• Prachi Sachdev

Dip in Glitter and Sparkle: Top 5 Contemporary looks to go for this Festive Season

Updated: Dec 17, 2018

The smell of festivities, the feel of Diwali, it’s in the air! It is that time of the year when every Indian woman loves to flaunt her jewellery. The classy, elegant and exquisite clothes that are stacked in the wardrobe, find their place all over the house in a bid to decide on the best outfit.

Diwali, it doesn’t start or end in a day. It brings with it days of celebrations full of excitement, card parties, family dinners, and get together.

A seeming girl next door, I too am absorbed in the planning and execution of my festivity looks.

Seeking information on the latest trends from Mr. Google to looking up to friends for advice and checking YouTube videos for the latest jewellery selection, I did it all.

A variety of traditional designs, contemporary and diamond pieces, each of it tells a story. The traditional designs display a perfect juxtaposition of beauty and glamour.

Though by now I have listed my choices of ornaments to buy from yet to pep up my festive spirits, I decided to make my looks worthwhile.

To ease up your struggle to manage to appear your best, here’s a list of top 5 contemporary looks on ‘how to deck up and look traditional, trendy, festive yet contemporary, at the same time’.

Elegance in simplicity:Beauty of style, harmony, grace and good rhythm depends on simplicity. If you plan to drape a sari (chiffon, georgette, net) for a casual outing with friends or a card party, keep the jewellery minimal.

Elegance in Simplicity

Try not to binge on loads of bangles just because everyone’s doing it. A bracelet or an enthralling bangle would rather be appealing. Avoid danglers with sari. Instead choose a pair of stud earrings to add richness to your attire. Go for a bold statement ring with a feminine delicacy.

When Cotemporary meets Heritage:Jewellery has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique. If your outfit is inclined more towards fusion clothing, compliment your looks with lavishly elegant kundan jewellery. Harmonize the fulsome neckpiece with elegant gold bangles.

When Contemporary meets Heritage

If you plan on bling shopping this Diwali, do check the varied collection of latest jewellery range available. In trending designs, you will find a rare combination of statement pieces with richness of Indian heritage and culture.

Make it Simple But Significant:When it comes to dressing up for the occasion, we women can be meticulous, and different, and diverse. If there’s a grand Diwali celebration in the family, it becomes difficult not to spring on the splendid outfit that hangs proudly in our wardrobe.

Make it Simple But Significant

Just a word of caution here, go minimal on jewellery. The embellished outfit will fade the beauty of bold ornaments. Choose between colourful gemstones or a gold/diamond pendant set.

Being Trendy:A casual gown is perfect attire for an evening to catch up with family and friends. It can be tricky when it comes to choosing the right kind of jewellery for an evening dress. Go for short charming necklaces or short dangling pendants.

Being Trendy

If you decide to ditch bracelet or a bangle, adorn an armlet.

Be Incredibly Beautiful:

If you are the kinds for whom, comfort and grace are synonyms, style in a printed or embroidered palazzo with a plain top.

Be Incredibly Beautiful

Match the outfit with bold gold jhumkis. Ditch the neckpiece. Tart up your looks by adding a maang tika, a statement ring and matching bangles or kada.

Jewellery is a very personal thing. It tells a story about the person who's wearing it.

This festive season, re-invent yourself; transform yourself, with the right choice of jewellery. Glam up and make iconic moments come alive.

This Diwali gift yourself and your loved ones some beautiful and sparkling memories to cherish.

PC: Namita Garg, T19 Studio Fashion

Prachi Sachdev Mendiratta

About the Author: Born and raised in Gurgaon, the millennium city of India, Prachi Sachdev Mendiratta is a freelance blogger at various platforms. She is a graphic designer, a video editor and a painter by choice. A hippie at heart travelling has been her passion for ever since she remembers. She loves to read books that inspire. She also loves to read books depicting life of people from varied cultures across the globe. Her favourite authors are Robin Sharma, Paulo Coelho and now Jean Sasson, apart from others. Her favorite quote is, 'The Time is Now or Never'.



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