Great memories without much ado : How to pick the perfect Mehendi ceremony outfit for Indian Brides in 2020

The Mehendi ceremony is an important part of any Indian wedding. Decorating the bride's hands and feet with intricate Henna designs is not just a step in getting her decked up and ready for her upcoming wedding, it is considered and auspicious rite, essential to bless the bride with happiness in her matrimonial home. Moreover, it is an occasion for the bride and her family to celebrate this momentous occasion ahead of the wedding and make some happy memories before the bride leaves her parental home to start a new life with her husband to be.

Naturally, the Mehendi ceremony outfit is an important part of the wedding celebrations and it is a moment every Indian bride looks forward to. And then it is also an opportunity for her to dress up and be the belle of the ball.

Choosing a suitable Mehendi ceremony outfit can sometimes be a challenge. It is easier to choose a wedding outfit or a reception outfit but picking a Mehendi outfit can give you a few sleepless nights. At Pure Elegance we have the perfect solution for you. We bring you the latest trends in Indian Ethnic festive wear to make the best of your Mehendi ceremony without much ado.



Flora Lehenga: A floral lehenga is an easy breezy choice for a Mehendi ceremony. A bride to be looks radiant, feminine and glows in fresh florals. Moreover, you can also go for different color choices in floral lehengas such as pink, blue, turquoise or mint green.

Tip: A floral lehenga goes great with the current trend of adorning the bride in floral jewellery for the occasion. 

Ivory Lehenga: White is no more a taboo for an Indian bride to be. However if you want to incorporate this in your wedding trousseau but wish to avoid it as your D-day outfit choice, a Mehendi ceremony is ideal for flaunting it. Wear a white or ivory lehenga with floral jewellery for some great Mehendi pictures. The white will contrast beautifully with the dark henna design and set it off for you to flaunt your Mehendi without much effort.

Tip: Pair it with pearl embellished jewellery to truly shine.


Patiala with crop top: Most Indian brides opt for a lehenga on their Mehendi ceremony because it is ideal to facilitate the application of mehendi on the hands and feet by raising the hem above the legs as required. However if your are not going for a very elaborate design on the feet and want to wear something different, you can pick a patiala with kurta or a crop top and shine on your Mehendi ceremony. This outfit will look modern, trendy and will allow you to move easily without having to manage a long dupatta, while you wait for the mehendi to dry.

 Tip: Go of for a patiala salwars with slightly higher hems to allow the application of mehendi on the feet.

Short Lehengas: Another great Mehendi ceremony outfit is the short lehenga. It is in vogue mainly because it leaves the lower part of the legs free for the application of mehendi. It also looks different and imparts a fresh trendy look to the bride. Go for a short lehenga if you wish to wear a lehenga without the hassle.

Tip: Pair this with either a short scarf or go with a longer top to avoid the hassle of carrying a dupatta while your hands are covered with freshly applied henna designs.

Salwar kameez: If you want to keep it easy and simple, then a regular salwar kameez is also a great option. You can simply roll up the salwar to your knees leaving the calves exposed for easy application of henna without hassles.

Pick a short sleeves kurta so that the henna design is not hampered by the sleeves.

Tip: Pick any color that you fancy excepting the color chosen for your wedding and reception.

Go with any of these trendy outfits and you are all set for a Mehendi ceremony to remember.


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Article By : Bhavna R

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