You set the date, you picked the dress and the big day is almost here! As you tie up all the loose ends of wedding planning, don’t forget about a key piece of your wedding day ensemble- jewelry! It is crucial to keep the neckline of your dress in mind when picking jewelry so your whole look is cohesive. We are here to help you accessorize your dress and pick the right pieces based on the neckline you selected.
If you have a strapless dress, add drama and highlight your décolletage with a stunning statement choker necklace or draw the eyes up with dangly earrings. Create symmetry with the neckline with longer drop earrings and add a matching bracelet. The cleaner the dresses neckline, the more you can use jewelry to create visual interest and express your personal style.
Pair a v-neck dress with a delicate yet sparkly pendant necklace that falls perfectly in the “v”. It is important to match your necklace with the width of your neckline and be careful not to choose one that is too long or competes with the neckline. Match your pendant with a delicate bracelet to complete the look and add some sparkle to your wrist.
With a high neckline, let the dress shine and avoid wearing a necklace as it might take away from the detail of the dress. This is a great opportunity to wear a pair of glamorous chandelier earrings or some chic drop earrings. If your high neck dress features a lot of embellishments across the chest, balance it with simple studs. You can still make a statement with your stud earrings by choosing something with a pop of color.
ONE SHOULDER / ASYMMETRICAL
A stunning one shoulder or asymmetrical dress is a focal point in itself. A necklace could detract from the dress and look imbalanced. Instead, choose a stud or drop earring that compliments the dramatic features of the dress. Especially if your shoulder or sleeve has a lot of detail, opt for an understated earring.
Regardless of the dress’s neckline, the style should also be considered when choosing jewelry so it can be organically incorporated. A classic bride in satin or silk could choose simple, timeless pieces such as diamonds or pearls. A bohemian dress with crystal embellishments and lace embroidery could incorporate floral shaped jewels.
Brides should also consider the color of their dress. Bridal white or ivory provides a blank canvas to be bedazzled. White gold, yellow gold or platinum jewelry are great options and will pop against a white dress. The blush underlay of your dress can be complemented with rose gold for an elegant bohemian look.
In addition to your engagement ring and wedding band, your wedding jewelry is important to your special day and is something you will cherish forever. When in doubt, you can’t go wrong with something timeless such as diamonds. While diamonds are an investment, they are always in style and you will be able to wear them for years to come.