60+ Gorgeous White Henna Designs For Brides & Bridesmaids

Apr 07, 2023

Whenever we picture a South Asian bride, it's impossible to imagine her look without a pretty, colorful outfit, heavy jewel pieces, hair perfectly done, and hands adorned with traditional henna in mind-blowing designs. 

While lehengas are now being replaced by sarees, heavy jewels with minimal ones, hair buns with open waves, and traditional henna designs with white henna designs that are everywhere right now. And truth be told, we are loving these white henna designs, they look fresh, trendy, and very attractive. 

Henna has been a tradition in South Asian weddings for centuries, and (almost) every bride loves to have a fun henna night before her big day. The craze to get pretty henna designs, that eventually leave a darker shade of henna on their hands and feet is everlasting. With the many options available around us in outfits, makeup, jewelry, and decor, the world of henna is also expanding. 

With the unlimited options in henna designs, we now have options in henna colors too. It's no longer just limited to brown/darker henna designs, but now we have red henna and white henna too. Depending on your likes and wants, you can choose to go for what looks best to you. 

Difference Between Traditional Henna and White Henna

Henna is one of the most gorgeous artworks at a wedding, but who says it's only traditional henna that looks stunning? White henna designs look equally amazing and attractive. What started as a mere alternative to getting tattoos has now taken over the wedding world with its most fancy designs. They are a hit among brides, especially if they are up for experimentation. 

White henna is not actual henna. It's an adhesive body paint that may look and feel like actual henna, but it's not. 

While traditional henna is made from the leaves of the henna plant and leaves a stain on your body in a red/brown tone, white henna doesn't contrast with your skin but just stays on the upper layer, and leaves a darker color tone

Depending on the product you use, some designers add white glitter and metallic ingredients to make it look shinier, making it a perfect pick for special events and festivals. 

Latest & Popular White Henna Designs To Bookmark For Your Wedding Day

Bridal henna comes in all shapes and designs, thus, it is not an easy task to choose one out of many pretty designs. Check out these stunning white henna designs, and look nothing but the best on our most special day. 

1. Backhand White Henna Design with Intricate Detailing

The backhand henna design needs equal attention as your front hand henna or even more as it's more visible in photos while exchanging rings, or holding hands. Below are some great henna designs for your backhand that are well-detailed and attractive. Pick the one you like, and get ready for some awesome photos!

Source: Henna Bandung

Source: Henna Tangerang

Source: THR Henna

Source: Henna Tangerang

Source: Henna Bandung

Source: Henna Bandung

2. Jewelry-Inspired White Henna Design

Love these jewelry-inspired white henna designs that you can opt for your engagement ceremony or wedding day. These designs are carefully created keeping the essence of jewels in them while beautifying your henna at the same time. 

You can also take a piece of your favorite jewelry as an inspiration and decorate your palms or the back of your hand with it. 

Source: Henna Tangerang

Source: Henna Bandung

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Henna Bandung

Source: Henna Bandung

3. Minimal Floral White Henna Design

An epitome of floral beauty! If you do not want to go all out and about with your henna design, then go for this very pretty and minimal design with blooming flowers. 

Source: Henna by Atiey

Also Read: 70+ Most Beautiful Minimal Henna Designs for Every Occasion

4. Florals & Leaves White Henna Design

Flowers and leaves are one of the most seen elements in henna designs, whether you are opting for traditional, red or white henna. They make a perfect combo of designs perfect for your wedding events or special occasions. These designs are not only best for brides but also bridesmaids. 

Source: Henna Tangerang

Source: Henna Bandung

Source: Henna Tangerang

5. White Henna Design with Leaves

If you do not want to get flowers incorporated into your henna design, how about going only for leaves in different shapes and sizes? 

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Sam Henna Art

6. Leaves with Studs White Henna

And if you want to beautify your leaves' henna design, what better way to do it with studs or stones for the glimmery effect?

