Summers in India are almost synonymous with fabrics such as cotton and chiffon (with lycra gaining huge importance these days) featuring magical embroidery of Lucknowi chikankari. They are delicate, breathy and extremely classy. Wear them as sarees, traditional salwar kameez, or trendy kurtis and tops, chikan work on cotton and chiffon look wonderful in every form.
Chikan designs are like flights of fantasy, ranging from small delicate portions to elaborate affairs. It has that irresistible enchanting effect in itself that one just can not resist the urge to own a piece. I am sure, all of you must be having a couple of these elegant traditional wears in your wardrobe. But how do you accessorize them? With silver jewelry and dazzling diamonds? - Okay, that is fine, but how about pairing them up with pearl beads?
Pearls look extremely classy on chikankari ensembles. You need not go for something that is heavily jeweled, or for that matter, ones which are very intricate in design and hence complicated. Beauty of a pearl jewelry piece lies in its simplicity. The more uncomplicated it is the better. So, just settle for a strand or two if you are wearing a necklace, and for the ear-do, only a simply pearl drop will be enough to make you stand out in a crowd.