How to Style Chikankari Kurta for a Formal Office Wear Look

How to Style Chikankari Kurta for a Formal Office Wear Look

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We all love chikankari kurtas for their meticulous detailing, rich heritage  and delicate patterns. But we often confuse chikankari  kurtas as just casual wear outfits. We pair them with denims and we are ready for college or lunch. But we promise you there is more to styling chikankari kurtas. You can immediately elevate your chikan kurta for formal styling by just picking the right type of kurta and following our styling advice.

If you're looking to elevate your formal attire with a touch of heritage and elegance, this piece is for you. Let’s delve deeper into how the Chikankari kurta can become a game-changer for your formal and office wear ensemble.

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Why Chikankari Kurta for a Formal Look?

Subtle Sophistication

Chikankari offers a subdued elegance that is unmatched by any other craft form. The intricate patterns carved on the fabric with thread work lend a subtle sparkle to the outfit, making it suitable for formal events where understated elegance is the key. Chikankari embellishments like mukaish or gota are also elegantly weaved into the embroidery making the piece look subtle. If elegant and subtle looks are your go to then chikankari outfits should be your first choice for formal look.

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Whether paired with chikankari palazzos or our Irha chikankari pants, formal pants, or a skirt, the Chikankari kurta can meld effortlessly with various bottom wear. Its adaptable nature ensures you stand out without feeling out of place.


Beyond its aesthetic appeal, the fabric choices for Chikankari - such as cotton, georgette, or muslin - ensure comfort. So, not only do you look good, but you also feel good, even during long formal events.

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Statement Piece

While Chikankari is known for its subtlety, it can be a head-turner. A well-chosen Chikankari kurta can serve as a statement piece, setting you apart from the crowd and starting conversations.

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Styling Tips for the Perfect Formal Look:


Keep it minimal. A pair of statement earrings or a simple necklace can complement the kurta without overshadowing its elegance.  


Opt for neutral-toned heels or traditional juttis. Remember, the aim is to highlight the kurta.

Bottom Wear

While Chikankari kurtas go well with almost everything, for a formal setting, consider well-fitted trousers or straight-cut chikankari palazzos or well tailored chikankari pants.


In colder months, layering your Chikankari kurta with a solid-colored blazer or shawl can add an extra layer of sophistication.

red lucknowi chikankari kurti

The Timeless Elegance of Chikankari

Originating from the historic city of Lucknow, Chikankari has been a beloved art form for centuries. Its allure lies not just in its intricate designs but also in the stories each stitch holds. Chikankari showcases the skilled hands of artisans who have passed down their craft through generations, resulting in an art that feels both historic and timeless.

In Conclusion

The Chikankari kurta is not just a piece of clothing; it's an embodiment of art, history, and elegance. By incorporating it into your formal wardrobe, you not only make a fashion statement but also carry forward a rich legacy. In a world where fast fashion is rampant, embracing timeless pieces like the Chikankari kurta can indeed transform and elevate your style quotient.

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