The big day is almost here. After finding the perfect wedding dress, it is now time to mix and match it with ideal accessories. Don’t worry. Many tried-and-proved rules can help you find the matched accessories for your bridal look.
True, your wedding gown should be the main star of the event, but the fact is that you will need accessories. They will elevate your look, make it even prettier and more beautiful. In order to make this accessory game stress-free and fun, we have gathered around some rules that can help you choose the best accessories for your wedding day.
Try Not to Overdo It
The “less is more” is the first commandment that can be easily incorporated into the process of picking wedding accessories. No matter how intimidating and tempting all that looks, you should choose something really sophisticated, instead of overdoing it. Base your buying around your wedding gown. Surely, you won’t need a tiara, flowers, earrings, and a veil all mixed together. Opt for the thing that matches the best with your dress and personal style.
Know your Veil/Headpiece
Determining the ideal veil is a challenging task – from a birdcage veil to cathedral bridal veils, one-tier to six-tier, different edge styles, and embellishments. Always consider the color of the dress when picking one.
Meanwhile, even if a wedding veil is considered a traditional bridal accessory, not all brides are a fan of it. Some of them prefer to wear a headpiece instead – such as a fascinator, forehead jewelry, or flowers. Nevertheless, this supports one of the most important rules which is following your personal style.
Know your Décolletage, i.e. Neckline
Different necklines require distinct types of jewelry and accessories.
- Strapless or sweetheart neckline – You can easily go with a shorter necklace or a choker. These types of necklaces are retro, but being very modern at the moment. The other option is to skip necklaces and wear long earrings.
- V-neckline – This neckline gives you a chance to mix and match different lengths and styles. You can also opt for a choker or long pendant or both! White pearls are always a good choice as well. If you are choosing something more delicate, match it with earrings.
- Halter, reversed halter neckline – If your dress has a halter neckline, then it is the best to avoid necklaces. Focus on your hair instead, by adding shiny details and make a hair updo in the ponytail or a bun.
Match Metals and Dress Shade
If you are in a dilemma on what metal to choose, always consult with your dress shade. Try it on and see how gold, silver, or rose fit you. The safest metal to choose is white gold color as it balances well with the white dress. Rose gold, on the other hand, imparts a vintage vibe or an old-fashioned appeal.
If your gown is white, go for platinum or silver pieces. Ivory mixes well with gold, as well as, champagne. However, the champagne retro look can be achieved by adding burnished silver accessories. In the end, blush tones always match with gold rose. A soft pink dress will match fantastically with rose gold pieces.
Buy What You Need
If finding accessories or jewelry takes more time than finding the right wedding gown, then you should focus on choosing only one thing. No matter how beautiful some necklace or bracelet is, if it doesn’t fit your style or dress, don’t buy it! Instead of buying pieces you will not wear, opt for a classy pearl or diamond necklace. Don’t buy jewelry pairs – modern brides tend to wear mixed jewelry.
Keep It Comfortable
If you are having concerns about getting fat or not sure about how to maintain your slim body, you can opt for shapewear that cinches your middle part. This will hold the bodice without worrying about your waist.
For the brides who were inspired by Cinderella gowns, you may prefer to have your skirt look fuller. Find a matching petticoat or an underskirt to keep its fullness. The petticoat also adds support and extra coverage.
Moreover, consider a wrap or jacket if you are getting married in the winter season or if there are clothing restrictions at the wedding venue such as a church venue. Choose the one that excellently complements your wedding gown. Faux-fur wraps will be a good choice during the cold season, which will keep you warm. A simple chiffon or tulle wrap is a good pick if the dress has some intricate details.
Lastly, choose a fierce pair of wedding shoes. When selecting, always remember comfort. You will be standing most of the time, and right after the ceremony, you will be going around greeting your guests. If you aren’t used to wearing heels, pick something not too high. Consider the type of material – comfortable shoes are often associated with high-quality materials. For a more relaxed fit, wear them around the house for a few days before the big day.
Your Personal Style Matters Most
The rule that you should definitely listen to is to follow your personal style, no matter what. If you are comfortable with big and massive jewelry – go for it. Otherwise, stick to accessories you would like to wear and which make you feel confident.
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