Trend Alert: Medieval Accessories

All bow down for the princess! Fashion is having a royal moment with accessories taking on a decidedly medieval influence. How else can one explain the emergence and popularity of headgears, slave bracelets and midi rings? Here’s a cheat sheet to get you on trend. Drumrolls please!

 

Hair Chains

Diadems,mathapatis and its simpler cousins were all anyone could talk about this season. Simple chains that draped over the head or more ornate, jewelled pieces that become conversation starters, there is no right or wrong when it comes to hair chains. Reminiscent of a Greek goddess, this modern version is a bit more edgy.

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Ear Cuffs

A runway staple at fashion weeks, ear cuffs made their presence felt on the red carpet and at high street labels. There was no escaping this trend. Channel your inner rockstar with bold ear cuffs or test the trend with dainty chains. See our guide on how to wear the trend. (insert link of Q+A how to wear ear cuffs)

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Body Chains

Out-of-the-box and statement making are just some of the words used to describe the return of body chains. Gone are the chunky, ornate versions and in their place we have fine chains and filigree.  Wear these chains over a swimsuit for some holiday glamour a la Rihanna or even under a crop top like Miley Cyrus to amp up your style quotient.

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Slave Bracelets

A jarring term for a pretty piece of jewellery, there seems to be a lack of history behind the name. We Indians know them as haathpanjas or haathphool and they were always reserved for brides. Well, maybe its time to raid your mother’s jewellery stash!  Choose from ornate or simple chain bracelets that extend to multiple rings or a singular statement one, but do pretty up your nails!

etsy slave bracelet

 

 

Midi Rings

Effortlessly cool, midi rings are part of fashion move towards delicate details. Stack them on and play them across multiple fingers, there are no rules for flaunting this trend. We love the idea of mixing metals and adding a dash of sparkle. Test drive the look by resizing one of your older rings to fit over the first knuckle. You can even experiment with different sizes and wear them at different knuckle points.

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