How To Choose Bridal Jewellery That Flatters Your Face And Skin

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*This blog has been re-blogged from http://www.bollywoodshaadis.com and written by Ms.Vriti Malik.

Jewellery is undoubtedly the most important part of a bride’s look on her wedding day. It is also the trickiest to choose, keeping in mind not just the current trends and personal taste, but also one’s face shape and skin tone. Yes, the bridal jewellery must be bought with complete attention to such details that you might ignore otherwise. To pick out the perfect bridal jewellery for your D-day, allow us to be your guide, and help you through your journey of buying the perfect wedding sets.

Understand Your Face Shape

It is important to understand your face shape, before you begin with your jewellery shopping. We are going to tell you about neckpieces and earrings styles that will flatter your face shape because maang tikkas are comparatively simpler to choose. To select a perfect one, keep your forehead in consideration. If you have a broad forehead, then safely go for a heavier maang tikka with a matha patti. If you have a small forehead, pick out a small tikka, and go for a small crystal bindi along with it.

Round-shaped face

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Right kind of jewellery will help you to offset the roundness of your face. Pick a long necklace that extends below the neckline, along with chandelier earrings. Lay your hands on earrings in different shapes and cuts, like square or oval. Teardrop earrings would look best on you.

Better Avoid: Steer clear of round-shaped earrings, and even round cut diamonds or gemstones.

Oval-shaped face

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Neither round nor long, this face shape is one where lots of versatility can be explored. You can flaunt long and short necklaces with equal aplomb. Play around with different styles of earrings, especially big hoops and danglers. While going for danglers, pick the ones that are angular in shape.

Better Avoid: Extra-long earrings are the only unsafe bet for you.

Rectangular-shaped face

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Complement the length of your face with contrasting jewellery style. Choker-style necklace will look perfect on you, combined with short or round earrings. Even button earrings are a great choice. Basically, go for earrings that are soft and round.

Better Avoid: Do not ever go for hard angles like rectangular and square earrings.

Heart-shaped face

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Image Courtesy (L-R): Indian Wear, Azva Jewellery

Since your chin area is narrower, go for shorter necklaces and chokers that lend a bit of roundness to your face. Danglers and teardrop earrings will give an elongated look to your face, and also ensure that the jawline does not look too sharp. Long cylindrical and triangular danglers are the ones you should be looking for.

Better Avoid: Stay away from small earrings and studs.

Understand Your Skin Tone

Skin tone does not only refer to being fair or dark. What we are talking about here is whether you are a warm-toned or a cool-toned person! Depending on this, the jewellery style that would suit you, will obviously differ.

Cool tone

If your veins appear bluish in colour, and your skin has a rosy undertone, then you are cool-toned person.

Diamonds are truly your best friends. Apart from that, choose metals, like platinum, white gold, silver, and Cubic Zirconis (CZ). They will look stunning on you.

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When you wish to adorn a gemstone, look no further than white pearls, blue sapphires, ravishing rubies, exquisite amethysts, and striking deep emeralds. Also, do not shy away from embracing bright colours like pink, red, and purple that will make you look vivacious.

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Warm tone

If your veins are greenish in appearance, and your skin has a golden sheen to it, then you have a warm skin tone.

Embrace yellow gold, kundan, or copper on your special day.

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Talking of precious and semi-precious stones, go for colours like brown, yellow, orange, coral, turquoise, and olive. Golden pearls will also look great on you.

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Image Courtesy: Tanishq

Some More Handy Tips:

  • If you do not wish to attract attention to your broad shoulders, avoid wearing brooches or an armband.
  • For any particular look, pick jewellery in one colour. Do not pick a red bracelet with blue earrings. It will end up looking tacky.
  • If your outfit is too sparkly, then go for subtle jewellery.
  • Do not let a piece of jewellery converge with another accessory or clothing. For instance, a necklace should not cover your studded waist belt, but rather end a few inches above it.
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Stunning Hairdos for the “I Do”

If you’re the bride, then whether you like it or not, you will command most of the attention on your wedding day. Every satin bow, every frill, every stroke of eye liner will probably be intensely analyzed. That’s why, it’s important that the little details are taken care of along with the big ones. The hairstyle you wear on your D-Day, though seemingly a small task, is a very big detail that can make or break your wedding look. So to make your life easier, here are some hairstyle trends from 2014!

The Chignon

A chignon is the most classic and safe hairstyle for the bride. If you’re looking for a no-fuss, low maintenance hairstyle that is elegant, yet easygoing, then these beautiful buns are the hairdo for you. And the best part? You can wear the chignon in at least 10 different ways, so there’s a huge variety you can choose from. Some favourites are the bouffant bun, the side swept chignon, the loosely curled chignon, and the braided chignon. Spice up these dazzling buns with beautiful accessories, and you’ll have all the armour you need to stun your wedding party.

The Braid

These enchanted locks are suitable for any outfit, in any setup, and for any occasion. One of the oldest ways to do hair, this style was considered a look for the plain Jane. However, modern-day fashionistas have rediscovered these modest tangles and revived their importance in high style. There are endless choices of braids available, such as the fishtail, the French braid, the five-strand braid, and the full crown braid. The hottest trend of 2014 is the ‘Katniss Braid’, made famous by Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games. Just pick one of these beautiful knots, and you’re bound to steal the show!

The Bouffant

If you’re looking for that elegant, retro, Audrey Hepburn look on your wedding day, then the bouffant is the hairstyle for you. This gorgeous do, made famous in the 60s (by dazzling women such as the Breakfast at Tiffany’s star and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy), has made it’s way back on the ramps of international fashion weeks. Go with the classic, the poof, the ballerina, or the side bouffant, and transform yourself into a goddess to steal your groom’s heart all over again.

Long, Loose, Luxurious

If you’re considering something more natural, flowing, and bohemian to complete your wedding look, then let your hair down and pick a stunning open hairstyle to show off that irresistible mane. Tresses, classic curls, Hollywood waves, the half-up bun, the demi-bouffant, the waterfall braid – the options are endless! Elevate one of these dazzling dos with beautiful accessories and watch the wedding party swoon at your entry.

The Crop / Bob Cut

For all the divas out there who have a little bit of Victoria Beckham in them (if you were a teenager in the 90s, you’ll know what I’m talking about), the crop or bob cut is the ideal deal for you. These iconic mops are so stylish, they rarely need accessories to support them. However, you can surely enhance your look with a minimal accessory such as a flower or pretty hairband. One thing’s certain though; no matter how you wear this look, you’re going to have a red carpet rolled out for you!

It’s natural that most brides ignore their wedding hairdo until the wedding day is in the looming, what with the million things they need to get done. But the bride’s hairdo is the next most important thing after the wedding dress. Take the time to select a sizzling look for yourself, something you know you can pull off and be comfortable and confident in, and all the other elements that make up your bridal look will fall into place. Have a great wedding!