Sarees or the Indian evening gowns as westerners call them are a vastly celebrated un-stitched garment. More and more modern Indian women are adopting it and making it their own. We love western outfits too but in special occasions we choose a saree over any western outfit any day. We match the traditional sarees with unconventional neck pieces and we love making a statement with them and no doubt we look ravishing.
Bollywood Divas in beautiful neck pieces
With the leading ladies of Bollywood prancing and showing off their gorgeous plunging necklines laden with striking neck-pieces we wonder what looks best in terms of mixing and matching them.
These days it’s all about the bold yet intricately designed neck pieces. They can be real gold, kundan, diamonds, platinum or junk jewellery. When wore with confidence and a smile they will work wonders. While wearing a statement necklace do keep in mind to tone down other jewellery.
Let’s take a look at a few types of necklaces in vogue these days.
Carpeting Necklaces –
These pieces are causing an incredible stir these days. From divas in Bollywood to journalists on TV everyone who is anyone is dawning them. These neck pieces come in exquisite designs materials and colours. They cover your neck tightly like a choker. Made in a single piece these necklaces look amazing with sarees and lehengas. Try them and you will love them instantly.
Double Pattee Necklaces –
Double Pattee Necklace
As the name suggests these pieces come as two thick necklaces worn at once. They give an ethnic look but can be worn with modern sarees as well. They are very versatile and can be worn with suits, sarees, lehengas etc. Pair a lovely solid saree with a bronze colour double pattee necklace and see how striking it looks
Semi Precious Stones –
Semi Precious Stone Neck piece
These necklaces come laden with bold and chunky coloured semi precious stones. They go best when you match them with specific colour sarees. These can be worn in wedding and family function, this gives a traditional look. There are a variety of colour combination available in such stones especially with the ‘one gram gold‘ work in trend
Kundan Chokhers Neck Piece
These necklaces look classy and are beyond beautiful. Pair them with matching earrings and a gold saree and you are all set to look like a million bucks. Add pearls at the bottom of this neck-piece to add to its aura. These can be paired with any rich off-white saree to look and feel like a queen.
Khulla Gardan Neck pieces –
Khulla Gardan Neck Piece
These necklaces are unique and they look unusual because they are open pieces. This piece of jewellery has no hooks or buttons and is merely wrapped around your neck. This unusual piece is for the “woman of today” look these patterns make a unique style statement. Wear these in gold, diamonds or bronze they suit every material and style. For eg: The best combination would be bronze coloured khulla gardan neck piece along with a peacock blue saree.
Diamond Pendants –
People think that diamonds are too modern to go with a true ethnic outfit. Diamonds look astoundingly striking and poignant for any occasion that required you to put on a traditional outfit. For a more focused ethnic look wear diamonds with yellow gold and not with platinum or white gold.
Single Strip Gold Pieces –
Single Strip Gold Piece
This is a classy and always in style kind of design. An ornate gold necklace with one lace like strip looks smart an ethnic at the same time. These pieces go well with ethnic sarees, anarkalis and gararas. At first look they seem like they won’t suit you but it’s only when you try them once that they come into their own. This is a trending patter in Southern India. The strip gold also makes your neck look fuller yet simple with just one piece. This goes with Kanjeevaram sarees.
Tribal Neck pieces –
Kirron Kher in Tribal Neckpiece
These necklaces have a thick ornate chain and a massive pendant attached to them. Lots of Bollywood divas wear these type of necklaces with deep blouses so as to showcase them in their full glory. They go really well with ethnic sarees. Tribal necklace also go well with the silk and handicraft saree. Kirron Kher is an example for statement necklace patterns and jewellery. The combination she uses her jewellery is so inspirational. These are normally available in silver or oxidized colours. These are also available with beeds and stones embedded in them. This is definitely a must have in your collection. These are versatile and go with almost anything ethnic
Chunky Pearls and pendants –
Chunky Pearls and pendants
The chain of this necklace is the most important part of this piece. Imagine a chunky chain with thick semi precious stones and a matching medium sized pendant. They make for a really fancy accessory and will go with you sarees and suits and can even be worn with Indo-Western ensembles.
Cloth Fabric Necklaces –
Cloth Fabric Necklace
This is a relatively new trend and is making waves. These necklaces were always there but they were never clubbed with sarees until recently. These neck pieces have pendants, which are wrapped with multi-coloured cloth and are vibrant. What’s also interesting is that they are washable. These also can be worn with silk cotton or silk jute or any handicraft saree with same or contrast colour combination. Select a neon colour fabric necklace and pair it with a black cotton saree personalize a ethic look which is sure a head turner.
All these types of necklaces are bound to arouse you interest in trying out new stuff. So go out be adventurous and pair those gorgeous sarees with these ethnic looking necklaces.
Anvika kapoorAnvika Kapoor is a Communication Designer with Masters in Design Management from N.I.D., Ahmedabad besides being a freelance writer.
Always a creatively inclined person she is a voracious reader , Lover of Shakespearean comedies and a travel enthusiast who lividly craves for life altering paradigm shifts .She is a loving wife and shares with her husband a common passion for books , travel and philosophy. She disdains and disregards exhausting conformities and narrow minded philosophies.
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