5 Rules For Matching Accessories to Your Wedding Gown

February 2016

1. Be Yourself

When it comes to your wedding day you want be a gorgeous bride, buy you still need to feel comfortable, so stick to what you know. If you are a person who usually doesn’t wear a lot of jewellery then stick to a few simple wedding accessories. The point is to be the most beautiful version of yourself, not someone else. The same applies to choosing your wedding gown.

2. Consider the neckline (décolletage) of your wedding dress

Your jewellery should suit your neckline style in order to highlight the best features and add character. It is important that you do not overdo it on the jewellery as it will distract the eye from the beautiful features of the dress.

Sweetheart or strapless neckline: one can easily skip the necklace all together and choose chandelier earrings instead.

V-neck: a meaningful pendant on a thin chain is the best way to accessorise this elegant neckline style. One could also dress it up with a classic pearl choker, or styling crystal choker.

Halter neck or reverse halter: this stunning shoulder-showing neckline needs no neck accessories. Rather jazz up your hair with a headband or very popular flower crown, or add sparkling detail to your hair with some small clips.

3. Match you materials and metals

Certain dress colours look better with certain metals that with others.

A pure white dress is best paired with silver or platinum, and touches of pearl detailing will work wonders. Gold tends to clash with bright white shades.

Slightly-off white colours can be matched with yellow golf, rose gold, silver, or pearl – you can really have your pick here.

Ivory, and fabrics with a creamy-tint, are best matched with gold jewels that bring out the colour.

If your dress is embellished with beadwork, sequins etc., let the dress embellishments dictate the colour and style of your accessories.

4. Keep the shoes comfy

Your wedding shoes are one of the most important wedding accessories, and while some say pain is a price we pay for beauty, no one wants to be uncomfortable on their big day. You will be standing for long, dancing with everyone, and most importantly strutting down the aisle toward the love of your life – so make sure you give this choice some thought.

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5. Veil it

Veils come in numerous styles and your options are almost unlimited, but your veil should always match the exact shade of your gown. Here are a few other things to consider when choosing your wedding veil:

Consider the length of the veil and your own size. Longer, floor-length veils will make a smaller, petite bride look taller. Medium to short, elbow-length veils however will make the bride seem shorter – a great pick for taller brides. Very short veils styles such as bandeau or birdcage veils add a fun and retro look to your wedding outfit.

If you are wanting to show off detail on the back of your dress be sure to pick a sheer, one layered veil.