Indian weddings are best known for their gorgeously dressed brides. The fact is, some brides want to keep it to the minimal. We instead, insist you on choosing all your ‘solah shringar’ because it is your wedding, and you have to be as royal as possible.
So while you’re busy shopping till you drop, we’ve made a list of wedding jewelry you simply cannot afford to miss – however simple you prefer to be:
1.Maang tikkas: If you’ve to look like a queen, start from the crowning glory itself. Maang tikkas are very much the trending favourite of brides and bridesmaids this season. From Padmavati’s exquisite maatha patti to a simple maang tikka in Alia Bhatt’s bridal look in 2 states, choose a headband that suits your face shape and size.
Wear a golden tiara or a bejeweled thick maatha patti, but absolutely do not forget to style your hair in a way that the jewel on top fits perfect.
2. Nosepieces: Many brides prefer small neck pieces or false nose rings for their big day. We say whatever it is, do not miss the neck piece. Wear the big sized Mughal style or a tiny nose piece but keep it on your list. Nose pieces are one such ornament that mix tradition with the latest fashion statement so combine both for a drop-dead combo.
3. Finger rings: We’ve included finger rings because some brides prefer flaunting a one-piece wedding ring or an entire five-piece ring bracelet. Our dearest brides-to-be, we advise you to make the most of your fingers. Enhance the shape of your fingers by wearing huge rings – from colourfully stone studded to pure golds. Just make sure your mehndi isn’t the only thing drawing attention to your hands.
4. Waistbands: ‘Kamar bands’ or waistbands almost vanished but they’ve once again entered the Indian fashion scene as more and more brides want to deck themselves up for the big day carrying all they can. You can choose from broad to slimmer waistbands, depending on your body structure. It not only covers the bare torso area but adds grace to the bride’s overall appearance.
5. Dainty toe rings: When you walk down that flower-path with the man of your dreams – make sure you’re a head-turner. Colorful toe rings will grab people’s instant attention and keep them staring at the beautiful henna on your feet which generally get ignored.
6. Anklets: Payal or anklets are another traditional piece of jewelry which have returned to fashion thanks to the variety of designs available in markets. Make sure your ghungroo keeps your groom waiting for you eagerly as you approach the mandap to take the precious oaths of a lifetime!
Whoever said that Indian weddings are all about brides, is fatally wrong. Here is our grand entry of the gorgeous groom who is dressed to steal hearts of all the ladies out there drooling over the bride’s royal get-up:
1. Turban accessories: Whether you’re riding a white horse or a stylish Audi, you are all about the prince on his way to win his damsel. So start from the top. Your turban can be beautifully accessorized with a stylish feather pin or a gem-studded just at the top centre of the turban in front heralding the King’s arrival.
2. Bejeweled grooms: Indian grooms have been donning accessories since time immemorial. From layered neck pieces to colourful brooches to studded bracelets, grooms have been giving their brides a tough competition in carrying off heavy jewelry on the big day. Are you ready?
3. Velvet: The fall is here, and so is the wedding season. Didn’t get enough hints? BRING BACK THE VELVET to your wardrobe. Winter is all about texture and weddings aren’t any different. So while your brides-to-be are leaving no stones unturned, why would you fall behind in experimenting? A sherwani or a suit, velvet in shades of lavender, maroon, grey, green and blues adds royal touch to your wedding outfit. Not kidding, try it out!
4. Emeralds: Emeralds totally give us heart eyes! Pair it up with velvet and you get a killing combo for your wedding outfit. They’re absolutely the season’s colours are fashionably forward.
5. A dash of red: What’s a wedding without red? No we aren’t suggesting you to go all red, but add a pop of red to whatever you wear for your wedding. If it’s a suit, choose a red tie or a red gem button for your sherwani.
6. Neutral shades: If you’re the adventurous kind, hire a dressmaker to craft you a wedding suit using neutrals like grey, coffee brown etc. Try navy if you don’t want to miss out on the opportunity to go all royal for your big day.