Navigating the online world of Chikankari

There is no dearth of Indian ethnic wear, but choosing sophisticated elegance is always the top priority when buying for an occasion. You have to pick the right kind of fabric, style and fit – this is where Chikankari fits in best. The delicate swirling floral and paisley patterns on breathable and comfortable cotton and georgette fabrics make Chikankari the right choice for any kind of festive occasion. If you’ve just been introduced to the beauty of ethnic handmade Chikankari embroidery and are not sure how to pick up the right piece for yourself, don’t fear. This buying guide will help you make the best of your Lucknowi Chikankari ensemble that brings out your flair and flamboyance.

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RZUstyle suggests pairing a white-on-white Chikankari kurta and palazzo set with an all-over Chikan embroidery work lemon yellow georgette dupatta
  1. Tread slowly: If this is your first time buying Chikankari online, choose a piece that you know will look good on you. That means your favourite colour and style – a long/short kurta or a saree. Wear it the way you like; let the Chikankari embroidery complement your signature style for that sophisticated look.
  2. Don’t be afraid to experiment: On the other hand, if you are someone who is looking for a makeover or a complete change in your look, consult fashion blogs on how to experiment with Lucknavi Chikankari – you can pair a Chikan work kurta with similar palazzo pants, or even try an Indo-Western look with skirts or jeans, like RZUstyle customer Sampada Tamhane Engineer.

3. Read and repeat: When shopping online, a little help goes a long way. Only websites like RZUstyle.com offer reviews and style suggestions on how to carry off a certain look for that particular garment you’re choosing to buy. Look carefully at the styling in the model photographs. RZUstyle even offers help in making you a cotton slip to go with your Chikankari kurta, as well as gives steps on how to place an order and a detailed size chart. Shop for handmade ethnic Lucknowi Chikankari embroidery outfits at http://www.rzustyle.com/.

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