By Zulekha Ahmed
Chikankari instantly makes you look like a modern day Mughal princess! You can pair it with a pair of jeans, chunri dupattas, or even a plain white shalwar. This embroidery technique is gold for those who love to use one piece in a hundred different ways. Chikankari can be worn on its own or in combination with kaamdani, sequin work, mirror work, gotta work and mukesh. We personally love the original white-on-white chikankari because it is timeless and gorgeous.
But these days you can find it in various colours (yellow is another personal favourite) and fabrics.
Here is your a one stop guide for the best of chikankari in Pakistan.
Chikankari by Andaleeb Atiq
We love brands that empower women and Andaleep is one of them. Not only does she have a wide variety of traditional chikankari designs and colors, it is hand embroidered by skillful women artisans.
Here are some of her top chikankari designs:
We’re in love with traditional subcontinent techniques that pair chikankari with mukesh, gotta work, mirror work, and kantha embroidery. DaamakPk combines these traditional techniques to create pieces that we don’t mind making some closet space for!
The brand clearly states that it gets its clothes made from women in rural Bahawalpur and Multan and encourages female employment and skill development in these areas. For all the chikankari fans in Lahore, Farah also exhibits her clothes at FPL.
Finally, something we can wear over our regular pair of jeans! This brand gives us a large variety of white chikankari kurtis that we can pair with our favorite skinny jeans and colorful Peshawari Chappals.
If you’re tired of all the whites in your wardrobe then this is the page to visit. At Nautanki, you’ll find beautiful delicate chikankari in some of the coolest colors of the season.
Over the last year, we’ve seen Image bring the latest trends – be it the tulip shalwar or gharara pants. – to the masses with its affordable prices. That’s why when we saw Image doing chikankari kurtas in our favorite pastel shades of the summer, we couldn’t help but click the Shop Now button!
FYI: They’re also doing white chikankari gharara pants. Heading out NOW!
How cool is this brand? We love their short white chikankari kurtas that can be paired with jeans or a shalwar. So let’s move away from the same old boring printed lawn kurtas this Fall and try on the traditional Lakhnavi Chikankari kurtas.
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