What is there to not like about a wristful of gently clinking glass bangles? Nothing!
And that statement is true for a majority of the female population, and that is why the sales of these can be seen increasing right before any big joyous festival, of which, Pahela Baishakh happens to be one.
A stroll through any area with a few shops will garner multiple street vendors selling gleaming glass bangles, and the shops inside those fancy plazas will also carry some, if only for the season!
Glass bangles are a perfect girly way to bring a bit of panache and festive charm to even the simplest of outfits, and festive ones gain that much charm, when paired just right.
WITH THE SARI
As Bengalis, most of us will often end up choosing a sari for Baishakh, probably with elements of red and white, as is the tradition now, and what better way to cheer up the ensemble than glass bangles? Rather than going the traditional route of wearing red and white bangles with a red and white sari, try arms full of a bright sunny yellow or the verdant glossy green to add that perfect pop of colour. This looks especially good with blouse sleeves that are not full length.
KURTIS AND FATUAS
For young girls and the ones young at heart, kurtis and fatuas will always be first picks for Baishakh for the comfort they offer on the day that typically happens to be really hot. Glass bangles are great accessories to these as well, but in smaller numbers, as a lot on both hands may overshadow the streamlined look of the breezy ensembles.
BREAK THE MONOTONE
Monochrome looks, like all white, red, black or any colour really, can be very elegant, and easy to pull off. But sometimes, these can also become bland. The easiest way to jazz the look, be it a sari, kurta or a shalwar-suite, is to wear a large number of shimmering glass bangles, either in just one boldly contrasting colour, or in bunches of different bright colours. It breaks up the monotony of the single coloured outfit without taking away from its intended grace.