Adding bangle and bracelets to your accessory collection not just makes you a fashionista, but also adds the oomph factor to your outfit which is must needed. You must have noticed how pretty bangles look on your wrists and also upgrade your ethnic look from normal to elegant. Indian women’s beauty is incomplete without mind blowing bangles on their wrists. Each and every part of it leaves you with the desire to invest in them and gather a huge collection in jewellery box.
Bangle is one of the most popular traditional as well as modern Indian accessories. It is also very popular in foreign countries but it is seen as an auspicious traditional accessory in India. A true sign of women’s suhaag in India is Bangle which is not just a piece of jewellery but lot more than that. It is a tradition of Indian culture; both young and old women wear this auspicious accessory.
Bangles over few years have become much popular and also suits more contemporary look. Geometric designed bangles give it a funky look but for traditional ceremonies like Pooja, Wedding, Sangeet or Mehendi only circular metal or glass bangles are preferred. Women in different states of India call it by different names however it has equal significance in Indian wedding tradition, irrespective of the geographical boundaries.
Bangles hold great significance for married women as it is a sign of being suhagan and it also owns great importance in Indian Ceremonies especially Wedding Ceremony. It is one of the inseparable aspects of Indian culture from ages. Wearing bangles for all the marriage rituals, be it Sangeet Ceremony or Reception is very important for the bride. The word bangle got its name by a Hindi word ‘Bangri’ which means ‘the ornament which adorn the arm’ in Sanskrit.
Importance of Bangles in Indian Culture
Wearing bangles, especially gold, glass or lac is a must for married woman and brides. Accessories symbolize marriage with the most powerful expressions in Indian culture. In India Bangles are associated with husbands life and that’s the reason is it broke or removed when she turns a widow. In our culture, different colours of bangles traditionally signify many different things. Red stands prosperity and energy, while Yellow denotes happiness. Green signifies fertility and good luck, white denotes new beginnings and orange stands for success. Gold bangles are the symbol of prosperity and fortune while Silver bangles stands for strength.
Types of bangles
2. Kalire Bangles
3. Metal Bangles
4. Glass Bangles
8. Diamond Bangles
7. Gold Bangles
8. Pearl bangles
9. Tread Bangles
10. Lac Bangles
Bangles in Contemporary Time
Nowadays women irrespective of their marital status adorn their wrists with bangles which are available in variety of styles. Women now belief that wearing of jewellery before marriage or after marriage has no relationship with their husband’s age. Thus in this contemporary time, bangle are worn by fashion conscious women. Now it is worn as a fashion statement whereas mothers and grandmothers wore bangles as part of tradition. Ages changed but the significance of bangle is the same as it was millennia ago.
Styling Bangles with Right Outfits
1. Lehenga is one of the most elegant Indian ethnic and you can make it look even better by styling it with Metal or Diamond Bangles. If your Lehenga is a bit traditional try to go for Gold or Lac Bangles.
2. Bridal wear is the dream outfit of every women and it takes lot of time and efforts to select the right accessory for it. Thus you should always try to consider the outfit’s design, style, embroidery and colour before buying bangles. Chuda and Kalire Bangles go well with all bridal wear.
3. Gown is a type of an indo western outfit, thus try to go for a fancy Bangle and not a typical traditional one unless the gown has traditional design. You should go for Tread Bangle as it is the trendiest accessory nowadays.
4. Anarkali is a traditional dress and one of the popular outfits amongst women across the India you can style it with simple pearl bangles or Metal Bangles.
5. Ghagra yet another type of lehenga or skirt is very trendy and you should be very careful while styling it as overdoing can spoil your look. Try to go for Diamond Bangles or Gold Bangles.
6. Jacket is already the centre of attraction of the outfit so you should avoid going for bangles Single Kada is enough to maintain the look.
7. Saree is the best Indian outfit that makes you look pretty and beautiful without any extra efforts. It can be styled with Glass Bangles for important occasions and also with Diamond Bangles for celebrations.
8. Salwar Suits is a simple outfit which keeps women comfortable in hectic parties, wedding ceremony or other celebration. Try to accessories it with simple Kada, gold or diamond Bangles. This will help you maintain simple and elegant look.
9. Sharara as you all know is a traditional Indian outfit therefore styling it with traditional accessory is a must or else it may break your look.
10. Skirt and Crop Top is also an indo western outfit, same like I mentioned above you have to go for something that is very classy and elegant like Pearl or Thread Bangles to enhance the look.