This Bride Ditched Her Blouse And Went For An Elaborate Mehendi Choli Instead. Brides of 2020, Take Notes!
Have you ever seen a bride wearing a blouse completely made of henna? You will, now. Because that’s apparently picking up as a bridal fashion trend and you have this one bride to thank for it—Chaitalee Patil. She ditched the traditional blouse and wore henna design for a royally creative saree look and we think we have a new bridal trend on the block—henna blouse.
The year of 2020 has been specifically unconventional one for the brides not just because of the coronavirus and all the quandaries that came with it, you know, like taking vows with a face mask on to cutting back on the extensive guest list to ensure safety. That’s there, but it was also the year of breaking stereotypes and revamping traditional fashion and beauty norms. Whether it was putting haldi with paint rollers or snubbing the bridal lehenga for a pantsuit, this year’s weddings will go down as the most eccentric weddings of all times. Here is another bride who went against the grain and made her own fashion rules, because well, it was her big day.
If you thought henna/mehendi art was only limited to hands and feet, here is a statement henna blouse that proves this theory wrong. Plus, this aesthetically pleasing fashion element could be amazing for a modern-age bride who wants to try out something that’s equal parts traditional and rebellious in her bridal look.
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Chaitalee got a henna blouse doodled on her body and paired it with a traditional saree, which we think looks absolutely stunning. The detailed mehendi pattern is intricately drawn over the shoulders and forearms to make it appear like an exquisite blouse with embroidered sleeves that could give even a designer blouse a run for its money. It’s an artwork par excellence and the mehendi artist, Kkanchan (@Kkanchan Mehendi on Instagram), deserves a special shoutout.
The mehendi blouse features elaborate lotus and elephant motifs which are considered auspicious and are artsy fixtures in traditional henna artwork. The sleeves have geometric lines interwoven and lushly filled in with abstract design that extends to the back. The borders of the sleeve have bells (wedding bells, we are guessing) and on that of the neckline is a very dainty and beautiful dotted rim that makes it look ethereal.
This bride may be the trendsetter for the henna choli but there have been similar, equally artistic looks before her. Turns out this looks was inspired by the work of another henna artist, The Preet’s Artistry who created the look created the mehendi blouse for a photoshoot. Her’s was a short-sleeved floral design henna blouse that looked breathtaking and effortlessly beautiful. Another henna blouse look was conceptualized by mehendi artist Suchanda Banerjee a few months ago that featured two looks with different necklines and sleeves with henna art painted over the body and teamed with solid coloured sarees. Gorge!
Brides looking to include a contemporary edge to their otherwise traditional bridal look should totally consider something like this. We recommend getting the henna blouse for the last ceremony of your wedding lineup, say reception because that mehendi stain is going to stay put till a few days. But it will sure fetch you compliments and attention for your creative genius.
This is great also since you don’t have to run to your tailor a hundred times to get your blouse done. If you have ever gotten anything custom made by your tailor, you’d know the mini panic attack you get when it is not stitched in time, which is always BTW. You don’t want to take that risk for your wedding ceremonies, especially.
Not sure if this bride opted for a henna blouse to do away with masterji and his tantrums or seriously wanted to break fashion stereotypes but it did save her a lot of trouble and she got to pull off a bridal look like we’ve never seen before. Not to mention, she did set a trend for all the brides-to-be out there.
Would you dare to bare on your wedding day and wear a henna blouse instead?