Phulkari embroidery truly depicts the heritage of Punjab with its vibrant colours. Phulkari literally translates to flower work. The stunning phulkari work is very close to our hearts and Punjabi women love to adorn this embroidery in their outfits.
However, now the craze has spread to other states as well and everyone is in love with the beautiful embroidery. In today’s time, people are bringing a modern twist to the traditional phulkari as they are adding it to different kinds of outfits.
If you also want to style phulkari, then here are some interesting ways to add embroidery to your outfit.
This one is the most obvious choice. Phulkari dupattas are extremely popular and the most common way to add the beautiful embroidery to your outfit. Wear a plain brocade suit or a plain cotton suit and add vibrance to the outfit with the stunning dupatta. This will instantly give your outfit a rich look.
Just like a phulkari dupatta, a phulkari saree will also be a great addition to your wardrobe. You can either let the border be phulkari or the pallu as this won’t be too heavy to carry. You can go for sarees in different fabrics like silk, cotton, georgette and many more.
Get a plain saree or a skirt and pair it up with a vibrant phulkari dupatta. This is the easiest way to add stunning embroidery to your outfit and will look super stylish. Go for different patterns and you can get any design you like.
A phulkari embroidery jacket will be a great investment as it will not only work with any ethnic outfit but can also be paired up with a western outfit. Just wear a pair of jeans with a plain top and add this jacket to take your outfit a notch higher.
Anarkali Or Kurta
Phulkari kurtas and anarkalis are easily available in the market as they are very popular among Punjabi women. However, there are more options available in the market currently as designers have experimented a lot with this particular piece of clothing. Therefore, go out and explore and I'm sure that you will find something that you love.
If you don’t want to go for a whole phulkari outfit but do want a touch of it, then you can opt for Punjabi juttis. These juttis are perfect for any kind of occasion and work with any attire. Get one pair and I’m sure these will soon become your favourite and go-to footwear.
Ditch your usual banarasi or georgette lehengas and go for a heavily embroidered banarasi lehenga. This will surely give your look a new grace and all eyes will be on you. However, remember to let the other elements of your lehenga be subtle as you don’t want the outfit to be too heavy for the eyes.