December is upon us, which means it is officially the wedding season in Pakistan. It is the time of year for celebrations and festivities.
Weddings bring celebration, joy, festivity and union. Everyone wants to look their best at weddings and as always, Sapphire has got you covered in that department.
While Barat and Walima are joyous occasions that require festive attire, Mehndi is a league of its own. With colorful and vibrant themes that involve music, dancing and lively celebrations, people tend to dress in scintillating dresses to sparkle and make an impression
Traditionally, people bring out their own wedding dresses, couture or party dresses including the classic lehenga choli, gharara, sharara, saree or anarkali for the mehndi function.
You also see some people in the traditional kurta/kameez with shalwar but mostly other forms of clothes take the lead. The event usually has a thematic display of cultural and traditional motifs and embellishments on clothes ranging from gota, sequins, zari, resham and tila.
This blog is dedicated to bringing some of the best mehandi function outfits for you to wear and impress this wedding season.
These outfits can also be worn at a mayon or haldi event and as always, can be recycled at formal events during the year. Even for worn as an extra Eid outfit, if need be.
It is time to get your hands on some trendy clothes to look your best at the mehndi functions at weddings taking place in Pakistan.
Sapphire is the best place for you to get those clothes.
Because we offer a wide range of options for every kind of occasion—from fancy dinners with friends and family to casual get-togethers with coworkers, from weddings to birthday parties, from Eid celebrations to mehandi parties.
We make sure that there's something for everyone! Our selection is always growing as well— so that our customers have access to all the latest trends in fashion.
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History of Mehndi in Pakistan
The history of Mehndi celebration in Pakistan is a rich, colorful one.
Mehndi is now a huge part of Pakistani wedding culture.
The tradition dates back to the Mughal era, when it first became a part of the wedding ceremony.
The practice originated in India, where many different forms of Mehndi are still practiced today. The word "mehndi" comes from the Sanskrit "mendhika," meaning "to smear."
In Pakistan, mehndi or henna is typically applied by women on their hands and feet as part of a pre-wedding ritual. Mehndi is a beautiful practice that involves women adorning their hands with intricate henna designs both traditional and contemporary, before the wedding day.
The mehndi function is a way to honor the bride or groom and show the community that they're part of a family that cares about them—a community that wants them to be happy and healthy.
In addition to being an art form, henna has been used for its healing properties since ancient times. It can help with skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne; it also helps heal cuts, burns, and abrasions.
There is always something exciting going on at this celebration. People dance to the beat of drums while others sing folk songs or recite poetry.
A special performance may be given by a famous singer or musician who is invited especially for this occasion.
Mehndi functions at weddings in Pakistan can be fun. Full of dancing, music and great food. It’s a great time to get together with family and friends that you haven't seen for a long time.
In the past, mehndi functions were only for women but now they are mostly mixed with men and women both.
At mehndis women are usually dressed to the nines, in glittering saris, bright colors, adorning elaborate henna designs, which brings us to the next point about how to look your best this wedding season.
How to Look Your Best this Pakistani Wedding Season
Getting your outfits from Sapphire's latest festive dresses collection can make you look amazing this wedding season.
The collection is full of beautiful pieces that are perfect for weddings, parties, and other special occasions. You will love the variety of options available. The designs are just as amazing as the color scheme and textures of the clothes.
The collection includes everything from unstitched to ready to wear.
It also has a wide range of styles that include casual wear as well as formal attire. The versatility of this collection makes it perfect for any occasion or event.
Sapphire offers different sizes so there is something for everyone. This makes it easier for women who have trouble finding clothes that fit perfectly without having to spend hours searching through racks at other stores.
One of the benefits of purchasing unstitched two piece or three piece suits is that you get to customize the designs and use the fabric that suits your personal aesthetic, body type and style the most.
You can get a maxi shirt stitched with a salwar or plain trousers. Or you can get a regular shalwar kameez stitched with the neckline of your choice. Be it a V neck, boat neck or a round neck.
Additionally, you can select from a variety of sleeve lengths including puff sleeves, half sleeves, full sleeves, sleeveless and three-quarter sleeves.
