From weddings to engagements, from festivals to parties, here are 101 latest mehendi designs for 2019 for all occasions. Discover some chic new mehndi trends!
Hey gorgeous! No matter what it is, mehendi marks every special Indian occasion. Whether it’s a wedding, Diwali, karwachauth or griha pravesh, mehendi reserves a special place in every Indian girl’s heart. Mehendi is a centuries old tradition, and no matter how many times we get it or no matter how many designs we try, the Indian girls will never get bored of mehendi, right?
So from weddings to receptions, engagements to parties and family functions, I have compiled 101 latest mehendi designs for girls to try. Whether you’re looking for Arabic mehendi designs or something simple, something trendy or traditional, I’m sure you’ll find one here that will suit your mood and personality. Let’s go!
101 Latest Mehendi Designs & Trendy Mehndi Images
Mehndi designs with empty or negative spaces are really trendy this year. So go for flower designs that cover half of your hand. And on the rest, go for a simple criss-crossing bel or jaali design. These type of latest mehendi designs would be perfect for Diwali or your cousin’s engagement.
Half and designs are amongst the latest mehendi designs for 2019. They look like a glove, and are really chic. Go for a fully-filled-in design to give the look of a glove, with empty spaces creating leaves and flowers. This would be the perfect simple mehndi design for a house warming party or family function.
If you like glove-style mehendi, also try laces. Lace designs are among the best and latest mehendi designs for this year, and all the fashionable girls are trying them. You can go for a geometric shape on the back of your hand or an asymmetric floral lace design on the palm. This design would be perfect for your roka ceremony or your friend’s engagement.
You can also go for lace design on just a finger or the side of your hand. Combine it with flowers, dots and leaves to create a beautiful asymmetric simple mehendi design. This would be a great idea for Diwali.
Among all the flowers, lotuses are the trendiest in bridal mehendi designs this year. The latest patterns include lotus or tulip climbers (or bel). You can combine it with leaf, jaali, and floral designs. In this mehendi design, the artist has combined lotuses with monuments such as the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and the city skyline of NYC. Perfect for NRI brides or those who met their fiancé abroad.
My favorite flowers are roses. And given the chance, I always love to get roses in my mehendi. If you love roses too, this would be the perfect design for your griha pravesh or family function. A simple asymmetric rose design can be made just on the back of the hand along with leaves and circles.
Looking for a modern twist on the traditional mehndi design? Go for bracelet-style pattern along with net and semi-circular floral motifs. This creates an unexpected design, which would be a great idea for your cousin/s wedding.
If you want to do more with roses, go for a rose climber design with a lot of negative spaces and black roses. You can also get this in a double color in black and red. Double color Arabic mehendi designs are really trendy this year. This design would be a great idea for your engagement or roka ceremony.
If you don’t want roses to cover your whole hand, go for smaller rose mehendi design just on your finger or the back of your hand. Combine them with a lot of leaves and bracelet, and a large jaali to create simple mehendi designs. I would love to get this design for karvachauth.
Here is another flower design that has large and small rosebuds along with a fully bloomed rose in the center. For girls who don’t like mehendi on their palm, this would be a great idea for the back of the hand. This Arabic mehndi design would be perfect for an unconventional bride or for your friend’s wedding. You can also match the rose design with your lehenga embroidery.
Bored of flowers in the latest mehendi designs? Go for a simple leaf bel if you’re looking for a simple mehendi design. This is perfect for girls who have had allergies to mehndi or just want something minimal. Great idea for your friend’s engagement or Diwali, since you can even make this design yourself.
Here’s another lotus design for the back of hand. This design uses a combination of Arabic and traditional mehendi patterns. Go for jaali design on half of your hand and one finger, and combine it with lotuses on the other finger and the bottom. You can also combine it with a leaf climber or bel in the center. This would be the perfect design for your engagement or karwachauth, since it looks so romantic.
White mehendi designs, reminiscent of 70s boho fashion, are very popular in India right now. If you’re bored of the traditional green henna, go for a white mehendi design. You can go for simple western bohemian patterns, or go for something traditional Indian like flowers, leaves or lace. White mehendi designs would be perf for a destination wedding.