Source: Henna by Atiey

Source: Henna by Atiey

Source: Henna by Atiey

7. A Mix of Patterns White Henna Design

If you are confused about what to get in your henna design, how about going for a mix of patterns you like and incorporating them into your henna? I know the stand-out designs look better, but the amalgamation of your favorite designs makes it look even better. Here are some options below:

Source: Henna Bandung

Source: Henna Bandung

8. Arabic White Henna Design with Studs

Arabic henna designs are not new, but they sure know how to keep up with the ongoing trends by experimenting and enhancing the designs. One way to add beauty to these classic Arabic designs is by beautifying them with studs and stones and gaining all the attention around. You can also go for colorful studs matching your outfit or jewelry or even contrasting studs would also look great. 

Source: Sam Henna Art

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Aica Henna Malang

9. Dotted Lines & Swirls White Henna Design

Anything is better with dotted lines and swirls, don't believe us? See it for yourself below! You can also top these off with flowers of your choice.

Source: Aica Henna Malan

Source: Henna by Fa

Source: Mustika Henna

10. Gloves White Henna Design

These henna designs give a glove-like effect and are definitely a pleaser. We love how beautifully these designs are created and later glorified with several different elements like studs, lace designs, etcetera. 

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Aica Henna Malang

11. Gloves White Henna Design with Florals

If you like gloves' henna designs, then make sure to incorporate florals into them to make them look more attractive. Adding flowers to almost anything makes it stand out. 

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Aica Henna Malang

12. Gloves White Henna Design with Beads

If you like to add an oomph factor to your gloves henna design, how about adding stones and studs to your already pretty design? You can also go for different colors and sizes to make it look more attractive. 

Source: Gladys Henna

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Henna Tangerang

13. Haathphool White Henna Design

Just like jewelry henna design, haathphool henna design looks outstanding and perfect for your wedding day. If you opt for this one, you do not have to wear hand accessories as your henna design will be enough to highlight and beautify your hands. 

Source: Henna Tangerang

Source: Risnie Hupie Vie

Source: Ekya Henna

14. Mandala White Henna Design

Mandala henna designs have always been a popular choice among brides who love minimalism. These are becoming a hit, especially among Bollywood brides nowadays such as Alia Bhatt, and Kiara Advani who opted for a mandala design and completed their bridal look. 

Source: Aica Henna Malang

15. Mandala White Henna Design with a Band

Slay the idea of simplicity with elegant floral art designed on the center of your palm. If you do not want to opt for a stand-alone mandala design, go for a wristband/bracelet along with it and beautify your design. The designs listed below are perfect for weddings, for both brides and bridesmaids.

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Zulay Henna Artist Orlando

16. Mandala White Henna Design with Spiral

You can further enhance the mandala design by creating a spiral-like effect using dotted lines in circles and adding studs for glamour. 

Source: Henna Tangerang

17. Lines & Patterns White Henna Design

This henna design made of lines and patterns is definitely our favorite one as it looks super clean and chic. 

Source: Aica Henna Malang

18. White Henna Design on the Sides

If you don't like your hands to be filled with henna, then go for a design that's only covering the sides of your hands, just like the one shown below. 

Source: Aica Henna Malang

19. Netted White Henna Design

Fill up the back of your hands and palm with a netted henna design that looks extremely artistic if styled right. You can add sheer perfection to this design by pairing the netted pattern with floral motifs all around it. Use glitters, beads, and sparklers over the design to enhance the depth.

Source: Henna Tangerang

Source: Henna Tangerang

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Source: Ayu Septiani

20. Dome Structured White Henna Design

These pretty henna designs that look like domes are pretty and attention-grabbing. There's a beauty in itself that makes it look neat and chic. You can choose to add studs or stones of different sizes and colors for your wedding ceremony or other special events. 

Source: Henna by Atiey

Source: Henna by Atiey

Source: Henna by Atie

Source: Henna by Fa

21. Full Backhand White Henna Design

With a dome-like structure, flowers, leaves, nets, and shading, this intricate henna design is all things perfect if you want full-hand bridal mehndi. 

