Now that you have found your wedding dress. It’s best to accessorise it with the right wedding jewelry to compliment your overall look. Sure, you can be wed by just wearing your wedding gown but it won’t look complete without accessories.
Here are some tips that might help you. Read on…
As a general rule, Ivory is best paired with gold since it highlights the creamy tint of the fabric. For a pure white dress, choose accents in silver or platinum or with pearl detailing—gold may clash with brighter white hues. You can have your pick with a diamond-white gown—this barely off-white color looks amazing with yellow gold, rose gold, silver or pearls. If the dress you chose is already embellished with beadwork, let that dictate the colors of your accessories. For example:
If your gown is white: This bright hue looks prettiest with platinum or silver pieces.
If your gown is ivory: Gold jewelry will best enhance this creamy shade.
If your gown is champagne: Gold jewelry will complement the warm tones in this very light beige color. If you’re putting together an antique-inspired look, burnished silver with rhinestones also works well.
If your gown is blush: Try rose gold. The pink cast in the metal will coordinate with the soft pink of the dress.
Pairing your neckline style with the proper adornment can add character to your wedding gown, or even highlight a unique feature. Follow these simple guidelines:
Sweetheart or strapless: For something a little different, skip the necklace and focus on an elegant pair of chandelier earrings instead. Wear clear crystal for a sleek look, or add punch with a hint of color. Try using a meaningful gem, like your birthstone, or pick a hue from the flowers in your bridal bouquet. If you’re going for a flirty, fresh look, include two or three small fresh or silk flowers in your hair to add a soft, organic feel. Vintage elegancemore your style? Pay homage to the past with an art-deco-style bracelet or some roaring twenties–inspired feather barrettes.
V-neck: Whether you opt for a pendant or choker. A thin chain with a simple pendant, like a locket, is an elegant way to accessorize, while pearls (single- or double-stranded) are always a classic choice. If you’re going for a more decadent look, a crystal choker or statement necklace with matching earrings could be the perfect combo.
Halter or reverse halter: For this shoulder-baring style, skip the necklace and focus on dressing up your tresses.
The first rule for picking out your wedding jewelry: Don’t go overdo it. You don’t want to risk letting your accessories outshine you. Keep “less is more” as your mantra and stick with a few key pieces rather than accessorizing every part of your body.
The most important thing to consider about picking the perfect pieces for your wedding gown is they should be a reflection of you. If you’re not comfortable wearing big, chandelier earrings, stick to studs. If you’re happy in all your accessories, you’ll feel confident—and that’s the best accessory of all.
Although it’s a special day, don’t stray too far from your normal style. If you rarely wear jewels, there’s no need to drown yourself in diamonds on your wedding day. The goal is to look like the best, most beautiful version of your regular self.
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