An Indian bride looks incomplete and underdressed unless she has fully adorned the 16 different types of traditional makeup (Solah Singaar) which includes a variety of traditional and vintage statement jewellery pieces, many of which, are likely to be an heirloom. The Kamarband or Indian belly chain is such a unique jewellery that completes the look of the bride. Not only does Kamarband make the woman look more alluring and curvy, it is also an indication of the social status of the family.
Largely forgotten, the traditional Kamarband has made a comeback in the recent years thanks to Bollywood divas adorning the signature piece on their waist not only in their own weddings but also during photoshoots and their films.
Alternately known as the Saree belt or the belly chain, there are Kamarband now comes in an array of gorgeous designs that will take the breath away of those who set their eyes on the lovely bride adorning the design. The best part is whether you wear the traditional Saree or a contemporary lehenga, sharara or a gown the Kamarband fits in flawlessly with all these ethnic attires.
Here, we have attempted to share the most popular latest bridal jewellery and trendiest styles of Kamarband during the Indian wedding season 2018. Read on to find out which one you would like to wear.
1. Single Chain or Multi-Layered Kamarband
This depends on the personality of the bride. Those who like to keep it subtle can opt for a single chain or a single layer kamaraband across their waist. While those who would like to embrace all the pomp that the wedding deserves, especially, if they are the bride can go for a double or even triple layered kamarband.
2. Pearl Kamarband
Pearl Kamarband are usually observed around weddings in the Deccan Plateau towards the South India because pearls from around the area are believed to be traditionally spectacular. However, anyone can adorn a pearl Kamarband in either a single or double layer. It looks charming on all body types particularly on those who are petite.
3. Gold Kamarband
Gold Kamarband designs are usually bridal kamarband designs because they indicate wealth, affluence and prosperity. When in a single layer, this would be a thick belt or a chain across the waist on your ethnic outfit which looks outstanding. If you love your curves, then a single layered thick Gold Kamarband across your waist is the way to go.
4. Kundan Kamarband
Like other types in India, Kamarband too is available in a variety of works, of which the Kundan Kamarband is the most popular. Kundan works best in double or triple chain styles and worn on sarees or lehengas which flaunt a little bit of waist. It is ideal for receptions or sangeet ceremonies.
5. Silver Kamarband
Silver kamarband designs are vintage and insanely gorgeous to look at. Although, these designs look heavier compared to their counterparts. Those who look like a pure ethnic look to go with their remaining silver jewellery or white gold can sport a silver kamarband during one of the wedding ceremonies.
6. Keychain Kamarband
This Kamarband is more symbolic of a married woman because a keychain kamarband indicates that the lady has been officially handed over the management of our in-law’s household. You got that right - it shows you’re the lady of the house aka the boss. Receiving a keychain kamarband from your in-laws is no less than winning a much coveted award. Keychain kamarband designs are usually available in gold, silver and kundan.
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Always co-ordinate the design of the Kamarband with the rest of your jewellery and outfit. Also, consider your body type when selecting the right kamarband for the occasion. The heavier the embroidery, lighter should the kamarband design be. A chunkier kamarband is best suited for the main wedding ritual or another significant pooja or event during your wedding ceremony. We hope these how to wear kamarband tips will help you get the best look for the wedding festivities.
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