The latest mehendi designs that resemble hand jewelry are quite trendy these days. Go for bracelets, rings or hand pieces with chain designs. Combine them with leaves or flowers.
You can also go for multiple finger ring mehendi designs. Combine them with just one big flower on the back of your hand. This would be perfect for Diwali, Pongal or a puja.
Looking for some simple mehendi designs for a party? Then go for feathers or leaves. If you are looking for something really minimalist, just go for a single large feather on the back of your hand, and combine it with a leaf or chains. This will be a great idea for a party or family function.
Looking for a heavy mehndi design for your first karwachauth or your engagement party? If you’re the kind of girl who loves big and heavy designs, this one’s for you. Peacocks are back and we are loving them with roses, leaves and lotus motifs. You can also add negative spaces with hearts, leaf bel, or the feathers of the peacock.
Architectural motifs are really getting popular among the latest mehendi designs these days. Of course, Taj Mahal is the top choice whether it’s for brides or young girls. If you’re looking for simple mehendi designs for girls, you can consider the Taj Mahal bracelet along with some simple leaves or line design. This would be a great idea for your engagement party.
Whnt a simple mehendi design for a casual party? Then go for this design, which has a lot of empty spaces. Combine simple leaves and rings with a large bracelet. Here, the mehendi design includes leaves, chains, flowers and a sunflower in the center.
Here’s another is one of the simple mehendi designs which I’m really loving right now. This will be perfect for the back of the hand if you’re looking for just a bracelet design. Go for leaves and curly tendrils. And combine them with dots and lines on the side of your hand.
Here is the kind of design I’m really loving right now. Among the modern and latest mehendi designs, rose patterns that look printed are really in right now. The small rose designs make kind of a jaal (or net) with their leaves, and you can combine them with a pretty bracelet design. You can wear this either on your palm or on the back of the hand. This will be a great idea for your roka, anniversary or for your friend’s engagement.
If you like lace + roses and are looking for something unconventional, this would be the perfect design for you. Go for a half glove mehndi design, which ends at the center of your hand. You can combine it with Gothic inspired chains and diamonds. This would be the perfect idea for unconventional brides or even for your friend’s wedding.
If you’re looking for latest mehndi designs that have more negative spaces in them, you can also try large motifs that continue on both the hands. A large heart in the center is a great idea that lots of brides are going for, both for weddings and roka. You can either fill the heart with jaali design, or with lotuses.
Jewelry designs that include leaves and dots are also very trendy these days.
Looking for something really unique? Some of the new mehendi designs we are seeing these days don’t even include flowers. So just go for large leaves, stems and curly tendrils. You can combine them with curly chain designs or asymmetric circle patterns.
Looking for some latest mehendi designs to show off your nails? Then go for this kind of design that gives the nails a bold border. Along with that, this design also uses finger motifs that start from the nails and go till mid finger. Combine it with lotuses, leaves or jaali patterns. If you really want to focus on your nails, you can just leave the rest of your hand empty and focus on the fingers only.
Butterflies and sunflowers are back among the latest mehendi designs. Only this year, we’re seeing them being drawn asymmetrically.
Here’s another type of motif that I’m loving among the new mehendi designs. Trees are really unique and can make for a great pictures, as they’re very Instagrammable! Go for a tree bracelet or tree motif within a circle on the back of your hand. This would also be a great mehendi design for kids.
If you want something unique or something that makes a real statement, then go for this kind of design. Here, the artist has used a large lotus motif and combined it with chandelier-like chains and leaf designs. This would be the perfect idea for Diwali, engagements or even baby showers.
You can also combine the chandelier like chains with floral or geometric mehendi designs.
What’s new in the latest mehendi designs for brides? Well, we are seeing designs that continue on both the hands, small empty spaces and Arabic inspired black, filled-in designs. You can go for this with just the regular mehendi. You can also include modern motifs, like tea-cups, hearts or traditional motifs like jaali, leaves or mandalas.
Looking for something boho-chic to match your personality? Here’s a cool idea. Go for multiple bohemian style rings. Or you can try dot designs on the middle finger. Connect it with a mandala or a large flower on the back of the hand which connects to a bracelet. Or you can connect two rings, on index and ring finger, with a flower motif.
