Chikan Kurtis is incredibly sophisticated and graceful. The intricate designs, the pastel colours and the simplicity of the designs make them an irresistible buy. There are innumerable, uncommon and contemporary fabric choices, colour combinations and embroidery patterns. There is much hand-stitched apparel that adds to the garment’s originality and charm. Make a choice that will break the monotony of chikankari with a fusion of ‘Zardozi’, ‘Aari’, ‘Abla’ and ‘Kaamdani’ with ‘Muqaish’ that is put together to intensify and amplify the beauty of the kurti.

Best Designs of Chikankari Kurta Collection with Images:

Here are a few chikan work kurti designs that will give you an idea to make a better choice while buying chikan dresses.

1. Chikan Hand Embroidered Short Black Top:

Black is the colour that most women tend to choose for a daily wear dress. Here is a pretty classic black chikan kurti that is a hand-embroidered short top made of Faux Georgette material. It is front buttoned shirt-type kurti with a short mandarin collar. The front part is loaded with delicate chikankari work of murri and keel Kangan type. You can wear it with jeans or white leggings, black ballerina shoes and oxidized earrings – a captivating and bewitching look. It is wonderful college wear.

2. Long Multicolor Chikan Kurti:

An exquisite and dainty long Chikan Kurti made of chiffon material, with intricate hand-made designs embroidered all over the front. It has long sleeves with chikankari work on the end of the sleeves and flowers all the way up to the shoulder. The V-neck with a short standing collar seeps into a brief placket. The most spectacular and striking feature of this dress is the chikankari work that is hand made of multi-colour threads. This gives a striking look to the dress.

3. Pink and Green Chikan Kurti:

This dress is skillfully designed in shades of light pink and fluorescent green. It is made of georgette material and elegantly embroidered all over with floral designs. It has a V-neckline. The neckline, the arm-openings and the hemline are all having delicate piping offers finesse to the dress.

4. Pastel White Chikan Kurti:

An appealing White Chikan Kurta of Terry Rubia material. It is soft to touch and very comfortable, a short kurta with V- neck accompanied by a short placket and long sleeves. It has a combination of chikankari work – white and pista green threads. The pista green chikankari is done on the neck, hemline and sleeve end. This one is a perfect wear for the evening get-together. It can also be worn to the office or college. Wear with matching leggings or Patiala or even jeans.

5. Lucknow I White Chikankari Kurti Anarkali:

A marvellous white chikankari kurta in Anarkali style and the most striking feature is the white-coloured thread used for embroidery making it a very angelic appearance. It is a full-length Anarkali Kurti with round neck and full sleeves. A totally sanctimonious dress, making the person feels out of the world. It meets the fashion trend as it has a special Aari Chikan work both on the front and the backside – all over. The hemline and the sleeves are trimmed with delicate lace.

6. Yellow Anarkali:

Get set to shine with this yellow Faux georgette chikankari kurtis. It is stylishly embroidered with “Phanda” & “Keel Kangan” stitches using white thread. The flowers and leaves are embroidered covering the entire front portion of the dress and at the back is a single flower. The neck and the sleeve are embroidered with a double line before plunging into the sea of flowers. Pair it with skinny jeans for a trendy casual look. You can also opt for trousers or white chudidhar.

7. Grey and Pink Chikan Kurti:

This is a very Simple, Delicate and Beautiful Kurti with round neck and full sleeves. A grey kurti with awesome chikankari work done with pink thread. The main appealing characteristic of this dress is the different kinds of stitches used at neckline, sleeves and hemline. The entire front portion of the kurta is covered with floral designs and there is a patchwork on the backside. This dress is sure to add elegance to your charming personality.

8. Red Lucknow Chikan Kurti:

A full-length kurta made of red faux georgette material and loaded with chikankari work all over. It has a designer V- neckline. A red and white strip borders the neck and runs all the way down in the middle to give it an Egyptian look. The entire dress is covered with fine chikankari of murri, shadow and Kangan type of work. It comes with three slits. So get ready to paint the town red with this dazzling beauty paired with skinny jeans or white chudidhar or palazzo pants.

