Summer has finally dawned upon us and that means wedding season is officially in full swing. If you’re a summer or early fall bride, you likely have an eye out for the hottest bridal trends that are gracing aisles across the country. Any bridal look is incomplete without traditional jewelry. With the rising temperatures, brides who have taken on the challenge of getting married in the scorching heat, dressing up can be quite a task. The heavily embellished wedding outfits along with the jewelry can make them bake during the ceremony. So, to help them keep it simple, cool, and stunning, here are a few tips to put together the perfect summer wedding jewelry look and make them look like the insta bride this season.
Hair jewellery: Nowadays, hair jewelry has taken the bridal makeover industry by storm. Whether it is a simple polki maang tikka, a matha patti that covers the entire hairline on the forehead or a jhoomar, these accessories give the bride a look that is light, simple, subtle, classy, and elegant. Also, one does not need to go out in the scorching sun, online sites like CaratLane have a wide variety diamond and gold jewelry available online.
Photo credit: CaratLane, featuring Peeya swing maang tikka
Nose Ring and Nath: Keeping it light and simple is the new trend. As it is, the wedding outfit that the bride wears is heavy and a gorgeously embellished piece of art. Do not clutter the look by wearing heavy jewelry that will make you feel hot and stuffy as well. As mentioned earlier, a simple maang tikka, a big diamond nose stud, clubbed with heavy jhumkas to match the outfit will do the job just right.
Photo credit: CaratLane
Necklace: Wearing a sleek and slender neck piece makes your neck look slimmer, longer, and more defined. So instead of wearing long and heavy necklaces, just go for elegantly crafted chokers made from diamonds, coloured stones or polki; whichever suits your outfit the best.
Photo Credit: CaratLane, Featuring Diamond Motif necklace.
Mangalsutra: New age mangalsutra designs are available on sites like CaratLane for the bride who likes to go traditional. Only suggestion, don’t go for coloured gems, instead stick to diamonds that can be teamed with any attire.
Photo Credit: CaratLane, featuring Chetna Mangalsutra
Hands: For the north Indian brides, chooda takes care of the major part of accessorizing the hands. For the rest, don’t compromise on the numbers here. A bride looks best with plenty of bangles on her wrist. You can mix and match with the colours of your dress, wear kadas in the beginning. But if you aren’t a fan of bangles, wear big gold/diamond bracelets or kadas along with delicate haathphools on both hands. And instead of the usual gold rings, wear big and bold statement rings, one in each hand to complete the look.
Photo Credit: CaratLane, Featuring Azalea floral ornate bangle.
Photo Credit: CaratLane, featuring Gerbera Hand harness.
A bold ring on your hand will complete your look.
Photo Credit: CaratLane, Featuring Grand Diamond studded ring.
A few toe rings and a beautiful anklet or payal; that is all you need to glam up your feet for the wedding day. Don’t you want people to go ‘’wow’’ every time you lift that lehenga to climb a stair or enter the mandap? If you are wearing a choli or blouse that shows off your waist and its curves, then accessorize it with a gorgeous kamarband to enhance the beauty even more. You can wear a beautiful big red bindi if you have a wide forehead, and keep the makeup subtle yet sharp.
Having said all this, every girl has a different body type, skin type, posture, and personal style. Something that suits you might not suit somebody else and vice versa. So, dress up keeping in mind your own personal style and what all you can carry off easily, and rock the look like a dive.