6 Jewelry Items the Indian Bride Simply Cannot Miss

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.

Deepika Padukone as Mastani in Bajirao Mastani has donned elaborate nose pieces – from sleek sized Marathi stud to a thick heavy work Mughal nose ring

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.

Alia Bhatt sets beautiful Tamilian bride goals in 2 States. The thick kamar band highlighting her waist shape adds to elegance

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!

6 Inspirations for you Bridal Lehenga

Every girl dreams of her perfect wedding filled with the best of everything. Years away from the wedding, only memories stay in the form of splashes of colours captured inside the wedding album.

The first thing people notice in that photographic record of her wedding is the bride herself. The bridal wear, the make-up, the glow on her face and the sparkle in her eyes – each of these must be well taken care of.

While you’ve gotten bored of the usual red lehenga, we’ve got you some interesting options to explore for your bridal wear. Thank us later!

 

1.Pretty pastels:   Do not underestimate pastels when it comes to getting a trendsetter wardrobe. Choose from a range of these colour combinations for your lehenga to appear like a fairytale princess on your wedding day – pale blue and pink, red and blue, yellow and green, cobalt blue and turquoise, tan and maroon, orange and blue, pink and grey, purple and coral, light pink and green.

 

2.Mix and Match:  Weddings are always a time for diversity. Look for vibrant shades to match your personality and create your own style. Dash a tinge of teal with pink, or spot a confident neon and pink with hints of green and gold. Do check out the gorgeous magenta with saffron yellow and green worn by designer Neeta Lulla daughter – Nishka Lulla on her wedding.

Designer Neeta Lulla’s daughter, Nishka Lulla on her wedding

3. Floral:   All the butterflies in your stomach and blooming flowers whirling in the wind inside your head – bring them to reality. Floral is the new trendsetter. Select a combo that is both trendy and out of the box.

 

4.Go green:   Some of us really can’t get over Phoebe Buffay’s eccentric obsession with nature. Don’t worry you’re absolutely rational if you want an eco-friendly dress code for your big day. Try out the alluring aqua green, olive green, fluorescent ombre, imperial green or the very royal emerald green. The best part about green is, you can embellish it with both gold and silver threadwork, mirror work and more!

5.Refreshing hues:   Are you the serene, quiet beauty of your gang? Try these soft combinations like sky blue with silver, mauve with pale pink, mint green with chikankari – don’t be scared of experiments.

Refreshing mint green and pink coloured lehenga

6.Traditional combo:   If you’re still settled for the traditional red lehenga bridal look, we’ll help you with that too. Select from wine velvet with hints of gold, stunning bejeweled red or the classic red and golden.

 

Chin up and stay gorgeous!