Latest Mehndi Designs 2016 - 2017: Top 47 Mehndi Styles

Mehndi in today’s world is a worldwide sensation! Mehndi art has truly evolved into a global fashion phenomenon with celebs from Hollywood, Bollywood and many other industries sporting them on red carpets and at fashion dos. Well, we’ve done that job for you and compiled this list of bridal mehndi designs. Here are the latest mehndi designs 2016 for those looking for new trends, patterns and styles in this gorgeous art:

Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

 1. The Peacock Styled

The Peacock Styled Latest Mehndi Design 2016

Peacock is not just the national bird; it is also mehndi art’s symbolic mascot and the most popular brand ambassador of sorts. Here it is depicted like never before –  a symbol of love, grace and agility. A beautiful bird presented in a unique and modern style to appeal to the 21st century mehndi aficionado.

2. Palm Peacock

Latest Mehndi Designs - Palm Peacock

Another version of the inimitable peacock, but this time on the palm. This design is stunning and intricate with very less empty space in between the henna lines, giving the whole design an artistic rangoli like appeal. This use of negative space and clean space is one of the contemporary trends in mehendi and makes for one of the best and latest mehndi designs of 2016.

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3. National Bird Re-imagined

Latest Mehndi Designs - National Bird Re-imagined

Now a days many girls go for designs that in line with their roots but with a modern twist – and if modern day India is a far cry from anything ever seen before, so is this mehndi design that depicts the peacock in styles that are the newest and trendiest in all of mehndi.

 4. The Modern Day Dandiya Mehndi Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - The Modern Day Dandiya Design

With arms, feet and even legs fully covered with the mehndi design, this is an elaborate and far more intricate iteration of the dulha dulhan design. This is an exquisite design of the bride and the groom playing dandiya and is like a bridal scene that has been captured in mehndi.

5. 2016 Patterns Dulha Dulhan Mehndi Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Dulha Dulhan

It literally translates into groom and bride and hence the dulha-dulhan mehndi design which is a bridal specialty across North India is an artistic portrait of the bride and groom through mehndi art. This design is unique to weddings and here is depicted in a most fashionable and trendy style consistent with the latest mehendi patterns and strokes, so while there are many iterations of this wonderful style, this is one of the latest, and most beautiful mehndi designs for 2016.

6. Trendy & Minimalist Simple Floral Mehndi

Trendy & Minimalist Simple Floral Mehendi

The floral design is one that has changed much and every new iteration brings a modern and stylish twist to this depiction. This is a straight and simple floral mehndi design that is uncluttered and light – embracing the current trend of minimalist design. It is easy on the eyes and would go well with any kind of dressing or style you choose to team it with.

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7. Wheel Of Life: Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

Wheel Of Life: Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

Latest trends in mehndi often bring with them re-imagination and modern takes on many things – this one being inspired by Jagganath Ratha Chakra or the wheel of the Sun God (Lord Surya). This stylish and recent design is a very popular choice among young and fashionable Indian women. The design is intricate and has detailed accents that add to its appeal, giving your mehndi a unique and inimitable style.

8. The Pair Of New Flowers

Latest Mehndi Designs 2016 - The Pair Of New Flowers

Another simple and latest floral design with mirror image of the flower on both the palms and on the outer sides of the hands. It gives a simple, clean and chic look for those looking for a modern and minimal mehndi design. If simple and floral is your choice of style, you can’t go wrong with this one.

9. Present Day Take On The Sun And The Moon

Latest Mehndi Designs 2016 - Present Day Take On The Sun And The Moon

It is a beautiful and circular design pattern with the sun and the moon depicted on both the hands. The sun stands for masculinity (the groom) and the moon for feminine form (depicting the beautiful bride). If you are looking for a not-so-regular bridal mehndi design, and one of the best new mehndi designs 2016, then this one is tailor-made just for you.

10. Symmetric Mango Leaf: Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

Symmetric Mango Leaf: Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

A beautiful mango leaf pattern that is simple, fresh and highly trendy. It has a beautiful flowing design with no specific design accents to distract the whole look on your big day. So if you are looking for mehndi art that isn’t really intrusive, yet is there all through, then this is the design for you.

