I don’t know about you all but when I think about Jewelleries for ethnic wear the first thing that comes up in my head is Earrings. Not many people can relate to me on this but I am sure after reading this blog you will definitely agree to what I said. I remember from my childhood I had this craze for earrings and loved collecting it in my small jewellery box! As far as I think all Indian women know that wearing ethnic is incomplete without a great pair of earrings.
If you see the B-town actresses, they have always been a style inspiration when it comes to styling a good pair of earing with the perfect outfit. Be it Katrina Kaif, Sonam Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma, Deepika Padukone or Kangana Ranaut their selection is just on point. So, ladies, when it comes to dressing up all you have to do is select the best out of the best for yourself. By this I mean choose the right pair of earring out of its different styles that complements your dress and makes you steal the show! While it’s every women’s fantasy to have a jewellery box brimming with beautiful adornments but the reality is when it comes to styling it with traditional outfit you would hardly wear few pieces out of the entire collection. Thus you should invest in such a pair that makes you ready within minutes for any occasion in any ethnic wear.
Importance of Earring in India
Since ancient times, both women and men across India were adorning their ears with earrings for spiritual or ornamental reasons. Now over the years, the custom of ear piercing in India has rooted up and today it is conventional for girls in most of the Indian communities to have their ears pierced at an early age of 0-5 years. From earliest times, wearing ear ornaments like earrings by married women is considered auspicious in our Indian tradition. Besides, earrings are also considered to be a sign of woman’s wealth, prosperity and also her status in the society. Elongated ear lobes by the earrings are considered a sign of wealth and beauty – longer the ear lobe, greater is the wealth. By adding ornaments to almost every small part of the ear, the woman also ensures a continual state of physical and mental welfare.
Different Types of Earrings for Ethnic Wear
For women, getting ready is not an easy task. We women, have different types of ethnic outfit for which we also need different footwear and accessories to pair with that complements the Indian look. So, to make your life little easier, I have composed a list of Indian earrings which acts as a saviour on traditional occasions such as Wedding, Reception, Mehendi or Sangeet.
2. Tassel Earrings
3. Feather Earrings
4. Ear Cuffs
5. Drop Earrings
6. Chandelier Earrings
7. Dangler Earrings
8. Hoop Earrings
10. Cluster earrings
12. Needle Drop Earrings
13. Kashmiri Dejhoor Earrings
14. Passa Style Earrings
15. Kaan Phool
Earring Styling with Right Outfit
• First of all, you should figure out which colour will go well with your outfit.
• If your Lehenga or Saree is of darker shade like royal blue, red or brown go for silver or gold earring this will enhance your outfit.
• Light colour Gowns and Anarkali should be paired up with pearl or diamond earring as this will maintain a good balance of light shades.
• If you are wearing multi coloured Salwar Suit or Dhoti Pants with Kurti then you should go for coloured gems and precious stone earrings.
• If your outfit is a bit trendy make sure the design of your earring is also trendy and if your outfit has a traditional touch make sure the earing justifies the look.
• If you want minimal look try to opt for small stud earring.
Earrings, Face Shape and Hairstyle
I. Large earrings do wonders for women with elfin face shape as this enhances the fine facial features.
II. Don’t go for oversized earrings if you have short hair as this may look unbalanced.
III. Try to opt for big jhumka’s if you have long hair as this will add some dramatic look to your face.
IV. For women with short neck should go for big drop earrings or chandelier as this will create an illusion of long neck.
V. If you have long neck try to avoid long earrings as it may look like a swan, try to go for studs and short drop earrings.
VI. For Updo’s and Top Knot hairstyle try to opt for danglers as this will add height to the neck.
VII. If you are not wearing a necklace make sure the earring is complementing your look.
VIII. And if you opt for a necklace make sure both match each other in terms of design and style.
IX. Women with oval face shape can go for kaanphool as this will enhance the face shape.
X. Stud earring will go well with all face shapes.