Haldi immediately brings to mind a lot of colours, laughter and fun. The pictures from Haldi are often the happiest and most candid. It heralds the start of wedding activities, and you sure will want to get your outfit right.
Here, you have the space to experiment with different styles and stray away from the standard lehenga-choli. From dresses to dhotis, brides have been mixing and matching various styles, and here we have collated for you, our favourites.
In A Printed Dress
A lot of brides are now choosing to wear a printed, maxi dress for the Haldi function. This is simple, pretty and super comfortable and is an excellent choice if you are looking for something casual. The octagonal-shaped coolers add a modern twist to the whole outfit.
A Billowing Asymmetrical Skirt
This has got to be one of the most original outfits which we have seen, both in terms of colour and style. The bride has chosen to go with a monochrome dull green lehenga and paired it up with a lighter coloured shawl with silver embroidery. The highlight of the outfit is the asymmetrically hemmed lehenga which looks spellbinding when the bride dances.
An Offbeat Lehenga
The highlight of Sheena Bajaj’s Haldi outfit is the heavily embroidered pink chilli. Pairing that with a yellow skirt and a pink scallop-edged dupatta makes her look radiant. She has used oversized floral jewellery in matching hues to complete her look. If you are going for a flashy vibe, then this may be the one for you.
Looking for a chic and modern outfit idea? Then this is the one for you. The ombre skirt and ruffled dupatta add flair to the outfit whereas the halter neck blouse really amps up the glamour quotient. She has daringly chosen to use no jewellery, but because the costume is loud and vibrant, she is able to carry it off.
Crop Top & Dhoti Pants
Dhoti pants have the elegance of a skirt, and the convenience of pants are an excellent option for your Haldi. You can style them with a crop top or a kurta, and they can be easily reused after the ceremony. Here, the addition of a sheer cape helps bring the whole look together. If bright colours are not for you, then you can introduce ivory or beige shades in some aspects of your attire. Floral bracelets and heeled jutis complete the look.
Keep It Simple!
Saree is an alternative option for Haldi, but it looks quite elegant and sophisticated. If you want a clean, no-fuss look, then you can opt for a light saree with a golden/ silver border and match it with a blouse of the same/ contrasting colour. Here, as the bride has chosen for a saree and blouse of the same colour, she has used bright pink Gota Pati jewellery to break the monotone.
Contemporary Pant Saree
This particular style of saree draping is doing the rounds this season. It offers the exquisiteness of a saree and combines that with the comfort of wearing pants. The bright red border, though small, stands out. Minimal jewellery and a pair of simple jutis complete the look.
We hope that we have given you some fresh ideas for your Haldi. Considering that it is a morning event, try to choose bright colours. On the jewellery front, the majority of the brides are opting for florals, as it is both cheap and available in a lot of different designs. You can also sport a pair of sunglasses to add that oomph factor.