The best thing about fashion is that it always keeps on changing and every other day there are some additions or alterations. Mehendi has been a popular trend for years and it is not out of the fashion ever, but new variations of Mehendi are out there now to give your style quotient a change. The white mehendi is gaining quick popularity and more and more women are leaning towards getting this done on special occasions or just without any occasion.
At the very beginning of the article let me point it very clearly that white mehendi which is being used for body art currently is not anyway made from the leaves of the henna plant, Lawsonia inermis, which will essentially give a reddish color. The white mehendi in trend now is a form of white adhesive that can be piped onto your skin just like the mehendi paste to get a 3 dimensional design, which can be scrapped off. This mehendi is completely safe for everyone as these are least likely to cause any allergy or irritation on the skin.
So, if you are planning to get something new, the white mehendi can be a perfect pick. Just like the red or black mehendi extensive design variations are possible with white mehendi and you can get these designs on any part of your body, just like body tattoo. However, the hands and the feet are surely the most common places to get the white mehendi done. Here is a collection of unique white mehendi designs that you can try out to get the right look for your wedding or just to turn heads in your college.
Best white mehndi designs
Geometric vs. Floral designs
This white mehendi design duo features ideas for both people who like more of geometric shapes in their mehendi designs or beautiful floral applique designs. Either way, these are both stunning example of different styles you can try out for yourself.
Maximalism vs. minimalism
The two designs perfectly demonstrate two types of design options preferred by women. The left image shows a gorgeous maximalist design with intricate work at the wrists while the right features minimal design at the wrists and fingers. You can pick the one you like the best as per your personal style.
Gorgeous Mandala designs for the bride
If you are looking for something that is more bridal, these designs are absolutely stunning. The image on the left features incredibly intricate work at the fingers and wrists, while the image on the right features a floral mandala style that is absolutely stunning.
Simple design vs. intricate details
The image perfectly contrasts two of the most popular choices for mehendi designs. If you want a more simple, less cluttered design, the one on the left is perfect for you, while for a more dense, gorgeous look, the image on the right is ideal.
Simple floral and geometric design ideas in white mehendi
This is for women who like simpler designs without clutter. The image on the right offers a floral option with beautiful rose detailing while the image on the right is more geometric in style, with intricate geometric patterns on the top.
The lotus and its petals
These are two beautiful design ideas you can use for a floral mehendi design. While the first image on the left features a stunning lotus design that is beautifully shaded and detailed, the right features a light lotus petal design with minimal, but effective detailing.
Tradition with a twist
If you are looking for something more traditional for your mehendi design, yet with a twist, try this white mehendi design. While the design uses more of a traditional mehendi design, the white makes for an incredible contrast against the skin and makes the designs pop.
Minimalism all the way
If you love minimalism and want smaller designs for your arms, this is the best idea for you. The design on the left makes use of the negative space to make the design very effective, while the one on the right is more dense but minimalist.
A pop of color
If you are looking to go for something of a more modern vibe, this image is for you. The left image is ideal if you want to stand out with the chevron print and pop of turquoise blue, while the right features a minimalist, modern design.
The romantic, barely there design
While white mehendi pops the best with thicker lines, these thin line mehendi design ideas have a dreamy, romantic look with the barely there vibe and looks absolutely amazing and gives off a boho vibe to help you stand out and go for something different.
The stuff of dreams
These mehendi design ideas live up to their name due to two very different reasons. While the former has a beautiful design that is both geometric and floral, bridging the gap between two worlds, the latter features a unique, dream catcher design that is absolutely stunning.
Be bold, be bright
These design ideas are bolder, with the use of thicker white areas that stand out beautifully against your skin and look stunning. While the left image is ideal if you want something more subtle yet effective, the right really makes a statement with the bright white.
Rooted in tradition
If you are looking for more of traditionally opted for mehendi design ideas, this is the ideal vibe for you. The left image features a leafy design, traditionally used by a number of brides while the right decorates your arms in faux pearls without breaking your bank.
