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Regal Chikankari Lehengas for the Brides & Bridesmaids to Pick Right

From royalty to millennials, the Chikankari lehengas have stolen our hearts. Here are some of our light coloured or pastel lehengas with Chikan work to inspire you for your bridal look.

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The regal embroidery of the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, has become a trending fashion choice among many of the brides and bridesmaids and not only for the wedding but for other ceremonies as well. 

Introduced by the Mughals, this form of artwork on fabric is a classy and subtle handicraft that makes the outfit, a timeless beauty. Be it your Sangeet night or be it a day wedding ceremony, Chikankari lehenga has got to be in your trousseau list and we have some of our favourites picked for inspo.

The Serene White Chikankari with Sidhaul Jali Work

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With the most basic Chikan work that uses white silk thread, this hand embroidery on organza fabric makes this white piece a lightweight pick for the big day. The intricate embroidery with the mirror work on the waist and the flared hem will make for a perfect bridal attire if you choose white. Make sure the jewellery is pearl or diamond or maybe some Saphire or dark green emerald stones to make the right contrast.

The Off-white Chikan Lehenga with Shadow Stitch

The off-white lehenga is a glamourous piece created by none other than Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and the bride has flaunted it with that perfect off-shoulder blouse with ruffles on one arm. The sweetheart neck gives the traditional Chikan work a rich millennial twist.

The Porcelain White Net Chikan Work with Hathkati

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The beautiful net lehenga in a porcelain white shade with a grey lining, gives an all-over impression of a light grey coloured lehenga. The Chikankari lehenga is embellished with a floral patchwork near the waist. The hem of the lehenga has a sheen border and this is why it is a great pick for Sangeet night.

The Ivory Chikan Lehenga with Kamdani Work

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Chikankari lehengas are a trending pick this wedding season and this design from Talking Threads is a classic one that has Kamdani work along with Chikan. This is a very common embroidery work when it comes to Chikankari lehengas and if you pick this for your Sangeet or Reception, make sure to pick gold jewellery sets to accessorise it right. Juda hairstyle will be a perfect match!

The Cream Chikankari Lehenga with Silk Thread-work

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This piece flaunted by Janhvi Kapoor is an apt pick that will do justice to your Cocktail party and you have Manish Malhotra to thank for it. The intricate silk thread embroidery in floral shapes that runs throughout the body of the lehenga gives it a sheen that is perfect for a party at night. The traditional Chikankari lehenga is given a modern twist with the ribbon extensions to the strappy sleeves of the blouse give it a flowy cape-like look. 

The Lilac Chikan Lehenga with Mukaish Motif

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This lilac piece boasts of intricate Mukaish work on the lehenga and dupatta. The lacework near the hem enhances the floral Chikan work throughout. The colour is perfect for the bride for a day wedding, and if it is your BFF's wedding, then this also makes for a great pick for the bridesmaids' dresses.

The Blush Pink Chikanwork Lehenga with Paisley Motif

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This lehenga has Chikankari work on it but it is a very simple one and can make for the right pick as an attire you choose to wear on your BFF's Sangeet or Mehndi ceremony.

The Pink Chikan Lehenga with Phanda and Jaal Motif

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The Phanda and Jaal work is a common style of Chikankari work on fabric and the intricate work from Pernia Qureshi's brand makes it a couture piece that will be perfect for your bridal look for the Reception party. Pearl earrings or diamond sets will be an apt choice to accessorise it with some white or silver heels to go along.

The Powder Pink Chikankari Lehenga with Gol Murri Motif

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The ruffles on the border of the dupatta and the hem of the lehenga are known as the Bijli work of Chikankari. The little floral embroidery spread all over give it a rich and traditional look. It fits right for the wedding as a pastel bridal lehenga with light makeup, or it can be chosen for the reception look too.

The Peach Chikan Lehenga with Sequin Work

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When you choose to move past the bold reds and traditional maroons for your bridal look, this pretty-in-peach piece is here to save the day for all the millennial brides with its touch of contemporary. The sequin work that goes alongside the Chikankari embroidery gives the lehenga a perfectly dramatic look fit for the Engagement or the Reception.

The Baby Pink Chikan Work Lehenga with Sequins

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This is hands down the favourite pick for the bridesmaids. The subtle colour of the lehenga that dons an off-white Chikankari with sequin booti work is not only pleasant to look at, it is also a hassle-free and light pick that will allow the bridesmaids to swiftly move about doing the necessary - like the Joota chhupai without worrying about their lehenga.

The Light Pink Chikankari lehenga with Ghas Patti Motif

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Big sister, Lolo, gave us some real goals when she flaunted this light pink coloured Chikankari lehenga by Manish Malhotra that had intricate floral and leaf designs running all over the body. This is a heavy lehenga and can be worn by the brides for a day wedding and if you happen to pick this piece, accessorise it with a diamond jewellery set.

Chikankari lehengas are as royal as it gets and they are a magnificent work done by hand that makes it all the more regal. These lehengas are a perfect pick for the brides and bridesmaids who want to keep it elegant for their big day and flaunt a timeless affair.

If you found your perfect lehenga, then get in touch with the bridal lehenga vendors who can help you make your dream lehenga come true for your D-day.