21 Popular Mehndi Function Dresses For An Ultra Chic Look

By Divya Arora .

Resplendent in colorful fervor and upbeat merrymaking, a mehndi ceremony is unquestionably a heartwarming and a boisterous affair. And for all the fun and vivaciousness that goes down in this ceremony, it is only fitting that your mehndi function dress oozes with equal zest and quirk. Whether you wish to go subdued for an intimate mehndi or all extra for your grand soiree, your mehndi look beholds a prowess to add to your revelries, aplenty.

However, to put together that perfect mehndi look, it is necessary to first figure out the kind of outfit you’d like to pull off. Right from a simplistic or a fancy suit, a lehenga or a saree to contemporary fusion wear, there’s literally so much that you can suit yourself with. And to make it all easier for you, we fished out some of the latest and trending mehndi function dresses for you bookmark to your outfit mood boards.

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1. The old world charm

For her whimsical mehndi ceremony, Tanya picked up a spearmint brocade Kshitij Jalori saree that she got made into a quaint lehenga for herself. She further paired it up with an old rose hued dupatta done in real zari and we believe that an outfit like this is perfect for the old school brides. You don’t always need to go all contemporary because conventional never goes out of style.

2. Go unconventional

Cape sets are a rage when it comes to trending mehndi function dresses but, this ensemble that Davina wore for her mehndi goes a step further and quite uniquely. This bright pink Apurva Motwaanii ensemble laden with sequins, beads, and 3D embellishments in contrasting hues is what every bride who loves to experiment must bookmark! Teaming an outfit like this with offbeat jewellery is sure to set you apart.

3. Of cape dupattas

If you feel that managing a dupatta would get a tad bit difficult for you and yet you want to slip into a classic lehenga outfit, then cape dupattas are your saviors. Smiti Mittal, on her mehndi ceremony donned this gorgeously embroidered Anushree Reddy lehenga that came along with an even prettier cape style dupatta. A popular mehndi function dress like this strikes a perfect balance between the traditionalism of a lehenga and the chic edge lent by the cape.

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Outfit: Anushree Reddy

4. Spark up your edge

This cutesy crop top and skirt ensemble with a jacket in monotone hues is one of the best mehndi function dress for a chiller soiree. It’s super mod and yet boasts of the perfect embellishments that lend the ensemble a wee bit of Indian touch making it an absolutely fun pick.

5. The mehndi-sangeet glam

Flamboyantly apt for your combined mehndi and sangeet function, this all out there super blingy piece is bound to get all those heads turning. This Suneet Verma piece will cascade easily from your day mehndi soiree to the upbeat evening of dance and performances looking equally bewitching.

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Outfit: Suneet Verma

6. Sarees for the win

Sarees make for a perfect pick for any of your wedding ceremony for that matter. Whether it’s your haldi-mehndi day, your sangeet night, your wedding or the reception dinner, sarees are literally meant for all the functions. And hence, it makes up for one of the best mehndi function dresses too. Slip into a easy breezy lightweight one or go a little overboard with a fancy blouse and embellished six yards, you can never go wrong with it. Go all bright on the hues for a peppy mehndi ceremony, and all pastel hued for a Boho-chic affair that’s rather soothing and relaxing.

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7. For the experimental fashionistas

We are absolutely swooning over this blogger bride’s offbeat mehndi outfit and of course, are rooting for it. A palazzo and crop top set in white, this outfit screams uniqueness, quite literally. Be it the long sheer cape sleeves or the thread embroidered mirror work on an unconventional hue, every single thing about this mehndi function dress is so appealing.

8. The prettiest mehndi lehenga

A pink outfit is literally a go-to for so many brides out there when it comes to choosing a mehndi dress for themselves. But, this isn’t the only reason why we couldn’t miss out on listing this outfit for you ladies. This Sulakshana Monga lehenga took over our hearts for the eclectic color play that’s done so brilliantly. While the top is marked with surreal embroideries, it is undoubtedly the skirt that’s the showstopper! That multi-colored jaal at the bottom half of the skirt is sure to satiate every millennial bride’s unique lehenga fancies.

9. The comfort of suits

Whether you slip into a simplistic salwar suit, a palazzo set, a kurta and skirt ensemble, or s gharara, suits are some of the most comfortable mehndi function dress that you can opt for. They’re of course, easy to frolic about in and can be custom made as per the scale of your ceremony. What also makes them an appropriate pick is the fact that how they can be worn later for other family affairs instead of only being stored away like your bridal lehenga.