 11. The Intricate Flowing Floral Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Intricate Flowing Floral Design

Arabic mehndi is striking and has a beautiful flow to its style and design accents. There is nothing that will stop or break the flow of patterns and this is one of the most beautiful examples of how floral design is used in Arabic mehndi.

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12. The Modern Moroccan Tiles: Latest Mehndi Designs

The Modern Moroccan Tiles: Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

A stunning Moroccan tile inspired design motif that looks spectacular – one that would surely make a bride stand out. With it’s stylish contours and modern techniques of application, this is one refreshing and very differently done design. Anything but regular, this is for those girls who are ahead of the trends and not afraid to experiment.

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13. Contemporary Arabic Style: Latest Mehndi Designs

Contemporary Arabic Style: Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

This is a simple Arabic design that borrows heavily from the recent trend of simplicity and elegance. With flowers and a flowing scheme that is truly Arabic in style and feel, if you are a fan of simple Arabic style of mehndi art, then this is one design that you could consider, as it is one of latest mehndi designs 2016.

14. A Budding Pansy Arabic Henna Strip

A Budding Pansy Arabic Henna Strip

Another modern take on the Arabic style of mehndi art with a budding pansy theme and linearly laid out design, this is one that is subtle yet stylish, and is one of the latest bridal mehndi designs that is trending right now. One that will make people notice your mehndi design.

15. The Indian Bridal Maharani Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Indian Bridal Maharani Design

Maharani literally means a queen in Hindi. As this design is fit for royalty, it derives its name from there. A form of mehndi art popularised by the queens and princesses of north-western India, this style of mehndi is exquisite, elaborate and rich in its design, and has now been presented to you with a contemporary reworking.

16. Modern Designs For Fabulous Feet

Latest Mehndi Designs - Modern Designs For Fabulous Feet

A stunning bridal mehndi design for the bride’s feet. Beautiful, pleasing and yet never feels like it has been overdone –  A true modern classic.

17. Today’s Ganesha: Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

Today's Ganesha: Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

A beautiful mehndi design depicting the much loved Lord Ganesha, it has a stunning design theme that is not just for the hands or the palms but is an all out effort design with matching design accents for the arms, feet and legs. A beautiful and vibrant design that is perfect for the spectacular Indian bride on the biggest day of her life.

18. Butterfly Peacock Fusion Bridal Theme

Latest Mehndi Designs - Butterfly Peacock Fusion Bridal Theme

A spectacular fusion Indian bridal styles involving butterfly and peacock inspired design accents, this one is unique, eye catchy, different and yet simple in its outlook.

19. The Timeless Indian Style Latest Mehndi Designs

The Timeless Indian Style Latest Mehndi Designs

A soul-stirring portrait of the Indian bride sitting in a palanquin, this is a timeless piece of design that will make you the centre of attraction on your big day. Think about attention that every bride dreams for and here it is – your key to being the centre of the celebrations. A beautiful Indian bridal mehndi design that is timeless and inimitable.

20. The Islamic Bridal Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

The Islamic Bridal Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

The latest from the beautiful Islamic bridal leg mehndi designs that are so unique that your feet will stand out, quite literally!

21. The Big Indian Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

The Big Indian Latest Mehndi Designs 2016

A bridal mehndi design like no other, from the band baaja and baraat to the beautiful bride and the handsome groom, everything and everyone who is part of the Indian bridal celebrations is depicted in this extremely elaborate and exquisite mehndi design. This is a must-have for any Indian bride if you can sit through the laborious process of getting the mehndi work done. But personally, we’d say – Go for it girl! After all, you only get married once and the patience is well worth the praise that’s coming your way.

22. Basic Floral Design

Latest Mehndi Designs 2016 - Floral Design

Starting with the basic, this is a simple floral design. The flowery pattern runs from the fingertips till the end of the palm. The flower design is filled with a little shading of the mehndi. This is for all the brides who would want to keep their mehndi design minimal.

23. Symmetrically Divided Floral Design

Latest Mehndi Designs 2016 - Symmetrically Divided Floral Design

This is one of those latest bridal mehndi designs that is again very minimalistic, but the floral pattern on both the hands is symmetric and looks wonderful when the palms are joined together. This is for the brides who want to keep it simple yet stylish!

