Indian weddings are no longer what they used to be. The ‘Big fat Indian wedding’ has come of age and is more contemporary, theme-based, and minimalist.
And, so have the Indian brides. The modern woman knows exactly what she wants and does things differently. She is bold and gutsy and this reflects in her choice of bridal trousseau, which includes jewellery.
So, if you have a wedding coming up, read on to get inspired and know more about what the millennial brides are choosing to wear:
- Head jewellery: Head accessories like a maang tikka have been around forever. But the brides today are choosing to do it differently when it comes to hair adornments. Try a colour-contrasted maang tikka in pearls, kundan, or polka to add a wonderful shimmer to your face. Go minimalist with a sleek maang tikka or add a layered matha patti to it. Pairing it with an intricately made gold jhoomar will make you look even classier.
- Armband: This beautiful piece that has been a symbol of power and is said to ward off the evil eye, has made quite a comeback. Depending on your style, you can choose between delicate armbands made of yellow or white gold. Or if you want to go more elaborate, choose ones studded with rubies, pearls, diamonds, or other gems. There are some amazing designs available such as simple geometric designs, flowers, peacocks, mango leaf, and many more.
- Necklace: While there are hundreds of necklace options that we have, the one that’s the current favourite is a choker necklace, one of the best-looking modern gold necklace designs. Be it the close-fitting ones in glittering jewels or the large elaborate pieces with a cascading layered effect, they never fail to make you look resplendent. Choose either from a diamond and sapphire necklace or go traditional with a temple jewellery choker. You can even pair this up with a long heavy necklace to make your look even richer.
- Waist chain: Also known as a ‘kamarband’, while this is traditionally an adornment of south Indian brides, it is now gaining popularity in the north too. This is because of the sheer glamour and sensuality that it adds to your look. And the best part is that they go well with both bridal lehengas and sarees. You can opt for plain and sleek kamarbands in gold or ones layered with multiple chains and studded with pearls and stones.
- Earrings: It’s needless to say that no wedding attire is complete without a pair of beautiful earrings. While jhumkis in kunadn, polka, and precious stones are an all-time classic, there are some amazingly trendy and latest earrings designs in gold that you need to have a look at. These include oversized jadau chaandbalis with ear chains and shoulder dust chandelier earrings created in intricate filigree designs.
- Hand jewellery: From plain gold bangles to the ones embedded with stones, bangles are amongst the must-have pieces. You can choose to stack multiple lightweight gold bangles or pick up trendy bracelets. These can be chosen from designs such as netting-work, floral, and geometric motifs. Combining your bangles and bracelets is a great way to style your look. Another superb hand accessory is a hath phool that covers the entire back of your hand in dainty layers of pearls and polki.
Remember that your wedding day jewellery should be about what you love and not what is in the trends. Each one of these modern designs is a piece of art in itself and will leave the world gushing at your exquisite style and beauty.