The most important day of your life requires you to look your very best. With you being the cynosure of all eyes, you must choose your clothes and jewellery with utmost care. Not just that, it is also vital that you wear just the right amount of jewellery that adds bling and complements your look.
However, as you must have faced, things aren’t as easy as they seem. Especially when you begin shopping, you’re often caught between what to choose and what to avoid. So, if you’ve already browsed through many Indian bridal jewellery sites and are unsure of what to pick, we have some inspiring ideas to get you on the right track.
The your-kind of look:
For those of you who want your personality to shine through the jewellery choices you make, there are designs available that do so. Instead of picking what’s popular, choose what is closest to your heart, and follow the beacon. This might result in unusual selections, but they can pay off well!
- For example, if you’re the kind who loves flowers and pastel colours, opt for bridal jewellery that has those elements. Such jewellery is available in many colours and materials, so you can choose to complement your look and outfit.
- If you’re the kind who holds on to heritage and tradition, then do check out pieces that your grandmother has perhaps worn and can be reused by you. These can be polished and revamped to serve you on your big day.
- Checking out antique jewellery options that are inspired by the past is a great option too. Today, there are many options available online that you can pick from.
Choosing big vs. small:
With many mind-boggling designs out there, one is often confused about whether to choose a chunky and large piece or a slender and small one. Here are a few aspects that can help you decide.
- While it isn’t more about small vs. big, much lies in the kind of attire you wear and how well the piece complements your neckline. So, if you’re choosing between a heavy necklace and a light one, compare it with the neckline of your dress first.
- If both seem to be looking good, then check which aspect you’d like to highlight. If you wish to showcase your designer sari, then that’s the element to focus on. On the other hand, if you’re more in love with the large piece of statement jewellery, then let it shine.
- We also suggest a combination of huge pieces and small ones. So, while you could opt for slender jewellery for a couple of occasions, do go big and blingy for one of the events as well.
The combination look:
A common mistake many shoppers make is of buying pieces at different stores. A change in the colour of the metal or stone leads to a look that isn’t perfect. A few suggestions to avoid making a mistake is,
- Buy your jewellery at one place, or keep your choices over one attire in similar colours to avoid a look that’s clashing.
- You can also opt for combinations. Bridal jewellery usually involves buying necklaces in layers. Many brides like to opt for a look where a choker or a shorter necklace length is matched with longer necklaces. It often becomes challenging to find different necklaces that go together. If this is the case with you, too, then opt for the combination look. Here, designers at the store will set the combination of both short and long necklaces. All you then need to do is match the look with your attire.
Colour it right:
Buying jewellery that contrasts or complements your attire is extremely important. To ensure that you are on top of the style quotient, keep the following aspects in mind:
- Matching your jewellery and attire is one of the most traditional ways to do it. This is always in fashion and will timelessly continue to be this way.
- However, you don’t always need to buy jewellery that matches your attire. You can buy pieces that are a different colour and contrast the dress beautifully. Deep blue's look great against light greys, while bright yellow jewellery can add a pop of colour against dark shades like bottle green or black.
- Buying jewellery that belongs to the same colour family also looks good. It can be a few shades lighter or a few shades darker. Green emeralds thus look lovely across a light green dress, adding life to your clothing and your jewellery.
- However, if you’re dressing up in a neutral shade, you can go creative with your jewellery and choose colours that excite you.
Mix and match:
While you may have been told that platinum doesn’t go with the yellow metal, the times now are changing.
- You can mix silver or platinum jewellery with gold pieces. What you do need to keep in mind is the complete look.
- If you are unsure, then opt for support from jewellery designers. While the traditional look with gold jewellery does look good, designer wear is an excellent option for those who wish to add extra glam to their look. If planned well in advance, you can work with designers and find something to complement your ensemble.
- However, if you’re short on time, you can choose one aspect of your jewellery as designer wear. Maang tika studded with stones or a Nath that complements your face shape are some superb options to go with.
Jewellery for Indian brides, usually means necklaces, bangles, anklets, and sometimes a waist belt. However, that’s not all there’s available.
- Do check out for Juda pins and hair accessories that can bring glam into your look.
- Also, while not all traditions have the Nath as must-have jewellery, you can always use it to add extra glamour to your look.
Be comfortable: Whatever you ultimately choose as your jewellery option, don’t overlook the comfort factor. Remember that you have to keep your jewellery on you for perhaps an entire evening, and you mustn’t be discomforted by the weight and sharp edges of the jewellery you wear.