You’ve found the perfect wedding dress, and now it’s time to consider accessories. Not only is it important to think about whether your bridal jewelry pairs well with your engagement ring; it also should be suitable for your gown’s style and neckline. Here are the most flattering choices based on the year’s most popular wedding dress designs.
1950s Tea-Length Wedding Dress
For a vintage-inspired wedding dress that hits the knee or above, pearl jewelry is always a wise choice. Paired with a classic red lip, lustrous pearl necklaces and pearl stud earrings are a nod to romantic retro style.
For a timeless touch of brilliance, opt for round diamond stud earrings. They are simple, elegant, and can be worn through the years for all occasions and with any ensemble. With diamond stud earrings, you can create an heirloom that will be treasured for generations of loved ones to come.
Strapless Full Wedding Gown
Whether in a modern or classic silhouette, strapless bridal styles in particular call for a statement necklace. From layered sterling silver pieces to vibrant gemstone styles, feel free to experiment with texture and color until you find a piece that feels right for your wedding day look.
It doesn’t necessarily have to end there, though. Not only is the neck bare with these types of dresses – the wrists are, too. Consider cuff bracelets in a range of sizes and materials, or even a stack of slender bangles that play well together. Drop earrings are another simple way to create movement and depth in a silhouette that otherwise feels sleek and minimalist.
Vintage Lace Wedding Dress
Ever since the Duchess of Cambridge wore her Alexander McQueen gown with lace sleeves down the aisle – itself inspired by Grace Kelly’s wedding dress – these more modest styles have increased in popularity. Ornately crafted, these gowns should be the focus and accessories kept to a minimum.
For some, a simple pair of diamond stud earrings will be enough to bring a dose of brilliance to the look. If you really want the look to sparkle, opt for a diamond tennis bracelet. With a range of diamond shapes, metals and silhouettes available, these styles are the perfect finishing touch to a sleeved wedding dress.
Empire Waist V Neckline Wedding Gown
A timeless wedding dress style, an empire waist with V neckline is flattering to a variety of body shapes and heights. The neckline is particularly suited to a simple pendant, whether a diamond solitaire or colorful gemstone. A bright blue topaz necklace could even be your ‘something blue’.
Diamond hoop earrings are another popular option for these styles. Playful and versatile, their silhouette brings graceful movement that works particularly well with up-do hairstyles.
Which style of wedding gown is your favorite? Do you have certain pieces of bridal jewelry in mind? Let us know in the comments!
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