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Bridal jewellery is an integral part of the quintessential Indian bride’s attire. Even though the jewellery showstoppers are always the wedding necklace sets, the look is incomplete without the fine details of bridal bangles. The engagement, the bridal Chura ceremony, the Kalire ceremony and, of course, the Mehndi ceremony, all revolve around the bride’s gorgeous hands and wrists.

So, it is only fair to give a little extra attention in accessorising those pretty hands and add more sparkle and glow to the bride’s attire. We have gathered a vibrant array of different styles of bridal bangles for you. Select the one that best suits your outfit!

1. Kangan

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By far, the most traditional form of bridal bangles, thick golden Kangans are as ornate and majestic as they come. They are usually accentuated with intricate detailing going all along the circumference. Some Kangans are encrusted with precious gemstones to take the regal look to the next level. These are an heirloom that is gifted to the bride from her mother-in-law.

How to style the look with these set of bridal bangles -

Place them at the wrist ahead and behind your set of simple bangles. If you're wearing a bridal chura as well, add just a single Kangan ahead of this set. Believe us, your wrists will really, really thank you for it.

2. Kada

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The overall style of these bridal bangles is along the lines of a Kangan. They are a wide bangle that comes with hinges and a lock that allows the wearer the easy of adorning it.

Traditional Kadas are mostly made in gold and embossed with intricate details. Their design reflects the richness of work that complements the bride’s stunning attire. These hold a special place as far as Rajputi jewellery sets are concerned.

How to style your look with Kadas -

One before, one after, with a set of bridal bangles between all of it. For easier days or day functions, try to keep to just the Kadas and leave your arms free from the weight of the entire set.

3. Diamond bangles

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Dainty diamond bangles are the most suitable choice for the minimal bride. Infinity bangles encrusted with precious diamonds are a classic piece of jewellery that will never go out of style. The fact that they go with any outfit and add the perfect amount of sparkle, is an added bonus. This is a must-have in every bridal trousseau!

How to style these bridal bangles -

Restrict to just your pretty diamond bangles for an Indo-western look (like a wedding reception or a cocktail).

4. Glass Bangles

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Don’t be fooled by the simplicity of a glass bangle, Choodiyan have made a long way. They are available in different colours and are a treat to the eyes. Green glass bangles are a part of a quintessential Marathi bride’s Shringhar. When paired with other bridal bangles like Kada and Kangan, they look absolutely stunning and add a vivid pop of colour.

How to style these bridal bangles -

Intersperse your glassy delights with Kangans and hear them clink all the way to your wedding mandap. That sound would be as peaceful as church bells for you.

5. Chura

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The bridal chura holds a special significance for a bride. They are more than just a stunning ornament, they are a reflection of blessings and good wishes that she carries from her loved ones. Traditionally they are set of maroon and ivory white bangles, but, nowadays they are available in many colours for the bride to match her outfit with.

How to style these bridal bangles -

The chura bangles hold their own and a generally worn without any significant add-ons (apart from the Kada). Though a set of red bangles is timeless most brides these days choose to match one with their outfit.

6. Baju Band

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Baju band are a traditional form of armlet that is adorned by the brides of different cultures. It enriches the bride’s upper arm with a flexible gold band embossed with intricate details and encrusted with gemstones. They look absolutely stunning when adorned with a short sleeve bridal outfit.

How to style these bridal bangles -

Add the armlet up high, with barely anything to take the attention away from them (a short-sleeved or crop top blouse would be an ideal pairing). 

7. Haath Phool

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Haath Phool, aka hand-chain, has become quite a popular accessory with the modern-day brides. From precious Polki Kundan to delicate and dainty real flowers, a Haath Phool is available in many styles suitable for any wedding function. The design element of a dainty bracelet delicately connecting with a ring looks exquisite.

How to style these bridal bangles -

The Haath Phool is a great accessory to set things right. Add them over a layer of bridal mehndi and see how they legitimately bring it to life.

8. Gokhru Bangle

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The Gokhru are traditional Rajasthani bridal bangles which make a statement whenever they are adorned. They rise above your wrist with intricate filigree work going all along the thickness. When adorned by the bride, they are sure to be a highlighted feature of her attire.

How to style these bridal bangles -

The Gokhru is a single oversize ornament along your wrist, so you don't need to think much before pairing it with another. Believe us, it will shine with its own light.

9. Pearl Bangles

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Pearls add a dreamy effect to any jewellery piece and bridal bangles are no exception. Pearl bangles are the perfect partner for any wedding ensemble as they go well with any colour of clothing and any style of jewellery. A gold base band embellished with micro pearls will add a dash of charming purity to any bridal attire.

How to style these bridal bangles -

If it's a tiny set of pearls many times over, like the set here, let them be the only ornament on your arms. Otherwise, intersperse them with exact match colours as well.

10. Silk thread bangles

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Always a good option for a light, pre-wedding function, silk thread bangles make the daintiest set of ornaments amid bridal bangles, without making a dent on a bride's pocket. You can have a set crafted in your exact choice of shade and wear them for the day. If you're a DIY person, then how to make silk thread bangles can be a handy guide to getting a set that suits your wrists.

How to style these bridal bangles -

Match your chosen set of silk thread bangles to your pre-wedding lehenga or Indo-western outfit. The daring brides can choose to go multicolour too, either within a small set of ornaments or many, individual pieces.

11. Polki bangles

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Gain some high-fashion sheen for your arms by choosing Polki bangles for your bridal attire. Crafted from uncut diamonds and semi-precious stones, these bridal bangles give a Rajwada look. Pair these up with an authentic Polki set and know you've arrived in a signature, heritage style.

How to style these bridal bangles -

Polki bangles are standalone pieces, with their distinctive chunky appeal. The best way to let them shine is to keep your hands bereft of any other ornamentation when you choose to don them. 

12. Meenakari bangles

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Meenakari bangles, among traditional bridal bangles hold a torch to artisanal style and elegance like no other. Painted and bejewelled, these can be standalone facets of statement jewellery or add to a heavy, authentic Jaipuri look.

How to style these bridal bangles -

Depending on the size of your Meenakari bangles, pair them with thinner bangles or other thicker Kadas.

Bridal bangles are an integral part of a bride’s Shringhar on her wedding day. There are many design options available for the millennium bride to choose from. She can easily customise these and match them with the hues and tones of her outfit or with the design of the bridal necklace set that she plans to adorn on her big day.

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