The only Indian wedding ceremony where besides decking up your hands and feet in age-old glorious Mehendi, the brides also get to channel their inner fashion-monger. Mehendi outfits have their own place in the Indian wedding fashion. From a simple long skirt and top to the magnificent chic dhoti pants and zardosi shrug combo, the evolution has been invaluable. But when it comes to the brides who want to be on the other side of the offbeat fashion, the inspiration for the elegant designed ensembles are hard to find.
Hence, to keep the brides up to date on the minimal Indian wedding fashion trend, we reached out to Ayesha from the ‘The Peach Project‘, to give you the latest and the most unique Mehendi ensemble inspiration.
The Karenina Lehenga Set
Off Shoulders may have ruled last season but one shoulder blouses are all the rage this year. An organza beaded blouse, and hassle free georgette skirt make the Karenina Lehenga Set a perfect choice for your mehendi. The burnt peach colour looks great with henna and gives you an opportunity to step away from warm bridal shades. A hand embroidered net dupatta with beaded rosettes on the edge make this lehenga set girly and fun!
The Ashley Lehenga Set
If you are a mehendi bride who is not held down by age old traditions, The Ashley Lehenga Set should be at the top of your list. Fun, flirty and with romantic ruffles, this off white lehenga set is a winner for the bride who loves to break all rules. The blouse is a ruffled bustier with hand embroidered dabka and pearl work along the neckline. The all georgette skirt with chikankari motifs is paneled and has a fabulous border on the waist and at the hem. The net dupatta is what dreams are made of, with scattered hand sewn sequin motifs and pearl edging.
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The Firoza Gharara Set
A mehendi bride does not always have to be seen in pink, green, yellow or orange. The 2018 bride can wear any color she wants and yet look stunning. The Firoza Gharara Set may be nontraditional in color, but with its vintage silhouette and muted elegance is ideal for a morning mehendi event. The blue is soothing to the eyes, and promises to offset perfectly with the henna on your palms and floral jewelry. The gharara set features a pure silk kurta, a heavily embellished gharara bottom (which is very light in weight), and a georgette dupatta with scattered baadla dots.
The Yellow Gypsy Lehenga Set
Yellow will never go out of style for a mehendi bride. Popular in the entire Indian sub continent, it is the preferred shade to be adorned by a bride to be. The Yellow Gypsy Lehenga Set was created for a festive bride, who loves glamour and Bollywood. The blouse is in dupian silk with hand embroidered flowers on all edges. The skirt and dupatta however make the lehenga set what it is, with soft free flowing net perfectly matched with heavy sequin borders.
The Vintage Rose Gold Lehenga Set
Rose gold is here to stay, and has already made its way into wedding wardrobes around the globe. The Vintage Rose Gold Lehenga Set is ideal for an elegant mehendi affair. Team it with dainty diamond jewelry or baby’s breath flowers and let restrained elegance be the theme for the evening. The blouse adds vintage flair with its boat neck and long slit at the back, while the skirt is what floral dreams are made of. The soft net dupatta is the perfect accomplice with its hand embroidered pearl and white sequin scalloped edge.
The Orange Poppy Lehenga Set
Monotone Lehenga Sets are all the rage this season, but what is even better than those are lehengas with a splash of jewel toned embroidery for added glamour. The Orange Poppy Lehenga Set is a mehendi favourite owing to its lightweight skirt, gorgeous gold tone net dupatta, and the stunning heavily beaded blouse. This lehenga set is ideal for day as well as evening events.
The Sunshine Anarkali
If you are a fuss free bride, simple flowy anarkalis for your mehendi event are easy breezy. The Sunshine Yellow Anarkali makes your hunt easy, with its assymetrical hem, happy yellow hue and dabka embroidery in the front and the back. The anarkali is complete with a dusty blue net dupatta.
A sucker for vintage and feminine charm, Ayesha is inspired by her family lineage. Taking a leaf from the style diaries of 18th Century aristocrats in North West India, she has translated her designs into outfits ideal for the urban girl. Subdued elegance, feminine cuts and colors that are associated with fragrances are her signature style.