Are you looking to add an extra oomph to your traditional look? Then, like us, you can surely rely on the trusted maang tikka. Today, the maang tikka is one accessory in our jewellery box that is loved and worn by everyone - right from the bride, the bridesmaids, to her family members. When correctly chosen, the regal-looking maang tikka gives your festive outfit a complete traditional look and adds glamour without being OTT.
Whether you're someone who is apprehensive about choosing one or a maang tikka-enthusiast with doubts about how to pick the right one for you, here's our handy black book that you can refer to for choosing the correct one which will suit your face. Whether you prefer a delicate stone-clad maang tikka or a standalone statement worthy piece, there's something for everyone.
Start taking notes, now!
For an Oval Face
Since an oval face is symmetrical and proportionately balanced, you can pick anything you want. Almost all shapes and styles of maang tikka look good on people with an oval face. If you want to flaunt something unique, a Rajasthani style borla tikka is a good option. If you want a safer option, you can always rely on the much trusted heavily embellished oversized chaand bali style maang tikkas.
For a Round Face
For those with a round face, consider opting for a maang tikka with designs which is less detailed and thin, like an oval-shaped maang tikka or a rectangular maang tikka design. Not only will it add an illusion of length to your face but also compensate for the roundness by giving your face a slimmer look.
For a Square Face
People with a square face have prominent cheekbones and jawline. This is what sets gives their face an edge. However, you want to soften those features and draw attention to your complete look and not your jawline. So, opt for a round pendant tikka to add fullness to your face. The round shape will flatter your face shape and the big-size will help you cover the extra space on your forehead!
For a Heart-Shaped Face
With a chin narrower than the rest of the face, the crescent style or large pendant type tikkas would look best on you. It will add more length to your face. Even a long kundan maang tikka or maang tikkas that are triangular in shape help accentuate a heart-shaped face and fit in perfectly!
For a Rectangular Face
Kundan maang tikkas with a single big teardrop or smaller beads that are not too large are made for rectangle-shaped faces. However, if you much rather prefer a minimalist piece, then opt for a small crescent style tikka with beads like Kareena Kapoor Khan.