Mehendi Outfits beyond the Lehenga – Trendy Ideas for ‘Hatke’ Brides!

Playful activities, bright décor and festive mood make for fun mehendi vibes. But all that is incomplete unless you choose among the perfect mehendi outfits for your special day!

When it comes to mehendi outfits, there are a ton of options to choose from… from traditional lehengas to experimental modern haute couture – the choice is all yours 🙂 Fret not, we bring you all things trendy to shine on your Mehendi!

Mehendi Outfits #1 – The Lehenga

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Dreamy Yellow!

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The ever versatile lehenga simply never goes out of style! For your mehendi, a light and bright lehenga in breezy shades and light glittery work is just perfect.

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Catchy!

Picture Courtesy: Dipak Studios, Anushree Reddy

Or pair a pastel lehenga with a pop bright dupatta for a stylish look and team it up with floral jewellery.

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Lotus in Heaven!

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Or go for a lovely printed lehenga in asymmetric shape paired with a work blouse and a statement neck-piece that grabs attention!

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Light & Bright!

Picture Courtesy: Joseph Radhik  Abu jani & Sandeep Khosla

And our latest celebrity bride Priyanka Chopra looks effervescent in this gorgeous bright printed lehenga by Abu jani & Sandeep Khosla!

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#2 Perky Patiala!

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The Perky Patiala

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A bright and bold patiala teamed with short kurti looks absolutely delightful and gives you a fun edgy look for you mehendi. Also, it’s easy to move around in and quite light to carry!

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Balle Balle!

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You can accessorise with chunky bracelets, big jhumkas and an oversized maangtika. And you can also pair your patiala with a crop top style jacket to make it Indo-western and give it a trendy twist!

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Carefree vibes only!

Picture Courtesy: Dipak Studios

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#3 Skirt & Crop Top

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A Pop of Pink!

Picture Courtesy: Papa dont preach by shubhika

The options to this fun combination are really endless. Go for a heavy skirt and plain crop top or even a printed skirt with a solid top…

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Swirling Around

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On the other hand, if you’re keeping the skirt flairy and layered, pair it with a heavily embroidered top in a contrasting color!

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Simple yet Stylish

Picture Courtesy: Surendri by Yogesh Chaudhary

A messy bun, open flowy hair or a tiara to tie it up all work well with your skirt look!

#4 Classic Anarkali 

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Twirl & Smile!

Picture Courtesy: Aviraj Saluja

If you’re not a lehenga or skirt person, anarkalis are the another popular option with the graceful gher that lets you twirl and swirl and feel like a princess!

While pastels shades with a bit of bling work well for summers, rich dark colours with heavy embroidery is the way to go for winters.

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Demure Damsel

Picture Courtesy: The Story Weavers

#5 Jetting around in Jumpsuits

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when we say Jumpsuits? Stylish and Comfy of course!

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Chic

Picture Courtesy: Papa Don’t Preach

So why not be a trendsetter? You can experiment with light or heavy fabrics, with various cuts and works and the best part is that you’ll be carefree and can have a gala time without any fuss.

#6 Slay it in a Sharara!

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Flirty Fun

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Shararas are making a big comeback in fashion and Bollywood too! From traditional to trendy – there are all ways to sport this – with a short kurti or a long peplum top, with or without a dupatta!

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Sweetness Galore

Picture Courtesy: Tanya Garvi

We would suggest bright day colours so that you look gorgeous, stylish and delightful on your mehendi!  Mehendi Outfits

Gorgeously Sober

Picture Courtesy : Kalki fashion

But if you like everything classy, a ageless ivory or traditional color palette will always bring out the feminine charm!

#7 Shirt & Lehenga

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Classic n Cute

Picture Courtesy: Urmi Daga

It’s a cool new trend that we totally love! We all have a classic plain shirt in neutral shades, don’t we? Team it with a lehenga (old or new) and transform into a total diva!

 

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All you need is classic white/off-white silk shirt paired with a lehenga to rock the look made famous by Anushka Sharma in ‘cutiepie’!

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Fashion Forward

Picture Courtesy: Framed by RG, Outfit by: Siddhartha Daga

Team it with a statement necklace and you’re good to go. And if its winter, just put on a jacket a la Malaika below!

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Bold Hues are Fun

Picture Courtesy : Kalki fashion

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#8 Gorgeous in Gowns

 

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Sometimes, all we need is a gown! Imagine twirling around in the most sublime of gowns, all carefree and having a blast.

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Sunshine & Smiles

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If you are the whimsical type opt for a asymmetric silhouette or drape…

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Purple Princess

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But if you love everything fairytale, dress up in a pretty princess look with tons of layers and ruffles!

#9 Drape it up!

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Keeping it Fun!

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No matter what style of kurti or outfit you wear, you can totally avoid the hassle of managing the dupatta by replacing it with a pre-stitched stylish drape!

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Pretty Pastels

Picture Courtesy: Papa Don’t Preach

That drape not just adds a fun element to your mehendi outfit, but makes you as handsfree as you’d want to be!

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Oh so Sytlish

Picture Courtesy: Morviimages

Isn’t this gorgeous totally slaying it in her draped sari on dhoti pants!

#10 Some Casual fun!

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Happy Go Lucky

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If you’re one who likes to be yourself – just let you hair down on your mehendi and go uber chic in a romper cos after- all its YOUR day! 😉

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Cool & Casual

Picture Courtesy: Rubina Dilaik

Being comfortable stylish is no crime especially when you have to sit for long hours to get your bridal mehendi done, so how about rocking it in a tee and comfy skirt!

So all you beautiful brides-to-be, its time to turn from “bridezilla” to” bridechilla” cos we have got you sorted with some great mehendi outfits for your bindass function!

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