Go Ethnic, Go Chunky this Navratri
The festival season is upon us and with nine days of Navratri celebrations followed by Diwali, it is that time of the year when everyone brings out their traditional chaniya cholis, ghagras, kurtis, turbans and of course, ethnic, antique and heavy jewellery. During Navratri, women—young and old—step out of their homes in a new outfit everyday of the 9-day festival. Along with the dresses, matching jewellery also plays an important role in getting that festive look right.
The Navratri festival is different and unique every year. So are also the dress and jewellery trends for that festive season. Scroll down if you are curious about the ethnic jewellery trends for this year and want to try them out:
The right jewellery for your attire: For your Navratri/Diwali night-out always size up your jewellery with your outfit before zeroing in on the final look. Many permutations and combinations will be needed before you nail that “perfect look”. If you are opting for a plain dress, then keep the jewellery heavy. It will be a good contrast to the simplicity of the dress. Matching bangles and a simple bag, and you are ready to rock the night away.
Keep up the grand effect: This festive season “be different, be grand”. Whenever we pick our festive outfits, we want everything to be on a grand scale. More embroidery, more elaborate designs and so on. This year, apply this “more” attitude while selecting jewellery and opt for large, fashionable earrings, head pendants, choker necklaces among others to complete the jaw-dropping look.
Go Silver: Silver or oxidised metal is the hot favourite this Navratri. Oxidised necklaces embedded with stones, oxidised necklace sets mixed with coloured stones and necklace sets with danglers are selling like hot cakes. All the latest trends are eagerly welcomed by women, especially young girls. Other than neck and head pieces, oxidised bracelets are also a major hit as they go well with any outfit—be it a simple salwar kameez or an elaborate chaniya choli.
Indulge in “different” ornaments: Every Navratri, the focus is on typical jewellery like earrings, necklaces and bangles. This year, why not do something different? Along with the usual bangles and neckpieces, spend time choosing unique maang tikkas and kamarbandhs that add the dramatic and standout effect to your outfit.
Idol Pendants: Pendants and bracelets with the designs of Navratri Goddesses like Durga, Kali are a hot favourite among youngsters. These go very well with ethnic Navratri outfits.
The more, the better: Fashion experts are of the opinion that this festive season the emphasis is on “more”. The more chunky pieces you wear, the more striking your fashion statement is going to be!
Now that all the “in-fashion” trends have been listed out, get into Navratri finery and dance the night away to popular Garba tunes, and also put together your Diwali style. Enjoy the celebrations!