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An art form that transcends eras, Chikankari is a fabric that has gained momentum over the last few years. Originating from the heart of Lucknow, chikankari work has become a favourite amongst all brides and bridesmaids. So, if you’ve been meddling with the idea of donning a chikankari lehenga at any of your wedding functions, scroll below to take major inspiration from these real brides!

Real Brides in Chikankari Lehengas

Being one of the most popular and traditional embroidery styles, Chikankari, introduced by the Mughals, is one classic handwork that is a favourite amongst every Indian woman. Known for their sheer elegance and rich look they exude, chikankari outfits have been almost every Indian couturier's cult weave for decades now. Even though chikankari only started as a white-on-white embroidery work on muslin cloth, it has now embraced the use of colours. Be it trendy puja suits, sharara & gharara sets, anarkalis or lehengas, the modern designers are infusing the charm of this subtle art form with Mokaish, sequins & other embellishments into anything and everything and how beautifully! 

Owing to their simplicity and timelessness, a lot of brides are picking elegant chikankari lehengas for their wedding revelries. While some are swearing by the usual pristine whites for their wedding day, others are picking gorgeous hues like lavenders, greens and pinks for Mehndi, Haldi and other pre-wedding ceremonies. Well, if you too want to give this conventional craft a try and would love to wear it on one of your wedding ceremonies, stay glued to this blog. Down here we've laid down pictures of some of the best chikankari lehengas for brides. Take a quick glimpse of these stylish designs and save the ones you adore!

Chikankari Lehenga for the Mehendi Function

A mehendi function calls for vibrant hues with a touch of tradition. And, what better than a chikankari lehenga for this!? Opt for a chikankari lehenga in pastel hues to channel a graceful and sophisticated look on your mehendi function.

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Don a Chikankari Lehenga on Your Roka

Don a gorgeous chikankari lehenga on your roka ceremony to seal the deal with your loved one. The intricate chikankari embroidery will look drop-dead gorgeous against the rich colours of the lehenga!

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Embellished Chikankari for the Sangeet Ceremony

Let your embellished chikankari lehenga steal the limelight on your sangeet function. The grandeur of embellishments with the richness of chikankari work will be the perfect combination to make a statement at this wedding function.

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A Rich Chikankari Lehenga for Your Big Day

For the grandeur of your wedding day, a Chikankari lehenga offers an unmatched elegance. Opt for rich colours like pink, ivory or beige covered with intricate chikankari patterns. We promise you’re going to look like a vision in this type of lehenga!

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35+ Beautiful Chikankari Lehengas that are too Good to be Missed!

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35+ Beautiful Chikankari Lehengas that are too Good to be Missed!