10 Papa Don’t Preach Outfits you need for your Mehendi

You know a Papa Don’t Preach outfit when you see one. Settings standards like no other, Shubhika Sharma (@shubhikasharma), a self-made Indian Fashion designer and the founder of the design label Papa Don’t Preach is unstoppable in the fashion game. From establishing an avant-garde fashion label to creating trends like never before to being ‘the brand’ that is constantly experimenting and redefining what fashion is, she has done it all.

Ticking the goals one milestone at a time, Papa Don’t Preach is all set to smash another record by being the first ever Indian fashion label to showcase their collection at the Metaverse fashion show organized by the Women’s Economic Forum. If that’s not being a badass girl boss, we don’t know what is!

Papa Don’t Preach is growing in popularity among newer brides who are not afraid to try outside the box. If you are looking for fun, pop of color outfits to wear for your mehendi day and not worry about dupattas or long heavy skirts getting in your way, then you have come to the right place. Here are some of the outfits from Papa Don’t Preach that you definitely need to bookmark for your mehendi or to literally any event!
PS- the outfit names are as quirky as her designs.


This dark green half lehenga set is the perfect mehendi outfit of your dreams! The lehenga has fun, bright pink motifs of pop shells and gold charms. It is paired with a matching bustier with matching pink and gold bead embellishments.

In frame, Sasha Rawji (@sasharawji) looks stunning in the Sacred Lotus set for her mehendi. We love how she styled it with a big chunky pink hoops and a classic high ponytail for that effortless look.

Don’t forget to notice how she also accessorized this outfit with the signature gold chain-link belt bag also from Papa Don’t Preach.

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This outfit is made entirely of denim! Who knew denim could be incorporated into Indian fashion and made into a whole lehenga set? This tri-color panel half lehenga is embellished in pink, lilac & mint denim and is embroidered with glass stones, metal pieces and glass cut beads. It is from the Nazar Na Lage collection.

Wearing this beautiful set is Seerat Saini, a Fashion Influencer and Content Creator mirroring her energy with the exuberant vibe of the lehenga. If you thought the skirt was beautiful, wait till you see the top. Its backless! The backless mint bralette perfectly matches the skirt and is embellished with chain straps.

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Probably one of the most talked about lehengas from Papa Don’t Preach is the Bradshaw Lehenga. Let us take a moment to appreciate how beautiful the color combinations play out in this set. From the dual overlapping butterfly shaped blouse to the large flower motif on the skirt, everything in this lehenga exudes beauty.

In picture, Fashion influencer Bij Patel (@bijpatel) is seen wearing the Bradshaw Lehenga for her mehendi ceremony. She says “From the moment I saw this outfit, it sparked something inside of me. My mehendi outfit was the last outfit I was searching for and I couldn’t find anything that fit my vision. I wanted something that was playful and vibrant but yet classy.✨The Bradshaw✨ was the perfect outfit for all my needs! Everything, from the color to the embroidery and the style of the blouse, was so attractive to me.” (via Instagram)

A Bradshaw Bride: Nishita Patel (@nishitapatel) looks gorgeous in the set dancing the night away on her wedding day. Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt also rocked the Bradshaw lehenga before it became viral and gave major bridesmaid goals when she wore it to her BFF Rhea Khurana’s wedding.


Put on your experimental shoes and try something new for your mehendi and wear a jumpsuit like this one from Papa Don’t Preach. You will be completely surprised at how stylish and fuss-free this outfit can be. This Flower Power set is a raw silk half jumpsuit in green embellished with 3D embroidered flowers, pearls, and reflective sequins. The stand-out pieces for us in this set are the signature butterfly blouse, the chain straps on the blouse and the 3D floral appliqué on the pants.

