01/5Did you know 'chikankari' has royal origins?

Did you know 'chikankari' has royal origins?

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 only had its presence felt in the Indian subcontinent, but with passing years has taken the West by storm as well. 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, its simple characteristics and light weight feel makes it a summer staple – our B-town celebrities quite agree too. Ahead are some of our favourite B-town celebrity looks in a chikankari ensemble.

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02/5Alia Bhatt

Alia Bhatt

When ‘Kalank’ was awaiting its release, Alia Bhatt amped up ethic looks game. She started off her promotional looks a graceful Manish Malhotra chudidar suit that displayed the most exemplar chikankari embroidery we may have seen. Since this was for a day event, the breezy yet brazen look made perfect sense.

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03/5Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha

Sonakshi Sinha too was exclusively in the most graceful ethnic looks while promoted ‘Kalank.’ Her Itrh canary yellow chikankari kurta may have just got our hearts racing. While the chikankari embroidery served well in the heat, the bright yellow hue sealed the deal.

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04/5Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone

Every once in a while, Deepika Padukone takes a break from her theatrical ball gowns and relaxed pantsuits and surprises us with the ever-so-charming saree. During the award season, Deepika chose a pristine white, Rahul Misra chikankari saree. Was the immaculate white hue or the sheer simplicity of the look? We can’t point a finger. Nonetheless, Deepika turned heads with her resplendent look.

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05/5Janhvi Kapoor

Janhvi Kapoor

Jahnvi Kapoor chose a tasteful chikankari Ananmika Khanna lehenga suit for an awards function. The organza lehenga skirt and chikankari top made a beautiful juxtaposition of different fabrics. The olive-toned number had a certain elusive vibe that found eye-catching, ironically.

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