Looking for something photogenic? Then go far different designs on each finger. You can try flower on one, a ring on one, net pattern on the third, and combine it with a leaf bel on the index finger. Connect it with a large flower on the back of your hand or a bracelet. Perf for Diwali or ring ceremony.
Here’s a great design for wedding guests or girls. You can go for a really unique motifs, like a girl waiting by the window for her fiancé or husband. Or a girl and boy on a date. You can also draw scenes depicting your dating life with your husband.
Mirror inspired designs with a lot of filled-up spaces are very trendy these days. Go for circular motifs on both hands. You can either draw lotuses inside both of them or go for a rose on one and a lotus on the other. Other ideas to try our swans, birds, sunflowers. This could be a great idea for Teej.
If you’re the kinda girl who likes thin mehendi designs, here’s a simple idea. Go for really thin flower stems, combine them with thin lines and circular designs for the fingers. You can go for flower design just on the ring finger and filled-up floral motifs on the rest of the fingers to make a statement.
Here are some really beautiful mehendi designs that can make a statement on your ring ceremony. Go for parrots, sparrows or other birds. You can also combine them with tree branches, flowering branches or leaves. This would also be a great idea for Diwali, family functions or your cousin’s wedding.
Looking for beautiful mehendi designs for full hand for a dulhan? Scenes depicting the wedding ceremony are really trendy among bridal mehendi designs these days. Go for bride and groom in the jaimala ceremony. You can combine them with the traditional wedding motifs like lotuses or roses. Good examples include shehnaai, kalash, musical instruments like tabla or birds.
International monuments or city skyline and thenight sky are also very popular among the latest mehendi designs for weddings. Combine them with the traditional bridal motifs like peacock, jaali, leaves, lotus and lace. This would also be a great idea for your first karwachauth.
If you’re looking for something trendy for a family function or your cousin’s engagement, this is a great idea. Go for one inch long ring designs on your fingers. Just on the middle finger, go for a ring on the top half. And combine it with rings on the bottom half on the rest of the fingers. Connect these with chain motifs or a bracelet.
If you’re bored of the common mehndi designs, here is something you need to try. Go for bird cages, hanging from a tree. You can also ask your mehendi artist to draw open bird cages with birds flying out to depict freedom. Or you can go for empty bird cages with birds kissing outside them, to depict meeting your husband. This would be a great idea for your ring ceremony or roka ceremony.
You can also go for a bird cage design on both of your palms. You can leave a lot of negative spaces so that the focus is on the birds and the cages. Combine it with lotuses, jaali patterns or roses to make it really heavy as well as beautiful.
If you are the kind of girl who likes to combine traditional with modern, here’s a great mehendi design idea for you. Combine traditional patterns like kalash or flowers with new modern designs like straight lines, birds or a couple on a swing. Great idea for your karwachauth.
A couple swinging under a tree is another one of the motifs we’re seeing to be very popular among the latest mehendi designs in 2019. And I’m loving this design that also shows the tree from which they are swinging on both hands. You can combine these with flower motifs and also get a design done on the trunk of the tree. This would be a great idea for an unconventional bride for her wedding.
Here are some more ideas for birds and bird cage designs. And I’m also loving the black and white design with negative and positive spaces which is very in right now. Great idea for Diwali or griha pravesh.
Some of the latest bridal mehendi designs also include motifs depicting the couple’s unique love story. So take some pictures or sketches with you to show to your mehendi artist. They can be about how you met your husband, fell in love, your first date or your proposal. You can even get these all over your arms or feet, and ask your husband later to guess which one depicts what.
This beautiful mehendi design would be a nice idea for a simple family function when you don’t want anything too quirky. Just go for a large jaali pattern on both hands with some empty space in the middle where you can go for flower motifs.
If you’re looking for a mehndi design that is simple yet heavy, here’s an idea for you. Go for big bracelet designs with a lot of filled in spaces and where the empty space is, make lotus motifs. You can also get interesting animal or bird designs like peacocks, elephants on both the hands. Fill the empty spaces with dots or clusters of dots.
