One of the most subtle accessories that has the ability to instantly upgrade any ethnic look is a bindi. In fact, unless you see your favorite celebs look rocking in bindi, it's difficult to think that something as modest as a tiny black bindi can help you ace your ethnic clothing game. Read on for a list of five celebrity-approved ways to accessorize your ethnic outfits with a small black bindi, including looks from Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, and Janhvi Kapoor.
Alia Bhatt accessories her black Punit Balana anarkali ensemble with a small black bindi and a pair of stunning silver oxidized jhumkas. The actress wore no makeup to highlight her pregnant glow with her maternity outfits. If you want to up your ethnic fashion game, take a hint from the new mom and add a black bindi to your anarkali outfit. The V-neck black anarkali outfit includes straight trousers and a matching dupatta and has intricate mirror work.
When Kiara Advani appeared in a magnificent blue velvet lehenga designed by Sureena Chowdhry, we were even more enamored with her sense of style. When the actress wore a modest black stone bindi with a gorgeous strappy blue velvet shirt, she gave fashion lessons on how to combine traditional and contemporary. To make your little bindi stand out, wear it with a striking choker necklace, simple makeup, and crisp straight hair.
With her ethnic wardrobe choices, Katrina Kaif has never failed to wow fashion observers. But this striking aquamarine saree ensemble wins the prize. The actress accessorized her airy Manish Malhotra saree with chunky gold-green earrings, rings, and a sleeveless embroidered silver top. But all we could focus on was the small black bindi that gave her Diwali outfit a beautiful elegance. A little black bindi is the best accessory to use with a lightweight saree if you want to make it stand out.
Janhvi Kapoor looked classic as ever wearing a royal blue traditional saree by Raw Mango. We were astounded by her small black bindi as we were by her buttalu/jhumkas, gajra, and beautiful eyes. Follow the example of the Mili actress and add a simple black bindi and kohl-rimmed eyes to your traditional sarees to subtly enhance the appearance.
Shanaya Kapoor posted photos on social media wearing a flowery lehenga from the Tropical Gardenia collection by Prints By Radhika. When worn with a simple black bindi, the contemporary lehenga gives the outfit a lot more elegance. So the next time you want to wear a lehenga with style and sophistication, accessorize it with a small black bindi for a striking appearance.
Can a married woman keep a black bindi?
Bindis are not compulsory for Indian women. Even many married women do not wear bindi at all. Yet in many cultures, black bindi is considered un-auspicious for married women. However, actresses like Alia Bhatt and Katrina Kaif have shown that it is all about fashion and you can never be wrong with this small accessory. Teenage girls and unmarried girls can wear it without any issues.
What does the color of a bindi mean?
Although shades and colors of bindi do not represent anything, it is just a symbol of fashion. However, as per the Hindu culture color of bindi represents some spiritual meaning. Red shade represents love, passion, respect and prosperity. This is why married women mostly prefer to wear red bindi. On the other side, yellow bindi showcase the religious side of an individual and blue represents energy and strength.
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