What to wear for your Mehendi Function!

You are a star and deserve to twinkle – REMEMBER for the first thing today!! Come on girl, it is your Mehendi aka Henna Day!!  Lets come to whats in and whats not at a later stage as what is more important is for you to know that whatever you put on today defines style, be it just a smile or a bold eye and lip make up ! Not to forget you can have a peach pout on your lips or a yummy red one!!

1. APPAREL is the First Take – Mehndi Function Dresses for Bride:

At present or lets assume since forever lehenga cholis are a perfect thing for the bridal function of Mehendi or Henna. Especially when Mehendi and Sangeet Functions are clubbed! But hey! you are going to look different when you put on printed and slightly mirror worked lehengas with thoroughly embroidered blouses and a flowy dupatta with colors and shades and gota pattis like the ones you see below. And yes, latkans and huge ones are a must sweetheart! Definitely certain “embroidery-less” lehenga skirts with wide borders too work well as mehndi dresses. The backs of the blouses should be beautiful keyholes , or cut-worked keyholes or just a plain backless blouse because a bridal event should not make you look less sexier than your western parties.

Printed and Floral lehengas that work today as mehndi outfits are these… Bridal Lehengas for Mehendi Ceremony - Floral LehengasBridal Lehengas for Mehendi Ceremony

High low and layered lehengas are the perfect function wear dresses for the bride

Lehenga Designs for Mehendi

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We know, you would want all that flare whilst you are dancing with your groom…

Mehendi Dresses and Lehengas

Bridal Lehengas for Mehendi and Sangeet

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Now lets look the cuts you need to follow for the back of the blouses, honey!

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Also, since you are not a generation ‘X’ bride, instead you are a generation “Y” bride, you can choose to put of slightly embroidered and embellished anarkalis that make you look ravishing and beauteous and SIMPLY gorgeous!! And, yup, of course if you are the funky, chunky and punky girl just turning into a bride and want to keep it even more minimalistic yet stylish, try putting on these slightly embellished dhoti dresses or a semi-dhoti dress ! 😉 But don’t you forget to put on a heavy maangtika and pair of heavy kundans with these that feature below..

Here for some dhoti dresses in hot red and peacock green mehndi dresses for brides for the punky and funky girl in you, my bride!!!

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Andddd, for the HOT Bride, who wants to be comfy whilst getting the mehendi applied, here’s how you can add oomph to your look!

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2. Take 2 – Jewellery Segment – Jewellery Designs for the Mehndi Function:

Now lets come to the jewellery section and take it to the next level. A major important tip is that either you can put on the neckpiece and earring sets if you are wearing a printed and a less embroidered lehenga but if you are wearing a heavily embellished lehenga-blouse combo then prefer skipping the necklace and wear grand earrings thats stand out! Maang tikkas should be the beautiful chand maangtikas, the stony ones with kangans with pearls or wide , rich, gold or white gold bangles that make your wrists stand out.

This is a time when more concentration is on embellishments in terms of heavy jewellery accessories and light lehengas. So wear ocean flowy lehengas and grand jewellery. It is the time of following versatility, sophistication, minimalism, and yet looking rich at the same very second!

Check out these beautiful grand earrings, mangtikas, bangles, and neckpieces for mehendi function…

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Now for some Kangans…

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and maangtikas…

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and neck-pieces…

Kundan Necklace for Women for Wedding and Mehendi Ceremony


3. Take 3 – Clutches for the Shagun:

Following this, comes the third level of dressing up for the occasion. Oops we need to hurry and get ready now!! The henna event is just about to begin, my lady!!

Next we start shuffling in for the best possible clutch bag for mehendi function to cohesively work with these your indian mehndi dresses and lehengas. While selecting this specific accessory , you need to keep in mind they should look richer than you carrying INR 10,00,000 cash in your hand. Yup sweety, it needs to look just perfect. The embellished box clutches, the oval ones and the semi- oval ones are the clutches that will work for the mehendi event unlike the Wedding day itself. On the contrary, you need to put on a “POTLI” type wallet on your wedding day.

