WARNING: This wedding jewellery is seriously drool-worthy

Loved the wedding outfit ideas I posted a couple of days ago? The next step is to choose gorgeous jewellery to accompany the gorgeous ensembles you’ve picked for the wedding season.

While jewellery is not as fickle as fashion, there are some jewellery themes that are popular right now and of course you need to know what they are. I’ve handpicked the most representative jewellery pieces to guide your purchases and “what to wear” choices.

Ladies, get ready to bust the bank to get your hands on these.

Diamonds

Yep, this one’s a no-brainer. Wear diamonds with absolutely anything and you’re bound to look and feel elegant, beautiful and stunning. (Bracelet from Hema S Kothari, Feather palm bracelet by Social Butterfly by Laila Singh, Regal multi-diamond necklace from Velvetcase.com)

Bracelet by Hema S. Kothari (2)

FEATHER PALM BRACELET - SOCIAL BUTTERFLY BY LAILA SINGH WINTER 2014-15 (5)

Regal Mutli- Diamond Bridal Necklace, Rs 11,60,187

Jadau

Okay, so another no-brainer. India’s traditional jewellery can make any woman feel like a princess. And jadau is giving serious competition to diamonds as the go-to jewellery style. (Earrings from Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers, cuff by Falguni Mehta)

Jadau earrings

Jadau Jewellery by Falguni Mehta (3)

Diamond + jadau

You’ve got the best of both worlds in a single jewellery piece. Your jewellery choice just became easier. (Set from Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers, set from Gehna Jewellers)

Jadau and diamond

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Red and green

The Indian festive favourites! Whether it comes to diamonds or jadau, jewellery with red and green precious and semi-precious stones (or other elements) will always be a handy accessory! (Bracelet by Hema S Kothari, necklace from Velvetcase.com, set from Jagat Jewels)

 Bracelet by Hema S. Kothari

 

 

Majestic Ruby Diamond Necklace, Rs 4,90,012

DIAMOND NECKLACE SET IN 14 KARAT GOLD WITH OVAL AND PEAR SHAPED GREEN ONYX

Versatile pieces

Flexibility is the need of the hour whether it’s your work timings or jewellery. Jewellers are now giving us options— such as detachable pieces and neutral designs (can be worn with western and ethnic outfits). So a single jewellery investment gives you a lot more returns! (Earrings from Sonal’s Bijoux, detachable jhumkis from Pink City, solitaire pendant from TBZ)

Ocean Drop Earrings with Swarovski Surround from Adawna by Sonal's Bijoux

detachable jhumkis- 2,84,000

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Pearl story

Pearls are another classic jewellery style, but they need a 21st century makeover (Gen Y doesn’t like to wear pearl strings), so now they’re being incorporated into other jewellery styles like diamonds and jadau. (Set from Dwarkadas Chandumal Jewellers, set from Jagat Jewels, earrings from Falguni Mehta)

pearl necklace

ILLUSION SETTING DIAMOND BRACELET WITH SOUTH SEA PEARLS SET IN WHITE GOLD

Jadau Jewellery by Falguni Mehta (1)

Colours

To copy the most over-used fashion cliché—it’s a riot of colours. When your clothes are colourful, why why not your jewellery? Besides red and green, there are sparkly purples, oranges and peaches to add some hues to your jewellery box. (Earrings from Minawala Jewellers, ring from Jagat Jewels, earrings from Sonal’s Bijoux, pendant and earrings from Farah Khan Ali for Tanishq)

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Pear Drop and Floral Motif Danglings with Swarovski Crystals from Adawna by Sonal's Bijoux

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Chic Poll: Most boring wedding trend


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It’s the summer wedding season, and it’s time to bring out the pancake, doll up a bit, wear an outrageously weighty sari or lehenga and wear heavy jewellery.

