f you are wondering what to do with all the lovely traditional jewellery you bought for the wedding season, we have just the solution for you. Don’t keep those kundan necklaces and gold jhumkas in velvet boxes and lockers just yet, there’s a lot more you can do with them. Pair them with your Western formal wear and party outfits and watch heads turn in envy!
Trust our Bollywood ladies to keep things spicy, on screen and off it too! Sonam Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Neha Dhupia have been frequently seen wearing Indian jewellery with their gowns, pant suits and dresses to spectacular effects. Such is the charm of Indian jewellery that even Hollywood beauties Penelope Cruz and Amy Adams picked up kundan earrings to wear at red carpet events.
No matter which part of your body you want to adorn, there is always beautiful Indian jewellery for it. Wear a maang tikka with sleek middle parted hair and a long gown or maxi dress, or a statement necklace with an off shoulder dress, or large earrings with a tailored jumpsuit, or a meenakari ring with a tailored jacket with rolled up sleeves. It will make for a refreshing look in your evening wear. But whatever you do, don’t wear more than one piece of jewellery with western outfits.
If you are wearing traditional jewellery like kundan, meenakari, temple jewellery etc., don’t wear it with casuals. They deserve something as refined as their craftsmanship, so pair them with your eveningwear.
Not into too much gold? Try stone studded jadau and intricate meenakari pieces to inject some colour into your monochromatic outfits like an LBD or a pantsuit.
Whether inherited from mom and grandma, or bought on a whim, nothing beats the beauty and grace of Indian traditional jewellery, so wear it often and wear it with pride! This is the most fashionable way of getting the fusion look right and also bringing in an element of heritage to your western wardrobe. It’s experimental, fun and beautiful. Go for it!