Brush your eyes below on the same context…

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4. Finally!!! It’s the Heel – Bridal Shoes for Mehndi Function:

It is the final stage that completes the dressing up part. It is the Stiletto time for you !! Try on mirror worked, beaded, or embellished stilettos of about 2.5 to 3 inches height( of course a 1.5 inch will do if you are not a regular height wearer !). Select from an array of reds, beiges, golds , silvers , and a few other cheery colors while choosing your shade for the heel to put on , babe..

Here is what I mean that completes the look… Smile and see below and take a pick from these… The perfect pairs to complete your mehndi bridal wear look!

Designer Sandals for Wedding and Mehendi Ceremony

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And here you are!! All set for the show. All set to look like a princess today and yes, don’t forget to smell the henna on your hands and get a close up photograph clicked while you enjoy the smell! That is just the best picture you can have for the event… muahhhhh !!!!! :* :* <3 <3

8 Timeless Blouse Sleeve Designs to have in your Wardrobe

Indian women are always fascinated about Indian wear specially sarees and lehengas. The grace of a saree or a lehenga is highlighted by the blouse. Blouses can be made in different designs and sleeve lengths. The sleeve length is chosen according to the figure of the girl and the design of the saree. When we talk about blouse designs, both sophisticated as well as cut ones are gorgeous.  Here, let us throw some light on the always trending and timeless blouse sleeve designs.

1. Full Sleeves Blouse Designs: Long sleeve designs are the talk of the town these days! We have seen several bollywood celebs supporting long sleeve blouses. Violet Street picks Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Kajol, Sridevi and many more. Long sleeve blouses can be made even more special by using different materials such as net or printed stuff . One of the latest design is to make the puffs on half part of the blouse towards the hand. Puffs can also be made at the elbow or shoulder region. The full netted sleeve with gold or silver embroidery at the elbows is recently trending.
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2. Elbow Length Sleeves Blouse Designs: These designs are the most worn in and around the word. The blouse length is upto the elbow. The designs and varieties available are quite similar to full long sleeved blouses. It is popular in kanjeevaram silk sarees. It also goes on well with skirts, lehengas and saris. In case if you have fuller arms, you should go for these kind of blouses to hide your arm fat.

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3. Half Sleeves Blouse Designs: This kind of sleeve covers half the distance between the elbow and the shoulder. This length of blouse is mostly used by the majority of Indian women. These kinds of blouses can be made into a lot of designs such as the fish plate design, puff, and also the combination of both. This sleeve design is mostly trending in lehenga and half saris. Below is the picture of the stylish puff style half blouse sleeves.
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4. Quarter Sleeves Blouse Designs: As the name suggests, the sleeve covers one quarter of the hand. This type of blouse is a necessity with formal saris. It is not advisable to wear net or lace blouse on formal occasions, instead one can go with the embroidered quarter sleeved blouse.
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5. Sleeveless Blouse Designs: Pump up the jam with sleeveless blouses. If you have the body, why not flaunt it? These kind of blouse designs are works wonders for those who are blessed with toned arms.
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6) Off-shoulder Blouse Designs: Show some skin with the off shoulder type of blouse designs. We have spotted a lot of Bollywood celebs in these kind of blouses.
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7) “The Cape” Blouse: With capes being the new trend of 2015, you will also spot some celebs supporting it with a saree. None other than Sonam Kapoor was seen supporting cape blouse design on several occasions. Here, have a look:

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8) “Strappy affair”: Wear a strappy blouse with your favourite saree and see all the men drooling.
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Don’t miss a chance to get the look you have always hoped for with these blouse designs! Choose your design according to your body type and your saree and BOOM see the magic happen!

Sabyasachi Mukherjee : The Lord of Bridal Wear in India!

