Twinkle toes take on a tantalising avatar

Twinkle toes take on a tantalising avatar

Summer is the best season to pamper and accessorise your feet with funky toe rings and anklets. 

Fond of chunky or ethnic pieces? Check out the market which is flooded with an unimaginable range and variety of toe rings or bichhiyas, available in different designs, colours and prices. 
These may range in appearance from simple bands to elaborate pieces, shiny gold rings decorated with crystals, shimmery silver rings with tribal engravings and sets of stainless steel toe rings. 

Some people wear their toe rings all year round and have even got used to wearing toe rings with closed shoes. 

But with summer full on and fancy footwear adding to the oomph factor, it the right time to show off that ultra cool look with trendy toe rings.

But before flaunting beautiful toe rings, you need to go in for a good pedicure. 

Cream your feet well, file and paint your toe nails with bright coloured nail polish. You can either go for a gemstone toe ring which should contrast with the nail paint, giving a glamorous look to the feet, else opt for a plain or a band ring. 

Toe rings look good with flip-flops, but there are many other shoe styles that allow you indulge in foot fashion jewellery. 

Peep-toe pumps offer a retro style to a dress or a pair of shorts. 

Wear toe rings with peep-toe pumps to add a stylish look to the outfit. 
Gladiator sandals always add to the smart look of the beaded or silver toe ring. Try wearing a toe ring and a sparkly ankle bracelet with your favourite pair. 

More important is where you are flashing your toe ring. If you are working in a conservative industry then there is no point flaunting it. 

If your office environment is casual where you are allowed to wear open-toed shoes or sandals, you can safely wear toe ring.

Interestingly, toe rings are an important part of the Indian wedding ceremony. 

It is worn as a symbol of married state by Hindu women and is called bichhiya in Hindi. 

They are usually made of silver and worn in pairs on the second toe of both feet.

Traditionally, they are quite ornate, though more contemporary designs are now being developed to cater to the modern bride. 

Today, market is flooded with a lot of innovative designs that range from the heavy traditional paisley and Rajwadi styles to the sleeker crystal studded toe rings. 

And best, the latest trend is also to slip on a stunning silver band on the big toe to up the style quotient!

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