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30 Chikankari Sherwanis for Grooms with the Nawabi Swag

Millennial grooms can’t get enough of subtle looks and pastel tones! Even this year, fashion experts are predicting that there will be no dearth of demand for neutral and pastel tone sherwanis with subtle looks or understated embellishment! And how to glam up such a look? By using the splendour of chikankari and the answer is “Chikankari Sherwani” !

Chikankari embroidery is a hand thread work technique native to Lucknow in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. On fabrics of light, subtle and pastel tones, thread of the same color or white is used to create intricate ethnic motifs. A handcrafted chikankari sherwani breathes class! The stunning craftsmanship of chikankari looks breath-taking on every groom. So if you are getting married soon and want to sport the neutral, subtle yet masculine and ethnic look, definitely go for a chikankari sherwani, just like these 30 grooms.

Chikankari Sherwani Super 30!

The Classic Cream Chikankari Sherwani

The Classic Cream Chikankari Sherwaniindianstreetfashion | Get Custom Made Sherwani

There are some looks that cannot be taken over by trends! These are timeless looks and will never fail to impress. When working with traditional Indian crafts like the chikankari embroidery, one of the safest ways to go about is to opt for such a look! This groom wears a cream tone chikankari sherwani with detailed complex work. He carries a traditional chikankari stole and pairs his sherwani with churidar bottoms.

Chikankari with Bead Work

Chikankari with Bead Work - Sherwanianjulbhandari | Get Custom Made Sherwani

Chikankari is all about luxurious craftsmanship! Talk about artistry or heritage, chikankari upholds it all! This particular groom sports a bandhgala sherwani in a subtlest pastel peach shade. Along with chikankari work, the sherwani showcases multi-color bead embroidery.

The Splendour of Charcoal Chikankari

The Splendour of Charcoal Chikankarimanishmalhotra

If you thought that chikankari was meant only for light toned fabrics, you are mistaken! Designer Manish Malhotra creates this mesmerizing chikankari sherwani using silk in the color of charcoal. It boasts intricate ivory chikankari thread work. The quality of craftsmanship showcased is of the highest order. It also showcases bugle highlights.

With A Hint of Red in Chikankari Sherwani

With A Hint of Red in Chikankari Sherwanimianiketchilekar

Stark contrasts are the ‘in thing’! This light peach chikankari sherwani is a mesmerizing piece of ethnic grooms wear. But what makes it even more striking is the use of red thread to form miniscule floral motifs. The contrast between the white chikankari work and the red floral thread work, along with the red turban, looks stunning! Checkout more of Red Sherwanis.

The Contemporary Chikankari Sherwani

The Contemporary Chikankari Sherwanisaliljaisinghofficial

Summer weddings demand contemporary looks and a chikankari sherwani is your answer to that! Though a completely traditional craft, chikankari can be styled in contemporary ways. Like this groom, you can go for a sherwani that couples chikankari work with sequin embroidery to create a modern look. Team up with a stole in another pastel shade and you will surely set standards!

The Ageless Chikankari

The Ageless Chikankari aka Achkananjulbhandari

Chikankari is independent of an age tag. Of course, the groom can wear it but so can the groom’s or the bride’s father. The father of the bride, in this case, is flaunting this stunning lavender tone sherwani! The subtle glamour the outfit reverberates is absolutely impressive!

Groom-wear Goals in Chikankari

Groom-wear Goals in Chikankarisaman.emporio

The groom wears this pastel mint green georgette chikankari sherwani showcasing intricate thread work in matte gold threads along with kasab and sequin embroidery. The chikankari on georgette outfit is perfectly comfortable for the groom and it gives an elegant and royal look!

The Ivory Chikankari Sherwani

This is one classic look! It is at once contemporary and traditional – in short, the ivory chikankari sherwani is a timeless outfit. In case of this sherwani, the work is not so dense. It has a vertical panel pattern design and intricate self-tone thread work. It also sports vintage gold buttons. The stole too showcases chikankari work with antique gold border.

