While contemporary chokers seem to keep going in and out of fashion, heavy bridal chokers never seem to go out of style, and are a must in every bride’s jewellery trousseau. The necklace is extremely versatile—it can be layered with longer neckpieces for an extravagant look or worn as is for a statement look. And from traditional cuts to modern ones that are studded with colourful gemstones and diamonds, there are many options to choose from. If you don’t know where to start, let these dreamy looks by celebrity brides be your guide!
The actress who recently tied the knot with actor Sidharth Malhotra chose to pair her blush pink lehenga with a stunning choker by Manish Malhotra Bespoke Jewellery that featured hand-cut diamonds and Zambian emeralds. Take cue from her look and pick a choker in a contrasting shade for your big day.
For one of her wedding rituals, Athiya Shetty, who got hitched to cricketer KL Rahul, donned a traditional South Indian choker paired with a ghuttapusal necklace as an ode to her roots. Who says a modern bride can’t go the old-school way when it comes to her wedding bling?
The Alia Bhatt-Ranbir Kapoor wedding was one of the most anticipated, and Bhatt served major bridal inspiration with her monotone bridal look. She paired her embellished ivory lehenga with a maximalist choker by Sabyasachi Heritage Jewellery featuring uncut diamonds and hand-strung pearls. If you have a pastel-hued attire, you can go the pearl route for your wedding jewellery, too.
Katrina Kaif’s look for her wedding with Vicky Kaushal was similar to Alia Bhatt—she wore an ornate Sabyasachi Heritage Jewellery necklace that had uncut diamonds in 22k gold along with hand-strung pearls. But instead of pairing it with a muted outfit, Kaif chose to wear a red lehenga. So, in case you’re thinking of going for the classic red bridal look, a pearl and diamond choker will go well with it, too!
Actress Mouni Roy, who got tied the knot with Suraj Nambiar early last year, wore chokers for both the Bengali and Malayali ceremonies. While her look for the South Indian ceremony featured traditional temple jewellery, her Bengali outfit saw her wear an elaborate red Sabyasachi lehenga with a gold choker encrusted with uncut diamonds and emeralds. Take inspiration from her look if you want to go the ethnic and elegant way for your big day.
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