Dazzle with danglers
Not just clothes, earrings make a fashion statement too
IT'S IN Danglers come in all sizes and shapes today
Junk jewellery has always set the hearts of youth afire, at least those of college goers. Besides being conscious about the clothes they wear, they also have a great eye for accessories.
Walk into any college and you're bound to see girls, sometimes even boys, sporting a variety of them. Be it colourful pendants, bracelets or danglers, you'll see them all. Danglers are especially popular.
Ask students what's new in their wardrobe and they'll reply with a gleam - Danglers.
Available in all possible shapes and hues, they are considered `in'. "Danglers are very fashionable and I love them," says Nisha, a final year commerce student. For her friend Hitha, it is the ethnicity of these accessories that appeals most as they go well with all her outfits.
Pooja, a Visual Communication student, thinks danglers "give a new definition to my looks and my whole persona is transformed."
"While shopping, I keep looking around and almost end up being confused when I have to make a choice," she says.
Danglers are not a rage just in colleges. Almost all ramp shows of designers Manish Malhotra and Rocky. S feature these trendy jewels.
Even the recent Lakme India Fashion Week featured loads of them. And the most happening were stone-studded danglers.
Television soaps are great to indulge in some dangler watching. Many girls avidly watch these soaps and follow the trends set by the actors.
"This reflects our sense of style," says Neha.
Danglers have a long history in Indian cinema. Just take a look at the Madhubala and Meena Kumari starrers and you'll know from where this fashion popped up.
Just as short kurtas and churidhars have made a comeback, the love for danglers is also returning.
Originally, a Western creation, they caught public fancy in North India and Mumbai before setting out to woo South Indians.
So, what can you choose from? Beautifully moulded danglers in a variety of materials, adorned with small bells, embellished with sequins and jazzed up with mirror work are available for the asking.
Substitute for gold
"Young girls look out for Indian-looking jhumkas," says Ramesh, a shopkeeper.
You can choose from black metal, silver, wood, terracotta and the like. Interestingly, these jewels also seem to be replacing gold at weddings and other family gatherings.
"Gold is no more a craze. I love wearing these contemporary jewels," says Neha.
If you want to join the bandwagon, just step into your neighbourhood store, pick up a pair of dazzling danglers and start humming jumkha gira re like Sadhana did in Mera Saaya.
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