This Diwali, style up your basic Chikankari Kurti
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This Diwali, style up your basic Chikankari Kurti

An elegant chikankari kurta can be styled in a bunch of ways

This Diwali, style up your basic Chikankari Kurti

Chikankari is one of the best and most lovely embroideries in India. The intricate thread handwork makes it look exquisite. Its sensitive hand weaving work is ideal for ethnic and Indo-Western looks.

Chikankari in India was presented by Noor Jahan, spouse of Jahangir. Indian ladies love chikankari weaving and certainly have a couple of pieces in their closets.

An elegant chikankari kurta can be styled in a bunch of ways. This Diwali festival, you can rock up to your basic chikankari kurtas and make them festive-ready by styling them in different ways. You simply need some dupattas and a little jewellery.

Here are a few ways:

Take the rich course

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Take a hand-painted dupatta and wear it customarily with the kurti. An ethnic dupatta with the chikan kurta can enhance your basic look. This look can be worn to functions like Haldi or Mehandi.

You can likewise wear it while shopping or going out for a get-together. The bandhani dupatta looks beautiful on chikankari. You can combine any splendid shading or go for any splash-colour dupatta.

Clinch it with a belt

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Ladies who don't care for wearing dupattas or principally who can't oversee wearing a dupatta, this look is intended for them. All you need is a lovely belt and wear it over your dupatta. Your dupatta can be used as a shrug and the belt will give it an excellent fit.

Bohemian style

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Pair your chikankari kurti with a denim coat and statement embellishment. This is a great hope to pull off and wear for an early lunch or even a date.

Layering a little

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Many of us have long parties wear shrugs, angrakha kurta or shirt dresses which can be layered over a basic chikankari kurti. A chikankari shrug with sequin itemising may look wonderful on a chikankari kurti. You can complete the look with Polki and Kundan studs.


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For a nice contemporary look, you simply need a basic tee; wear it over your kurti and style it up with a belt and accessories for a cleaner and jazzed up look. It is one of the favourite looks that many bloggers and film stars have carried.