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“Mehndi ceremony is not only for the ‘Bride’ gearing up for her big occasion but also for her mischievous accomplice ‘Bridesmaids’ and preppy ‘guests’ attending grandiose Indian Wedding! So be decked up and all set to amp up your look with stunning Mehndi outfits this season”
Indian culture is all about rituals, traditions and one’s own beliefs. When it’s wedding time, it’s all about functions, fun, rituals again, lip-smacking food, outstanding décor and most importantly, an opportunity to wear your most favorite and dapper Indian ensembles.
There’s an array of functions which are held from religion to religion and caste to caste but some are common to all like engagement, haldi and mehndi with engagement being the first and foremost.
But after that when it comes to the other in-house functions, mehndi is one of the first ceremonies of a traditional Indian wedding. On this day the bride’s hands and feet are adorned with henna paste in beautiful and intricate designs.
The exotic color that comes from the henna looks beautiful on the hands of the bride & signifies conjugal union.
Hence, the ceremony is of utmost importance and on the day along with the bride, her friends and sisters also get their hands adorned with henna.
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The same happens with the groom as well but not with his troop like what happens with that of bride’s. And sighting the fact that this function is a lot more fun and chic, it’s not the bride only who looks regal.
Her sisters and friends are also not much far behind and have been into planning their outfits, accessories, dance numbers and mehndi styles from the time they learn about the wedding.
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In short, it is the day for bride’s bridesmaids and guests also to shine.
Tip: As this function is all about getting your hands and feet tattooed with henna for which you might be sitting for quite a long time, it’s advisable that you wear something really comfortable and light as opposed to being over-the-top.
Moreover as you might be dancing too all night long, adorn something which helps you twirl and move without restricting your movements.
So without further blabbering, let’s jump straight into the outfits.
For modern and trendy, vintage and sophisticated- Mehndi Outfits for Bridesmaids or Guests, you need some solid planning.
If you are about to attend your sister or friend’s mehndi ceremony or even any other pre-wedding occasion and are not giving a thought to your outfit, you will regret it later!
And to not make you more miserable, the team of GetEthnic has come up with some feasible, quirky, easy to carry and comfortable but in trend and sophisticated mehndi ensemble options for you.
So don’t worry! We have put together a list of outfit ideas that can come handy if you are a bridesmaid-to-be ;):
1. Saree for the traditional yet sassy fashionista
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Indian culture is all about sarees. They are like an integral part of any function. In many parts of India, brides wear saree at their wedding also besides adorning it at some other functions too.
But with bridesmaids and guests, a saree can be a versatile piece of garment with loads of designs, patterns and styles coming up these days with the evolving fashion industry.
Like vintage fashion? Mehndi and sangeet are perfect occasions to flaunt subdued yet ethnic clothes from one’s wardrobe. So pick out that chiffon saree with floral prints and pair it with pearls for that classic look. Like that of Indian fashion influencer Komal Pandey’s look.
Sarees with peplum blouses give a definition to your waist for a structure on the top and are also raging these days.
Tip: But to avoid looking stereotypical, pair your saree with a blouse of a unique cut and style, you can also play with the types and styles of sarees like ruffles, dhoti style, Kanjeevaram, Banarasi, gota patti etc.
As for blouses, crop tops, slip in blouses, t-shirt blouses etc. are topping the fashion charts and will surely make you look like a fashion diva.
For accessories: As you’ll be getting your hands painted with henna, try not to wear something in your hand. Moreover if the saree or the blouse has some statement piece or feature to it, keep it light on accessories.
Junk or oxidized jewelries work great to show off the diva in you. And keep your hair flowy or even into a bun as per your style and comfort.
2. Dhoti pants for the swagger
Have plans of dancing at your best friend’s mehndi or sangeet? Wear dhoti pants with crop tops. Pair them with a sheer cape or you may even reach out for a dupatta.
Dhoti pants are not only comfortable to sit and dance, but are also perfect attention seeker.Pair it with a sexy cut out crop top or blouse and don’t keep it baggy and ill-fitted on the top as the bottom is loose.
Tip: Don’t overdo with too much accessories. Big earrings or maang tika are just more than enough. Avoid wearing anything in the neck as then it would seem as if you are the bride 😉 (pun intended).
3. Love for lehengas can never fade!
Love the lehenga? Keep the one with heavy work for the wedding night. Instead, a silk, satin or georgette lehenga in pastels shades like sky blue, yellow, beige etc. will look extremely trendy for a morning pre-wedding function. Or even a shimmery one in case of a night mehndi function.
Also diversify your lehenga with an ethnic jacket instead of a dupatta and rock the dance floor.
