5 Interesting Use Of Ethnic Accessories We Saw From Bollywood’s Leading Ladies At The Armaan Jain Wedding Reception
Stalking Bollywood shaadis is one of my many guilty pleasures; they draw in the biggest names in entertainment and business, dressed in their best ethnic garbs. There are at least a few people who will get excited to see the richest man in Asia step out in a fabulous bandhgala instead of his usual business suits. These weddings are also exclusively *extra*, the concept of minimal themes and styling being lost on Mumbai’s glitterati. This makes them interesting to me, a lazy girl who actively dodges wedding invitations and only wears a lehenga during rare family events that I can’t ignore without being disowned by the fam.
The first high profile wedding of the year just went down with Armaan Jain tying the knot with model and fashion blogger Anissa Malhotra. The grandson of Raj Kapoor, his nuptials drew many of Bollywood’s leading ladies in their ethnic best. While the wedding itself was uber glamorous, it is last night’s reception that made me sit up and take notice of who wore what. And with careful consideration, I can say that the night belonged to fun accessories and how you can style them with Indian outfits, and here are some of our faves!
A Practical Arm Candy
It makes sense to carry a hand-held folding fan to a warm Mumbai evening soiree where you’ve arrived in a saree and heavy jewellery! Sonam Kapoor Ahuja chose a Good Earth Gota work saree for her night out and apart from all the luxe bling she had stacked on, a cute little matching folding fan made an appearance too. How adorable!
Talking of matching accessories, Shilpa Shetty Kundra’s Mala & Kinnary saree comes with a complimentary choker accessory that matches the tasseled beading on the saree. A signature look from the label, we love the idea of customising your bling with trims from your outfit; it saves time and makes for such a cohesive look!
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An Old Soul
I am in love with this vintage-themed Tarun Tahiliani lehenga on Shanaya Kapoor. It comes in in so many rusted hues and shades. What makes it so much more charming are the Maharaja-style jewels in the form of a kada-style hand accessories and crescent necklaces. Royalty!
The Sole Maang Tikka
Alia Bhatt has never been a big of accessories and usually keeps it very minimal. But last night, she took it a bit further and wore just a single statement maang tikka with her Manish Malhotra salmon pink lehenga, with not a single earring in sight. We love it!
Emerald And Ivory
Ivory shades are the easiest to accessorise; just grab your best pearls and watch the ensemble turn into something so rich. This is NOT the route that Athiya Shetty took with her House Of Masaba lehenga and instead went for some emerald green bling. It is such a nice colour-block moment!