The Groom In Baby Pink


The pastel baby pink and white combination is pretty common in chikankari outfits. But on the groom, it looks absolutely unique! This sherwani has a completely traditional design language with the kalka motifs placed in a prominent position.

Chikankari on Lilac


Colors like lilac, purple, violet look very good with chikankari embroidery! The light yet unconventional tones coupled with the elegant thread worked motifs create magic, especially in our desi weddings!

Complex Handiwork in Chikankari Sherwani

Complex Handiwork in Chikankari Sherwanikhinkhab

Chikankri designs are highly complex! That is what makes them unique and attractive. These days, designers are using other Indian handiwork with chikankari to create even more complex and intricate designs. For instance, this groom wears a skin color chikankari sherwani that showcases a bit of gota patti work and zari embroidery too!

Chikankari Sherwani With an Indigo Stole


The white or ivory chikankari sherwani is a classic and timeless look! To make it more vibrant and trendy just add an element in a contrasting tone. This groom uses an indigo vegetable dye stole with mirror work. It creates the perfect contrasted look. Checkout more of matching sherwani and Lehengas.

Creams and Beige


A layered aka anarkali sherwani with tapered trousers always looks smart on grooms! This particular outfit has a blend of tones and design elements, just like its layers. Shades of cream and beige mingle together so does the chikankari embroidery with the zardozi and the sequin work.

Sherwani Swag


Armaan Malik looks dapper in his light blue front-open blue sherwani jacket featuring exquisite self-tone chikankari embroidery and silver sequin work. The white full-sleeve kurta underneath gives the hint of casual glamour – a style which only the very confident can flaunt!

Quintessentially Chikankari


Harshvarrdhan Kapoor in this stunning sherwani reminds us that chikankari stands at the very epitome of class and sophistication. He dons a pure georgette suave pink sherwani embellished with all-over chikankari thread work. It has been coupled with a tonal silk kurta and similar churidar. It’s perfect for grooms who want to sport the quintessential nawabi look for their nuptials.

Paired with a Velvet Shawl


A pale off-white chikankari sherwani is paired with a dark crimson chikankari shawl, creating a breath-taking contrast. This chikankari sherwani features extensive chikan work in linear patterns with floral bouquet motifs spread all across. The border of the white sherwani features Indian and Persian floral motifs. The micro velvet shawl has an embroidered border and diagonally placed laces. The turban completes the royal look!

The Magic of Pale Tones

Pale tones bring out the splendour of chikankari thread work. This anarkali sherwani replete with churidar bottoms, stole and traditional turban uses numerous pale tones like light pastel pink, yellow, cream and beige and couples those with self-tone thread work.

The Royal Lakhnavi Sherwani

The Royal Lakhnavi Sherwanishahilibas_official

The perfect example of royal traditional Indian grooms’ wear – this anarkali style lakhnavi chikankari sherwani has uneven hem and breathes royalty! It showcases detailed hand work in dori and thread embroidery along with chikankari work. The look is further enhanced with the use of sequins, cut-beads, pearls and stones.

Chikankari and Mirror Work

Chikankari and Mirror Workthe_priti_mishra

This cream toned classic chikankari sherwani looks unique! The thread work is paired with shisha embroidery or mirror work. It has a vertical panel pattern with different types of motifs adorning each panel. The pale gold thread looks exquisite with the mirrors.

The Pink Turban Look in Chikankari Sherwani

The Pink Turban Look in Chikankari Sherwani

This groom uses a quirky element to make his otherwise classic sherwani look a little out-of-the-box! This regal sherwani comes in an ivory toned georgette fabric with dense and complex self-tone chikankari thread work. The look is made unique with the addition of a light pink toned turban.

