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Haldi dress for bride

Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent

Published on: April 12, 2023 | Updated on: April 12, 2023

A perfect Haldi dress for bride is something that's comfortable, elegant, and stylish

A perfect Haldi dress for bride is something that's comfortable, elegant, and stylish.  Pexels

A perfect Haldi dress for bride is something that's comfortable, elegant, and stylish. Pexels

Traditional Indian weddings are incomplete without a Haldi ceremony. If you have attended an Indian wedding or are planning your own ceremony, you know the level of excitement, fun, entertainment, and emotions it brings out in people. It’s full of functions. From Mehendi to Bidai, Indian weddings are all about a variety of events that make your special day the most memorable and entertaining day of your life. Haldi is one such ceremony where a paste of turmeric and sandalwood is applied to the bride’s skin. It is believed that Haldi brings a natural glow to the bride’s face and purifies her soul by filling it with positivity. Make this day even more special by finding the perfect Haldi dress for bride. Let’s check out a few ideas.

17 Haldi Ceremony Dress for Bride to Wear

1.    Asymmetrical Skirt with Modern Blouse

A modern bride is going to love this fascinating combination of a modern asymmetrical skirt with a wrap tie blouse. For brides who want to rock their Haldi look without having to give up on their comfort, this one is your best option. A cool and modern blouse design that leaves your shoulders and the waist exposed looks stunning with a yellow full-length, asymmetrical skirt.  

Pair it with a dupatta featuring Zardosi work, and you are all set to turn heads on your big day. Haldi ceremony requires a dress that leaves your hands and preferably legs exposed so people can apply the paste easily. This dress is the most comfortable and perfect one for Indian Haldi functions.

2.    White Lehenga

Yellow might be the color for Haldi, but that doesn’t mean that’s your only option. There are a plethora of exciting dresses in varying colors and styles to try. Offering simplicity, elegance, and a neat look, the white bridal lehenga ticks all boxes of a perfect Haldi dress. You get so many options in this color. If you are worried about the Haldi stains, choose crop and sleeveless tops. An embellished blouse with a plain lehenga or a simple blouse with flared lehenga is another best choice for women looking for a great Haldi outfit. White lehengas come in a variety of styles and patterns, giving you an excellent range of lehengas to choose from.

3.    Plain Yellow Saree with Sleeveless Blouse

As mentioned above, your outfit should match the Haldi theme so that the Haldi stains are not visible. That’s why most ladies choose yellow plain dresses. A sleeveless blouse means your family and loved ones will get enough space to show their creativity when applying Haldi. Of course, you don’t have to keep the look simple and plain. If you want a glamorous Haldi look, pair a plain yellow saree with floral accessories. These make a perfect combination. Plain saree also makes a perfect yellow Haldi dress for the bride’s sister. Or, you can have a velvet blouse paired with a georgette saree.

4.    A Multi-Colored Lehenga

Inspired by Priyanka Chopra’s Haldi look, the multi-colored outfit makes a perfect Haldi function dress for the bride. Everything multi-colored — from your blouse to Lehanga and even the Dupatta — might sound a bit bold. But, if Priyanka could flaunt it, you can too. You just need the right jewelry and accessory to pair this Haldi dress with and rest assured, you will look incredibly stunning. An outfit full of colors, mirrorwork, and other heavy embellishments for Haldi might not be very common, but if you want to stand out, it is your best choice. Try Priyanka’s iconic Haldi look with a multi-colored lehenga.

5.    A Sharara for Haldi

Pakistani bridal dresses look phenomenal, and everybody loves to copy that iconic style. It’s not hard to see why. The gorgeous sharara seems too heavy to be worn at your own wedding, but it looks simply gorgeous. If you want something unique, a short sleeveless Kurta paired with a Ghagra or Sharara can make an excellent choice. The dress is pretty heavy and embellished with stone, beads, Zardosi, and embroidery. The dress itself is full of embellishments and stonework, so you don’t need to pair it with jewelry. Just wear a simple necklace and earrings, and you are good to go! Get your Pakistani-bridal look with a yellow sharara for your Haldi.

6.    A Simple Indian Salwar Kamiz

You may think it’s an everyday outfit for Indian women, and most of your guests will wear it to your Haldi function. But, Salwar Kamiz never goes out of style, and for all the right reasons. Whether it’s your Haldi or your best friend’s function, a yellow Salwar Kamiz is all you need to look gorgeous. For Haldi, yellow Salwar Kamiz is the best. Of course, there are wide varieties available. The simplest one is the long, full-sleeved Kurta with plain trousers. You can also wear a short Kurta with a Palazzo (the printed one). Nowadays, simple Kurtas and Salwars with an embroidered Dupatta with Zardosi and beadwork are in trend.

7.    Plain Georgette Saree with Half-sleeved Blouse

Make your Haldi look simple and elegant with this plain georgette saree with a sleeveless or short-sleeved blouse. You can wear heavy earrings and a diamond necklace that makes a statement. The focus is on your jewelry while keeping the outfit as simple as possible. We loved how Neha Kakkar kept her Haldi look simple with a plain saree. She wore a georgette saree and traditional jewelry for her Haldi function. You don’t have to copy the same style, but wearing a plain saree is always the most comfortable choice. This simple Haldi dress for the bride isn’t only affordable but strikes a perfect balance between your reception and your Haldi look.

