By Neelam Jain Last Updated:
No wonder every single piece of jewel is an essential part of bridal ornaments. But this wedding season, there is one jewellery girls are fans of. It’s a passa or jhoomar that dangles on either side of the forehead and traditionally creates much difference in the overall look of a bride. As a bridal accessory, jhoomar looks very graceful and royal giving a very Mughal era kind of feel.
So, for all the brides-to-be, it’s time to incorporate the conventional jewellery trend that comes in a variety of trends versions. We have listed down a few of them for you to hop on.
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Needless to say, that the basic gold passa is one of the most desired designs for a girl’s D-day look. Golden side teeka (another name for passa) is perhaps the most classic and most versatile piece for a bride’s jewellery collection. It might be the most common passa designs, but an aesthetic one as well. So, go ahead and grab this exquisite golden passa.
Trends come and go but crystals will forever be a jewellery mainstay. Crystals are pretty, chic and a far less expensive option as an adornment. No wonder, crystal passa looks unique, eye-catching and versatile to go with all kinds of hairstyles and outfits. So, those who want something non-flashy yet heavy can opt for a delicate crystal passa.
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Not many experiment with this design, but if done rightly it looks distinct and beautiful. We are talking about the stunning passa with side chains that has a maang teeka along. This two-in-one look is quite in these days. This passa looks heavy and gives a greater coverage to the head giving you an attractive and totally different look. While you are using this passa, keep the rest of the look minimal as this will be the largest and loudest jewellery piece you will be wearing.
Fashionable as well as functional, ghungroo passas are worn time and again by the brides and the trend is here to stay. The iconic ghungroo passa is gorgeous and draws all the attention as it influences your look. Girls! Get ready to make some noise with the sensuous ghungroo passa and make a major statement while you say ‘I do’.
If you are confused between a traditional and contemporary passa, you can opt for a pearl-stranded piece. You can accentuate your bridal look with a pearl passa without thinking twice. The classic bauble on your head will give you a retro kind of look with a modern twist, which will definitely make many heads turn. You can even go for pearl passa in different colours to take the fashion quotient up.
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We have loved the breathtakingly beautiful Aishwarya Rai in movies Jodha Akbar and Umrao Jaan, as she rocked the fan-shaped adornment on her head. Those splendid passas are apt for the brides who want everything majestic, traditional and feminine. Yes, without doubt these are heavier than other passas and are as royal as it can get. You can get these huge designs in kundan, stones and meenakari. So, what are you waiting for; just play the princess in your real life giving insight into India’s glorious past.
Coloured jewellery is becoming a rage and a hot trend this season. Who wants everything golden or silver when there is an array of colours available to adorn yourself with? So, if you too desire for something different or have a love for vibrancy in your appearance, the coloured passa can be your perfect choice. You can select colours from the range of red, maroon to yellow or even green, and step away from the traditional passas. So, let the colour speak!
This one is for those fashionistas who don’t want anything basic or outdated. The lightweight fancy passas look real, are easy to carry and are affordable as well. So, if you don’t prefer to splurge on an expensive and exotic piece, choose somthing like this one. Moreover, it’s available in a number of funky designs, shapes and colours.
If fusion is what’s there in your mind, polki will surely do the magic. Go for a polki passa like the one sported by Kareena in a song from Agent Vinod. She has surely inspired many a brides to include the versatile polki head-piece in their jewellery collection. It gives the bride a traditional look without looking ostentatious and flashy. Polki passa complements and justifies all hairstyles and apparels too.
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Girls, it’s time to give a smashing new twist to the age-old ornament- passa. These were a few designs that stole our heart away. In case you have some exquisite design to add on our list, do let us know in the comments section below!