You’ve just swiped right on your wedding dress and now it’s time to find accessories that match up! Whether you’re in the market for trending or timeless jewellery, putting the finishing touches on your wedding day look can be a trickier task than it seems. Earrings, necklace and bracelet choices are all influenced by the colour, detail and neckline of your wedding dress. Follow these tips and you’ll nail your wedding day style!
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Wedding Dress Colour
There’s a lot of talk about matching your jewellery metals to the colour of your wedding dress, but it’s only a consideration if you want it to be! As a general guide, yellow gold plays well with ivory and champagne; silver, white gold and platinum suit bright white; and rose gold looks beautiful with blush.
You might already have a metal preference based on what’s sitting pretty in your jewellery box, and that’s fine. If you fall in love with a piece that breaks these ‘rules’, add to cart without a second thought!
You might also take one glance at your engagement ring and think the rest of your wedding accessories must be the same colour. It ain’t so! It’s more important to choose pieces that complement your outfit. If you’d like to introduce a different metal colour, a two-tone design can be a great way to transition and tie everything together.
Wedding Dress Detail
Your jewellery can be the supporting act or the star of your wedding day look depending on your dress detail. The simpler the design, the more creative you can be with your accessories. Single fabric gowns call for a signature necklace or earrings to take your look next level. You can completely transform your style from classic to contemporary with the pieces you choose.
An embellished gown may only need one additional piece of jewellery besides that sparkling new wedding ring! If your dress features lace, beading, sequins or fringing, you don’t want your accessories to compete with these beautiful details. Take into account the colour and style of any beadwork, belts or other accents when shopping for your jewellery.
Wedding Dress Neckline
The shape of your neckline also determines the type of jewellery you can wear with your wedding dress. High and ‘V’ necklines are a natural fit for necklaces and suit everything from pendants to long layered chains. Strapless and off-the-shoulder gowns look stunning with a choker length necklace or chandelier earrings and a bracelet. Ornate necklines are already a feature and best accentuated with studs or drop earrings.
Combining too many statement pieces can overwhelm your style. Pick one accessory to be your focal point and choose supporting pieces with similar design details for a standout wedding day look. As they say, less is more!
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