Few days left for D-Day, and all you can think about is looking like a million bucks on your big day? While some of you are as excited as Geet from Jab We Met going, “Bachpan se hi naa…mujhe shaadi karne ka bada craze hai, by God“; for others, planning their dream wedding must be feeling like a ginormous task! We hear you. That’s why we have taken inspo from our favourite reel-life Bollywood brides and put together the most stunning Indian wedding jewelry looks that you can pull off like a true queen on your wedding day. Indian wedding jewelry is nothing short of regal finery, and the whimsical jewelry adorned by the Bollywood brides is the perfect place to take inspiration from.
So, let’s look at the top 8 bejeweled Bollywood divas who set the latest jewelry trends to help you achieve every kind of bridal look:
- The Contemporary Look Inspo: Kareena Kapoor Khan in Veere Di Wedding
For all the modern-day brides who like to keep it avant-garde, Veere Di Wedding defines your modern ethnic, bridal look goals. Make a fashion statement like Kareena Kapoor Khan with unique jewelry pieces, including a captivating maang tikka or a dramatic haath phool. What we absolutely loved: Kareena’s beautiful choker made of large pearls accentuated by pearl-encrusted beads.
- The Royal Look Inspo: Aishwarya Rai Bachhan in Jodha Akbar
While watching Jodha Akbar, if you wondered how much jewelry is too much, then Jodha is your ultimate inspiration to attain a royal princess look. From traditional Rajasthani borla to chunky jadau chokers, Aishwarya went all out with regal jewelry pieces, stunning everyone in the audience. We loved the kamarbandh and the stacks of bangles designed intricately with kundan and meenakari. It is said that her jewelry weighed a whopping 35 kgs. But hey, if Jodha can do it, then you can do it too!
- The Traditional Look Inspo: Deepika Padukone in Padmaavat
If Sanjay Leela Bhansali films are not about larger-than-life sets, clothes, and jewelry, then what are they really? Deepika Padukone’s iconic pose in the movie’s poster mesmerized us with her face-covering nath, Rajasthani borla, kundan choker, arsi finger rings, bangles, mathapattis, jhumkas, and armlets. Sigh! Won’t this collection make for amazing Indian wedding jewelry?
- The Modern Princess Look Inspo: Sonam K Ahuja in Prem Ratan Dhan Paayo
Sonam Kapoor, who plays a modern Rajasthani princess, shone in blingy kundan sets throughout the movie while we sat there taking notes for all you brides-to-be. Lesson learned: Jallar chokers with matching earrings and layered Indian bridal jewelry are some evergreen jewelry styles you can opt for at your wedding (and use later).
- The Versatile Diva Look Inspo: Anushka Sharma in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
Anushka Sharma sported her over-the-top kundan necklace with emerald embellishments in different bridal looks was a lesson in fashion and styling. From wearing it over an ethnic shirt outfit for the Mehendi function to donning it over a complete traditional lehenga outfit, Anushka’s character proved that a versatile kundan necklace is a must-have in every bride’s trousseau.
- The Minimalistic South-Indian Look Inspo: Alia Bhatt in 2 States
The perfect blend of traditional and modern! We loved the south-Indian bride played by Alia Bhatt in 2 States. Gold is never out of style, especially with the graceful sunrise diety coinage necklace that this Bollywood bride wore for her picturesque reel-life wedding.Add to that the statement maang tikka, temple jhumkas, and Kamar bandh, and we just got the perfect Indian bridal jewelry look for you.
- The Elegant Bride Look Inspo: Anushka Shetty in Baahubali
The intricate designs of Devsena’s jewelry had our hearts when we watched the epic Baahubali. Her unique gold-plated earrings with chains, nose pins, and maang tikka appear to be carefully crafted and can give any bride the most desired dainty look. It is said that about 1500 jewelry pieces were made to order for the various characters in the film. We can only imagine!
- The Vintage Look Inspo: Kangana Ranaut in Manikarnika
If you’ve forgotten your history lessons, let Manikarnika’s layers and layers of Indian bridal jewelry be a gentle reminder of the astounding Jhansi ki rani’s conquests. Adorned with gold jewelry from head to toe, Kangana Ranaut looked every bit spectacular in the extraordinary matha patti, long neckbands, choker necklace, gigantic pair of jhumkas, and stringed head jewelry pieces. This Indian wedding jewelry collection could easily be any Maharashtrian bride’s dream, and we bet it’d be a beautiful one too.
After looking at these Bollywood-inspired grand Indian bridal jewelry trends, could you be more enthused? So, get scouting for the jewelry pieces that caught your attention and start building your precious Indian wedding jewelry box to look like a hard-to-forget empress on your wedding day.