by Vaishali Sudan Sharma
Check out gorgeous mehndi designs to sport on Karva Chauth!
We are just a few days away from Karva Chauth! This one-day festival, which is typically celebrated in the month of October/ November by married Hindu women is observed with great fervor. Women dress up, decorate their hands with mehndi and fast from sunrise to moonrise for the long life of their husbands.
As a part of the festive celebrations, women dress up in the best Indian outfits, from heavy saree to lehenga to lehenga-saree or whatever is the latest fashion trend in the Indian wear scene. They sport a gorgeous hair look, wear bright makeup, bindi, bangles, and jewelry. The idea is to look like a bride. As for the new brides, they often end up wearing their bridal lehenga and team it up with the heavy-makeup look. The hands (at times even feet) are decorated with latest mehndi designs.
Be it your local mehndi waala who sits at the nearby shopping complex or making an appointment with a famous mehndi artist, women try their best to aim for an amazing mehndi design on this day. Besides, there are plenty of designs to choose from- Arabic, Indo-Arabic, Moroccan, Pakistani and traditional Indian.. One can also tweak these designs as per their mood. Add glitter or shimmer, embellishments such as studs and stones or even opt for a multi-colored design!
A traditional Indian mehndi design is intricate and full of complex patterns in the forms of peacocks, paisleys, swirly designs, floral vines etc. This one looks sizzling hot with a heavy lehenga look. The one which is sexy yet dense is the Arabic mehndi design. The outline of this henna designs is thick, typically portraying leaves, vines, flowers, etc. Motifs are well-spaced, but the focus is more on the thickness of the decorative outlines which partially cover the hands as well as feet.
We have handpicked 19 best of the best and extremely versatile mehndi designs for you. Don’t wait until the last minute to decide on the design. Get inspired by these beautiful mehndi patterns and make sure to show it to your mehndi artist. He will definitely do justice to your selected design!
Indo-Arabic mehndi design is a fusion of the two designs mentioned above. A beautiful amalgamation with less intricacy and thickness. It can easily go well with an Indo-western outfit.
However, that one design which is picking up really fast across the globe is Moroccan/ African mehndi design which has originated from the Middle East. It is all about fine geometric lines, squares as well as dots. It looks splendid when paired with a simple nail art design. Such a boho-chic look for Karva Chauth can be easily carried off by a young bride!
Ladies who are not much into jewelry can also wear mehndi designs in the form of bracelets, bangles, and rings. A small pattern on the finger is sure to complete your overall Karva Chauth look 🙂
Have fun and happy fasting!
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