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24. Trending Elegant & Heavy Floral Pattern

Latest Mehndi Designs - Trending Elegant & Heavy Floral Pattern

For brides who want a heavy floral design, this one is for you! This pattern is very intricate with elegant detailing of flowers and twines around them. The petals of the flowers are of a lighter shade of mehndi that in turn gives a beautiful effect for the bride-to-be.

25. Lovely Arm Floral Branch Pattern

Latest Mehndi Designs - Lovely Arm Floral Branch Pattern

This pattern of floral mehndi is complex yet one of the most stunning designs for the back of the hand. The flowers are of various sizes and the intricate detailing of the leaves around the flowers right up to the shoulder gives an effect of a beautiful floral glove, making for a stunning bridal mehndi design for hands.

26.  Modern Hand Floral Circle Pattern

Latest Mehndi Designs - Modern Hand Floral Circle Pattern

Another floral design that stands apart is the circular pattern of floral mehndi design. The pattern consists of a flower in the centre and detailing with the net pattern or arches around it which looks wonderful on the bride. The finger tips are covered and there are continuous symmetric patterns given.

The peacock mehndi designs have been another popular pick by the brides for their special day. The peacock pattern can range from the simplest to the beautifully complex designs with detailing of peacock features as well. Here are a few of the best.

27. Leaf And Flower Back Hand Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Leaf And Flower Back Hand Design

This peacock mehndi design falls on the minimalistic side for this trending pattern. The design starts off in the centre of the back of the hand and the crown of the peacock extends on to the index finger. The other fingers are given a chain design while the rest of the hand is left empty.

28. Gorgeous Dancing Peacock And Flowers

Latest Mehndi Designs - Gorgeous Dancing Peacock And Flowers

This is another masterpiece that will look outstanding on the bride. The dancing peacock is spread on the back of the arm. Apart from that, the fingers are covered in symmetrical detailing which does not dominate the motif in between.

29. Elegant Peacock With Small Decorative Flowers

Latest Mehndi Designs - Elegant Peacock With Small Decorative Flowers

This design is a complex pattern that covers the whole hand with the delicate detailing of the peacock. The symmetry is maintained between both the hands and looks wonderful when the palms are joined together. Flower details and arches enhance the look of this design.

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 Mehndi culture has not only been popular in India, but in the Arab countries as well. The Arabic mehndi designs are different from Indian designs. The mehndi used can either be red or black or both. The patterns created in Arabic mehndi are more spaced out compared to the Indian design, but they are just as beautiful and popular today.

30. Popular Extended Floral Branch Pattern

Latest Mehndi Designs - Popular Extended Floral Branch Pattern

This is a beautiful Arabic mehndi pattern with a mix of African design. The detailing of the flowers is a job well done but it’s the geometric shapes of the African design that add beauty to this pattern. A true winner.

31. Charming Intermittent Peacock And Flowers

Latest Mehndi Designs - Charming Intermittent Peacock And Flowers

This is a wonderful Arabic mehndi design for the back of the hand. It is a combination of peacock and floral pattern which covers the whole arm. The design can be filled with various other patterns within to complete the look.

32. Black & Red Circular Floral Pattern

Latest Mehndi Designs - Black & Red Circular Floral Pattern

The concept of black and red mehndi together originated from the Arab culture. The motifs are outlined in black mehndi while the filling and the pattern around is done with red mehndi. It is a very unique trend that is picking up this wedding season.

33. Rajasthani Style Dulha-Dulhan Pattern

Latest Mehndi Designs - Rajasthani Style Dulha-Dulhan Pattern

This Rajasthani mehndi design is very popular amongst all. It is called the ‘dulha-dulhan’ design. It portrays a bride and a groom on either of the hands. Floral patterns cover the rest of the arm making it very special for the bride on the occasion.

34. Resplendent Radha-Krishna Design

Latest Bridal Mehndi Designs - Radha-Krishna Design

This is a piece of art. It’s called the Radha and Krishna mehndi design and is a favourite among many brides to be. The portrayal of Lord Krishna and Radha standing next to each other is simply wonderful. The rest of the design is filled with various other patterns.

35. Elaborate Latest Rajasthani Bridal Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Rajasthani Bridal Design

Every Rajasthani mehndi design is unique and this is another beautifully done pattern. The design has the bride in a palanquin surrounded by peacocks and elephant motifs. The tips of the fingers are covered with mehndi and a delicate mesh detailing is given on the fingers. The rest of the palm is filled with intricate design between the motifs.

