How to Choose Bridal Jewelry


Hearing the word Wedding invokes a state on euphoria in a bride-to-be as well the expected guests.  Girls belonging to all the cultures, modern or old-fashioned, carry the same fantasies and dreams of celebrating that day with the utmost preparation. For this specific reason, every girl carries an anticipation of that special day and keeps an elaborate idea of the requirements needed for that day.

Many essential components constitute a bride’s perfect look for her perfect day. The most important yet often ignored requisite of a bridal complete up is the choice of the Bridal Jewelry.

First and foremost, choose the bridal dress as it would help determine the type of jewelry to get for the Special Day. The types of Lehanga (Eastern Bridal dress) vary in accordance with the theme or idea of the wedding. The most common subject of the ceremonies is traditional, modern, simple, flowing, old world or romantic.

The bridal jewelry should reflect the chosen feel and look. The following points may prove to be helpful in deciding the bridal jewelry:

  • Match the type of sparkle used in the dress.
  • Use crystals with crystals.
  • Look for a headpiece (jhomar, tikka, bindiya) with similar detailing.
  • Choose the jewelry keeping in mind the neckline of the Lehanga.
    • For simple light color Lehanga, select an elaborate necklace with drops or a gorgeous choker.
    • Mirror the neckline of the Lehanga. For example: For V-necked or sweet-heart necked Lehanga, choose V-shape or Y-shape necklace.
    • The Lehangas with high necklines do not require heavier necklaces. Hence, such brides should search for chandelier ear rings.
  • The most traditional element for a bride is a “Nathli”. Selection of jewelry needs to be complemented with the usage of the the nathli. A lower placed nathli looks gorgeous with appropriately encrusted diamantes.
  • If a bride decides not to go for a nathli, there are some original options available. The use of elegant nosepin with or without piecering will give a modern, chic and whimsical feel to the whole make-up of the bride.
  • The length of the bride’s hair plays a significant role in the choice of the bridal jewelry. For short-haired brides, the jewelry should very delicate, subtle and light. As a lot of pinning would not seem clean for these brides, they should opt for lighter headpiece. For long-haired brides, the selection of the jewelry depends considerably on the styling of the hair.
  • Hair color is another fundamental point to be kept in mind. Darker hair colors are better complimented with the jewelry which consists of diamantes and crystals in the specific color combination of the wedding dress. Whereas, white diamonds, white gold or pale jewels go elegantly with the lighter hair color.
  • The most crucial point to be remembered by every bride is NOT TO OVERDO it.
  • And most importantly, every wedding has a budget. Purchase your wedding jewelry that fits budget.

In the end of it all, it is the most auspicious day for any girl as she, for once in her life, gets to be the Queen of the gathering. She should enjoy all her hard work with an enigmatic smile because a perfect smile is the best jewel of all.


Women’s shoes buying guide


The most essential accessories to complete every person’s daily look are the Shoes and the woman of every age is indispensably dependent on this particular accessory. Many women pay more attention to the purchase of shoes than that of clothes and I say they are right. This is to say that even the sanest women can be shoe crazy—noticeably greedy and disturbingly vain about what they put on their feet.  Feet are the often the most neglected part of our body. Yet, they help us in deciding the stature, nature and status of a person.

Before resolving to go for shoe shopping, specifically pick out the type of shoes you want. There is an enormous amount of variety available in the shoe market. Thus, it may divert your attention or confuse you when you are about to decide upon a selected pair.

While opting for a pair of shoes, make sure they are flattering to your body type and height. For example: some boots can cut off your legs at the thickest point and make you look larger than you really are. So, ensure that you buy the boots which elongate your figure. The knee boots with sketch marks can do this job by making heavier calves and ankles narrower. For women who want to look slimmer, they can buy tampered shoe which in itself gives a slimming reflection.

The women with short heights should avoid straps and ankle straps because they visually cut off length and make the legs appear smaller. Nevertheless, there is a wide range of choice available in heels. Stiletto, peep toe, open toe, slingback, wedges are the most commonly used types.

  • Thin heels are most flattering but often uncomfortable. But there are ways to make heels suitable for longer durations. Many fashionable heels don’t necessary have any padding – no pain, no gain I suppose? It doesn’t mean you have to suffer though; there are many gel pads and cushions inserts available today. You simply stick them to the sole of your shoes and you are ready to take your shoes on a ride.
  • If you bought new shoes for this new season, wear them around the house a bit to ‘loosen’ them up a bit. I think everyone can relate to wearing new shoes the very same day of buying them and having painful blisters.
  • Another tip is to buy thicker heels. The thicker the heel, the more comfortable you will be.
  • Ultra high heels (four or more than four inches) can actually make a short woman appear shorter because the calf muscles will flex much.

Sometimes, it is very difficult to find the right shoes to go with pants. The safest and trendiest choice is the flats. Flat shoes are a perfect wear for narrow or cropped pants. Additionally, “Oxfords and loafers” are the seamless match to wear with pants. Menswear inspired shoes should be paired exclusively with skirts and pants.

Comfort shoes are a daily requirement which is very conveniently completed by “sandals and casual pumps”.  These shoe types offer comfort as well as help in making a style statement.

The best options for the active people are athletic and athletic inspired shoes. They are useful for runners to avoid injuries because the insole present in the shoes gives support to the feet. They can also go with your casual clothing.

Most importantly, you should keep in mind to buy shoes that are comfortable, classic, latest and greatest as shoes go a long way. Ever since I can remember I have been told me to NEVER buy cheap shoes. And this was a lesson I have always kept in mind because you are better off splurging on one very expensive pair than buying many cheap pairs that will only last you a few wears. As ridiculous and laughable as it may seem, shoes are great investment because once you have the right shoe wardrobe and take proper care of your them, they will last you forever.