Every 20 something Indian girl, everywhere, shares a dream! And the dream is to wear a Sabyasachi lehenga on the most important day of their life! Sabyasachi is a legacy now. Whenever you utter the word, bridal lehenga, his name almost pops up, unanimously. Also, if you were ever a Sabyasachi bride or a bridesmaid, you would want every girl you know, wear his designs! Not many of us know, that his parents wanted him to become an Engineer! Can you imagine a world without Deepika and Kareena in Sabyasachi?
Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in Sabyasachi Mukherjee Lehenga & Saree

Sabyasachi started designing in 2002 and there has been no looking back ever since..Apart from all the leading Bollywood ladies, he has also designed for Rene Zelleweger and Reese Witherspoon! He personally feels that his bridal wear would look best on Dippy! He is a designer of modern times but is traditional at heart. He has also designed for many Bollywood movies like, Black, Guzaarish and English Vinglish! Aishwarya Rai, Rani Mukherjee, Vidya Balan in Saree and lately Deepika Padukone, Kareena Kapoor and Kangana Ranaut, all have been spotted wearing Sabyasachi couture, on more than one occasions.

He started quite a many trends,  at the  Lakme Fashion Week Winter Festive 2015. His designs included pre-stitched draped saris, toga gowns, with shimmering hemlines, saris with net extensions and jumpsuits with sheer net capes! He played effortlessly with florals, stripes, glitter in fabrics like silk, tulle, crêpe, georgette, to taffeta and satin! He clearly draws inspiration from the 70’s and 80’s, so his collection includes a lot of flared bottoms and full sleeved tops.

The Florals : The floral full skirts with striped crop top, were a rage all through 2015! From Aditi Rao Hydari to Tamannaah, no one could resist the love for florals! Deepika and Aishwarya played safe with the floral maxis!
Celebrities in Sabyasachi Lehengas  Kangana Ranaut in Sabyasachi Mukherjee LehengaNeha Dhupia in Sabyasachi 2015
Sabyasachi Mukherjee Lehenga Designs

The Maxis : Whoever follows fashion closely, knows exactly how the maxis were back with a bang in 2015! From Kalki to Deepika and even the ever gorgeous Aishwarya, all chose to wear Sabyasachi maxi dresses, at different points of time in 2015. They all looked stunning, is needless to say 😉

Aishwarya Rai in Cannes, France wearing Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Deepika Padukone at Lakme Fashion Week Summer Resort 2015 wearing Sabyasachi Mukherjee


Deepika Padukone in Sayasachi : Now that we are talking about Deepika, 2015 has been all about Deepika Padukone. Even in December, the gal is busy promoting her movie in beautiful ethnics! She chooses to wear Sabyasachi, more often now. Take a look, yourselves! Our favorite is the black and beige, Sabyasachi lehenga, she wore recently for Bajirao Mastani promotions!
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Saree with belt : Giving the saree a modern twist, Sabyasachi also introduced the military influenced saree. And actually, it makes sarees much more manageable! I am dying to try it out!

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Magazines love Sabyasachi! : And readers go crazy when they see their fav stars dressed royally in Sabyasachi couture. The full sleeved embellished blouses with sheer net sarees, or the breathtaking Sabyasachi lehengas are such a treat! Take a look at Aishwarya Rai in Sabyasachi!
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The Sabyasachi Bride : Soha ali Khan chose to wear Sabyasachi bridal lehenga for her wedding. Also, Aamna Sharif chose to do the same! Genelia has been spotted wearing the same lehenga, designed by the maestro, for two weddings!
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Celebrities spotted in Sabyasachi at various events : Take a look at few more divas wearing Sabyasachi for different events! Can you spot the similarities? They all look breathtakingly classy and gorgeous! We love Kalki’s off beat style! The shimmery jacket is a difficult one to carry off!
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You can take a look at many more such bridal wear online at VioletStreet! Festivities and Weddings are the times that we feel overtly traditional, don’t we? More the sparkle, more the fun! Look classy in Indian-wear and bring out the ethnicity in you! Classy dressing and happy shopping!

