We Indians love our traditions and like to look our ethnic best when it comes to weddings. An Indian bride, dressed in a gorgeous lehenga and adorned with heavy Polki and Kundan jewelry, truly looks like a queen on her big day. While Indians’ love affair with their jewelry doesn’t seem to be ending anytime soon, with changing times, lots of young brides are opting for modern designs and pieces, which they can carry along with contemporary outfits. Here is a list of such seven pieces which you can easily team up with your engagement or reception outfit (if not with your wedding ensemble), to give it a modern twist. These are easily available in the metros like Delhi and look extremely classy in candid wedding photographs.
Tiara: A tiara is a queen’s staple and goes very well with wedding gowns. If you choose to wear a cocktail dress, a lovely gown or an indo-western ensemble for any of your wedding functions, you can easily go for a dainty diamond encrusted one. If you don’t want to shell out much money on a piece you won’t wear later, pick one with artificial stones. You can also try a floral tiara for your sangeet and mehndi. Not only will they look gorgeous, but also will liven up your mood.
Ear cuffs: If there is one jewelry that is versatile enough to go with both Indian and western outfits, it is the ear cuffs. These have been on the top of fashion since the time of their arrival and still going strong. They look extremely striking in photographs too. Hence, ask your Delhi wedding photographer to capture your profile along with these lovely cuffs.
Hair accessories: While you are expected to cover your head with your ‘chunar’ or veil on your wedding, your engagement and reception give you enough opportunities to experiment with different hairstyles and accessories. Try decorative hair pins, charms and combs along with elaborate buns and rolls. Hair charms look lovely with loose hair too.
Armlets: This one is an ancient piece which has resurfaced among modern brides in recent years. There is a huge variety of armlets available in the market now. Wear one in a cuff-like unusual design to flaunt your toned arm or choose a bejeweled delicate piece to up your oomph quotient.
Palm cuff: This is the new kid on the block and has been garnering tremendous eyeballs since its launch. An intricately designed palm cuff can easily make you forget about your beloved kangan. This one piece is apt for a minimalistic look which you can opt for your pre-wedding photography. Choose one encrusted with semi-precious stones to give your hands a royal look.
Bridal armor: This is also a new entrant in Indian bridal fashion block and has been making waves. Bridal armors are inspired by the look of the warrior princesses. Team it with an outfit in a contrasting color devoid of heavy embroidery. You will look oh-so-chic in no time.
Hand Harnesses: Hand harnesses are the modern version of ‘haathphools.’ They come in every color and shape and impart a contemporary look. Wear them during your pre-wedding shoots. It will be wise to thoughtfully select a piece since you will be wearing it more often than your other jewelry.
Hope this list has simplified your queries regarding your wedding jewelry. Now go ahead and buy them as per your budget. We promise you won’t regret it after you see them on your wedding photographs.