One for the wrists
This design idea is ideal for you if you want the designs to be centered on the wrist without covering the whole finger. The left has a light design on the fingers, the right is ideal for people who want the designs at the wrist only.
One for the whole hand
This is ideal for you if you want a design that covers the entire hands and looks clean and simple, yet intricate. The floral and mesh designs on both images really make the design pop with the clever use of negative space that prevents clumsiness.
Intricate design vs. line design
This image shows two great examples you can use for a simple, clean design. The one on the left is more of a floral motif while the one on the right features clean lines make for a more tribal design that looks unique and interesting.
Clutter-free whole arm mehendi designs
If you are going for a whole hand design, you need to avoid cluttering at all costs. Cluttering can ruin the entire design and look quite messy. The left image offers a more dense design while the right image uses more negative space to unclutter.
The art of intricacy
If you want to explore the full range of beauty of mehendi designs that are more intricate with very detailed designs that look absolutely stunning, this offers two incredible designs that you can try out. Floral or geometric, these detailed designs suit different tastes and preferences.
Simplicity goes a long way
While these designs may look simple and easy, do not be fooled. With the inclusion of extremely intricate details in a more simple design, this mehendi design is deceptively simple and the more you look, the more intricate it is with perfect and precise details.
Waves and block prints
If you prefer a design with a wavy pattern, the image on the left is ideal. The design has a beautiful and appealing movement and flow. The image on the right is more of a dense, traditional block design that is more static, yet intricately detailed.
The casual affair
If you are looking for a casual design that isn’t as bridal, the left style is more of a traditional print, the lack of designs on the fingers or wrist makes it less formal. The right is more modern with filigree and floral designs with fern patterns.
Whole hand minimalism vs. maximalism designs
When you go for a whole hand mehendi design, you can go for either a minimalist look like the image in the left that has more of an ornament-like detail or for a more ornate, traditional design as in the image on the right.
The rose and the filigree
Two of the most common design types you can explore for mehendi are floral designs and abstract filigree. The image on the left features the ornate filigree style design that looks stunning; the right features the ever so romantic floral motif of roses and ferns.
Minimalism vs. Maximalism with line art
This is one of the best examples how a single technique, i.e. line art, can be used to produce two drastically different results. While the one on the left has a similar style to the right, the left is way more minimal and modern.
From the hand to the arms
While mehendi is generally limited to the arm, one of the latest trends that is taking over is the arm mehendi design. While hand mehendi designs are generally rounder in shape, an elongated arm mehendi design helps make your arms look long and dainty.
Adorned in white
White mehendi designs can be situated more towards the arms, which is more traditional, getting an intricate design on the wrist area is a new trend that makes you look like you are wearing the most incredible hand ornament or cuff as seen in the right image.
These floral designs are some of the most traditional and romantic designs you can use for mehendi. While generally done in brown, the white adds to the romantic, lace-like appeal that looks absolutely gorgeous and complements brown skin tones by making the arms and fingers look more dainty.
An affair in lace
These absolutely stunning mehendi design ideas have a lace pattern that looks like you are wearing lace hand ornaments. These complement white lacey wedding gowns perfectly and can make you look like a beautiful fairy princess due to their intricate detailing and incredible precision line work.
The beauty of the Bohemian design
Mehendi has been a part of the traditional Indian and South-Eastern culture for years now. Like everything good and old, this also has been through an evolution, and new designs and styles are incorporated with more conservative mehendi styles. This white mehendi look with those intricate designs encircling the fingers gives a modern Bohemian touch to this beautiful and minimal design.
The flowers of Arabia
Floral and patterns and hues of the fauna have been a rich part of the traditional Arabic culture, and over time has been incorporated in mehendi designs. This simple and sophisticated white mehendi look with traditional Arabic design is ideal for adding a touch of sophistication and amp your gorgeous ethnic look. This standalone design can be further beautified using rhinestones and ethnic nail art designs.
