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Phulkari Lehengas Are Big These Days, & They Look Amazing For The Mehendi!

BY Sakshi | 07 May, 2019 | 49807 views | 2 min read

We love how the traditional handicrafts of India are getting a new-age reinvention in today's modern times. After Benarasi and Chikankari have got a new lease of life, now it's Phulkari- the traditional thread worm which is getting reinvented and how! Phulkari dupattas have always been around, but now we are spotting more and more Phulkari lehengas, and we think it looks amazing for something like the Mehendi!

phulkari lehenga for mehendi Off white embroidery phulkari lehenga

Image via Dipak Studios★ 4.8 and Weva Photography★ 4.6

While full phulkari lehengas with skirts look very festive and happy, this one with the pretty Phulkari blouse looks amazing doesn't it? Not just blouses, you have full blown Phulkari lehengas combined with other work and embroidery forms which look amazing! Check out this Sabyasachi panel work lehenga for example, which has some Phulkari work combined with other forms.

Image via The Wedding Crasher★ 4.8

Typically Punjabi, Phulkari, which literally translates into ‘flower work’, has a history etched in the culture of Punjab. It is spun from the charkha. This pretty style of embroidery involves darn stitch on the wrong side of cloth with coloured silken thread, and looks amazing.

Violet Phulkari Lehenga for sangeet

Image via Shutterscope★ 5

It's also something you can consider DIYing- pick a pretty Phulkari dupatta and design a simple and subtle lehenga around it to show off the beauty like this bridesmaid.

Beige Phulkari lehenga for mehendi

Image via Sister of the bride April

Another gem? Convert your Phulkari dupatta (if you have the heart) to a corset or a blouse with a plain skirt.

Image via Glitterati by Karishma Arora★ 5

Not just florals, these days we see designers incorporating new styles and patterns, with Phulkari style threadwork embroidery.

Mirror work multicolor phulkari lehenga

Image via Avnni Kapur Clothing Line★ 5

Karishma Kapoor Black and maroon phulkari lehenga

Image via Manish Malhotra★ 4.9

So what do you think? Is this a trend you'd love to try?

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