Bandhani Is Back In Trend & Designers Are Doing It In Beautiful Ways!

By Anupriya | 28 Jul, 2021

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If there’s one bridal staple that was pretty much found in our mommies’ and grand mothers’ closets back then, and is still reigning like crazies, it’s the Bandhani (without a doubt!) The colorful tie-dye technique is loved by one and all. And this year, it has gotten even bigger (and better)! With something as crazy as a pair of hot pink Bandhani boots to the voguish half and half Bandhani sarees and classic bandhani lehengas, our bridal connoisseurs have taken the Bandhani trend to a whole new level! Not just that, we even witnessed how the combo of Banarasi & Bandhani has charmingly replaced the old, tie-dye stuff, giving it a total glam makeover. 

Can’t wait to try it on your wedding? Here’s a quick round up on all that’s trending around Bandhani this season and how you can experiment with it on your wedding. Take cues and make the most out of it.

Bandhani jumpsuits are making the loudest noise amongst brides!


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We've found the perfect Bandhani picks for your wedding: An asymmetrically-hemmed yellow jumpsuit for Haldi, and that one-shoulder, draped jumpsuit in black for cocktail.

How about some cool resort-wear in bandhani?

Image via Nupur Kanoi

Make a statement in these wide-legged box-pleated pants & a sash collar shirt that makes for a perfect resort-wear pick!

These celeb-approved Bandhani overalls are a must-have!

Image Via Sabyasachi Mukherjee★ 4.9

Image Via Sabyasachi Mukherjee★ 4.9

Our coveted fashion connoisseur, Sabyasachi introduced these stylish bandhani overalls in his 2020 Summer collection and it became a rage instantly. Our Bollywood beauties Deepika and Alia were seen pulling 'em off with utmost elan, giving our to-be brides some serious fashion cues for their post-wedding style. 

Spruce up your mehendi looks with Panelled lehengas!

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Solid proof that nothing elevates a look quite like a panelled bandhani skirt drenched in vivid hues.

Invest in a dual-toned bandhani dupatta!

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Sometimes all you need is a striking Bandhani dupatta to take a minimal look from drab to fab! And when they are as pretty as these dual-toned ones, you are sure to grab those eyeballs on your special day.

Classic Bandhani sarees with dramatic blouses? A surefire winner!

Image via Punit Balana

We just got your Haldi outfit sorted! This bandhani saree in yellow looks every bit stunning. Also, extra marks to those balloon sleeves for the added drama!

Bandhani co-ord sets are a thing!

Image via Label Anushree, Punit Balana

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Co-ord sets have become a go-to mehendi outfit choice for our brides of late! However, it's these pretty ones in bandhani that deserve a special place in your closet. Pick one that resonates with your personality and be the fashionista bride on you pre-wedding festivities.

Current Fixation: Ruffled sarees with Bandhani touches!

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Let this ruffled sarees with bandhani touches be your sign to make a stylish statement on your Haldi ceremony and not settle for anything ordinary!

Take the easy-breezy route with Bandhani dhoti suits!

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If you're someone who wants to keep it effortless and comfy on her haldi/mehendi rituals and enjoy it to bits, this dhoti suit with a mandala motif in the centre is all you need! 

Bandhani Kaftans to set the tone for your Haldi look right!

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Spell sheer elegance in these uber-chic kaftans on your Haldi! You can team them up with understated jewels and statement bridal footwears to make a standout appearance.

Pick a Bandhani blouse with a Banarasi lehenga skirt!

Image Via Anju Modi★ 4.9

If you don’t want to go for an overall Bandhani lehenga, you can always pick a Bandhani blouse instead, just like Aditi Rao Hydari. She exuded all sorts of queenly feels dressed in this banarasi lehenga with a sweetheart neck bandhani blouse and double dupattas from Anju Modi.

Let your bridal shoes make some noise!

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Make a fashionable statement on your Mehndi by opting for these popping Bandhani boots from Papa Don’t Preach. They are freaking amazing and can fit well for your smaller functions.

Bandhani sharara pants with mirror-work crop tops for Mehndi

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We are head over heels for this elegant mirror-work blouse paired with a royal blue Bandhani sharara pants from Arpita Mehta. Looks so quirky and new!

Pair those simplistic suits with Bandhani potlis 

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Never knew Bandhani Potlis were a thing until we spotted these really pretty ones from The Garnish Company. Do you adore them as much as we do?

Or something as stunning as these bandhani dupattas!

Shoonya Alif Studio★ 5 , Shoonya

Sabyasachi Mukherjee★ 4.9 Ushna Shah, Sabyasachi Mukherjee★ 4.9

Bandhani Dupattas indeed have a distinct charm of their own. All you’ve gotta do is perfectly mix and match them with the color of your outfit, and you’re ready to slay!

Half and half Bandhani sarees look ethereal & here’s proof!

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This beautiful saree from Fabiiaana looks so irresistible with that bandhani and gota patti pallu

Also, how about this medley of Banarasi & Bandhani for your reception sarees?

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Image Via Tarun Tahiliani★ 4.6

Our celebrated designers Manish Malhotra and Tarun Tahiliani showed us how banarasi and bandhani make for such a brilliant fusion for your traditional, nine-yards! One look at these sarees and you’ll fall in love.

Inspiration straight out of our beloved designer, Sabyasachi’s archives! 

Image Via Sabyasachi Mukherjee★ 4.9

Who does it better than our maestro Sabyasachi himself? Here is our favorite matka lehenga paired with a phenomenal bandhani dupatta from his previous collection which looks fresh and latest even today.

For brides who wish to go OTT yet keep it light!

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Enhance your heavy lehengas with a visually-heavy but light weight bandhani dupatta like this, from Rimple and Harpreet. It is too pretty to be given a miss.

Nothing like Bandhani lehengas in hues of pink & yellow!

Image Via Siddhartha Daga

Take some inspiration from this customised bandhani lehenga from Siddhartha Daga that boasts of a notable Bandhani dupatta, a banarasi lehenga skirt and a basic, round neck blouse.

Ombre Bandhani sarees are bae!

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Say goodbye to plain-jane sarees and give these ombre bandhani sarees a try. Team them with smart bustier blouses and nail an uber chic look.

Lastly, get your coordination game strong with these Bandhani essentials!

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For brides and grooms who wish to coordinate on their wedding and add a hint of Bandhani to their looks, here’s all the inspiration we have fetched from Faabiiana’s latest collection.

How are you planning to incorporate Bandhani in your wedding look? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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