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10. Traditionally monotone

Yellow and green are two traditional mehndi outfit hues and slipping into them always works. While you can obviously wear a dress that’s a combination of these two colors but, going all monotone and glimmering is what’s in trend and will be for a long time. And these two brideys are the perfect examples of such outfits. While Priyanshi donned a yellow Abhinav Mishra lehenga in his statement mirror work, Pallavi too went blingy in a striking emerald green Seema Gujral lehenga looking absolutely vivid. Whether your décor is done in bright hues or pastel hues, these two outfit options would never fail you.

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Outfit: Seema Gujral

11. Tread into that black lane

While black is not a heavily used hue in Indian wedding fashion scenes, it is however one of the most gorgeous hues that a bride can wear for her wedding nuptials. We’ve seen brides donning black ever so glamorously, and we can never vouch for it enough! And well, you can wear black for your mehndi as well, just like this bride. While choosing to slip into a chic jacket and skirt ensemble, Prapti went a step ahead and had her outfit done in stunning black. And that has made all the difference making her outshine.

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12. A beguiling blend

Spark up your glamour quotient with this Abu Jani & Sandeep Khosla lehenga that’s a remarkable medley of hues and sexy. While the play of colors in the lehenga make up for the traditional vibes, that goddamn zipper thigh-high slit adds a dash of ultra-mod making this a perfect pick for every millennial bride.

13. The sass of ruffles

This bride went all glam and svelte with her look on the mehndi event making this outfit one of the latest mehndi function dresses to save to your lists RN! This voguish attire is what you need to make an unforgettable statement on your mehndi ceremony. Period.

14. Pastel-hued elegance

Noopur suited herself with this edgy multi-colored top & skirt outfit from JigyaM and we love this outfit to bits! With the right amount of bling over that subdued grace, this outfit looks as eccentric as it looks classy and is perfect for the brides who desire to pull off a conventional yet modish look.

15. Asymmetrical sets

More than often, it is the tiniest of details that bring about the most distinctive edge to an ensemble and sets it apart. Take this bride’s mehndi function dress for instance. While an embellished crop top with a sheer cape crowns this ensemble, it is that asymmetrical skirt with an added drape that steals the show.

16. Step out of the box

For all the brides who want to don and revel in their out of the box extra sides, this Papa Don’t Preach outfit is what you need! An eclectic amalgamation of leheriya print and pearl & eveil eye embellishments over a unique silhouette, this is surely going to get all those heads turning!

17. Rock that fusion

Priyam wore this rani pink Arpita Mehta embroidered kaftan with kite pants set opting for a super lightweight and comfortable yet chic look. Making up for one of the latest mehndi function dresses that channels your inner diva, the charm of this outfit is simply unbeatable.

Outfit: Arpita Mehta

18. The timeless crop top-skirts

Crop top and skirt ensembles sans a dupatta or a cape are one of the best mehndi function dresses that any bride could pick. They are a rage and highly preferred by brides and for all the right reasons. The best part about these sets is the wide spectrum of experimentation they have to offer. Whether it’s the length and style of the skirt or the sleeves and neckline of your top, you can go all avant-garde and in innumerable ways.

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19. A long dress

Just like this bride, slipping into a three-fourth length or a floor length dress on your mehndi ceremony makes up for an absolutely cheerful and lively look. Go all plain or printed on your outfit or even embellished for that matter, go for sleeves or no sleeves, a long dress is only going to look super admirable and nothing less.

20. For the OTT brides

For your flamboyantly themed mehendi ceremony, instead of going all easy and minimal, go all extra just like this bride did in her elaborately frilled gown.

21. An effervescent pick

A cheerful lehenga breathing in colorful appliques, intricate embroideries, and edgy thread tassels, we’re absolutely rooting for this outfit. Pair it up with glorious jewels like this bride, or opt for floral or gota jewellery, this latest mehndi function dress will take your look a notch above either way.

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A mehndi ceremony is the one wherein you can experiment with your outfit and your look the most. Such is the vibe of this event that no matter what outfit you choose for your look, it will undoubtedly look good and bang on! And hence, if you wish to go further beyond these trending mehndi function dresses, do not hesitate to use your creative geniuses. Go all out there and experiment your heart out!

About The Author

Divya Arora

A classic blend of old school and modern glam, I'm always happily making the best of both worlds. Zentangling, reading, and journaling keeps my ingenuity high while hogging food and dozing off often comes naturally to me! Also, chai❤️️ Find me on Insta at @divya.arora14