31 Different Ways to Wear your Maang Tikka | Bridal Jewellery Inpiration
How to wear maang tikka in 31 different designs?
There are many ornaments which are an indispensable part of wedding jewellery, and one such item is the maang tikka. As a bride, you must get everything right. So if you are looking at ways in which you can style a maang tikka perfectly. Worry not, we have curated a list of all styles, right from the elaborate ones to the most simplistic ones. Check them below.
Borla Maang Tikka
A statement style of Haryana and Rajasthan, and was something used even by queens and princes. It has a very peculiar shape inlaid with beads and precious stones.
One Tier Maang Tikka
A very elegant design, which also holds the central tikka in place. The tier can be a simple chain or have elegant designs along with it.
Multi-Tier Maang Tikka
If you are going for a more elegant look, you can use a multi-tiered maang tikka which completely covers your head. You may want to choose Kundan work or pearl for maximum effect.
Paasa Maang Tikka
This is a style which is used exclusively by Muslim brides. A fan-shaped design which falls on the left side of the headsets this design apart.
Matha Patti Maang Tikka
In this style, you have a centrally located tikka while the tiers are situated at the side, which gives you a side-swept look.
Chaand Bali Maang Tikka
An old design, there is something inherently beautiful about it. The chain connecting it can be simple or something more elaborate as can be seen below.
Oversized Maang Tikkas
If you want a grandiose look, have an oversized maang tikka in a round or oval-shaped, decorated in stones, crystals and pearls.
Minimal Maang Tikkas
If you do not want to wear massive jewellery weighing you down on your wedding day, then go for these simple, lightweight designs.
Crescent Shaped Maang Tikkas
For those of you are who are looking for the latest trends, we would like to tell you that these crescent/ sickle-shaped tikkas are the trend this season.
Kundan Maang Tikkas
An evergreen choice, you can never go wrong with Kundan work.
Polki Maang Tikkas
This design can be dated back to the Mughals and features uncut diamonds and looks especially useful if uncut diamonds are a part of your jewellery.
All in White
If you are looking for a clean yet elegant design, use a maang tikka inlaid only with white stones or diamonds.
Borla With A Twist
A combination of the traditional Borla design with a crescent pattern gives an edgy look to the conventional Borla design.
Something is satisfying about the symmetrical designs and radial patterns in a circular maang tikka.
Having dangling designs playing on your forehead, and it could be pearls, beads or uncut stones.
Stones and Diamond Combo
Bring in different precious stones such as emeralds, rubies and diamonds on a base of white gold.
Pure Gold Maang Tikka
If you are wearing a kanjivaram sari for your big day, then a pure gold maang tikka will sit beautifully with it.
Hugging The Hairline
By choosing a single-tier maang tikka which frames your face, you highlight your facial features and draw attention.
Elaborate Maang Tikka
If you are going for simple neck jewellery, then you can compensate by using an alluring maang tikka.
Mughal Style Maang Tikka
You may like this style if you are going for a heavily worked shawl to cover the head. This style has the tikka with an intricate design just peeking out from the shawl.
South Indian Style
South Indian brides are wont to wear a silk sari for the wedding and pair it with a gold maang tikka which is inlaid with red, green and white stones.
Tear Drop Maang Tikka
If you have a small face with close-set features, then this will accentuate your features.
Wear It Like A Crown
To add some drama and flair, add additional tiers which will cover your head.
Charm Maang Tikkas
By adding multiple lightweight charms to your maang tikka, you add a boho-chic charm to your look.
Combination of Styles
If you are going for an extravagant look, then you may want to combine styles. Here the side-swept maang tikka has been combined with Chaand Bali to give an exquisite look.
Punjabi Style Maang Tikka
Punjabi maang tikkas mainly feature huge designs which cover most of your forehead and do not leave space for your bhindi.
Multi Chain Maang Tikkas
As this design covers the entire top half of your head, use these only if you will not be required to cover your head with a shawl.
Maharashtrian Maang Tikka
Maharashtrian brides generally wear their tikkas accompanied with another ornament called the moriyo and usually use pearl maang tikkas.
White pearls look resplendent on dark hair, especially on a night function.
With A Floral Twist
Floral maang tikkas are highly uncommon and for that very reason help you stand apart from the crowd.
Maang tikkas are usually associated with round or pendant shapes, but you can play around with other shapes also. Like here, the bride uses a square-shaped tikka which helps her face look more angular.
Jhumka Style Maang Tikka
Because of their smaller size, these are usually favoured by bridesmaids and close relatives of the couple.
We hope that you were able to find a style of your choice for both you and your bridesmaids.
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