9. Black Chikankari Kurti:

You will be at the peak of the zenith with this Hand Embroidered Kurti. You’re sure to be the centre of the spotlight at your workplace with this ethnic kurta. An attractive combination of black and golden coloured threads have been used for the traditional chikan stitches like – “Bakhiya”, “Phanda” etc. The Kurti has a Band collar that is followed by an open placket with golden piping running down the bottom. It also has “Jaal” pattern embroidered on the front and leaf motifs all over. Team it with white palazzo pants and oxidized jewellery and look smashing.

10. Casual Cotton Chikan Kurti:

Redefine your casual look with these bright orange cotton chikankari kurti. It is a paradigm with classic hand embroidered chikankari work done with fawn-coloured cotton thread. The artisan’s imagination is depicted beautifully in this creation. The material is lightweight, easy to maintain and very comfortable to wear. Couple with contrasting coloured chudidhar or palazzo pants or salwar and flat fawn-coloured chappals – and you shall look like a celestial beauty.

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11. Chikan Kurta for Men:

Who said Chikankari Kurtis designs are only for women. Here is a classic Blue cotton Lucknow I hand-embroidered Kurta for men. So men get ready to make space in your wardrobe for this exclusive piece. It has a mandarin collar trailing into a buttoned placket. It is embroidered with delicate chikankari stitches like “UltiBakhiya” “Pechni” etc. Light blue coloured thread work used for the embroidery makes it very simple but is sure to give you baffling looks. The fabric is highly comfortable and exhibits sophistication and class. You shall surely be complimented for your dressing style when you team it with churidhar and mojaris.

12. White and Blue Kaftan Chikan Kurta:

A perfect short readymade chikan kurtis to pair with dark blue jeans and get all your friends to go jealous. This kurta is not the usually styled one but is a kaftan style chikan work kurta with a V- Neck and short extended sleeves. It has a straight hemline but no slits. Exquisite flower and leaf pattern adorning the neckline. Pull string at the bust attached with lovely blue tassels. This is paired with skinny jeans and chappals to make you look stunningly attractive.

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13. Cotton Asymmetric Chikankari Short Kurti:

A stunning short beige cotton chikan kurti design with an Asymmetric hemline is very alluring when paired with white palazzo pants. It comes with full sleeves and a simple yet elegant round neck. It drapes you beautifully and a wonderful outfit for parties. A subdued chikankari work done on the yoke. This outfit gives you magical looks of flamboyant confidence of style.

14. Cotton Chikankari Mukaish Short Sleeveless Kurti:

This is a perfectly trendy short casual kurta to wear and work. It has been specially tailored from fine cotton fabric to give you the best of comfort while working. It is sleeveless and can be paired with jeans, printed or plain pants. The chikankari mukaish work is done all over the front and gives it a modish appearance. Just cover yourself with a stole and be a style icon at your workplace.

15. Lavender chikankari kurti:

Mesmerizing and baffling short lavender-coloured anarkali kurta with breathtaking chikankari work done with white and purple thread. It has a round neck and long sleeves. It can be worn with white or purple churidar and a matching dupatta. This dress resembles chikankari work on a different albeit traditional platform. It is casual office wear dresses which will surely make the others go green with envy.

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There are numerous machine-embroidered dresses available in the market so double check before buying. The best way to find out is to look on the reverse of the fabric – machine embroidery will be neat and uniform whereas hand embroidery will have loose thread and knots. The price range and the cost of the apparel generally depend on the finesse of the work, purity of the fabric and the uncommonness of the design. Different options of chikankari work like – Bakhiya, Fanda, Shadow, Murri, keel n Kagan, Bijali, Darz, Jaali, etc. are available for you to make a selection.

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