Trend Alert: The Bindi
Bindis have been gaining popularity across the pond as a style statement and have finally started to creep their way into the wardrobes of fashion forward ladies in the States.
Back in the day, bindis were decorations that signified age, status or religion throughout South Asia, specifically India, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Now, bindis are still worn throughout South Asia, but have fallen into a much more light-hearted role.
This is not the first time bindis have become a fashion statement in the western world. Back in the 90′s, Gwen Stefani wouldn’t even leave her house without wearing one — most likely due to her relationship with No Doubt band member Tony Kanal. His family was from India and she became very interested in their culture and fashion. Today, celebs such as Miley Cyrus, Katy Perry and Madonna have been spotted wearing the bindi.
What do you think of bindis becoming an everyday fashion accessory for the hipster crowd?
By: Amanda Raye of Broke & Chic
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“back in the day?” i hate everybody
no its not back in the day wtf
My understanding is that bindi’s have both a strong religious / cultural significance and a beautiful, fashionable appeal. They’re certainly not back in the day, bindi’s are living symbols! They’re personally very special to me, and while they aren’t tie to only one cultural background, bindi’s should be wore thoughtfully and respectfully :)