With the festive season fast approaching, henna or mehendi, is a customary tradition we have all relished from time to time. It is not just a tradition but has become a style accessory and we are here to help you pick the right outfit to match your mehendi style.
Traditional Indian Mehendi -
This is an age old style of mehendi designs dear to all the die hard fans of the art. Girls and women alike have donned these intricate designs for as long as long we can remember. The logical attire to go with style would be to go all traditional with OTT lehengas and shararas. #sanskaar.
Shop the styles here - White kurta-lehenga set by Shyam Narayan Prasad, Ivory kurta with pants by Daddy's Princess, Black Sharara by Vikram Phadnis, Teal green Anarkali by Ridhima Bhasin, Gold embellished Sharara set by Tamanna Kapoor Punjabi, Black and red gharara set by Samant Chauhan.
Arabic Mehendi -
As the name suggests, this style is native to the Middle East and has quickly gained a lot of popularity amongst the younger generation. The best styles to match this design is to keep it simple and trendy.
Shop the looks here - Printed Kurta with pajamas by Anita Dongre, Printed kurta with Palazzo pants by Rimple and Harpreet Narula, Printed kurta set by Masaba, Olive green short kurta and pants by Ohaila Khan, Emboridered kurta with pants by Manish Malhotra and Embroidered kurta with sharara by Limerick.
Fusion Style Mehendi -
Cannot decide what style resonates with your mood? Fear not for there is a mid-way to get the best of both worlds. Fusion Style Mehendi is an innovative amalgamation of the traditional Indian designs and the Arabic styles. Ideally paired with fusion outfits like short kurtas and jacket style outfits.
Shop the look here - Jacket with Lehenga by Silky Bindra, Layered sharara by Ridhima Bhasin, Peach sharara and short top by Mani Bhatia, Embroidered jacket with pants by Mandira Wirk, Jacket with pants and blouse by Chavvi Aggarwal and Kurta with sharara by Tisha Saksena.
Accessorized Mehendi -
Though we love our hands full of the beautiful designs, it does over power the lovely accessories we so lovingly pick out. Accessorized style is where tradition meets creativity and where you can design the mehendi around your accessories. The best outfits to style along with this type has to be edgy and unconventional just like the design itself. Cape jackets or jelabiyas make for perfect choices.
Shop the looks here - Yellow embroidered pant set by Mani Bhatia, Winged Kurta by Diya Rajvvir, Embroidered jacket with Anarkali by Astha Narang, Maroon floor length Jelabiya by Vandana Sethi, Coral kruta set with printed dupatta by Sahil Kochar and embroidered Anarkali by Nikhil Thampi.
Minimal Mehendi -
If minimalism is your style then you are well off with only shagun ka mehendi because #traditions. A trendy lace bracelet and strategically spaced finger designs make for super stylist patterns. The outfits that will make your style statement prominent would be tonal attires with minimal accessories.
Shop the looks here - Embroidered kurta with ankle pants by Anamika Khanna, Embroidered anarkali by Radhika Airi, tonal Gharara set by Matsya, Olive green long kurta with palazzo pants by Mandira Wirk, Floral printed Jelabiya by Mahima Mahajan and yellow tonal anarkali by Seema Nanda.
Tattoo Mehendi -
Millennials have an uncanny way of taking a style and making it their own. Tattoo mehendi has been popularized in the 90s and we love the temporariness it entails. (hello! new design everyday!) Available in vibrant colors and even white, this style of mehendi is something that everyone loves. Style it with quirky outfits and grab all the compliments from everyone!
Shop the styles here - Embroidered sharara set by Devnaagri, Peplum top and sharara by Chhavvi Aggarwal, High low kurta with sharara by Julie, Embroidered kurta by Sahil Kochar, Draped salwar with kurta by Eclat by Prerika Jalan
and Embroidered short kurta with dhoti pants by Radhika Airi.