Chikankari is the new sexy Apart from the western culture, we are also hit by western style of clothing. Summer is all about keeping it casual. Today, casual is all about t-shirts, mom jeans and sneakers. Sure, that works just fine. But embracing the Indian woman within ourselves every now and then is not a bad idea either. What do you say? Looking stylish and feeling comfortable is the catch here. Chikankari dupattas, kurtas, sarees and lehengas are taking over other styles and silhouettes. The hand embroidery in whites and pastels is the new-found love of not one but many. So, here are our favourite fashionistas inspiring us to take our fashion game up a notch and rock ethnic wear, the ‘chikankari’ style.

Deepika Padukone:

The epitome of elegance, Deepika Padukone besides her performance is known for her bold sense of fashion. Speaking of keeping it modish, the diva has been killing it with her airport looks in chikankari kurtas. The actress also chose to wear the gorgeous Abu Jani- Sandeep Khosla Chikankari ensemble for her wedding reception. In the ivory and gold dress hand embroidered by women artisans of Lucknow, the bride looked like a dream.

Janhvi Kapoor:

We love Janhvi Kapoor and her love for traditional wear. She has been captured by paparazzi on the streets of Mumbai wearing the breezy pastel colour chikankari kurtas for casual outings. You can definitely take inspiration from her on how to style these kurtas—with jeans for a statement look, with palazzos for a fashionable brunch outfit and legging for the lazy days. Janhvi Kapoor loves keeping her look minimal by pairing these kurtas with silver earrings and jutis.

Sara ali khan:

Sara Ali Khan may prefer gowns and dresses on red carpets but her personal style is all about chikankari kurtas. The actor has been spotted at airports and meetings wearing her favourite kurtas with a matching trouser and dupatta. Monochrome is her way to style Chikankari sets and believe it or not, it will become your go-to outfit too.

Priyanka Chopra:

Priyanka Chopra celebrated her Roka ceremony in bright yellow Chikankari suit while beau Nick Jonas also wore lemon coloured Chikankari sherwani. Her floor length suit set had detailed embroidery with a silver embellished border. She looked radiant in her desi girl avatar.

Alia Bhatt:

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Alia surprised us with her looks for promotion of Kalank. She wore Chikankari kurta ensembles and balanced her look with oxidized jhumkis and kohl eyes. The outfits were a winning combination of style and grace. The hand embroidery kurtas are now available in pandora of colours and Alia Bhatt swears not to miss out on any.