the running trends.
When most of the celebs are asked for their love for chikan work they love it for its simplicity and purity. Chikankari never fails to impress people, Chikankari attires need only simple jewellery to paired with them. A black metal drop dangler or a hoop drop paired with jootis and mojris are enough to spellbind people. The traditional salwar suits have taken shapes of long anarkalis with flowy embroidery patterns to endless range of modern gowns and lehengas. There are enormous number of times our celebs have made us fall in love for chikankari. The chikankari patterns are so beautifully handcrafted that they can turn million heads turn around.
The most important part of chikankari dresses are more the light shade the prettier it gets.The magnificent patterns are decorated with mukaish, gotapatti and bead -pearl work. Every design/pattern in the chikan art has a story to tell. Mostly the designers choose light pastels for which heavy embroidery is done with other thread work.
Sonam kapoor's love for Chikankari
Actress Sonam Kapoor in transparent palazzo styled dress. Be a diva for the special events, mehendi ceremonies or for very formal gatherings.The white shades can always be paired with antique jewellery ,chandbalis along with mojris and punjabi jootis. The patterns can be highlighted with detailed mirror and mukaish work. The borders can again be bedecked with pearl lace to add more richness to the attire.
Alia Bhatt's Black Chikankari Dupatta
Kareen Kapoor Khan in Chikankari Saree
Kareena Kapoor in white chikan work saree bordered with Gotapatti lace; Be the symbol of purity in white chikan saree paired with red satin blouse.the saree can be well matched with golden and red Banarasi blouse /brocade blouse to create a golden red fusion of tradition.The saree goes well with big pearl and golden Chandbalis, Kohl rimmed eyes with a tight hair do and a red bindi with sleek metallic clutch makes the look outstanding.
Kangana Ranaut in Chikankari Suit
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in Designer Chikankari
Ananya Pandey in Peach Suit
Kajol in Ivory Saree