Here’s a lace glove mehendi design that any girl would love. If you are looking for something that you can take great pictures of and remember forever, this is the perfect idea for you. This design combines the traditional flower motifs with modern half glove design that seems to be worn around the middle finger. It’s a great idea for your friend’s wedding or cousin’s wedding.
Looking for some simple mehendi designs for your wedding? If you don’t want to go for anything too traditional, here is a great idea for you. This design combines flowers, chain motifs, bel designs and bird cage, which are all very in right now. Go for just one big statement motif in the center of your hand and leave the rest empty.
Looking for a beautiful statement mehendi design for your baby shower? Then go for a tree motif that starts on your ring finger or the middle finger and continues to the rest of the back of your palm. The tree depicts your growing family and the design on the middle finger the pics its roots, which are your family values.
Bored of the flowers and lotuses? Then go for simple jaali and lotus motifs on the back of your hand. Combine them with empty spaces in the middle or you can go for jaali pattern onto fingers and leaf bel pattern on the other two fingers.
You can also go for white mehndi design that looks like you’re wearing jewelry. This would be the perfect idea for your college farewell or destination wedding of your friend. Along with the rings, you can go for roses, leaves and curly tendrils.
Two-tone Arabic mehendi designs are really trendy right now. You can decorate them with rhinestones, Swarovski crystals or large colored stones. Make sure you’re not allergic to the mehendi colors before you get this design. The latest colored mehendi designs include mandala, tendrils and bracelet motifs.
I’m loving this bridal mehendi design that shows a man proposing to a woman under beautiful bells, surrounded by birds and flowers in a garden. Oh, that’s a dream come true for any girl! The lotuses and Taj Mahal just add even more beauty to the whole mehendi look. Great idea for a modern dulhan.
Here is the simple mehendi design for your brother’s marriage or your sister’s wedding. If you don’t want anything too heavy or traditional, you can go for this kind of design. Here, three large sunflowers are drawn on the whole arm and the back of the hand, connected with curly leaves and stems. You can also combine it with a line or ring designs on your fingers.
Looking for simple mehendi designs for your Diwali party or karwachauth? Then go for a large heart that continues across both your hands, surrounded by roses. Or just one curly beautiful heart design on one hand.
Circular designs that resemble traditional mirrors are also very in right now. In 2019, we are seeing just one single large lotus drawn along with inside a large circle like a mirror or royal showpiece.
Searching for something really extraordinary for your mehendi design? Then go for a design that continues onto fingers and leave the middle finger empty. You can go for a symmetrical design on both hands. And you can even combine it with a bracelet design that also has empty space in the middle. This mehendi design for back hand would be a great idea for your sister’s wedding.
I love this breathtaking mehendi design for an unconventional bride. This lovely mehndi design is really new and unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. You can go for lace glove designs on both hands that connect to lace bracelets or armlets through leaves. You can even match the lace design of your hands on your feet. This would also be a great idea for your brother’s wedding.
If you are a cartoon-lover or movie buff, instead of a bride and groom, you can also go for famous couple characters like Jasmine and Aladdin on your hands to depict your cute love story. Combine these with beautiful Arabic skyline or scenery. Here, the artist has also added lots of beautiful roses, jaali designs, lotuses and the names of the bride and groom.
Some of the simplest mehendi designs for 2019 are just simple rings, bands and line bracelets. This would be a great idea for a function or party. The center motif would make for a nice mehendi design for groom, too.
If you’re looking for a lace design that looks more traditional, a metal jaali would be a great idea. Go for a bracelet and glove design with flowers and leaves.
Here’s one is the most beautiful mehndi designs I’ve seen all day. In this design, small rose clusters are drawn on the index finger and the ring finger. They are combined with rings and leaf climbers, both on the top and bottom. This would be a great idea for your cousin’s wedding or Diwali.
Looking for a simple last-minute mehendi design that you can draw yourself? Here’s a great mehendi design for beginners. Just go for a curvy line and draw leaves on both sides of it along with some dot clusters.