You can bookmark this design in your shortlisted list of white henna designs for your wedding ceremony. 

Source: Aica Henna Malang

Also Read: 28 Gorgeous Back Hand Mehndi Designs That Stole Our Hearts

22. Geometric White Henna Design

Geometric designs are for those who are open to experimenting with designs. These are perfect for bridesmaids and guests. 

Source: Risnie Hupie Vie

23. Artistic White Henna Design

There's no going back if you start experimenting with different designs and get your creative horses all out. You can be as creative and artistic as you want with your henna designs, and it will only get you tons of compliments. 

Source: Risnie Hupie Vie

Source: Ulie Ag

24. White & Pink Henna Design

If you want to add color to your henna design, apart from adding colorful stones or beads, then ask your henna artist if they can top it off with a layer of another color to your design. You can either go for a color that's matching to your outfit or go out and about and experiment with contrasting colors. You can match them with your nail art as well!

Source: Henna Tangerang

25. Lace Like Effect White Henna DEsign with Mirror Studs

This type of henna design is quite popular if you opt for traditional henna as well. It gives a lace-like effect and grabs all the attention of the design. 

Source: Henna Tangerang

26. White Henna Design with Stones and Studs

If you want your henna design to grab attention and shine like a star, then consider adding studs and stones of different sizes, shapes, and colors to your henna and watch it transfer into a magnificent design. 

Source: Henna Tangerang

Source: Ulie Ag

Source: Henna Tangerang

27. Butterfly White Henna Design

Butterfly design looks very vivid and vibrant on your hand, backhand, palm, or foot. It gives a unique outlook and if you are searching for some pretty butterfly henna designs, then these are for you:

Source: Eyka Henna

Source: Henna by Fa

How Long Does White Henna Last?

While traditional henna stays for 7-10 days, white henna lasts only for about 2-3 days as it is made from adhesive body paint. If you are someone who doesn't want to see henna fading from your hands for 10 days, then getting white henna is a great option. Especially for special events and festivals. 

White henna is also considered to be water-resistant and latex-free, so if you want to remove it even earlier, it's easier to do. 

Before Care and Aftercare

Before Care

  • Remove hair from the desired area for seamless application.
  • Make sure your hands are clean and free from oils and lotions.
  • Gently exfoliate the area to remove dead skin cells.

After Care

  • Takes 20-30 minutes to dry.
  • Used for short-term events.
  • Once dry, the design will last on the skin for 1-3 days around

Also Read: 70+ Latest & Trending Mehndi Designs For This Festive Season

Conclusion

White henna comes in several designs just like traditional henna, but the color 'white' makes it look more attractive and chic. They grab the attention quickly, and are very much in trend in South Asian weddings, for both brides and bridesmaids. You can choose from an array of white henna designs listed above - whether you like minimalism, flowers, leaves, artistic designs, or jewelry. There are so many designs to bookmark for your special events or festivals. 

The best part about white henna designs is that they are versatile and can be glamorized with different shapes and sizes of studs, beads, and sparkles. 

Get wedding-ready with these glamorous white henna designs and tag us on the Instagram post using #pyaariweddings to get your henna design reposted on our social media. 

About Author

Neha Garg Ahuja

Neha, the 'Content & Marketing Director at Pyaari Weddings,' is a true wedding connoisseur, inspiring couples worldwide for nine years!

Her magic lies in a keen eye for detail, seeking out exquisite bridal lehengas, breathtaking decor, enchanting jewelry, and mesmerizing couple dances that elevate every wedding celebration.

Recently, Neha relocated to Paris, savoring its beauty and drawing endless inspiration from its iconic landmarks.

When not immersed in the world of weddings, she explores hidden gems on Airbnb for her next travel escapade.

Follow her captivating journey on Instagram! Find her at @nehagarg2903.