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Trending: Layered Jewellery

BY The WMG Bride | 17 Sep, 2014 | 3778 views | 3 min read

So when it comes to your wedding day, your mum, grandmum and all the other aunts in your house are probably debating whether that set you bought is "big enough" for the bride ! High five if your mum thinks a  bridal set is one where no inch of your neck is visible  ... but as of late- instead of the focus on one large piece what is really trending is layering delicate strands of jewellery in different textures. Remember Real bride Kirat from one of our fav real weddings shot by Dot Dusk. She layered strands of polki, pearls and a hint of emeralds to create a royal, understated charm and it was super effective ! layer1 The latest issue of Harpers Bazaar bride features a rather scary looking Anushka Sharma wearing Sabyasachi Couture 2014 with layered of pearls, gold and rubies as a contrast. Infact Sabyasachi couture 2013, on the right saw tons of layering as well! layer One of the things that are super hot right now are hyderabadi jewels. The 'V' shaped signature necklace with tons of pearl detailing worn with a choker and other accompanyments is the perfect way to add the Nizami touch to your look and still look absolutely stunning. Screen Captures3 South Indian Brides have been layering jewellery since ages. On the right is real bride Anusha shot by Regan Raj who layered different tones of red rubies. On the left -south  Indian bride with layers of gold! Screen Captures4-001 Real bride Samudrika shot by Ravneet Puri  wore a beautiful polki piece and then a layered piece with thin gold chains. Source: Pinterest.com How to layer jewellery as a bride
  • Use thin, delicate pieces layered over each other to create a delicate, royal effect rather than very big, statement pieces
  • Stick to two or one color. You don't want to layer rubies with polki with emeralds and sapphires. Pick a color scheme in contrast to your lehenga. Example: Kirat used green and gold in contrast to her orange blouse and used that to layer
  • Experiment with different textures- smooth round pearls, shiny kundan strings, oval green emeralds all mixed up together create an interesting harmony.
  • Make sure the longest piece of jewellery while layering, ends not below the navel or it can look overwhelming.
  • Use this as a simple rule to layer- one choker, one long rani haar /strand of pearls, and two strands in between these two!
  • Keep in mind the shape of your blouse while layering jewellery. Layering works best when your neckline is clean, and uncluttered with embroidery. Any simple neckline- a scoop U, a simple V or even a high boat neck works great- just don't add on too much of  the embroidery at the neckline because that can interfere with the play of layering.
Layer jewellery as a wedding guest
  • Pick one strand of pearls or one strand of emeralds/ rubies and use just that to create 2-3 layers by twisting it in high/ low strings.
  • Layer this over a plain black, raw silk anarkali for a stunning look (Black plain high neck anarkali with layers of shiny rubies= super chic ness)
  • As a wedding guest you can go funky as well and just layer colored beads over a simple white outfit or thin, wispy strands of gold worn over just about anything.
Don't forget to check out our Jewellery gallery right here
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