What are Indian weddings without the several rituals that lead up to the big day? If not for the Engagement ceremony, how else would we kickstart the celebrations? If not for Sangeet or Cocktail, when else will all our cousins and best friends put up a memorable performance and groove all night to slapdash playlists? And, if not for Haldi-Mehendi, when else will it be perfectly acceptable to douse the bride and groom in umpteen colours?
We’re currently crushing on how fun modern-day Haldi functions have become, and couldn’t help but put together the perfect outfit edit for you to ace your look whether you’re the bride or the bridesmaid. Read on to browse the ultimate Indian haldi outfits for summer nuptials!
One Shoulder Draped Blouse Yellow Lehenga Set
You deserve every ounce of attention at your wedding, and a yellow-hued lehenga makes sure you make an unforgettable impression on your loved ones. As a bride, don’t shy away from letting your sartorial sense take centre stage. Turn your attention to this striking yellow lehenga that checks all the right boxes. Featuring subtle embroidery and a one-shoulder blouse, it is the perfect amalgamation of culture and modern trends.
Sequins Detailed Sharara Set
If you’re a bride on the hunt for a more relaxed, and easygoing Haldi outfits for your ceremony, light layering should be on your vision board. Bank on this sleeveless sequinned designer sharara set for a look that is both unforgettable and ultra-comfortable!
Bandhani Print Green, Blue & Yellow Lehenga
We’re rooting for this multi-hued lehenga dipped in vibrant tones to make waves both on and off the dancefloor. Bandhani – which translates to tie-dye in English – is a dyeing technique that is highly celebrated in India. The distinctive ‘dots’ are what make it so desirable, apart from the radiance Bandhani ensembles exude.
Pink Cape & Skirt Set
More often than not, Haldi ceremonies outfits have a clearly pronounced colour code, which is ‘yellow’. It is believed to be the customary shade for the rituals, although nowadays, both brides and bridesmaids are no longer restricting themselves to it. Here’s a pink & yellow cape dress set with eye-catching prints and draped skirt that instantly up the ante.
Yellow Lehenga With Ruffled Dupatta
Bridesmaids, arrive in style for your best friend’s wedding! If the Sangeet, Haldi and Mehendi are all combined into one day-long function leaving you no time to change in between, you need to be decked in an apt partywear lehenga that can go from AM to PM with ease. Look for details like sequins, mirror embroidery, etc., for that extra sparkle and shine! This one with a ruffled dupatta easily wins all votes.
Yellow Sequin Printed Georgette Lehenga
A lightweight bridesmaid lehenga set is something you just can’t ignore while building a wedding wardrobe as an attendee. For intimate nuptials, you are sure to stay fuss-free amid near and dear ones in this understated ensemble with blooming florals in vibrant shades and luxurious georgette fabric.
Yellow Printed Kurta Pant Set
Going for a put-together and polished appeal? This sleek kurta pant set with a belt is the ultimate way to power dress for haldi functions! Flared yet straight-fit pants and a flattering V-neck make this a top pick among divas of today.
Minty Pistachio Lehenga Set With Multicoloured Blouse
Pastels are ALWAYS in! No matter the season, look minty fresh in this pistachio lehenga paired with a multi-coloured blouse. New-age cuts and details make this a key pick for pre-wedding revelries among brides and bridesmaids, both.
Peach Floral Sharara Set
Live out your ‘Suit Suit Karda’ dream in this floral peach suit set as opposed to yellow suits for women, which may appear mainstream. Culturally on-point yet fit for the modern diva appeal, this ensemble is all you need and more. Featuring stunning motifs paired with a sharara and matching dupatta, we can guarantee it’ll make everyone fall in love!
Rani Pink Skirt Set With Cape
Last but definitely not least, we’d like to state that we’re ardently siding by not just yellow, but also pink! Depicting fresh blooms and the vibrant spirit of this stylish cape dress in summer, this one is among top Indian outfits, so you needn’t tread lightly!
What to wear on my Haldi ceremony?
Brides of today prefer a yellow lehenga for their haldi ceremony, although you can also opt for a the highly-trending lehenga style saree or other silhouettes like an anarkali, sharara, etc.
What color to wear to haldi?
Traditionally, haldi dresses in yellow are worn to match the colour of the turmeric that the bride will be doused in by friends and family. Pink, orange, green, etc. are now in trend! The more vibrant, the better.