When it comes to fashion, you can't go wrong with an unstitched salwar suit. Sapphire’s unstitched collection gives the most perfect options in a wide variety and range of fabrics for you to choose from.
Jacquard suits with organza dupattas, cotton karandi suits, embroidered khaddar suit, cotton satin suits, as well as our exclusive silk and velvet collections.
Top 5 Pakistani Mehndi Dresses
Our team at Sapphire has curated a list of top five mehendi dresses that you can adorn this wedding season.
Even though we offer a great variety of options in formal wear and party wear, we feel that these five top picks will make it easy for you to navigate wedding season shopping with ease and confidence.
Purple Embroidered Velvet Suit
If you are looking for a regal, classic and traditional look, then this purple three-piece ensemble featuring intricate detailing and patterns with an organza dupatta makes the perfect choice.
You can pair this with traditional earrings like jhumkas or chaand balis in gold or silver. You can get a sharara or gharara stitched with the long shirt or opt for plain shalwar or trousers as well.
Radiant Mehndi Yellow
This is the yellow mehndi outfit of your dreams. It is the perfect outfit to wear to your cousin or friend’s mehndi function.
Silver jewelry will complement this embroidered raw silk three piece outfit featuring intricate patterns and motifs.
The beautiful combination of yellow and silver will look ethereal any way you choose to stitch it. The net dupatta has a beautiful embroidered border that adds more style and grace to the overall look.
Mustard Mehndi Outfit
This absolutely stunning mustard/ burnt orange mehndi outfit makes for a great festive attire. The intricate design on the shirt gives it an exclusive look.
The blended net embroidered dupatta gives a radiant finish to the overall look. You can make the outfit fancier by adding gota piping to the dupatta or just let it flow the way it is.
The outfit can be worn with gold or silver hued jewelry.
To make the outfit toasty in the cold winter months, you can drape yourself in a shawl.
The out will pair great with some heels or if you want to stay comfy flat khussas will look amazing with the look.
Less is More
If you are aiming for a modern look this mehndi season. Check out this amazing matching separate option from Sapphire.
Modern aesthetics, minimalistic design and sheer elegance, this outfit is the perfect option if you believe in less is more as your fashion aesthetic.
The shirt features an enticing neckline and the matching golden yellow jacquard sharara makes for a great dress option for a mehndi function
Little Girl’s Lehenga Choli
If you are looking for a formal wedding outfit for your little one, look no further. Sapphire has got you covered here too!
Your little fashionista will dance away at the wedding looking spectacular in this all over embroidered choli and lehenga outfit in two shades of pink - keeping up with the Barbie trend!
The chiffon dupatta adds the perfect final touch to the lehnga outfit. A cute pair of khussas will go perfectly with this outfit for your little one.
The task of selecting the right outfit and the perfect dress design to wear at a wedding is always daunting. With so many options available in the market sometimes it gets hard to narrow down what you really need.
For mehndi functions, people usually prefer bright and colorful clothes. Our team has carefully curated a selection from our dress collection to make it easy for you to find the perfect mehndi outfit for you to wear this wedding season. From cheerful orange salwar kameez to delightful yellow colored raw silk, we’ve got you covered.
Our unstitched collection gives you plenty of stitching and styling options that match your personal aesthetic and style.
Our pret and ready to wear collection works best if you are short on time and still want to look your best. Our designers work very hard to provide a wide variety of designs on colorful hues to make it easy for you to select the outfit that you will feel your best in, this wedding season.
Yellow, mustard and burnt orange are the leading colors from our collection for mehndi wear, this wedding season. You can also select deeper and darker hues from our velvet collection. We have some great options in teal and purple that look great at mehndi functions as well.
Sapphire also has a formal eastern wear collection for little kids so if you need to shop for your little one along with yourself, you can find plenty of great options. Other than lehengha choli, you can find some great options in velvet in kameez culotte style as well as Angrakha A-line style.
Head to your nearest Sapphire store or visit our website to complete your wedding shopping for this season.