8.    Long Lehenga with a Tassel Blouse

Show the world the queen you are at your Haldi ceremony with this incredibly beautiful yellow dress for haldi for the bride. You can pair it with a flared lehenga or a long skirt (whatever suits you). The crop top or a tassel blouse will draw the attention of your guests. You can have a sleeveless top or the off-shoulder one. Skip the Dupatta to give it a modern touch, or carry a small, plain dupatta in your hands. If you want a princess look with a touch of sophistication, you couldn’t find a better Haldi dress than this.

9.    White Sharara with Simple Kurta

The second best color for your Haldi ceremony is white. Recently, we saw Karishma Tanna flaunt a gorgeous white Sharara with a sleeveless Kurta and beautiful jewelry at her Haldi function. We couldn’t take our eyes off her. The way she carried her Dupatta and paired matching jewelry with her white outfit made the event more special. Mouni Roy was also spotted in white Sharara at her Haldi ceremony and looked equally pretty. If you want all eyes on you, try the all-white Haldi outfit. Pair it with white floral jewelry or diamonds. This is another Haldi dress on this list that will give you a princess vibe.

10.    Traditional Gota Patti Saree

Indians have a thing for their mother’s wedding outfit. While the actual wedding dress might look too traditional, the Haldi or Mehendi dresses of your mom can make a perfect dress for you to wear at your Haldi. The Gota Patti saree reminds us of the traditional Haldi ceremonies where the bride would wear a plain saree with a Gota Patti border and a three-fourth sleeve blouse. These look even better when draped and worn in a Gujarati style. The saree looks perfect with your classical gold jewelry. A gold necklace with a set of bangles and dangling earrings are the best options to accessorize your Haldi outfit.

11.    Shorts and Dupatta

Conventional is too boring. If you want something different from the regular-wear sarees and suits, you should go for shorts. Many modern brides prioritize comfort over everything, and this simple bridal dress for the Haldi ceremony is just the right way to achieve comfort. This is perfect for brides who want a simple Haldi ceremony with only family members or close ones on their guest lists. Wear your mother's yellow embroidered or plain dupatta to add a traditional touch to your outfit. Accessorize the outfit with sunflower jewelry. It will complete your Haldi look.

12.    A Simple Mirror-work Dress

Haldi is the most beautiful and elegant ceremony that’s best celebrated with simple outfits. The days when overdressed brides were considered a standard for Indian weddings are long gone. Today, minimalism is a new trend. Make your Haldi ceremony fun yet simple with mirror work Kurti and trousers. A sleeveless Kurti isn’t only comfortable but makes a perfect Haldi outfit. Besides, it’s your jewelry that draws attention during this ceremony. So, how about you pair your simple dress with glamorous jewelry (preferably floral pieces)?

13.    A Patiala Suit

My favorite part about Haldi is that the bride gets to choose whatever she likes to wear. You don’t have to wear the Lehenga if you don’t like it. A simple Patiala suit is a chic and cute outfit that everyone is going to admire. The dress looks wonderful when paired with simple mogra or rose jewelry. A flora neckpiece, earrings, and Maang Tika look good too. If you like, you can add anklets and bangles to give your dress a wonderful touch. A patiala suit is one of many classical dresses that never goes out of fashion.

14.    Floral Lehenga

A floral print on your Haldi Lehenga is another brilliant idea for your Haldi ceremony. A splash of colors with a floral design makes your Haldi outfit super stunning. A printed or embroidered blouse makes your look even more elegant. A floral lehenga with a net dupatta looks perfect. Choose a sleeveless blouse, so you don’t have any problem with the Haldi stains.

15.    Pleated Skirt with a Shrug

If you want to make a statement with out-of-the-box bridal wear for your Haldi ceremony, this is just the right dress for you. The shrug and skirt have pleats and ruffles that look absolutely fascinating. Pair it with a sleeveless crop top with heavy embellishments to complete the look. A shrug adds a modern touch to your outfit, while an embellished top with a lehenga retains the traditional feel of your outfit. Now that you know your outfit is already making a statement and is a heavy one, you don’t need to go overboard with the jewelry and accessories. It’s best to avoid them altogether or wear simple earrings. That will suffice.

16.    Dhoti Style Draped Saree

Do you want to achieve the modern carefree bridal look? The best time to showcase your bold side is at your Haldi function. With a Dhoti Draped saree, sunglasses, and floral neckpiece, you are surely going to draw a lot of attention. This unique Haldi outfit will make you the center of attraction. If you are looking for the wow factor, this dress will help you achieve that. You can wear a sleeveless or full-sleeved blouse if you are okay with Haldi stains. There are various prints, designs, and colors available in Dhoti-style draped sarees.

17.    The Anarkali Suit

If you want something traditional cum modern, simple and comfortable, with a touch of sophistication, the Anarkali suit is for you. The Anarkali dress in yellow color can be your ideal Haldi dress, given that you pair it with an embroidered dupatta. A plain Dupatta also looks good. Usually, these dresses have full sleeves, which might be slightly uncomfortable for people applying Haldi to your hands, but the dress is worth everything. Anarkali can be paired with a salwar, palazzo, trousers, or just about any lower.

Bottom Line

Hope this post helped you find the best Haldi dress for the bride and bride’s sister. The above ideas are also for family members and friends who would like to make the bride’s day special by wearing a perfect yellow outfit at the Haldi ceremony. Choose a comfortable dress for your Haldi and make a statement on your special day. Good Luck!

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