Simple white mehendi design
Add a touch of sophistication and modernity to your holiday look this season with this simple white henna design. This is a covered yet uncluttered white mehendi design that can be teamed with every ethnic or indo-western look. Starting with the half conch designs it rises up and opens in a beautiful pagoda like design in the middle. With simple dots, intricate curves, and floral shapes, this design ends at the fingers.
Stylish white mehendi design
Mehendi is adorned as an auspicious part of the Indian and Middle Eastern region, and so is the Paan in the Indian households. This beautiful white mehendi design combines the beauty and auspiciousness of mehendi and the infamous Paan or beetle leaves. Beetle leaves are considered auspicious by Indian and this design is apt for every sacred ceremony. The design starts and ends with beetle leaves and dots of different shapes and sizes.
Floral and dotted white mehendi design for wedding
This intricate yet simple white mehendi design covers the back of your wrist and palm. Consisting of a mix of variety of different designs this mehendi look will appear fantastic if worn in a wedding. The design can also be sported by simplistic brides who like minimal designs, and wish to beautify their hands with mehendi. Consisting of domes, half floral, straight lines, Rajasthani floral designs, and dots, this mehendi design is an epitome and beauty.
Beautiful Mughal inspired White mehendi design
A pristinely beautiful Mughal inspired design, this particular white mehendi design is an example of exquisiteness. Heavy with small designs, artful, and magnificent, there are flowers, dots, curls, droplets and slanting lines that gives this its special Mughlai touch. The wrist-on design not only looks ethereal but is also trending and quite contemporary.
White floral mehendi design with leaves
Equally popular in India, Afghanistan and Arabia are floral mehendi motifs that have been worn by women from ancient times. Floral designs with leaves and flower patterns are suited for women of all ages and can be worn to traditional as well as contemporary ceremonies or festivals. This white mehendi floral look has been further beautified with the use of small curved lines and dots that enhances the entire design.
White mehendi design 1
This intricate yet simple white mehendi design covers the back of the palm starting right from the wrist. There are multiple patterns in the design which gives it a unique look. However, the design is not-filling and there are many gaps on the skin, which actually makes the mehendi design more prominent. The design has also been done on the fingers, and the spiral floral vine shapes on the middle and ring finger completes the look.
White mehendi design 2
This wrist band type white henna design can add a stylish look to your hands. Here the intricate white mehendi design encircles the wrist completely and then a straight decorative design covers the whole length to end at the base of the middle finger. A few dots have been added at the end of the design to mark its continuity. You can get this white mehendi design on any occasion or simply to make your own style statement.
White mehendi design 3
This simplistic white mehendi design can match perfectly on the hands of women who sport different hand accessories. Here the design done on the hand is unique and it covers only a minimum part of the back of the palm. You can get this design done just as a part of everyday fashion.
White mehendi design 4
This beautiful and unique white mehendi design concentrates mostly on the wrist and above wrist region and covers most of the skin of this area. The protruding single line of leaves on the back of the palm is the other feature of this design. Uniqueness can also be observed in the mehendi design on the fingers, which actually gives the total design a complete new dimension.
White mehendi design 5
This is another unique white mehendi design for hands that you can get done even without any occasion. The design starts right from the wrist with a wrist band and then an intricate design concentrating on the middle of the back of the palm covers the length and reaches till the mid of the middle finger. The design below the nails is the other point to mention.
White mehendi design 6
This gorgeous floral design has a linear pattern. It starts right from the wrist and extends till the nails of the index finger, covering most of the skin on its way. The other fingers are left completely free of any design to highlight the central pattern. This design can be ideal for weddings and occasions.
White mehendi design 7
If you love wearing statement rings this white mehendi design is just perfect for you. Here the mehendi design compliments the rings and completes the whole look perfectly. The design starts at the wrist and covers till the lower part of the back of the palm. Intricate ring designs are present just below the finger rings to match seamlessly.
White mehendi design 8
You can get this hand covering white mehendi design on your wedding to get a stylish look. Here the design starts below the wrist and covers the whole hand by forming temple patterns. However, here the design is more concentrated towards the border and less dense towards the middle section which gives this design a minimalistic look. Unique patterns are also present on the fingers.