Salmon Pink Chikankari Sherwani

Salmon Pink Chikankari Sherwanicarma.india

This salmon tone chikankari sherwani has beige and gold undertones. The intricacy of the craftsmanship gets enhanced because of its unique design. The neckline of the sherwani jacket is unconventional and exposes the embroidered kurta underneath. The pink turban and the chikankari stole add more elegance to the look.

Tradition in Subtle Tones

Tradition in Subtle Tonestaruntahiliani

Tarun Tahiliani is the king when it comes to designer chikankari sherwanis. His chikankari sherwanis are classy and sophisticated and come in muted tones. This one too resonated the designer’s sartorial finesse. This chikankari sherwani, in subtle shades of taupe and beige, is lifted with kasab and geometric jaal patterns. It talks silently of the grandeur of chikankari’s rich craftsmanship and elegant texturing.

Tales in Zardozi and Chikankari

This ivory toned chikankari sherwani is highlighted with gold zardozi embroidery. It is paired with a pleated silk jacquard kurta and churidar. The look is completed with a draped kamarbandh and a hand woven pleated stole. The subtle colors and design language in inspired from the wardrobes of the baadshahs and rajahs of India in the 1800s. The motifs and shades are also inspired by nature!

The Sangeet Look in Chikankari

The Sangeet Look in Chikankarinmaheshwary13

This chikankari sherwani is perfect for the sangeet ceremony! It comes in a pinkish mauve shade and is completely hand embroidered. It is also hand embellished with sequins, pearls and features cut dana work. The sherwani has been paired with white pants and the statement elephant buttons add a cute yet traditional touch.

Dual Shades of Pink in Chikankari Sherwani

Dual Shades of Pink in Chikankari Sherwanitheshirtstudio

This open pink sherwani in dual shades of pink is simply stunning. The kurta underneath is in a lighter tone of pink, dyed specially to bring out the splendour of the mirror and chikankari embroidery on the front open sherwani jacket. It features Chinese collar and potli buttons have been added along the placket.

Chikankari Manarkali


Ali Fazal looks ‘sufiyana’ in this exotic manarkali sherwani featuring gota patti and mirror work along with detailed chikankari embroidery. The kalis are separated exposing the milk white kurta underneath. The style helps add more significance to thread work detailing on the sherwani jacket.

With the Pink Dhoti


The light pastel blue sherwani features dense self-tone chikankari embroidery. It creates that aesthetic textured design that is so quintessentially ‘Lakhnavi’. But what highlights the intricacy of the thread work is the pink dhoti! The turban too, is in the same shade!

The Floral Turban


Chikanakari mainly involves floral motifs. In case of women’s wear, it has often been paired with floral prints in subtle colors. The same can be done in case of grooms’ wear too! This groom, for instance, has paired his ivory toned chikankari sherwani with a floral printed turban. His bottle green stole too has floral and polki motifs, complementing the style.

Simplistic Blues


This is a classic design when it comes to chikankari – white thread work on a pastel blue fabric. This also gives a masculine and elegant look when used in case of a sherwani. The groom pairs the sherwani with white tapered trousers. The ornate buttons highlight the intricacy of the chikankari work.

Self-Tone Chikankari Work on Light Beige

Self-Tone Chikankari Work on Light Beigevanshik_official | Get Custom Made Sherwani

The self-tone embellished look is popular with Indian grooms these days and what better way to explore this style than by using chikankari thread work? This light beige tone sherwani comes with all over chikankari thread work. The look is of subtle elegance. Even the stole displays exquisite chikankari work.

Conclusion – Chikankari Sherwani

Chikankari is a craft that was at one time fit for the nawabs of Lucknow! The splendour and glamour of a chikankari sherwani is unparalleled. Thus, though subtle in its elegance, it is by far one of the most appropriate groom wear options for the Indian dulha. Get in touch with us to find out which type of fabric, what kind of motifs and what type of cut would be best for the chikankari sherwani for your wedding day!

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