Fantastico Tips To Accessorize Right For An Indian Wedding


Indian weddings almost always are big fat and high on bling quotient. In an attempt to not look out of place we end up dressing over the top in embellished outfits, bright make up and blingy accessories. But some brides these days are toning it down and going in for simple looks, opting for pastel outfits and natural soft make up. What happens when you go all blinged out to attend a reception of such a bride? You are silently accused of overdoing it and upstaging the bride on her special day. !

I attended a recent wedding where the bride looked beautiful in a mint green lehenga with pastel pink borders on her dupatta. Her jewellery also was kept simple with just a necklace, earrings, tika and chura on hands. This bride added bright colour to her look with a Red lipstick and skipped on bridal jewellery like matha patti , nath and hath phool. At the same wedding I spotted a girl (most probably a newly wed) who was dressed in bright pink velvet lehenga, layered it with three necklaces , jhumkas and hand full of glass bangles. Whats more this girl even wore a matha patti and hand harness  Epic Fail. Just not the right way a wedding guest should accessorize her look

So what jewelery is exactly acceptable to be worn for a wedding? Follow these safe and simple accessory rules to blend into a wedding without grabbing more attention than the bride herself.

Getting your accessories right is the secret to a perfect wedding guest style. From hand harness to head chains there are a number peppy new age accessories you can flaunt with ethnic wear these days. If your outfit is light you can add two statement accessories but  with a heavy lehenga or anarkali go easy on jewelry and stick to just earrings and kadas. If you are attending a south indian wedding or wedding of a new age bride who likes minimal style then a simple saree or lehenga with a statement jewelery is the way to go.

Fantastico tips to wear statement ethnic jewelry:
Matha patti: The modernized version of matha pattis called head chains are totally in these days . These head chains are simple and can be worn even by wedding guests . A head chain works best with a lehenga or a fusion saree. Avoid these with anarkalis. Skip on your necklace, keep makeup soft or nude and nail the matha patti look. If your head chain is a bit heavy with more than one chain or pearl danglers then you should consider skipping the earrings also.

Mang Tikka : Mang tikka with earrings is the ideal and super safe way to accessorize to an  indian wedding. You can never go wrong with this combination. You can add a necklace also if your outfit isnt too bright or embellished. To spice things up go for mang tikka on side parted hair or mang tikka in off beat designs like the borla, pearl tikka or half chain tikkas.

Nath: Gone are the days when only the bride flaunted a nath . These days naths on wedding guests is a trend especially the mahrastrian nath. Sonam and Vidya balan both flaunted naths at cannes without looking bridal and that is the right way to do it . If you want to make a statement by flaunting a nath go for a mahrastrian nath with traditional saree . A kundan nath with fusion saree also works well but make sure to keep your neck and hands bare and earrings should be light or better still avoided.

Upper arm band:  The armlet or upper arm bracelet of sort is a traditional jewellery i have spotted telegu brides wear. If you are wearing lehenga or saree with puffed sleeves an upper arm band is the right accessory for you to nail the traditional look . Trendy fusion armlets are also available these days which can be paired with sleeveless or off shoulder outfit for a peppy indo fusion look.

Hand harness: The revamped version of hath phool is an effortless way to grab attention . Choose from the various four finger hand harness for maximum impact and keep rest of your hands bare i.e skip the bangles, bracelets and upper arm bands. If you are a new bride who wears chura then go for a one finger hand harness to balance things out.

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Bangles: Dozens of jingling bangles always look good with ethnic wear . If you are doing simple outfit and jewellery then add a dozen bangles to each hands and also a pair of kadas in the end. Go for glass bangles in contrasting colours or choose to match the colours in your outfit. Wearing two coloured bangles with kadas is a current hot trend. Metallic bangles also work well if your outfit has metallic detailing in it.

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Clutch: Carrying the right bag is equally important to get your wedding look right . People these days prefer small potlis , clutches and wallets instead of bags . If you are doing a fully traditional look opt for a silk potli . For a fusion traditional look a clutch works best. if your outfit and accessories are light add drama and bling with an embellished clutch

Do you have more tips to accessorize it right for an Indian wedding? Please do share.

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  7. For women jewelry is surely the most superlative item. The importance of jewelry in women’s life can be explained by the fact that they love to wear it since ages.So, thank you for these tips !


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