The word “pom-pom” is said to have originated from the French word “pompon” during the 18th century. At this time, the imposing Hungarian cavalry known as the Hussars wore what was called a shako, or a tall structured cap, as part of their uniforms. This impressive headgear caught the eye of regiments across Europe, including the soldiers of Napoleon’s army. Different regiments put their own trademark twist on it — some ornamented the caps with metal plating, others topped them with feathered plumage or a pom-pom. The color and shape of the fluffy flourish signified regiment and rank and was a source of pride for a soldier.
Pom Poms had a great significance apart from the battlefield. In South America traditional garments of both men and women were being decorated with different color pom- poms as a sign of their marital status. Traditional dress in Scotland - men wore a floppy beret called a Balmoral bonnet that was topped with a bright red pom-pom iconically known as a toorie — they enjoyed their biggest rise in popularity during the Great Depression of the 1930s. Compared with tassels and jeweled trinkets, the pom-pom was an economically sound embellishment it could be scrapped together with leftover yarn. At the same time, tissue pom-poms were popping up at high school dances as easy DIY decorations and in cheerleaders’ hands as fun, festive substitutes for batons. People everywhere fell in love with the flare and playfulness of the pom-pom.
Pom Poms were first used by soldiers but it was the cheerleaders who made them famous! We have seen that Pom Poms are now backing in trend with Pom Poms earrings, bracelets, necklaces, etc. Pom pom jewelry inspiration can be seen on the runways and high end boutiques, and there is no end to the many DIYers offering tutorials on pom pom making. The accessories using colorful cotton ball pom-poms are so vibrant in nature that they can transform any outfit into something exciting! Here is a list of pom-pom accessories in vogue:
Earrings with decorative pom-poms are hands down the ultimate color splash for, regular outfit! These pom-pom earrings have a unique ‘desi’ vibe about it and can be styled with several outfits! These earrings bring out the fresh vibe. One can definitely wear this during pre-wedding and post wedding times and it is comfortable to wear.
Necklace with such bright colors adds a touch of modern as well as ethic touch to your attire. What is go good about this pom pom necklace is it can blend into any attire. Women can wear this kind of beautiful Pom Pom necklaces in any rituals and traditional occasions. Perfect enough to give that colorful touch.
POM POM BRACELETS
These bright color pom pom is too bright and beautiful in look. Not too heavy to wear. Pom Pom Bracelets are loved by all the age folks. One can defiantly combine these bright eye catching bracelets with any ethnic wear and in any occasion.
No doubt the colors of pom poms jewellery are so hard to resist and youngsters are going nuts for Pom Poms jewelries all over India. Go ahead with the trend and add a piece of pom pom in your wardrobe.