A Ear For Style

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With the shaadi season in full effect, making trips to the tailor for last minute alterations is probably driving you crazy and accessorising is the last thing most girls worry about but get hassled when its decision making time and you’ve already texted people that you’ll be there in five minutes, half an hour ago. Well, worry not, we’ve got you covered with the easiest choice of accessory to go with each occasion and are a dazzling way to make a statement – yes, we’re all ears!


Bachelorette

It’s time to let your hair down and sit back because bachelorettes are easily one of the most stress-free occasions, not just for the bride to be, but for her friends too. Dress code or not, this party usually calls for some glamorous yet relaxed outfit that won’t involve a dupatta to lug around. When it comes to picking a choice of accessory, we think long tasseled earrings are your best bet.

While ear cuffs were all the rage last year, long neck dusting earrings are making a comeback. We think this statement gem will flawlessly complete just about any look!

WM tip: Long neck dusters are probably not your best bet if you’re petite with not much neck length – in such cases, opt for chunky stud earrings instead.

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Mehendi

It’s clearly a no-brainer that the accessory game during this function only begins from the neck-up. While maang tikas and matha pattis are a must-do for us – adding a great pair of earrings to this only turns it up a notch. Mehendis can be restrictive and uncomfortable for most part while you get your hands adorned in henna, so adding heavy danglers to your lobes probably isn’t the best idea. We suggest a great pair of studs to go with your head accessory – dainty, classic yet dressy, these are the safest pair you’ll find yourself reaching out to, even if there’s no wedding involved.

When adding a head accessory like a matha patti, it’s ideal that the earring compliments it without over-powering the entire look – if your head-dress is heavily adorned, stick to simple studs and if the maang tika is minimal you could very well add a statement teardrop earring to balance the look.

WM tip: Girls with round shaped faces who don’t have much forehead room should ideally stick to dainty droplet maang tikas.

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Sangeet or Cocktail night

Dance, music, a performance or three and a couple of glasses of Chardonnay, just about sums up your sangeet or cocktail night. With all the fun this function awaits, the last thing you need is a pair of earrings getting lost or stuck to your dress while you shimmy with your best dance moves on stage.

Might we suggest a great pair of chandelier earrings or chandbalis that have a good lock at the back and not regular hooks that easily come off. Perfect for those trendy off-shoulder crop tops and blouses that everyone’s wearing with fancy lehengas, an absence of a neckpiece here won’t matter as much as you’d assume.

Sure, a choker necklace or stack of bangles are killer options too, but earrings you can wear without restriction – they don’t discriminate based on your neckline or the length of your sleeves.

WM tip: The combination of make-up and accessories is a usually where this look takes a wrong turn – chandbalis are elegant and while you may love the idea of a red lip and smokey eye together, it’s best to play up one element of the face when wearing a great pair of earrings. Stick to either a strong wine-coloured lip with a graphic winged liner, or a light smokey eye with a muted rose pink pout.

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Wedding

Its time to go all out guns-blazing traditional and ethnic on this day – feminine salwar suits or patiala with a heavy duppatta, it’s all incomplete without a pair of statement earrings.

We love the vibe that jhumkas bring with them when worn over any ethnic outfit, they’re ethereal and have a classic quality that makes them a mainstay in your jewellery trunks.

WM tip: Adding an antique nath to this look will be better than adding a necklace – let your duppatta drape over the neck and uplift the ethnic factor. Tousled waves combined with a light bronze smokey eye and nude lip should be ideal.

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Reception

Wedding receptions aren’t what they used to be five or six years ago – dress codes are now inspired by Hollywood red carpet stars and the staged couple gatherings have evolved to a more carefree setting.

Considering an indo-western gown is your outfit of choice for the night, an elegant pair of danglers or cascading earrings should guarantee quite a reaction from your friends –the good kind, of course!

These statement earrings are chock full of drama, often landing as low as the collarbone, which is why they’re the ideal accent for gowns and party-perfect ensembles alike!

WM tip: Play up your tresses in an elegant up do for this occasion to let your earrings do the talking. Make-up should be minimalistic with a great red lip and winged liner and no colour on the eye.

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