Mehendis always bring to our minds gende ka phool, lots of bright-hued cushions, the aroma of henna and a lot of gaana bajana! And picking the perfect outfit for this day is one of the most exciting things about it! Whether it’s tie-and-dye or gota-patti, a lehenga or a suit, every bride makes a choice that makes her happy. And, really, it’s the one day of the wedding functions when it feels like she can actually experiment with colours and silhouettes. So, we’ve put together some beautiful traditional bandhini-inspired outfits - get clicking!
1. The Aqua Gold Wonder!
Want to try an offbeat colour? This blue and gold lehenga set is almost too lovely to be true. The chevron pattern bandhini print, the broad silver gold borders and the simple blouse - so pretty! Wear this with rose floral jewellery and you’re going to look lovely! Price: Rs 3,757. Buy it here.
2. The Triple Hued Wonder!
This striking orange lehenga along with a shaded dupatta and red blouse is almost bride-ready. The intricate details on the borders and the dupatta hemlines is going to look extra special when combined with some jadau or meenakari jewellery. All the sparkle the bride needs! Price: Rs 6,310. Buy it here.
3. The Pink Surprise!
When you want to keep the look simple, when the mehendi function is sweet homely affair - a simple patiala suit seems like the bestest option. This delightful tomato red and pink set is making us smile. It’ll look so very refreshing when you throw in a third colour in the form of marigold jewellery! Price: Rs 7,378. Buy it here.
4. The Contemporary Bride!
At the mehendi, many brides choose to wear something that is easier to deal with than the lehengas and the anarkalis. This regal zari-pink uneven-hem top and the golden dhoti pants combination is almost what we want to wear so that we can have fun too!
This regal combination of a conventional red bandhini lehenga and a satin turquoise blouse is for the classic bride. The neckline is striking yet comfortable, so you can just carry the dupatta instead of draping it. The round motifs on the blouse and dupatta add that zing of modernity to the outfit. Price: Rs 23,079. Buy it here.
6. The Pretty Princess!
If you are looking for some razzmatazz on your mehendi day, along with some vivid colours, this should be your pick! This carefully created over-garment with gota-patti motifs on the bodice and sleeves is a testament to how gorgeous the bandhini can look when these tiny details are incorporated. Price: Rs 24,000. Buy it here.
7. The Minimally Elegant Number!
For the bride not looking for brightness yet who desires a dressed-up look, this purple embroidered yoke and the bandhini salmon pink underlayer combination is non-fussy yet so sophisticated. Wear this with some antique jewellery for the best vibe! Price: Rs 30,000. Buy it here.
8. The Purple Royalty!
This shade of purple makes our hearts skip a beat. Ornate embroidery on the boat neck along with comfortable palazzos and kurta, the highlight of the outfit is the zari bandhini dupatta. It’s impressive and attractive at the same time!
Anita Dongre’s beautiful collection marries bandhini with gota-patti like a dream. This elegant anarkali with wide-legged pants is for the bride who wants to look radiant always. Wear this with long dangling golden earrings and a tiny mang tikka and shine all evening! Price: Rs 39,990. Buy it here.
10. The Playful Set!
Slightly pricey, but for the right reasons. This unconventional light green and royal blue two-piece is perfect for the bride who wants to stand out! The falls on the skirt and the tulle underskirt along with the interesting blouse is cheering us up - imagine how happy it’ll make the wearer of it feel! Price: Rs 42,120. Buy it here.