Natasha Dalal ushers in the next big bridal jewellery trend – breathy monotones


Natasha Dalal silently heralded a new era in bridal styling with her D-day jewellery. Natasha who married Varun Dhawan quite recently in Alibaug went for an understated look in her Mehendi and her wedding ceremony; she stuck to a few key statement picks and opted out of any major over-layering. The bride definitely put a lot of thought into curating a rather modernist, daytime look which was also really transitional. And since she stuck to a rather polished silver colour palette, her diamond and gold pieces were consciously picked to be in sync with the tonality of her numbers. Here’s an exploration of Natasha Dalal’s perfect bridal looks.



Jaali work and breathy Polki for Mehendi

For her Mehendi, Natasha daringly paired a silver lehenga with gold-toned pieces; and while most stylists usually advise against this styling, Natasha aces this memo because she goes for really discerning jewellery. She flaunts a rather sophisticated Polki number featuring Mughal-inspired jaali work and some stylised pastel gems. The jewellery was neither rustic, nor too flamboyant in their gold tones, and was flanked by some edgy metallic tassels. Natasha paired the number with matching, tiered Jhumkis and an elaborate Kundan Maangtika to stay true to the colour symmetry.

Classical diamonds for the D-day




Natasha pushed the low-effort bride trend hard and while celebs like Anushka Sharma and Deepika Padukone had all opted for heavy-set Jadau and layering, Natasha steered clear of any maximalism, which is key for intimate weddings this season. Natasha also recycled her D-day diamond necklace from an earlier look; she had in fact, worn this droopy, chic old Hollywood-style diamond and emerald necklace for an Ambani wedding a few months back. The necklace is a great statement pick, especially for a muted colour palette, and features an urbanised design memo, and a stunning emerald drop centrepiece, surrounded by clusters of diamonds.

Natasha paired this number with matching diamond and emerald danglers, and Maangtika; her styling was really transitional, so she could hold on to the same bling, even for the post-wedding photo-op. This is also what brides should aspire for if they want a hassle-free D-day; intelligent, versatile styling and classic bling with repeat value which can take them from day-to-dusk.

-Kritagya Rathore


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