With the wedding season heavily upon us, it’s time to talk about the jewellery that makes you say ‘I do’. An inherent part of our culture and weddings, jewellery is a very personal and emotional affair for Indian brides. Since time immemorial, brides have looked for timeless and versatile pieces to add to their trousseau. Not only is your wedding is the one time most of us go all-out with buying one-of-a-kind pieces, but also because it’s your chance to collect heirlooms to last generations. We look at recent celebrity brides and the jewellery trends to say yes to following their lead.
Stylish in a sheesh phool
This traditional headgear native to the state of Rajasthan has slowly and steadily made its way into every bride’s wish list. While maang tikkas and matha pattis have always been around, the sheesh patti or sheesh phool has gained particular prominence this year after being spotted on Alia Bhatt, adding to the opulence of her bridal gear.
Millennial brides have all given their nod to the classic choker that can be styled with any outfit easily. Patralekhaa Paul and Dia Mirza looked elegant yet extravagant in theirs, wearing delicate polki chokers on their wedding day. Katrina Kaif opted for aad style choker. A single statement piece, paired with jhumkas and a maang tikka is the perfect look without going overboard
More is more in multi-layered necklaces
Deep jewel tones or pastels, no matter the style, a multi-layered necklace adds that royal flair to any bridal look. Nayanthara’s multi-layered diamond satlada paired with an emerald choker made a bold and elaborate statement on her big day. With minimal colour blocking, a monotone outfit can be the perfect complement to this ornate piece.
Multi-layering is not just limited to necklaces this year. Brides are cuffs and bangles in an assortment of designs, stacked together for a playful edge to the look. A polki kada or a pair of polki bangles are ideal for all occasions. Kaif and Bhatt both opted for mixed-and-matched stacks. Mix new buys with vintage and heirloom designs.
Classic kaleeras with a twist
With different cultures coming together, the wedding jewellery has also become cosmopolitan. Kaleeras once a quintessential part of a Punjabi brides look has become a staple with brides from all over the country, adding a much needed charm to entire ensemble. Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif opted for a customised pair with motifs significant to their love stories.
So mix and match and have fun with your bridal baubles this season. Shop here.