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9 Types of Embroideries for your Kurtis

Flawlessly designed slick embroidery can reclassify a customary looking kurti to a rich designer outfit. The custom of having an embroidery designer kurti in your storage room is never out-dated. Expert Indian designers like Ritu Beri, Neeta Lulla, and Anita Dongre make wonderful designer outfits with the rich akucnd versatile Indian embroidery.

Parineeti Chopra in Black and white Kurti.
Parineeti Chopra in Black and White Kurti.
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Ensure that the embroidery you select adjust the color contrast and kind of the fabric you are using to make your kurti. Internet shopping sites offer embroidered kurtis for women. Indian embroideries like Chikan Kari, Mirror work, Kutchi work, Zardosi, Phulkari on a kurti are the most famous in Indian fashion industry.

Deepika Padukone in Black and Golden Crushed Anarkali.
Deepika Padukone in Black and Golden Crushed Anarkali.
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For most Indian women, kurtis have have become must-have attires. From school going girls to working women to middle-aged housewives, everybody generally loves this great and comfortable attire. Obviously, the pattern and the design for a kurta differ depending on age and body type.

Preity Zinta dancing in a beautiful anarkali.
Preity Zinta dancing in a beautiful anarkali.
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For kurtis, there are few amazing types of hand embroidery designs to provide it an unprecedented look. The following are the top 9 different types of Indian embroideries to make beautiful kurtis for Indian woman attire.

1. Kutch Embroidery

This incredibly famous embroidery originates from the state of Gujarat. In this type of embroidery, the energetic colors are amazing.

Genelia D'Souza in Kurti with Kutch embroidery.
Genelia D’Souza in Kurti with Kutch Embroidery.
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It is typically finished with more than three colors and adorned with patches or mirrors. Because of its loftiness, it looks amazing on any type of clothing. Whether it is a sari, designer kurta or a lehenga, it offers a classic appeal.

2. Chikan Embroidery

Chikankari Embroidery is Lucknow’s pride and has started since the period of Mughals. No big surprise it’s normally called as Lucknowi. Despite the fact that the appeal of Lucknowi is blurring in the city however it’s been very mainstream among the celebrities.

Actress in Lucknow chikankari dress.
Actress in Lucknow chikankari kurti.
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Of lately, we have seen Alia Bhatt wearing white kurti with dark Lucknowi work in the film 2 States and Kareena LKapoor wearing Lucknowi in Kurbaan and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Bollywood celebrities as well as worldwide style icons like Jennifer Anniston, Madonna, and Judi Dench have flaunted Chikan-Kari on the red carpet.

The model in Lucknowi chikan Kurti.
The model in Lucknowi chikan Kurti.
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It is beautifully finished with white color on fabrics which are light in weight. These days you can discover Chikankari work done in different colors with different embellishments like mirrors, sequins, and so on.

It looks very classy when done in a kurti. Generally, it is an all over embroidery performed in amazing freehand motifs.

3. Cutwork Embroidery

This is the one for the women who don’t care for an excess of embroidery or glossy work on kurtis. Cutwork is simply beautiful yet offers decent look for formal and casual occasions.

Ayesha Takia in a long straight cut black and red Georgette suit embellished with decorative cut work lace.
Ayesha Takia in Georgette suit embellished with decorative cut work lace.
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This embroidery outline for kurta looks better on plain fabrics rather than over printed material. You can also use cutwork in your kurti’s border or let your whole dress be loaded with cutwork. In the last case, you can pick a different color internally to make your cutwork more prominent.

4. Kantha Embroidery

Kantha work came to fame from West Bengal. It is a running stich covering the whole fabric. It’s also called Naksha. A beautiful mix of usual kantha work at the kurti’s neckline border and the printed cotton fabric makes an innovative kurti. The Kantha work kurtis are light-weight and also create the desired effect for special occasions.

The Model in Mustard pure silk kantha hand embroidered long kurti.
Pure silk kantha hand embroidered kurti.
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This type of embroidery is well known for saris with all over work. However,kurtis with this type of embroidery also look beautiful. The motifs in this work are mainly on nature related themes like flowers or one can also find geometrical designs.

The work is performed in a simple way and it offers a wavy surface to your fabric. Truly, for kurtis, Kantha embroidery design can take the look of the attire to the next level. On your plain kurti, you can also wear a Kantha embroidery coat.

 

5. Mirror Work Embroidery

Mirror work has started from Kutch (District of Gujarat). Its embroidery is done using mirrors. Mirror-work is prominently known as sheesha (means mirror in Hindi) Abhala Bharat (abhala implies mirror and bharat implies embroidery in Gujarati).

Aishwarya Rai in white mirror work Anarkali by Manish Malhotra at the event of Apsara Awards.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in white mirror work Anarkali by Manish Malhotra.
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Mirror work on kurtis is an extremely customary sort of weaving and can be found in different sorts of apparels. In spite of the fact that it is exceptionally basic, it looks amazing on any type of fabric. This hand weaving kurti designs should be done creatively.

Sridevi Kapoor in mirror work Anarkali suit.
Sridevi Kapoor in mirror work Anarkali suit.
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The mirror work can be of different shapes, colors and sizes to suit your kurta. Around your neck area or on side cut of your kurti they can look absolutely enchanting. It can liven up a kurti with worse fabric and color combination by making your clothing sparkle. It also gives iridescent look to any subtle or smooth kurti.

Sonali Bendre in Gold Mirror Embroidery Kurti by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
Sonali Bendre in Gold Mirror Embroidery Kurti by Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla.
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Mirror work is a favourite among the designers as it adds glittery sheen to any fabric with exact framework of cross-stich around the mirror. It’s usually worn amid big functions of marriage or any pooja.


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