Indian wedding: Whether it’s Deepika Padukone, Alia Bhatt, Kajal Aggarwal Kitchlu or Sonnalli Seygall, B-Town brides have made sheeshpattis the ultimate bridal statement. The hair accessory, worn as a headband with or without a maang tikka, is currently the most sought-after jewellery among brides. Even for their haldi/mehendi looks, brides are opting for sheeshpattis. Jewellers and stylists say that sheeshpatti is the preferred choice for brides aiming for a subtle look with minimalistic jewellery.
‘Brides want sheeshpattis that can also be worn as chokers’Jewellery designer Archana Aggarwal says, “Sheeshpattis offer brides the flexibility to incorporate this exquisite piece as part of their ensemble beyond its traditional placement. They are seeking unique adaptations such as detachable segments, allowing the sheeshpatti to be worn as a necklace or a standalone hair accessory after the wedding, thus extending its usability.”
She adds, “Additionally, customisations such as interchangeable gemstones, personalised engravings, and modular designs have gained popularity, enabling brides to tailor the sheeshpatti to their individual preferences and styles.”
Polki, jadau, kundan and diamonds sheeshpattis for wedding day Jewellers say that layered sheeshpatti with gold and jadau work is in demand for the wedding day, while sleek designs are preferred for other functions. Pratik Dugar, the director of a jewellery brand, states, “Brides usually look for jadau sheeshpatti with big polki stones and sometimes diamonds as well. These can be worn as a necklace also, or the centre part can be detached and used as a locket, depending on the design.”
Abhishek Kajaria, owner of another jewellery brand, adds, “When it comes to bridal jewellery, kundan never goes out of fashion. In sheeshpattis, too, a kundan look matching the jewellery is in. We are also doing a lot of customisation.”