9 Blouse Neck and Blouse Back Designs Trending Now!

Designer blouses are the ultimate deal-breaker in an Indian ensemble. The good blouses can instantly get you in fashion limelight and the awkward ones will set you apart from the crowd, but well, for unpleasant reasons! Although they are one of the most timeless elements in Indian wardrobe, it is mainly the style you wear it in and the designs they manifest that gets them going down the fashion line since the time immemorial. Stylish ethnic blouses have an ability to transform even the most basic of your outfits into a red carpet material! It is really of no surprise that they are hailed as the heart of Indian attires! There are several blouse neck and blouse back designs that can be incorporated in blouses to make you in vogue and look chic. To save your time and energy, we have put down some of the trendiest saree blouse neck designs and back neck blouse designs for you!


1. Halter Blouse Neck and Blouse Back Designs

Halter Neck Blouse : blouse neck and blouse back designs

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Halter Neck blouses give a contemporary flair to your traditional outfit. These blouse neck patterns are essentially designed in a way that your back holds the front of your blouse, usually with the help of straps or laces. There are no arm holes in Halter Necks, making your arm movement easy. You are guaranteed to look sexy and ravishing at every event with these blouses!

String styled blouses are more or less the classic backless blouse with strings behind. They recently made a comeback in Indian fashion after being a rage in the 90’s Bollywood era. These types of blouses can be worn for weddings or grand parties. Depending upon your personal comfort, there could be one or more number of strings.


2. Boat Neck Blouses

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Boat Neck Blouse

Boat Neck Blouses are gaining immense popularity, courtesy their extremely versatile nature! Whether you want to wear them at work or rock at an Indian gathering, they will make you look very elegant! Because it covers both the ends of the shoulder, you need not worry whether it will suit your body shape or not.


3. Asymmetrical Neck Blouses

Asymmetrical Off Shoulder Neck Blouse

These types of blouses usually run diagonally from one shoulder to another, evolving from the outdated off-shoulder kind. Compared to the latter, asymmetrical blouse neck designs boast of greater variety of fusions and cut works.


4. High Collar Neck Blouses

High Collar Neck Blouse

High Neck Blouse

A high collar is really what it takes to amp up your complete sophistication factor. They simple blouse back neck designs make you look bold and powerful, while also adding immense feminine verve to your attire.


5. Peter Pan Collar Blouse

Peter Pan Collar Blouse

Peter Pan Collar Blouse

Peterpan collar blouses render you a unique blend of vintage-girly-quirky poise. These saree blouse back neck designs make anyone look fun and confident without having to don a lot of accessories.


6. Jacket Style Blouse

Jacket BlouseJacket Style blouse are gradually gaining a high voltage momentum courtesy their immense comfort and style. You can pair them up with just about anything, saree or lehenga, and they won’t let your trend quotient down.


7. Backless Blouses

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Backless blouses are for the fun and sexy women who are not afraid to flaunt their beautiful backs. They are uber-fashionable and will never go out of style. Earlier, this type of blouse was highly limited to high-end models and celebs, but over the time it has reached the general mass as well.


8. Knotted Blouse

Knotted Backless Blouse


Knotted Backless Blouse

Knotted Blouse

Knotted blouses are for our gorgeous bold ladies who love to bare their backs, but still want to leave something to the imagination! The knots can be worn in patches or threads, depending upon the comfort of the wearer.


9. Sheer Blouse

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Sheer Blouse Design

This genius trend is for all those ladies who want to show-off their skin, whilst at the same time keep some to themselves. Just like the backless blouses, even the sheer ones are climbing up the ladder of every woman’s wardrobe.

These some of the trending saree blouse designs front and back! We hope you got some inspiration from these for you next blouse!


Vidya Balan in Saree : The Nine Yards Goddess

I miss Vidya Balan. I miss seeing her in movies. I am really really waiting for Teen’s trailer. Imagine Amitabh Bachchan, Nawazuddin and Vidya in one thriller! It’s gonna be mind-blowing! When you think of Vidya Balan in saree, the first thing that came to my mind was, RED! She loves red sarees. Dirty Picture – Red saree, Mast Kalandar song from Hey Baby, red saree! Even the very recent Humari Adhuri Kahaani had the song Hasi, in which she wore a red saree! So red sarees are her lucky charm! If you want to take a look at some amazing red sarees online, head to VioletStreet.

