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Will Chikankari Lehengas Rule Summer Weddings?

BY Garvita | 16 Apr, 2024 | 25208 views | 6 min read

Chikankari. It's has been one of the most stunning, traditional embroidery styles since centuries, and we love how it still exhibits the same magnificence and elegance, all together! With soaring heat around the corner, you cannot effort to miss being a stylish bride, no matter what. We really think that Chikankari would be a huge trend this summers, so if you're still deciding your outfits, might just give it a shot!

Off lately we have spotted so many brides-to-be picking a chikankari lehenga for their pre-nuptial ceremonies, and even the wedding! And we are sure that towards the end, this post will manage to inspire you to give this blend of timelessness and ethnicity a try for your wedding. We have scouted some of the best chikankari lehengas for brides! Drive through and save the ones from which you couldn't take your eyes off.  

People don't realise how long these processes take, Chikankari itself takes months, an intricate saree can even take upto a year! So keeping that in mimd, let's take a look at some drop dead gorgeous outfits.


Here are some gorgeous brides who chose chikankari for their big day- walking down the aisle in chic chikankari outfits- be it traditional or modern!

This beauty that has become a forever fave

Image via Shimul and Rahul

This bride has become one of our forever favourites, and it's not hard to see why! This beautiful chikankari lehenga by Falguni and Shane Peacock is absolutely enchanting in that pretty salmon shade!

A gold and ivory chikankari lehenga that's etched in time

Image via @houseofkotwara

This exquisite chikankari lehenga in gold and ivory with Zardozi and encrusted with pearls by House Of Kotwara is truly something to cherish.

This bride's fabulous modern chikankari outfit for her ceremony

Image via Vedika and Omair

We are in awe of this bride, who rocked such a statement bridal look! A custom outfit by Seema Gujral, Vedika did not want to wear a lehenga, and chose this glam yet breezy ensemble instead. 

An elegant pick for a beachside wedding!

Image via Friyana and Ronak

A combination of applique and chikankari work, this bride knocked us off our socks with her gorgeous bridal look! Her Manish Malhotra lehenga is legit goals!

White Wonder

Image via The Photo Lab★ 4.8

In love with real bride Megan's gorgeous Manish Malhotra lehenga in white, which radiated so much elegance on her big day!

This timeless beauty

Image via anjulbhandari

Love real bride Nitika's pristine white look for her wedding, which is so perfect for a scorching summer wedding! The chikankari jalidar jal lehenga by Anjul Bhandari is timeless and beautiful.

A literal piece of art!

Image via houseofkotwara

As per the bride, "I have always been a lover of chikankari, it’s Indian heritage that surpasses time and no one does it quite like House of Kotwara!"

This one in another winning combination

Image via Tarun Tahiliani★ 4.4

Love everything about this one- a beautiful and timeless lehenga that's a winner for any bride!

Dusty Lilac that's rather lovely

Image via Pinterest

This one's beyond gorgeous and literally, swept us off our feet with just a glance! Everything from the color to the styling is at par! 

Pre-Wedding Functions

A versatile form of handiwork, Chikankari is not just perfect to wear on the wedding day, but can be easily worn for smaller functions like the engagement, roka or mehendi as well in traditional or modern silhouettes. Here are some of the most fave ones we spotted and loved over the years!

P.S. Chikankari seems to be quite a hit with celeb brides!

Athiya Shetty's love for chikankari

Image via Athiya Shetty's Bridal Breakdown

She wore not one but two stunning chikankari outfits for her pre wedding festivities, and we are in love with her breezy style! For the mehendi, Athiya wore a gorgeous custom chikankari lehenga in the most muted hue by Anjul Bhandari. For the after-party, her pick was a Lucknowi pant-suit with chikankari work by the same designer paired with pearls and sequin work which was definitely very unique!

Kiara Advani rocking this beauty on her mehendi

Image via Kiara Advani and Sid Malhotra's Wedding

She looked like a burst of sunshine on this one, and we loved how the ivory chikankari added such daintiness to her look!

Radhika Merchant wore chikankari too!

Image via @abujanisandeepkhosla

The bride-to-be wore a three coloured Chikankari ghagra by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla with a western embroidered blouse adorned with pearls, stones, sequins and Resham- very dainty!

This picture perfect lehenga in white

She wore this MM lehenga for one of the recent weddings she attended as a guest, and we love this look on her. She was styled for it to look modern, and it does!

This piece that exudes elegance

Image via  @amritphotography

How about something so gorgeous as this for your sangeet or reception? This Manish Malhotra lehenga with pearls and a tonally embroidered blouse, epitomizes enduring, polished elegance.

A beige chikankari lehenga that's so fab!

Image via anjulbhandari

Who said it only looked good in white and ivory? Sand looks so understated and beautiful too, as shown by this pretty bride! So perfect for an engagement or roka!

Remember Sonam's sangeet look that broke the internet? 

Image via Pinterest

Sonam Kapoor has been a fashion diva ever since she stepped into the industry! So how can her wedding outfits not inspire our modern, young brides-to-be? This off-white and gold chikankari lehenga Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla will definitely make you fall in lovee! 

Blush pink to add some daintiness

Image via anjulbhandari

Pastels look like *chef's kiss* with chikankari, and this bride's subtle and pretty lehenga is proof!

Lime yellow that stands out and how!

Image via @radhica26

Loving this bride's mehendi/haldi look in this gorg lime yellow chikankari lehenga by Manish Malhotra- simply superb!

Haldi ready!

Image via @houseofkotwara

Not just pastels, how about a vibrant outfit like this for the haldi or the mehendi? Very summery and very pretty!

Absolutely love this stunning chikankari lehenga with minimal vibes

Image via Bride & Baraat 

If you're a bride-to-be who like subtle, minimal stuff then this in an ideal inspiration for you! Wear it for your sangeet or engagement, and define unconventional with your look!

Where can you get a chikankari lehenga?

So many premium designers are also working with this timeless craft these days, as are more and more new labels that are coming up. 

Luxury Designers
  • Manish Malhotra
  • Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla
  • Anjul Bhandari
  • Seema Gujral
  • House Of Kotwara

Premium Designers & Budget Brands 

  • Faabiiana
  • Bhumika Grover
  • Kalki Fashions
  • Yoshita Couture

Find more brands and details in Where To Buy Your Chikankari Outfit From!

Well well well, those were some dreamy pieces, weren't they? So would you pick one in a yummy pastel hue or keep it conventional with an off-white number?! Share with us in the comments below!
*Updated by Sakshi Saxena.
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