Weddings in India are something that takes place on a high note. No wonder wearing amazing outfits, jewellery and ornaments come naturally for the brides to mark the Big Fat Indian Weddings. Apart from whole lot of drama, weddings are also known for the spectacular and exquisite trinkets. And amongst the jaw-dropping jewels, what’s stealing the spotlight are the adorable maang tikkas or maatha pattis of the brides. Here is the round-up of the variants that build up the glitz and glamour even further.

Two-in-one Maathapattis with Maang tikka

Brides just can’t miss on the opportunity to grab these ethnic and vintage pieces. The head covering maang tikka gives a royal feel and makes you nothing less than an empress. Isn’t it a fantastic way for the brides to magnetize all the attention? We can also draw some inspiration from the tinsel queen Anushka Sharma who paired a maang tikka along with a maatha patti. Just grab the stylish yet traditional choker-like maatha patti that gets attached to the sides of the hair and become a fashion icon on your D-day.

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Simple and Surreal Maang tikka

A minimal maang tikka could be just enough to complement the whole traditional look. The brides who want it light and don’t want to flash an elaborate head accessory, minimalist is the way to go.  A dainty little piece settling on the forehead will look suave and stylish at the same time. You may go for a simple stone studded, polki hanging or a water-drop to suit a centre-parted hairstyle.

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Rajasthani Borla

Rajasthani Borla can be a fitting accessory to take your bridal look a notch higher. The small-sized borla (ball-like structure) is simply jaw-dropping for the brides to slay that typical Rajasthani look. We can’t get enough of this chunky bauble when it comes to making a statement at your friend’s or cousin’s wedding. The craze has gone high when telly queen Paridhi Sharma has been sporting the borla-look with elan in the TV serial ‘Jodha Akbar’. The dazzling pieces can give your friends some serious inspiration to rock the desi dulhan look. What say?



Chunky Chaandbaalis

A little moon-shaped or chaandbaali shaped maang tikkas are making a rage this weddings season. And our Bollywood divas are a proof for sure. The beauties are not only lighting up the big screens but are quite an inspiration in real life with their jewellery trends. The pretty chaandbaali maangtikka is accentuating Deepika Padukone’s beauty on her big day, and so is Raveena Tandon’s maang tikka that is giving us some major goals. Just make heads turn like the ‘mast mast’ girl and Dips with maang tikka that is fashion’s mainstay especially for weddings.

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Side maang tikka

How about swiping the accessory to the side? Take away all the attention with just a little shift in your fashion statement. Just take the usual maang tikka style to the side of your head or go for both to add a unique touch to your bridal look. Wearing it the other way will surely make you feel a little hatke. Grab one if you want to be one of them!

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Floral Flair

If flowers are what you seek to win your beauty game, here are the perfect numbers to match your style. The brides can show their fun and quirky side with the blooming maang tikkas. Flouncy and flirty, maang tikkas made of flowers can make you a daring diva. The cool and edgy brides can go for the variety of styles and options in rose, marigold, floral wreaths, petals and more. Floral crowns and tiaras can also make for good baubles.


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Ghungroo Effect with Pearls and Beads

There couldn’t have been a prettier look for the brides than in pearls and beads maang tikkas. Tthe fashion staple and evergreen style can make you go easy on your maang tikka choices. If other styles are too much for you, just ditch them and spice the things up with maang tikkas done in a tiny bunch of beads and pearls. Fix it right with little ghungoos dangling on your forehead and you are good to go for your mehendi, sangeet or the main wedding.

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Passa or Jhoomar

The royal and magnificent head ornament is not restricted to just Muslim brides. The passa or jhoomar has become a global fashion staple when it comes to adornments, especially for wedding and events. A heavy brooch in stones, polkis, bead, gold or kundan is a choice of millennial girl to slay it up. The statement piece of jewellery looks opulent and regal. Many Bollywood actresses like Kareena and Dia Mirza have opted for this style and flaunted the Begum look at their own wedding. Need we say more? Grab one to impress your Badshah too!

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An all-over maatha patti

This exquisite and massive head accessory is exactly what a bride’s dreams are made of. Look no further than this elaborate, classic and traditional embellishment to feel like a queen on your big day. The heaviest version of the maang tikka will offer you a maharani look plus complete your solah sringar for your wedding. What’s more? The rustic piece will sit proudly on your head while you say those seven vows with your partner.



Cool and Contemporary

If it has to be the trend for you and not just for the sake of it, just try out this perky non-traditional piece on this real bride. The non-traditional pieces are a hit with young Indian women these days. Be it your mehendi night, sangeet or haldi; the alluring and trendy maang tikka can simply do a lot of talking to speak your power and personality. The quirky piece represents a fusion of modern and traditional concept. Have a look:

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The royal brides who are digging ethnic jewellery, the cool brides who want to go funky or the minimalist divas who wish to opt for the tiny trinkets; they just need to glam it up with these quirky, fashionable and traditional versions. These are just the right maang tikkas a new-age bride needs to up their glam quotient on their wedding day.