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Where To Buy Your Chikankari Lehenga From!

BY Sakshi Saxena | 07 May, 2019 | 2477 views | 5 min read

Chikankari lehengas have been around since forever, but now we are seeing a new love towards it from all over! After all, they are perfect for summer weddings, and come in delightful pastels and brights, which look unique and picture perfect. They find their origin in the city of Nawabs, Lucknow, and the word ‘chikan’, literally translates to embroidery. Chikankari is the unique technique of making intricate designer patterns on a fabric, all by hand. If you're having a summer wedding, we'd highly recommend wearing a Chikankari lehenga on one of your functions! Image via Dipak Studios Wedding Photography★ 4.8 Here's all the info you'd need on where to buy your Chikankari lehenga from!

Budget to Mid-range Designers 

Here are some well-known and some lesser-known gems who dabble a lot in Chikankari. 

Avnni Kapur Clothing Line★ 5

We love her creations in soft pastels, which are great for brides on just about any wedding function! We especially love that panel work lehenga in Chikankari which is drool-worthy!

Vintage Paradise By Ravneet D.

Image via Design Aqua★ 5 Came across this label thanks to this bride who wore this gorgeous lavender creation on her mehendi, which was customised!

Vandana Malhotra

She does some unique pairing of chikan work with modern designs, and we really like how it stands out!

Bhumika Grover★ 3.9

Image via fashioneiress She has some pretty designs with Chikankari work- from traditional looking ones to even fusion wear!

Yoshita Couture

Love this bright red lehenga with Chikan work- not a lot of budget designers pull them off in brights well!

Suruchi Parakh Couture★ 4.8

She has some nice budget picks in nice and pretty shades which look nice and fresh for the Mehendi.  

Vandana Sethi

Image via Carma Online Shop What we love about her creations is that she has gorgeous and subtle Chikankari lehengas in some amazing pastel and sorbet shades!

Kalki Fashion★ 4

They have a whole Lucknowi collection with a lot of options in a lot of colours! The good part is that they ship abroad as well.

Sumona Couture

This one has lehengas in pastel shades with Lucknowi work which are subtle and pretty if you're looking for budget options. 

Meena Bazaar★ 4.5

Image via Meena Bazaar They have some simple designs for smaller functions if you're looking for them!

High-range Designers

These are your designer in the slightly higher range, and some of them really do have Chikankari as their forte! 

Anjul Bhandari★ 5

She is one designer who primarily works with Chikankari and Mukaish, and from simple to even lehengas that look bridal, there are loads of options here!

Kanika Kapoor- House of Chikankari

The singer has launched her own design house and deals primarily in Chikankari creations. What we love about this is that not only are there some gorgeous Chikankari lehenga, but amazing Indo-western options for brides too!

Swati Manish

From lights to brights, this designer has Chikankari lehengas in a lot of colours and options, and they are pretty pretty pretty!

Premium Designers

These are your premium designers, who do dabble with Chikankari, and gorgeously at that!

Falguni and Shane★ 5

Image via Chocolate Box Photography★ 5 They have some gorgeous Chikan work lehengas, which are perfect for brides on their big day or smaller functions as well. 

Kotwara by Meera and Muzaffar Ali★ 5

This label is known for its make in India campaigns and especially Lucknowi Chikan work. They have a lot of bright whites, ivory, golds, and pastel colours in their collection.

Manish Malhotra★ 5

He is one designer who has the brilliant knack of mixing Chikankari with modern work and silhouettes that makes it contemporary and perfect for new age brides!

Sabyasachi Mukherjee★ 4.9

  Image via Henley & Co. While majority of his lehengas are big on zardozdi, he does have some that combine it with the beauty of Chikankari too!

Tarun Tahiliani★ 4.7

We really do love the subtle and pretty Chikankari lehengas by the designer- the work is enough to really grasp all the attention!

Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla★ 4.9

You could easily call them the kings of Chikankari Lehengas when it comes to premium wedding designers. They have some gorgeous creations, and we especially loved Sonam Kapoor's Mehendi Chikanwork lehenga. 

Rahul Mishra

His lehengas are also a nice mix of traditional and contemporary and quite refreshing!

Customisable Options

Lucknowi Andaz

This Instagram store and website has intricate & one-of-a-kind handcrafted Chikankari Unstitched fabrics, which are pretty and not so hard on the pocket too. 

Luxurion World 

This online website has unstitched Chikankari fabric for lehengas, sarees, suits etc that you can purchase and dye in the colour of your choice. 

Shopping from Lucknow

This is another option you have if you don't mind running around to DIY your lehenga, and you could really get your money's worth. You could check out Aminabad, Hazratganj, Bhootnath and Chowk markets if you do decide to go on a fabric shopping spree. Here are some stores to consider for a Chikankari work lehenga:
  • Sugnamal, Hazratganj
  • Ada , Hazratganj
  • Seva Chikan
The lehenga fabric cost is usually about 30K, which comes in white colour and is dyeable. The stitching costs extra. 
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