Below: From Anupama Dayal’s Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010 collection

Anupama Dayal LFW W/F 2010

The last few weddings I attended, I took mental note of fashion faux pas and what women were wearing. Not surprisingly, a handful of notable trends emerged, but those were outshone by styles that almost everyone was wearing. It was like those women were clones of each other.

So which ethnic wear/ wedding trend are you most bored of? Some trends that make my boring fashion list:

  • Brocade (on sari blouses, kurtas, sleeves, everything!)
  • Zardosi
  • Velvet bodice with brocade sleeves (a la Sabyasachi)
  • Anarkali kurtas

As one woman whispered to her friend, “Sabyasachi is the new Westside.” We couldn’t agree more!

So which wedding trend bores you the most? Answer our poll or leave a comment below!

Wedding fashion: Chic embroidered jackets for sangeet

A richly-embroidered jacket for weddings has been on my wish list for a very long time now. And after thinking about it over and over again, I think it’s the right time to buy one. 🙂

Embroidered jackets look elegant and sophisticated, and are ideal for traditional gatherings such as the sangeet. I’ve seen some women wearing such jackets at weddings too.

Rohit Bal embroidered jacket   

Left: Rohit Bal jacket; Right: mapxencaRS by Riddhi & Siddhi

How to wear embroidered jackets:

  • Make the exquisite jacket the focal point of your look. Wear your jacket with a simple kurta and churidar in the same or contrasting colour.
  • Or go casual with a comfortable camisole and tight pants/ knit leggings/ churidar.
  • Experiment with your silhouette by pairing your jacket with loose pants, lehenga or skirt.
  • If you’re petite, add on a pair of high heels (no wedges, please). Stilettos, pointy toes, and peep toes would bring a touch of class and grace to your look.
  • Keep the jewellery subtle and minimal (you want people to look at your jacket, right?)
  • Walk tall!

Would you like to add an embroidered jacket to your wardrobe?

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Wedding fashion: Trendy clutches, purses to hold on to

Every wedding outfit needs to have the right accessories, and we can’t stress enough on how useful the fancy purses and clutches are for weddings. Not only do they look great and complement your outfit, you need them for your lipstick, mobile, and miscellaneous things like money and keys.

My favourite clutches are the ones that are bejewelled, in neutral (or popular) colours, and look great with most of my outfits. After all, it isn’t possible to have a matching clutch for every outfit, is it?

The first clutch is by Cleo, available across department stores like Lifestyle; found it pretty spacious and total VFM. The second one is from Kazo (stores in Delhi, Mumbai and Punjab).

gold clutch bag from Cleo Clutch bag from Kazo

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For those who can’t (or won’t)wear saris at weddings for whatever reason, kalidar kurtas are the comfier, trendy and easy option. They are feminine, add grace to your gait and can create a colourful impact with shaded or alternating panels.

Handy tips to wear kalidar kurtas:

  • Kalidar kurtas are versatile: you can play with necklines, colours and embroideries.
  • Opt for longer kalidar kurtas as hemlines drop this season.
  • Team with a churidar; dupatta is optional.

mapxencaRS by Riddhi & Siddhi kalidar kurta Manish Malhotra kalidar kurta LFW

Left: MapxencaRS by Riddhi & Siddhi

Right: From Manish Malhotra’s Lakme Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2010 collection

 

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Gold is everywhere this season… around your neck, on your ring finger and wrist, and of course, it’s on our clothes. Designers can’t bring enough gold to their lehengas and saris, and we don’t mind, because this time it isn’t OTT.

At Lakme Fashion Week, Anupama Dayal’s collection, which made plenty of good use of Indian embroideries and embellishments in the form of zardosi, gota and brocade.

How to wear gold in your wedding outfit:

  • Wear a sari, lehenga or kurta with gold metallic embellishments.
  • Tone down the bling with a broad gold border on your dupatta or sari.
  • Wear a gold blouse or choli with your lehenga or sari.
  • Don’t forget the gold jewellery!

Anupama Dayal kurta with gold embroidery LFW  Anupama Dayal sari in gold LFW  

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