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Epitome of craftsmanship, elegance and glamour, Chikankari ensembles have always been a must-have for women in India, especially in summers. The delicate chikan technique of hand-embroidery is a traditional hallmark of Lucknow, which ensures that enough air passes through the jhaalis, keeping the wearer cool in the scorching heat.
And for our Bollywood divas, Chikankari is also a sweet departure from blingy western garbs. From Deepika Padukone and Kareena Kapoor to Sonam Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Sara Ali Khan, here, we list some of the most elegant Chikankari looks pulled off by these celebs.
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Sara Ali Khan looks dreamy in this set of short ivory chikan kurti, silk flared gharara and dupatta by Manish Malhotra.
Sara Ali Khan
Sara Ali Khan / Instagram
Deepika Padukone rounded off her ethnic look in a head-to-toe set of pastel-yellow tasseled kurti and gharara by Anjul Bhandari. 
Deepika Padukone
Deepika Padukone / Instagram
Kareena Kapoor Khan opted for a basic, white-on-white look in this chikankari overall. 
Kareena Kapoor / hellomumbainews
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja looks ever-so-ethereal in Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla’s chikankari anarkali. 
Sonam Kapoor
Sonam Kapoor / Instagram
Janhvi Kapoor‘s breezy blue kurti shows off gorgeous work of chikankari, and evidently, needs no extra accessorising. 
Janhvi Kapoor
Janhvi Kapoor / Instagram
Katrina Kaif ‘s romance with chikankari gives us some worthwhile fashion goals. This outfit by Manish Malhotra proves that Indian wear has no competition.
Katrina-Kaif
Katrina Kaif / Manish Malhotra
Athiya Shetty flawlessly pulls off this blush pink ensemble of chikan kurta teamed with identical toned sharara and dupatta by Anjul Bhandari. 
Athiya Shetty
Athiya Shetty / Instagram
Malika Arora in white on white chikan kurti and layered pants makes a case for effortless traditional makeovers. 
Malaika-Arora
Malaika Arora / Viral Bhayani
Kriti Sanon looks refreshing in this lime-green outfit, designed with white thread chikankari and defined tailoring. 
Kriti Sanon
Kriti Sanon / Instagram

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