Bandhani Sarees – An all time Classic – Now trending for its modern avatar!

Bandhani sarees aka Bandhej has forever been a treasured possession in our grandma’s and maa’s wedding trousseau. And now it is back with a bang in bridal trousseau!

Bandhani sarees are the biggest rage when it comes to wedding fashion.

But this wedding season, the age-old tie-n-dye sarees are not just appearing as sarees or anarkalis, but in ways and styles you could never have imagined!

Mint & Chilly!

Picture Courtesy – Siddhartha Daga

Let’s take you on a beautiful trip of the Bandhani trend and why its a MUST Have in your wardrobe – from rich traditional pieces to bold statement pieces – watch, swoon and get ready to pick your favourites!

Vintage Beauty

Picture Courtesy – Manish Malhotra , Kajol

Bandhani Sarees – Evergreen Classics!

A Story In Grace

Picture Courtesy – Tarun Tahiliani

A royal red bandhani saree with zari weaving and zardosi detailing is all you ever need to achieve that classic red bride look!

Gorgeously Red

Picture Courtesy – Kalki Fashion

A classic zari checks gharchola saree with fine Bandhani work simply never goes out of style! If you prefer something with a trendier twist, this half block print half ghatchola saree is a sure winner.

Weaving Glory

Picture Courtesy – Manish Malhotra , Natasha Poonawalla

But our heart’s rooting for this evergreen ghatchola checks bandhani saree with an intricately weaved border and pallu. The royal blue and mustard colour combination and the fine bandhej work is what makes this piece stand out!

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Pretty Pink and loving it!

Picture Courtesy – Siddhartha Daga

If you’re not a saree person, don’t despair! See how this bride aces a rani pink bandhani anarkali with benarasi butis and a gorgeous matka neckline. Perfect for your sangeet or engagement, this Siddhartha Daga piece is our favourite for its lovely shaded effect 🙂

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Soft Like An Ocean

Picture Courtesy – Siddhartha Daga

Sister of the bride? You can’t go wrong with this aqua blue ghatchola checks bandhej anarkali paired with minimal soft net dupatta.

#2 Reason to Buy Bandhani Sarees – Its topping all Fashion Charts!

From Isha Ambani’s wedding to our favourite Bollywood divas and ace designers’ latest wedding collections, no matter where you look – you’ll see beautiful Bandhej leaving its footprints all around! 


Mother Daughter Duo

Picture Courtesy – Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla , Nita Ambani , Isha Ambani

And its not just the traditional silhouettes and styles, why not think hatke a la Alia Bhatt and sport the bandhani trend in this uber chic off-shoulder dress! 

Bang On Sass

Picture Courtesy Sabyasachi Mukherjee-, Alia Bhatt

From earthy hues to bright neon shades to pretty pastel palettes – the best part about bandhej is that it looks gorgeous in almost every colour on the colour wheel!

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That Poise!

Picture Courtesy – Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla, Shweta Bachchan

Top designers and couturiers like Manish Malhotra, Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and Tarun Tahiliani are dressing our favourite celebrities in this timeless classic too! 


Picture Courtesy – Manish Malhotra , Janhvi Kapoor

Gorgeous Janhvi Kapoor sporting this green and blue shaded Manish Malhotra bandhani saree with a fringed border and velvet blouse is a look that any girl would louuvveeee to carry!

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Aesthetics done Right!

Picture Courtesy – Tarun Tahiliani , Alia Bhatt

Doesn’t Alia Bhatt steal the show in this pretty pastel hued bandhani saree by Tarun Tahiliani!

#3 Versatility Rules

Rich & Chic

Picture Courtesy – Anita Dongre

Bandhani is the kind of handicraft that can be styled to perfection on any fabric for any occasion. Not just sarees but stylish drapes, anarkalis, kurtis, jumpsuits and even dresses have made their entry into the wedding fashion.

Where Tradition Meets Trendy

Picture Courtesy – Jyoti Dave , The Arab Crab

You’re gonna louuuuve how some designers go out of their way to create bandhani pieces that are not just sassy but are easy to wear too! Ever imagined wearing a pre-draped bandhani dress? Your nani-dadi might raise an eyebrow or two, but you’re going to love it for any destination wedding do.

Colour Me Pink

Picture Courtesy – Kalki Fashion

From this chic red bandhani sharara by Kalki Fashion to these mustard yellow bandhani jumpsuit – the choices are many and myriad!

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The Golden Bird

Picture Courtesy – Nikita Mange

Want something indo-western? This lilac Bandhani slit kurti with slick pants from Mantra Couture is here to save your day.

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Soft and Subtle

Picture Courtesy – Mantra Couture

#4 Accessorize It Up!

Pause, take a deep breath, and say wow… Cuz that’s not it! Bandhani accessories are here to paint the town red too!

Leheriya Boots!

Picture Courtesy – Papa Don’t Preach By shubhika

Some say, high stiletto leather boots are good, but these bandhani leheriya boots by Papa Don’t Preach is even better! Team it with your basic white dress or wear an out rainbow outfit for your mehendi, these boots are gonna slay them all for sure.

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Carry Me Around

Picture Courtesy – The Garnish Company

And of course when it comes to wedding gifts and favours – Bandhani bags, potlis, scarves and dupattas are always a favourite!

Flowers and Dots

Picture Courtesy – Cureobox

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#5 Bandhani Meets Benarasi

Queen Like

Picture Courtesy – Anju Modi , Aditi Rao Hydari

If bandhani itself wasn’t enough to keep us craving, the gorgeous blend of bandhani and benarasi has seen so much love from brides that we can’t keep calm! If you’re looking for something classy for your bridal wardrobe, these classy picks are pure magic. Trust us on that <3

Dolled Up In Riches

Picture Courtesy – Siddhartha Daga

We are completely head over heels with this Siddhartha Daga bride looking regal in a beautiful bright pink and yellow benarasi lehenga!

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Sunshine In Me

Picture Courtesy – Kalki Fashion

Coordinating your sunshine yellow benarasi brocade lehenga with a red bandhani dupatta is a fabulous idea to get going at your cousin’s beach wedding or sangeet party, isn’t it!

Isn’t it amazing peeps! We are stunned by the fashion forward comeback of bandhani in our wedding wardrobe, aren’t you ? Which bandhani trend is your favourite of all? Comment below and shop some bandhani love for yourself too.. Let’s get going!

Cover Picture Courtesy – Sonam Babani , Arpita Mehta

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