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 Here's all the info you'd need on where to buy your Chikankari lehenga from!
Budget to Mid-range DesignersHere are some well-known and some lesser-known gems who dabble a lot in Chikankari. Design Aqua Came across this label thanks to this bride who wore this gorgeous lavender creation on her mehendi, which was customised! fashioneiress She has some pretty designs with Chikankari work- from traditional looking ones to even fusion wear! 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! Meena Bazaar They have some simple designs for smaller functions if you're looking for them!
High-range DesignersThese are your designer in the slightly higher range, and some of them really do have Chikankari as their forte!
Premium DesignersThese are your premium designers, who do dabble with Chikankari, and gorgeously at that! Chocolate Box Photography They have some gorgeous Chikan work lehengas, which are perfect for brides on their big day or smaller functions as well. Henley & Co. While majority of his lehengas are big on zardozdi, he does have some that combine it with the beauty of Chikankari too!
Shopping from LucknowThis 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