  • Vidya Balan in Sabyasachi Sarees : She loves Sabyasachi, or loved. Rumors suggest that there has been a fall out between the actor-designer duo. Anyways, Vidya Balan looked enchanting in most of the Sabyasachi sarees she chose to wear. When I say most of them, I mean it! But Vidya Balan in Red saree with the high neck blouse and pearls, somehow, that look didn’t work. Even for her wedding, Vidya had chosen Sabyasachi, in red of course!
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    Vidya Balan in Sabyasachi Saree at 66th Cannes Film Festival

    Vidya Balan in Red Saree

    Vidya Balan in Red Saree at Cannes

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    Vidya Balan in Silk Saree at Cannes 2013

    Vidya Balan in Saree on her Wedding wearing Amrapali & Sabyasachi

    Vidya Balan on her Wedding wearing Amrapali Jewellery & Sabyasachi Saree

    Vidya Balan in White Saree

    Vidya Balan in White Saree at Cannes 2013

  • The ‘ooh-la-la’ Siren : We already know, that red is her lucky charm, so obviously she wears a lot of ’em. There’s no complaining here, as she looks real good. Especially, post Dirty picture, she used to look red hot! Ooh la la! Most of the blouses, she chose to wear post Dirty Picture, were backless, so ample amount of skin show 😉 The last one is my favorite as the Suhani Pittie neck piece looks amazing with the black saree! The simple black saree is something we all should have in our wardrobe!
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  • Vidya in Gaurang Shah : Post Sabyasachi, Vidya has found herself a second favorite. Gaurang Shah is known for his kanjeevarams. And Vidya is known for her love for Kanjeevarams. They were destined to meet. Lately, Vidya has been spotted wearing Gaurang on multiple occasions and she looks stunning in them. She looks best in the Durga print white saree by Gaurang!
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    Vidya Balan in Gaurang Shah Kanjivaram Saree at Asia Spa Awards

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    Vidya Balan in Gaurang Shah Saree at Lakme India Fashion Week

  • The ‘Neon’ effect : For the Indian Film Festival in Melbourne, Vidya chose to wear a neon printed saree, designed by Anupamaa. She kept the accessories minimal and make-up was mostly confined to the eyes. This is by far the best Vidya has looked! Do not miss the Suhani Pittie ear cuff!
    vidya balan in anupamaa and manish arora saree for amrapali at indian film festival of melbourne press meet
  • Handlooms : Turning up the quirk factor, Vidya pairs a simple khaadi saree with wooden frames and she looks amazing! For all the people who think specs do not look great with sarees, take a lesson from the girl. Vidya Balan surely knows how to play with accessories when it comes to sarees. Also Vidya looked pretty in the Anavila handloom saree, she wore recently to the MAMI Film festival.
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  • Vidya in Anamika Khanna : Vidya looks gorgeous in black too! Yeah, recently she was spotted wearing a black Anamika Khanna. Now AK is someone who can make anybody look effortlessly chic! And that’s what exactly happened when Vidya donned a black AK saree! Take a look below!

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    Vidya Balan in Anamika Khanna Black Saree with Suhani Pittie earrings and cuff for an event in Melbourne

  • Checkered sarees : If Vidya loves anything more than the color red, it is prints! Vidya Balan has amazing taste when it comes to sarees. Be it saree with a tunic or saree with a jacket, Vidya has worn everything with ease! Look at how many versions of the checkered saree, Vidya has been spotted wearing!| Also check out the saree she paired with a sequin blazer! Sexy!
    Vidya Balan in Saree Vidya Balan in Saree vidya balan in satya paul saree at iifa 2014 press meet Vidya Balan in Saree for a photo shootNo matter what the critics say, Vidya Balan is the first one to flaunt her curves. She taught us to be comfortable in our own skin. She surely is the seductress. She knows to wear her drapes well. Here’s wishing that Vidya releases her next movie soon! Take a look at more sexy and quirky sarees at Violetstreet!