Looking for a beautiful mehendi design for your first anniversary? I’m loving this design with two swans kissing under the moonlight on one hand. And a lotus on the other hand. This is drawn beautifully with leaves, lines that have a lot of empty spaces. It is a perfect design that mixes traditional with modern patterns.
Mehendi designs that cover just half of the hand or just a small part of it are really trendy this season. You can either go for one that covers the bottom part of your hand or you can also go for a geometric design that covers just one vertical half of your hand. Perfect idea for your house warming or Diwali.
Gone are the days when the mehndi designs included the back of the tips of your fingers fully covered with mehendi. This year, just ask your mehendi artist to leave empty spaces within the tips. There, he can draw leaves or beautiful roses. You can also go for asymmetrically filled-in tips, connecting flowers or jaali design.
Who says the flower bel has to be drawn in the center of your hand? To make a statement, go for a flower bel drawn on the side of the hand, starting from your small finger going to the middle of your wrist or beyond. Combine it with the jaali pattern on the rest of your hand or rings designs.
If you’re looking for a more modern design, you can go for simple thin mehendi rings. Instead of dark leaves, you can also go for a combination of lightly dotted and dark bold lines to add contrast.
If you like scenic designs, then go for a Taj Mahal that also shows its reflection. This whole scenery would be a great idea for a bride. Bridal mehendi designs in 2019 also include popular bird motifs like swans or parrots.
You can also go for Taj Mahal motifs on both your hands. Bridal mehendi designs that end with a skyline, international monuments or Taj Mahal are really trendy right now. You can get them drawn over a bracelet of roses or lotuses. Or you can also go for a circular design that continues across both hands. This would also be a great idea for your first karwachouth.
If you’re looking for something that really makes a big statement, then go for a white lace gloves on the back of your hand. This Indo-western or modern mehendi design would look really beautiful for your best friend’s wedding or a college farewell.
Punjabi mehendi designs are using a lot of Mughlai arches in 2019. You can go for a Taj Mahal style arch in the middle of your palm. And in the center draw a lotus or sunflower.
Here’s another mehndi designs for hands made purely with Mughal arches that continue across both palms. Fill the large arch with jaali or diamond pattern. This can work as a simple mehendi design for front hand or back of the hand.
You can combine geometric designs with jewelry motifs like bracelets or rings. This is a great idea for modern wedding guests or for kids.
If you’re looking for a traditional mehendi design for karwachauth, this is a great idea. In this design, a mandala is drawn along with jaali pattern. I’m loving its traditional simplicity.
Wanna try something cool and new for your friend’s or cousin’s wedding? Just get some beautiful mehendi designs done on your arm, and leave your palm empty. It’s like an arm tattoo.
Flower clusters are another trend among the new and latest mehendi designs we’re currently seeing a lot. So go for rose, lotus or lily clusters. Combine them with leaf climbers or dots.
Here’s another idea with flower clusters. This mehendi design for back of hand uses clusters of 10 roses along with leaves. Each cluster is separated with tendrils and lots of empty space.
Are you one of those girls who likes her mehendi detailed, intricate and neat? Then here’s a cute design for you to try. Go for negative spaces ad combine it with filled-in designs to create leaves, and intricate flowers.
If you are looking for latest mehendi designs for festivals or functions like Janmashtami, then getting Radha Krishna design would be a great idea. This one is so cute and romantic, it would even work for your engagement.
If you love roses, here are some Indian mehandi design photos for your next wedding, party or family function.
These are some mehndi design 2019 latest images for roses and floral designs.
And this one combines a large feather with a jaali pattern on the index finger. This is an easy and simple mehendi design is a beautiful idea for roka.
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If you’re looking for something simple for a birthday or function, here’s one for you. With rings, leaf climbers and light bracelet motifs, this one is a great mehndi design: easy and beautiful!
Sunflower mehendi designs are very popular these days. They make for beautiful mehndi designs for hands, especially for Basant Panchmi or special occasions for spring.
Looking for a simple mehndi designs for hands? This one is so easy you can even make it yourself. So it would be a great idea for puberty function or Durga Puja.
So I hope you liked my collection of mehendi designs. Which one are you gonna get? I’d love to see your mehndi, so show it to me by tagging me on Instagram @shilpaahujadotcom!
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