Ornament mehndi has gained popularity in the recent times. It is quite different from the regular mehndi patterns that we see applied everyday.

36. Trending Minimalist Floral Bracelet Design

Latest Bridal Mehndi Designs 15

This pattern is minimalistic in nature. The mehndi design resembles a bracelet and the beautiful floral pattern continues till the tip of the ring finger giving the bride a very elegant look.

37. Latest Bangle Style Mehndi Design With Flowers

Latest Bangle Style Mehndi Design With Flowers

This is another unique design for ornamental mehndi. The symmetrical pattern covers the back of the hand making it look like a wonderful bajuband mehndi design worn by the bride.

38. Popular Floral Bracelet Back Hand Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Popular Floral Bracelet Back Hand Design

This is another beautiful ornament design that resembles a bracelet. The floral design continues to the middle finger while all the other fingers have minimal floral detailing on them.

Geometrical mehndi patterns are a trend this season. This is most preferred by brides who want to try something new apart from the traditional floral and Arabic designs.

39. Captivating Motley Lines Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Captivating Motley Lines Design

This gorgeous geometrical design covers the whole palm with symmetrical patterns of diamond shapes and triangles. Small intricate floral design covers the gaps in between.

40. Bracelet & Rings Hand Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Bracelet & Rings Hand Design

This is another unique geometrical design for the back of the hand. The design looks like an elegant mesh that covers the whole hand. The fingertips are left blank to give contrast to the design. However, the design only covers the back of the hand till the knuckles and is curved like an arch making it look very beautiful.

Red and black mehndi combo has always been a classic hit. But if you are looking for something different apart from the usual, then try glitter mehndi. The mehndi design is applied using glitter mehndi and filled with colour within.

41. Gorgeous Glitter Flower & Twines

Latest Mehndi Designs - Gorgeous Glitter Flower & Twines

This mehndi design is beautifully done with blue glitter in a floral pattern. The back of the hand is covered with flowers and twines around it which continue to the top of the fingers.

42. Minimalistic Glitter Flower & Leaf Pattern

Latest Mehndi Designs - Minimalistic Glitter Flower & Leaf Pattern

This is another beautiful glitter mehndi design. The outline is given with black mehndi and the design is filled with a combination of pink and silver glitter. Stones can be added to the design to make it look more exquisite.

Apart from adorning the hands, bridal designs for the feet are also very important and we have got some amazing ideas for that as well.

43. Wonderful Mesh Pattern Feet Design

Latest Mehndi Designs - Wonderful Mesh Pattern Feet Design

This is one of the most elegant designs for the feet. The keri or the mango motifs cover the ankle area and the rest of the feet are covered in a beautiful mesh pattern.

44. Lovely Floral Coil Feet Pattern

Latest Mehndi Designs - Lovely Floral Coil Feet Pattern

This is a simple yet wonderful pattern for the feet. The design has a lovely floral pattern and a design around the ankle making it look like an anklet.

45. Elaborate Pattern Design For Legs

Latest Mehndi Designs - Elaborate Pattern Design For Legs

This mehndi design is a complex pattern with a mix of floral, peacock and geometrical design. The delicate detailing on the toes followed by a mesh pattern of symmetrical floral designs makes the bride look absolutely wonderful on her wedding day.

46. Elegant Floral Vine Black Mehndi Design

Latest Elegant Floral Vine Black Mehndi Design

Back mehndi designs are the best if you want to show off your sexy back. This is a beautiful floral pattern that starts from the top and ends with the details that twine down to the middle of the back. Stones can be added to the design to give it an awesome finish!

47. Flowing Floral Pattern Design

Latest Flowing Floral Pattern Mehndi Design

This mehndi design is best suited for those of you who want to show off their arms. The design is a floral pattern starting from the shoulder to your mid back. The design is intricate with other minute details that make you look absolutely stunning. You could also go with peacock design, geometric design or even glitter mehndi.

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Latest Bridal mehndi designs have always been the most loved and preferred choice for brides-to-be as there are many options to choose from. If you are looking for latest bridal mehndi designs, take a look at these gorgeous patterns. Adorn your hands with these stunners for your wedding day. Try out these designs and let us know your experience.

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