Bridal Earrings Inspired by Bollywood Actresses

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A must-have bridal earring styles list for an Indian bride-to-be

Much like any other jewellery piece, bridal earrings are an essential part of the bride’s outfit. Especially in Indian weddings, where there are so many different customs and rituals, along with so many different themes for the ceremonies, you need a lot of different outfits. And different outfits call for different kinds of jewellery, which means different types of earrings too. 

Whether you need to give your timeless Benarasi saree an upgrade with a classic pair of jhumkas or glam up your simple silk gown with a pair of bold drop earrings, our Bollywood celebrities have everything for you. The reigning stars have proven with their style statements that a single piece of jewellery can be the most attention-grabbing part of an ensemble. Here is a list of styles of bridal earrings you should definitely add to your shopping list – 

The Classic Jhumkas

Bridal Earrings jhumka

Jhumkas are one of the most loved types of earrings out there. The timeless designs and the sheer elegance can revamp your simplest kurtas. A beautiful pair of jhumkas gives you a very heritage-ly vibe and traditional look. Unless you have one pair of classic bridal jhumkas, your bridal wardrobe is incomplete. Take inspiration from Alia Bhatt’s golden jhumkas, and how she sourced up a minimal look, while Janvi Kapoor chose a beautiful pair of Kundan jhumkas for her saree look.

Ethereal Chandbalis

Chandbalis bridal earrings

Chandbalis are equally elegant and dramatic, and can instantly elevate any ethnic ensemble. For brides, chandbalis are a very popular choice for the wedding ceremony outfit, as they go well with the big classic bridal looks. Traditionally chandbalis come decorated with various details like meenakari work, jadau, pearls, gemstones and more. Kareena Kapoor Khan wore a pair of golden chandbalis to accessorise her saree, and Aditi Rao Hydari went with a little green accent to add a pop of colours.

Dramatic Studs

stud earrings are known for being women’s go-to earrings.

Minimal and versatile, stud earrings are known for being women’s go-to earrings. But for bridal earrings, level them up to be bigger, bolder, and more dramatic. Studs don’t take much space by your face, but still stand out with their sophisticated design. If you are looking for something minimal yet statement, stud earrings are the best option. Take a cue from Kriti Sanon wearing her gold and pink stud earrings. Or pair it with matching chokers like Deepika Padukone.

Glamorous Chandeliers

Looking for something different from traditional elegance.

Looking for something different from traditional elegance, something to fit your indo-western look? Long blingy chandelier earrings are the answer for you. The epitome of contemporary elegance, they are fashionable and versatile. Pair them with your Sangeet outfit or for a dinner party. Take inspiration from Malaika Arora’s multilayered chandelier earrings. If you want to go with a single layer, you can do it like Anushka Sharma’s statement piece.

Contemporary Danglers

Dangle earrings are the ones that hang onto the ear.

Dangle earrings are the ones that hang onto the ear and can either reach your shoulder or be as small as one centimetre. A classic pair of danglers can compliment your western outfit well, but pick a pair of contemporary danglers to match your fusion outfit, or even ethnic ones. For bridal earrings at the Haldi or Mehendi ceremony, these can be a great addition. Like, Janvi Kapoor made her simple saree stand out, and Kiara Advani paired it with a matching necklace.

Minimal Drop Earrings

Drop earrings are simple pieces usually attached with a gemstone.

Drop earrings are simple pieces usually attached with a gemstone, beads, charm, or pearls at the bottom. When you need something simple yet elegant, but don’t want a little stud – drop earrings are the bridal earrings for you. Like Katrina Kaif, you can also shine in minimal multicoloured drop earrings paired with a saree. Or keep it more elegant and simple, like Priyanka Chopra did, wearing a pair of no-fuss diamond drop earrings.

Silver Hoops

hoops are popular among every girl out there.

Another classic style of earrings, hoops are popular among every girl out there. Even though most hoop earrings are circular, they can be in different shapes and forms too. Whether with ethnic outfits or with Western ones, you cannot do wrong with simple hoops. But to add a touch of drama to your bridal outfit, pick silver hoop earrings with ethnic designs. It is a classic with black kurti and kohl-rimmed eyes, like Anushka Sharma and Kriti Sanon.

Statement Cuffs

A stunning pair of statement ear cuffs

Are you the kind of bride who likes to stand out from the crown not only on your wedding day but also in general? Then you should definitely try statement ear cuffs as your bridal earrings. A stunning pair of statement ear cuffs can make any outfit of yours stand out. You can also wear one ear cuff to adapt a bigger dramatic look. Take a cue from Kareena Kapoor Khan’s silver ear cuffs covering most of her ears, or Sonam Kapoor’s ear cuffs which sit perfectly all around her ears. 

A bride’s trousseau is incomplete without a few traditional pieces of earrings, and a modern bride’s trousseau is incomplete without some statement contemporary pieces of earrings alongside the traditional ones. Follow our style guide and find your dream earrings for your wedding ceremonies.

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