Tip: With the lehenga also, if the lehenga is a bit heavy, then go with light accessories else you can experiment with them too. If it is a night event, then you can also don a heavy and full coverage makeup like smokey eyes or even color pop.
Pro tip: If you want to make the lehenga look a little bit dressy, then go for latkans and use the dupatta for some cool draping.
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This pastel hue on actor Samantha Prabhu is just so relishing and soothing to the eyes.
4. Not very fond of ethnic wear per se? We have great options to work for you!
Go Indo-Western with a classic silk maxi skirt and top if off with a peplum or crop top. Off shoulders and bralettes also work great if you want to show off your assets, but in a more modest and decent way!
Floral accessories too work for mehndi like they do for haldi.
Tip: Ensure that the top is well-fitted and hugs you best because you don’t want to look as if you came out of a shabby and baggy closet.
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Bell sleeves and sheer also work great like in the above case.
The tassles at the front are giving an extension to the overall look. Also the choker necklace and big earrings complete the look and complement the outfit perfectly.
5. Easy breezy palazzo with kurti or crop top
The palazzo is a very diverse piece of clothing. Pair it with a kurta for that casual look that is also well put together or even with a crop top or off-shoulder blouse for some sass at the function.
Don’t forget to carry that attitude and aura with you while walking throughout the function because then only people will notice that what you really are wearing.
This grey brocade strap kurta with so minimalistic accessories and makeup is perfect for a day mehndi function.
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This candy orange kurta with palazzo is one of the perfect examples to show you how you too can experiment with colors at your sister or friend’s mehndi function.
Because why not ;}. You aren’t the bride to abide by colors, just paint the town pastel or pink or orange or anything .
6. Is palazzo a NAY for you? Sharara would surely be YAY!!!
If a palazzo seems too bland for you, go for a sharara & kameez. It will for sure create a unique fashion statement among traditional patialas & churidars.
Again as is with the modern and trending trend these days, go through the possible colors you find and finally choose one which complements you in the best possible way.
Indian fashion blogger and influencer, Miss Style Fiesta’s Masoom Minawala surely knows how to turn heads in the most ravishing and affluent way with the above baby pink sharara in peplum style and bell sleeves.
The bright pink and dark green colors on the above girl perfectly fit in with the chirpiness and bring out that happy smile on her face. Some silver and gold or even gota is also not bad.
Rustic yellow embellished sharara with off shoulder embellished kurti seems to be just so perfect.
Tip: You can put some gajra (made with mogra aka Jasmine flowers) if you want to smell like fresh flowers!
7. Ditch the usual lehengas and sarees for dresses and gowns
Why always go for the usual options? Why should only brides have all the fun ;)?
Flowy gowns or dresses are raging in the fashion sector these days, especially long dresses with an ethnic touch – a bit of embroidery or a shot of sequins – are also making it big in the fashion world.
These would be perfect outfits for either of the bride or the bridesmaids on a pre-wedding ceremony.
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Floral prints, ethnic jackets, off-shoulders, embellishments, ruffles, sequins and what not. Your dress can be as simple as possible and as damsel as possible. Comfort is what you should have and nothing else matters much.
8. Want some traditional touch but still comfortable? Why not Anarkali!
Whether you are a bride or bridesmaid, one can never go wrong with an anarkali. It is something which is gaining people’s attention for innumerable years with its sheer elegance, integrity and simplicity.
Pair it with a churidaar and juttis or heels too.
The twirl which you get with the anarkali can only be matched by a lehenga. So either of the one would work for you.
These fuschia pink and pastel green anarkalis are treats to the eyes. The brocade work on fuschia and sequin dupatta with pastel green seem as match made in heaven.
This navy blue anarkali is also a perfect break from the usual colors of green, pink, yellow et al for the mehndi function. Don’t forget to capture some twirling motions while being digged in the henna.
A color contrasting dupatta with a plain colored anarkali also are in vogue to depict simplicity yet being sophisticated.
9. Still not liking the usual options? Create something for your own!
If you have a unique style, then we’re sure that you must not have well settled with the options above. So as said we have covered all, we have covered you too.
If you don’t like something which is usual and common, then you can get in touch with the team of GetEthnic’s designers to help you chalk out a personalized design and style for you which not only matches with your vibe but also suits you perfectly.
Capes and mirrors can never go wrong when paired together.
So what are you waiting for? If you want to rock that mehndi or any other ceremony like sangeet, sagan, cocktail etc., choose the perfect outfit for you from our recommendations.
We will also help you to get your hands on it. Or as said, you can always contact GetEthnic for that one or even multiple outfit(s) for any function as per your choice, style and the theme.
Their craftsmen have hands on experience in making the most intricate designs with utmost perfection and care.
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