My Bridal Trousseau Waist Belts : Bejewelled!

by mehak on January 7, 2012

in Bridal Blog, Bridal fashion

 Chain Belts, Gold Belts, Jewelled Belts for your waist!
The heights to which my pint sized mom can go to, to keep me from photographing my Bridal Trousseau amazes me. Remember how i said she had fears of evil eyes and all that, well she took all my sarees and suits and stuffed them inside a huge-ass black bag (im talking monster sized), and then went and stuffed that bag up very very high inside a loft i can only reach with a ladder. How a cute little punjabi package which is just about 5 foot in height (Sorry mom!- love you!) can achieve that, is totally beyond me. But she did leave my Jewelled Waist Belts behind, so i thought that i can definitely show those to you!

What are Jewelled Waist Belts and How do you wear them with Indian Attire?
Waist Belts ,like the name implies, are belts around your waist. They are usually made of strings of pearls , with kundan lookalike pieces in between and get wrapped around your waist and fastened with a clasp. On a saree, you wear these over your saree, just around your hip, slung slightly low. It just adda an extra bling factor, and makes it super stylish.

With a lehenga, you drape these on your tummy above where your lehenga skirt starts, and your dupatta that goes over your shoulder gets tucked into them.Sort of like this  but not exactly…


Waist Belt with Kundan Motif and Strings of Beads

I plan to wear this stringed one over my lehenga since the colors go so well with it. The strings are actually strung together in a ‘U’ shape, so it doesnt drape stiff and straight over your waist, it falls slightly curved which adds to its grace. I love the white beads on the belt too, it just give it such an indian princess look!
Where i bought my waist belt from: Bridal Asia Exhibition in Delhi
Price: Rs 2500/-
Waist Belt with Pearls and stones (to be worn over a saree)

This waist belt actually came along with a saree of mine. “Free??” i asked my  mom excitedly! . She just grunted and said- “theyv probably added thrice the price of this to the saree itself and they pass it off as ‘free’ “. Haha, i dont care i love it. It came with a shaded pink and coral saree with a stone work and piping border. Total Love!
Price: Came with a saree that costed 15K
Where i bought it from: Saree and belt was from Greenways , South Ex. \

My “Im not sure if i like this” Waistbelt

 This is a more modern waistbelt. Its strung in silver metal, and has amethyst colored square stones,with a large centre piece of lavender and royal blue colored stones. I feel like there are too many chains with this one actually so im not sure whether i love it, but it was a steal so i got it anyway. Plus it looked different online!
Price: Rs 700/-
Where i bought it from: Fashion and You

Shops that you can go to that specialise in Waistbelts.
The only one i know of is Malaga, they have stores across Delhi and Mumbai (im not sure if they exist in other cities) and  do the most stunning waistbelts iv ever seen with kundan and gold work. I didnt get mine from there because it was really expensive (the belts cost Rs8000/- to Rs 20000/-)  but i would very highly recommend that you guys check it out. Somehow their website doesnt list the belts which is a shame. I have half a mind to pick up another one but i think the pint sized mother will murder me. She will murder me anyway since i called her Pint Sized :p
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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

Avishi Mehta March 24, 2012 at 10:23 am

Hey Mehak, I loved your post on the waistbelts. Could u also do more posts on accessories that go with the bridal look? I also loved the post u did on lehenga draping styles for brides. I think I’m going to go with the one in which the duppatta on the shoulder goes over the one on the head. I am in love with ur blog and have bookmarked it. I am getting married next year in January and would love to be updated with the latest trends in ‘bridalery’ if u know what I mean :)


mehak March 24, 2012 at 7:01 pm

Lol Hi avishery ! Will do some posts on accessories as well!!! Gimme a bit!


de luca April 13, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Heeey Mehak,
I was wondering if you could tell me where I would be able to purchase a Bridal Trousseau Waist Belt ? :) they look extremeley elegant.



mehak April 13, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Heyy..i bought them in exhibitions..but you can buy them through malaga stores..


pavani reddy April 22, 2012 at 7:12 pm

they look amazing mehak….i m in loveeeeeee…
we andhra girls mostly wear the gold waist belt for wedding..its almost compulsary…


komal May 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm

The last one , i feel in love with !!


nidhi August 9, 2012 at 12:53 pm

Hi ,
loved ur wedding lehanga ….best wishes to u for a long & happy married life !! Would u have any idea about shopping for a lehanga in Mumbai . i am looking for a proper kalidar lehanga and dont want to go overboard with the budget as well!….thnx


mehak August 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

Hi Nidhi..keep a look out on the ‘ real bride’ feature…
theres a real bride from mumbai coming up with a gorgeous lehenga!! wai for a cou[le of days.


Neha August 9, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Hi Mehak,

Loved following your bridal posts- they ve been most useful in shopping for my wedding which is in December. I have the outfit for the wedding…. and the jewellery… but I am hunting for a nice mang tikka (in kundan, though not the real thing….as I dont want to spend a bomb on it). Would you be able to suggest some good places in Delhi to look for one? I have tried Jalsa and Wedding Asia, but liked nothing. Would you know where Malanga’s store in delhi is- cant find their address on their website

Thanks a million ! and I hope you continue writing for brides :)


mehak August 9, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Hi Neha,
Malaga is in Gallery 1 on MG Road inside Vikram Pahadnis’s store.
Did you try BG’s , amrapali , and Sia jewellery? What ablout Art Karat and karigari?


Neha August 9, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Thanks for your reply. Actually, no not yet. I am still getting over the feeling of finaaally having found my wedding suit (its a gurudwara wedding, so no lehenga) and reception lehenga…. looked at some stores in karol bagh and the exhibitions, but did nt find anything there. Thanks for the leads. Will have a look :)


Manisha April 1, 2013 at 1:40 am

Hi Mehak,
I want to buy a nice red saree with dupatta for my wedding. Pls Pls suggest from where I can get one.
Keep posting on your blogs they are really helpful.


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