Wearing the Flower Power set is petite Style Blogger Vidhya (@vidhyaxo) showing us how she put together the Flower Power jumpsuit proving that less is more. Notice how gorgeous the sphere clutch bag is and how it perfectly matches the jumpsuit. 👀


The Carrousel is a three-piece set in a striking color combination of yellow and purple. It features a purple-blue raw silk jacket and half-lehenga and a yellow bralette with 3D embellished over patchwork using glass beads, pearls, stones, mettalic motifs , gold reflective acrylics. You can ditch the jacket if you are wearing it to your mehendi and just wear it as a skirt and top set. Another interesting detail, it comes with pockets!

Looking beautiful as ever in the Carrousel set is Sheeren (@shereenlovebug) giving off cool-casual-effortless-chic vibe. The color play-out in this set is honestly reminding us of Snow White! If you are the pastel-loving bride that wants to wear a light colored, muted outfit to your main event, you can jazz up your wedding by wearing this to your mehendi.


A shaded half Lehenga in lilac with alternate gathered panels embellished with glass crystals, glass stones and beads. Paired with lilac bralette embellished with glass stones and glass cut beads. We think this set is a fun choice for someone looking for something other than green and pinks.

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The sky blue color on the skirt over a lilac base is not only unique but also great to experiment with in terms of styling. We love the alternate stone embellished panels and the gathered detailing on the skirt and the fact that it is made entirely of tulle.


Every wedding has to have a little pink. If you are a pink-lover, this is it.. this is THE outfit for your mehendi. The Dropped On Earth is a blush pink gold bangle, ghungroo and cutwork rose embroidered skirt paired with a metallic coin work bustier and embellished bolero jacket.

To style it for your mehendi, you can lose the jacket and add some accessories to spice the look. In frame, we have Sapna Dhanwani (@sapnadhanwani), a Content Creator showing you how it is done. She slayed the flower on flower look by adding a matching floral crown on her hair and some fresh flowers adorning her mehendi clad hands. Her pretty pink look was complete with loose curls and a matching pair of earrings.

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Only Shubhika Sharma can create this spectacular kurta top (that can also be worn as a dress) in the shape of a half butterfly wing! The ‘Now we can only dance’ set features a golden yellow jaquard assymetrical kurta embellished with 3D materials, pearls, gold reflective acrylics, sequins and glass beads, with cut out sliver detail on the waist.

In an unusual yet interesting combination, the kurta top is paired with a Lilac tulle half-lehenga with gathered waist and embellished border in gold reflective acrylics and pearls. Without doubt, this would be a stunning set to wear to your mehendi plus you get to re-purpose the kurta as a dress!

Shruti (@shrutivee95), Chief Brand and Communications Officer at Papa Don’t Preach, shows us how this set (in another color combination) can also be worn as a dress!



We don’t know what we like more- the original Papa Don’t Preach butterfly blouse or the tri-color embellished half lehenga. The Mrs. OMG set features a raw-silk, tri-color panelled half lehenga embellished in an interesting combination of pink, yellow and mint and embroidered with glass stones, metal pieces, and glass cut beads.

PSA: The pink butterfly blouse is everything you need!

Fashion and Travel Influencer Navi Kaur (@navik4ur) plays the perfect mehendi bride in the Mrs. OMG set along with founder Shubhika Sharma at the KYNAH x Papa Don’t Preach Trunk Show, held in LA recently.


This set is such a peppy summer wear. We can’t help but notice how the neon pink and orange work on the lehenga is beautifully contrasted with hints of blue and purple in this set.

The ‘Into The Light’ set features an assymetrical neck line blush blouse with an embellished floral jaal in neon pink and orange glass cut beads with 3D details on straps. It is paired with a blush tulle lehenga with embellished motifs in reflective gold acrylics, pearls, metal and sequins.

Source: Papa Don’t Preach Instagram

This set can be styled in a myriad ways but Radhika Seth (@radhikaseth), a popular Fashion Influencer shows us how a pop of pink gloss on the lips and a bright electric eyeshadow is the best one yet.

We had a tough time picking 10 best from all the amazing Papa Don’t Preach outfits and hopefully made your job easier in finding the mehendi outfit of your dreams. Let us know your favorite outfit in the comments below.

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