White mehendi design 9
This floral white mehendi design concentrates on the wrist and the immediate area above and below the wrist. This minimalistic design leaves most of the part of the hand uncovered but adds a total new dimension to the overall look.
White mehendi design 10
This is another floral design that compliments the statement rings nicely while accentuating the overall appearance. The bigger floral design is placed just above the wrist and a small design is centered just below the middle finger. Highlights are present on the middle finger below and above the rings.
White mehendi design 11 & 12
Here we can see two different designs on the two hands that match with each other and accentuate the hand accessories as well. On one hand a single linear floral pattern has been done that starts below the wrist and extends for the whole of the index finger. On the other hand, the floral design has been done nicely for highlighting the heavy accessory. The other thing to note here are the blue highlights that have been added within the white design.
White mehendi design 13
When it comes to mehendi, variation is always the key. Here you can see that black mehendi has been used along with white mehendi to accentuate the look. The design has been done on the inner side of the hand instead of the outer part.
White mehendi design 14
This is a perfect white mehendi design for weddings. This white mehendi design will not only make your hands appear even more beautiful but will also accentuate the look of your wedding ring. Here the intricate design covers the wrist region in a thick band pattern and a paisley design with smaller floral patterns is present at the middle. Light linear highlights on the middle finger are also present.
White mehendi design 15
This unique and sleek white mehendi design follows a linear pattern and covers a good length. It gets wider near the wrist and narrower at both the sides. The use of black mehendi within the white design makes it look more prominent. Golden mehendi designs have been done on the fingers to complete the look.
White mehendi design 16
The best thing about mehendi is that you can get this done on any part of your body, and the white mehendi being easy to remove you can simply experiment with it. If you are planning your wedding or reception in a sleeveless dress, this floral white mehendi design covering mostly the upper section of the hand can be ideal for you.
White mehendi design 17
The specialty of this mehendi design is that here the design not only concentrates on the wrist region and on the back of the palm but also on the five fingers. This design can make your hands look most beautiful even if you are not wearing any accessories.
White mehendi design 18
As already mentioned, just like body tattoo you can get white mehendi design anywhere on your body according to your choice. Here this interesting circular design has been done on the upper part of the hand and looks absolutely stylish. Get this one just to glam up your everyday look.
White mehendi design 19
This intricate floral design in white mehendi looks amazing particularly due to its unique placement on the side of the palm covering the wrist. The single design covers a major part of the back of the palm. Small floral patterns have been made just below the nails of the fingers to complete the look.
White mehendi design 20
Here the floral pattern starts from one side of the wrist and continues till the end of the index finger. Floral designs are also present on each of the fingers. Just below the nails to complete the look.
White mehendi design 21
This body mehendi design with white mehendi looks absolutely fabulous and if you are planning to wear a backless dress this one can be surely the right way to make your back look stunning. Hair a central straight floral and paisley design has been made and three angular extensions at both the sides have been drawn from the central pattern. Smaller designs in less number have been used to fill the gaps at the middle. If you love to experiment, this one can be surely your best choice.
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This is another beautiful floral white mehendi design for hands. Here the design is mostly concentrated at one side of the hand and becomes thinner as it spreads. Unique designs have been done on each of the fingers and bunch of three small dots have been used to give the design a covering look.
White mehendi design 23
This floral white mehendi design looks gorgeous and different particularly because of the use of the pink undertones in the design. Here a soft and light shade of pink has been used along with the white mehendi to highlight the inner sections of the flowers and other designs. This linear design also continues till the ring finger, hence it can be perfect for weddings and ring exchange ceremonies.
White mehendi design 24
This is another classic example of using othermehendicolors with white mehendi to get a unique design and look. Here the design has been placed at the center of the back of the hand and light linear, parallel designs are present just below the wrist. Small butterfly patterns have been done on the fingers. The use of the golden mehendi for highlighting the white mehendi design has given it a truly luxurious look.