Bridal Fashion

What To Wear On Mehendi & Reception Instead Of A Lehenga

Priyanka Banerjee, 31 May 2019

If we go back 3 years down the lane, the usual anarkalis and lehengas (and sarees, only in rare cases!) were the only outfits for every occasion of the wedding.

But with the latest trends hitting the wedding industry every now and then, what we have seen at weddings is that brides are willing to experiment with outfits. And mehendi and reception are the occasions where you can easily sneak out from the lehenga and experiment with a variety of outfits. 

We spoke to some of the top designers like Shyamal and Bhumika, Anita Dongre and Jade by Monica and Karishma at Vogue Wedding Show 2017 who gave us an insight to a few really HOT bridal mehendi and reception outfit ideas for the coming wedding season!

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The internationally acclaimed designers gave a quirky mehendi outfit idea for brides - flaunt dhoti pants with a flared kurti and stay carefree even in your hands filled with mehendi. The brides can also go wearing shararas which will be a perfect replacement of the traditional lehenga. You can also give up on your traditional blouse and wear a corset with a skirt on your mehendi day.

Anita Dongre's piece of advice for mehendi

The Mumbai based designer has played quite well with the Rajasthani style and gota patti work for more than a decade. She gives a piece of advice to the 2017 brides for choosing ankle-length or knee-length skirts and half sleeves kurti on the mehendi day. This way, you can be tension-free as you don't have to worry about the mehendi on your feet!  

Something like this may give you the freedom to go without dupatta and enjoy your mehendi ceremony from the starting to the end. A short length sleeveless jacket can also make you feel free to go without a dupatta.

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Reception outfit suggestions by Shyamal and Bhumika 

Ahmedabad based designer duo reflects the Indian craft and heritage perfectly in their designs. For the brides this season, Shyamal suggests going for gowns instead of wearing heavy lehengas on reception night. If you want to stick to your ethnic side, then you can drape a saree as they are surely making a comeback in this season.

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So, what are you planning to wear? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!