Decorating hands and feet with dried Henna or mehendi is an ancient culture that dates back to the
Vedic era. In many ancient texts, the mention of mehendi art is a common thing. Mehendi ritual is a
pre-wedding ceremony in many cultures and in this ceremony the brides not only do henna on their
hands but also on their feet. Henna is also done on Karwa Chauth, Teej, Bhai Duj, Eid-ul-adha other
than marriage functions. Just like hand henna designs, leg henna is also a very intricate form of art.
In simple and small leg mehndi, the design is drawn only on the sides, fingers and the centre of the
feet while bridal or complex designs often reach up to the knee. Here are some awesome latest leg
henna ideas including ankle-length, half-leg and full-length designs.
# Full Feet Peacock Mehendi for the Brides
Intricate peacock mehendi is a classic example of Rajasthani and Mughal blend henna decoration.
These designs depict a central peacock motif arranged with heavy filler patterns of the Mughal style. It is
one of the best full-leg design ideas for bridal henna.
# Traditional Circular Leg Menhndi Design
This is the age-old foot mehndi style in which the sides of the feet and fingers are designed with
abstract patterns leaving the nail area and the centre clean. A circular design is generally placed in
the middle blank area decorated with matching patterns of the sidelines. The design is very simple
but looks quite elegant for any occasion.
# Lotus Pattern Half-leg Henna
Lotus pattern hennas look absolutely stunning if designed in the inverse colour method. Here the petals
of the flower are left blank and the background of the lotus petals are solidly filled with henna. Such
henna designs of ten use various filler motifs but the lotus designs remain centre of attraction.
# Half Filled Chequers with Payal Design
Payal design is quite famous in contemporary foot mehndi styles. Here the main design is done
within a strip resembling the jewellery anklet. This particular design uses chequer fillers to
decorate the front section of the feet. Those who are opting for heavy lehenga or ankle length dress
will love the style as it covers only the exposed area of the feet.
# Simple Sidewise Creeper Design
This is a pure Arabic style henna design using flower and creeper patterns. This contemporary design
only covers the ankle and one side of the foot. The rest are kept clean but the fingertips and nails are
solid-filled with henna just like the traditional Arabic designs. This design looks good with
asymmetric dresses and fusion attires.
# Half-leg Rose Design with Junk Fillers
Rose designs are quite a new thing in feet henna and that is why this design is one of a kind. Here
the delicate rose motifs are the main focus. The rest of the design uses abstract artistic filler works.
Though this type of design is best suited on bridal mehndi but it looks equally beautiful on occasions
like Teej and Karwa Chauth.
# Full Leg Mughlai Mehendi with Elephant Motif
Mughlai mehendi designs like this uses dome-shaped motifs with heavy filler designs. The intricacy
of the design is truly astonishing. This particular design is evolved around motifs of elephants.
Elephants signify prosperity and grandeur in Indian culture and that is why this kind of design is
preferred in bridal ceremonies.
# Full-length Shankha Pattern Rajasthani Henna
Those who are looking for a traditional full-length mehendi design will love this pure Rajasthani
mehendi design. This design is based on a mandala theme but the use of ‘shankha’ or conch shell
design with light floral fillers makes it look elegant and unique.
# Sidewise Mandala Design
This is a new-age version of traditional circular mandala-style mehndi designs. Here only the half
portion of the mandala is designed at the corners of the feet and the rest of the feet is decorated with
sparse fillers and sideline patterns.
# Floral Leg Mehendi
This is an ever-young leg henna design using abstract floral motifs and foliage designs. The design
can be done at the centre of the feet but it looks equally good if the theme flowers are placed at the
corners or diagonal positions. This kind of design looks good in every