How to style Chikankari Kurtas

Aren’t kurtas always the most preferred outfit when one wants to look elegant and feel comfortable? For us, our obvious sartorial choice is a Classic Chikankari Kurta - casual or formal, a Chikankari kurta is a must-have Indian outfit in every woman’s wardrobe. 

One of the finest and the most beautiful examples of Indian craftsmanship, Chikankari is an art form that showcases the intricacy of hand embroidery. The embroidery pattern is usually done by a thick white cotton thread on soft cotton fabrics. 

If minimal is your aesthetic or you’re looking to go all out on a vibrant festive day, a Chikankari Kurta successfully manages to oscillate between the two. Whatever be the event or function - from travelling to attending a small puja at home, lightweight and airy Chikankari Kurtas can be paired with either a pair or jeans or palazzos to complete the classic look. To accentuate your classic Chikankari outfit, we’ve listed below some ideas that you can incorporate in your everyday style if you’re looking to restyle your favourite kurtis and stand out from the crowd. Take notes because we’re about to add some extra fun to your style:

Keep it traditional with a dupatta 

Take a Chikankari dupatta and pair it with your Chikankari Kurta and palazzo to complete the look. The intricate motifs are a charmer and are sure to add extra elegance to your look. Count on this outfit for a day time event or a shopping spree with your girlfriends. 

A classic Chiffon Dupatta with Chikankari embroidery can be the perfect fit for a timeless look.

Chiffon Dupatta with Chikankari and chiffon fabric in white colourImage: Chiffon Dupatta with Chikankari Embroidery

Bling it with some jewellery and a clutch 

Chikankari Kurtas are so versatile that adding the right set of accessories could amp up your whole look. Pair your favourite kurta with statement jhumkis and a choker to make heads turn wherever you go. Lastly, carry a clutch to complete the look. 

Our Mahin White Clutch is a dream come true if this is your idea of a perfect date night look.


Layering is the new black

Yes, you can definitely wear a shrug over your favourite Chikankari kurta. Pair a shrug with a top or a short kurta to complete the Indo-fusion look. 

Our Kia Cotton Shrug could be your perfect companion if you’re looking to don this outfit for a brunch with your friends. 

Kia Cotton Shrug with Chikanakri embroidery and 100% cotton in blue colourImage: Kia Cotton Shrug

Keep it desi with a twist

Jazz up your classic Chikankari Kurtas with a denim jacket, belt and a pair of sneakers. Add a little funk to your style with this contemporary twist.

Take notes from the beautiful Urmi Daga on how to give your classic look a contemporary twist. 

Leher Anarkali with Chikankari embroidery and 100% cotton in white colourImage: Leher Anarkali

In conclusion, Chikankari Kurtas can be styled in myriad ways. We hope you feel inspired to add your own touch to the timeless look. And, while you’re at it, don’t forget to visit our website to shop for more styles.