We all love to dress up traditionally when the festival season starts with a full rush. Indian woman, no matter how ‘modernly’ they dress during the usual days, always want to shop for traditional outfits and accessories. The pleasantly clinking bangles are slowly being substituted by chunky kadas not only because the working woman today want to go for hassle-free fashion but also because kadas attract attention even when worn on the simplest of sarees or kurtas.
The traditional gold kada is a jewellery concept throughout India. Though the designs vary from region to region, it is loved by woman of all age groups. Even a single gold kada, set in bangle of literally any colours (according to your outfit), does wonders to your traditional look.
Meenakari kadas are timeless! They look simple yet colourful, playful yet regal, and will add the right amount of glam to the simplest of outfits. The colours vary from the bright royal blue (like in the picture) to subtle pastels. One single meenakari kada will complement even a simple casual outfit of a monotone top and a pair of blue denim.
Pola bangles and kada, made from a type of red coral, are result of an old social phenomenon of farmers in Bengal. The significance of pola is that it is very auspicious for married Benagli women. Apart from this tradition, the bright red colour of pola will instantly lift your look.
Pearl kadas are a must-have! They go on literally all types of sarees, and the glow that adorn your hands on wearing these will glam-up your look. They instantly add that classic and royal look to your attire.
One don’t need to ask why one must have oxidised kadas. You can wear literally on anything (except for western formals, obviously). They give a hip look to your casual denim outfit, and will give a rugged and raw look to your traditional attire… something that young girls these days are going gaga about.
Almost every bride-to-be today desire a couple of kundan kadas. You can opt for a simple design or for an intricate one made in gold and with other precious or semi-precious stones. You can also give a pop of colour to your otherwise white and gold hued kundan kada by adding some meenakari work on it.
After oxidised kadas, the ones that are inlaid with stones have become a fashion statement for the college-going females throughout the country. They, too, can go on literally any kind of outfit. They look chunky, colourful and give the right amount of traditional touch to your look.
Photo Courtesy – Mirari, WHP, Manubhai Jewellers, Velvetcase.com