Trend alert: Indie indie, pass me a Bindi!
From traditional significance to hipster fashion, the Bindi has reappeared several times throughout fashion history. There are those who find this offensive, but most see it as a slightly naïve trend. Most of the hipster kids are donning the Bollywood style decoration anyway. The desire to partake in this beautiful Indian tradition is highly understandable. The traditional Bindi is said to be the sixth chakra, the exit point to enlightenment and protector from bad luck.
We all remember the 90s well and when only a few years ago we were dreading a comeback from that era, in hindsight it’s not looking so bad. Bindi wearing royalty status could only go to Gwen Stefani, who took to wearing one at all times. The trend has now seeped into Tumblr pages, complimented by dip-dyed hair, nose rings, cigarettes and delicate tattoos. For decades us humans have been trying out different ways of decorating and adorning our bodies as a form of expression. Bindis and face gems can be bought from Urban Outfitters, Topshop H&M and on Ebay, much to the delight of many British youths.
At the end of the day, Bindis look stunning with Western clothing and are another way to stand out from the crowd. Even top designers such as Jeremy Scott, Deepika Govind and Karl Lagerfeld have made use of them in their campaigns. In addition to this, pop stars such as Laura Marling, Madonna and Katy Perry have also followed this trend.
Depending on what look you’re going for, the Bindi can be worn with pretty much anything. Our favourite look is that slightly demure and ethereal collection of pieces. Try mixing it up with a cute crop top and high waisted denim shorts. For a more formal event, go for a flowery boho dress and a floral headband. Give it a go!