by Chandani Karnik
On Mehandi, would-be brides usually enjoy themselves without worrying too much about the conventional style of dressing or makeup. That’s why Zuri brings to you a guide of 16 gorgeous outfits to flaunt on this occasion!
A mehandi ceremony is a great time to experiment. Traditional but fun, you can work wonders with your outfit. Step away from the plain old and boring designs, quirk it up with designer anarkalis, gowns, and lehengas.
Opting for a lehenga? Choose the black and beige Sabyasachi or the black blouse with a busy, full gher skirt. Mehandi is perhaps the only time that wearing black is allowed. Wear these lehengas with beautiful, heavy earrings and red lipstick for the perfect night event look. Do your hair up in an elegant chignon, perhaps with a little braid on the side for added style.
While wearing a salwar kameez may the most obvious option for the most of us, there are many interesting ways in which you can do up the regular salwar kameez as well. Try a kitschy look with the olive green Patiala and the white linen kurta. Very indie but very classy at the same time, glam it up with a little-oxidized jewelry and a pair of cute jutis. If you opt for an anarkali, try one that’s bold and different. A gorgeously embroidered koti and a never-seen-before color combination is exactly what you need. Wear it with a chic fishtail braid for that perfect look.
To make a statement on mehandi night, step out in a glamorous Indian-inspired gown. It is stunning, fashionable and practical at the same time. In most cases, it leaves your arms free for the mehandi that you will be applying while making sure that you stand out from the crowd. Choose muted colors like grays and nudes with a great mix of print and jeweled embroidery, for embodied sophistication. Go bold with bright colors, translucent blouses, and thick gold borders.
For the truly experimental, we have brought the outrageously gorgeous picks. Go for the high-low yellow salwar kameez with a black and gold polka dotted Patiala for a look that says stylish, without uttering a word. Let the bare neck highlight your collar bones, complement it with bold stylish earrings. Wear the pink bandhani dhoti-twist gown for an extra, unadulterated dose of oomph straight from the ramps. Work it with a short pink jacket. If a sari is your choice, wear it like a boss like Nargis Fakhri does- finding the right balance between metal and fabric.
For a mehandi occasion, there’s no hard-and-fast rule which tells you what you can and can’t wear. You are free to experiment, but keep in mind that it’s an energetic function. There’s no sitting and watching, but hands-on participation in a mehandi ceremony, which makes picking the right outfit all the more important.
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