Your wedding dress is the focal point of your
bridal look. However, you need the right wedding jewelry and hair accessories
to completely transform into a beautiful bride.
Choosing bridal accessories is fun, but it can
also be challenging. Here are some helpful tips from the Best for Bride
team of bridal experts. Follow them to pick the best accessories to add the
finishing touches to your bridal look.
Pick jewelry that pairs well with your dress
Always choose your wedding dress dress first.
Once you buy the dress, look for jewelry that complements it. You do not need
every single accessory to complete your look. Too much sparkle will in fact,
create a cluttered effect. Make sure your look is balanced by choosing only
those pieces that complete your outfit. Pick accessories that don’t distract
from the signature elements of the dress, but pair well with its features.
Pay attention to the dress neckline
When you select accessories, consider whether
you wish to draw attention to a particular dress feature or not. Look at the
neckline, sleeves, silhouette and details on the dress to make your decision.
You can avoid or wear simple necklaces with high or embellished necklines like
the halter and illusion neckline. Instead, focus on the earrings to add
character to your look. Decorate your decolletage with flashy pieces, if your
dress features a strapless neckline or exposes collar bones and the neck area.
Jewelry should go together with the dress
It is easy to go overboard with wedding jewelry,
especially if your wedding dress is embellished. Pair bold jewelry with simple
dresses. However, keep accessories to a minimum when your dress has many
details. Choose the same base metal for your jewelry, as in the embellishments.
Also pair the shade of white in your dress to the right metal colors. Stark
white gowns look good with metals like silver and platinum, while gold and rose
gold are better choices with ivory and diamond white. Although the
embellishments and jewelry you choose should go together, avoid picking designs
that are too similar.
Consider the style of the dress
Your wedding dress style may be classic, modern
or traditional. It is best if your jewelry also complements your dress style.
You can wear modern jewelry with traditional dresses or traditional jewelry
with modern silhouettes. However, it shouldn’t look disjointed or it will ruin
the overall effect. Although the pieces you choose may be distinct, they should
have a common factor like the shape or color to blend together. For a cohesive
effect, make sure that the different pieces reflect a similar style as your
Pick your hair accessories with care
Your headpieces are the crowning glory of your
bridal look. So, choose them with care. If you aren’t fond of veils, there are
a variety of other options. A good hair accessory will not compete with the
rest of your attire. Find accessories that match the proportions of your face,
look good with the rest of your wedding jewelry and reflect the style of your wedding
dress. Tiaras and headbands are versatile. Explore different ways in which you
can wear them, till you find the best style. Also consider your hair type and
hairstyle you will wear on your wedding day when picking your hair accessories.
Be bold with color
Many brides avoid colorful accessories in their
wedding outfit. However, this is a mistake. Choosing colorful accessories is an
easy way to fashion a unique and memorable wedding day look. Choose jewelry
with colors from your wedding color scheme, and it will help you blend in with
the overall scenery. Colorful gemstones are usually found in statement pieces
of jewelry. Jazz up your bridal day look by choosing one, and you will also
have a unique piece that you can use again and again.
Don’t compromise on comfort
Although you should look your best on your
wedding day, you should also feel comfortable. So, choose accessories that feel
good. Don’t go for jewelry or accessories that you have never tried before for
your wedding day. If you aren’t comfortable wearing a big choker necklace or
heavy earrings, avoid them. This factor is even more important where your
footwear is concerned. Your wedding shoes should be comfortable since you will
spend several hours wearing them.
Stay true to your personal style
From your hair accessories to your dress,
jewelry and even wedding shoes, all that you wear on your wedding day should
reflect who you are as a person. Keep this in mind when you go shopping. Find
accessories that enhance your overall look, and help you feel confident. You
should look like a better version of yourself on your wedding day, and not like
an entirely new person. Accessories that are a extension of your personal style
are the best. When you like what you see it in the mirror, you will be happy to
wear it on your special day.
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