An anarkali tale in Chikan embroidery

Every little girl wants to look like a princess at any occasion, and an anarkali suit is the best option for her fashion dreams to come true. This versatile Indian garment blends comfort and style and is the perfect ethnic wear choice for little girls of all ages

The origin of anarkali suits can be traced back to the Mughal era. The outfit derives its name from the eponymous courtesan Anarkali who was believed to have been in love with Salim, the son of Emperor Akbar. The tragic love story was immortalised on the silver screen in the movie Mughal-E-Azam where one saw actress Madhubala don classic suits that went on to create ripples in the fashion industry as ‘anarkali suits’. After vanishing from the fashion scene for a few decades, the outfit has made a tremendous comeback recently.



With its sweeping silhouette, the anarkali suit is the classic Indian version of the Western gown. Donned in an anarkali, you little girl can look and feel exactly like the princesses she sees on TV or reads about. A cotton anarkali suit with handmade Lucknowi Chikankari embroidery can bring out this look with effortless elegance. The length and cut makes it easier to wear and manage than a cumbersome 3-piece lehenga. The cotton is breathable and comfortable, and will put a spring in your little girl’s step at every festive occasion.

Every kali, or blossom, on the front and the back of each cotton Chikankari anarkali suit at RZUstyle is embroidered painstakingly by hand. To highlight the grace and charm of your budding beauty, the ethnic kurta has Lakhnavi Chikan work done in contrasting colours and is complemented by an embroidered chudidar and a shaded chunni. For your little princess’ added delight, the chunni comes with delicate crochet embroidery around the edges. Shop online at:


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