Step into Summer with breezy Chikankari Kurta by House Of Chikankari | Review

Chikan is one of the most popular embroidery styles in India. Originating from the city of Lucknow, chikankari is used to adorn fabrics for ages now. And even today is considered the best to adorn kurtas and sarees for that elegant touch. So, I got my first Chikankari kurta from the House of Chikankari. Most of you must be familiar with this brand. They are known to bring handmade, chikankari outfits directly to the customers from the streets of Lucknow. Let me show you more about it!

Cost: Rs. 2950

You can buy it here

Eliza Mulmul Anarkali Short Kurta

There are many other options for long and short kurtas along with shirts and kurta suit sets for women. you can explore them and get them for you. 


I have a bust of 36 so I got a medium size for me. It is available from XXS to 4XL so you can easily find your fit. The length of this kurta is 35 inches which is fine for a short girl like me. Always make sure to see the length of the kurta while buying. 


The packaging is pretty neat and has a personal touch of the brand. The kurta comes wrapped in paper inside a potli bag made with a chikankari pattern. It is a cotton potli so you can use it if you want to or gift it to someone for upcycling. 

And a card with all the details about the kurta and its maintenance is also included. 


This kurta is made with 100% mulmul fabric, which is the softest cotton with a fine weave. It is very delicate and looks beautiful. I can wear it over jeans, over a palazzo and even skirts or flared palazzo. It is a great summer wear.

Embroidery details

Chikan embroidery is known for its delicate details and intricate patterns done with cotton threads. This one has floral patterns all over the neckline, and back of the kurta. And there are leafy patterns around the hemline, waist and all over the arm. Embroidery is also done on the backside of the kurta. 

What do I love about it?

The fabric is my favourite thing about this kurta. OMG, it is so soft and delicate. The green colour is very refreshing and has floral prints all over it in multicolour. With white chikankari, it looks phenomenal. I got the medium size and it fits perfectly. 

House of Chikanari also provides details about the length of the kurta and the model's height as well. So it becomes easy for you to see which one would look perfect on you. 

What I don't like about it?

I love everything about this kurta but would hope that brands include long kurtas for short girls as well. Most of the long kurtas that I love were a bit too long for a short girl like me. And getting them altered would affect the whole look of the outfit which I don't want. There are many options for short kurtas over there, but I would definitely love to try some long ones as well. 

It was a nice experience with the House of Chikankari. I have been associated with several brands working closely with artisans and will keep on doing so. It is nice to showcase something handmade with such exquisite details and intricate work. It was so soft and lightweight. Very airy. Yes, the fabric is quite delicate but that is the thing about mulmul fabric. And it is the quality which makes it perfect for Indian summer fashion. If you are craving to try chikan kurtas, head straight to the House of Chikankari. 

Yes, it is a bit pricey, but worth every penny. The fabric is crafted and embroidered with hands by artisans in Lucknow. Any machine-embroidered chikan kurta will not give you a delicate feel like this one. Do explore them to support Indian artisans. 

Lots of Love!!!