Your hard work has paid off. You’ve spent countless nights searching for the perfect dress on Pinterest. You’ve fallen asleep while watching endless episodes of Say Yes to the Dress and dreamt of dresses that you can’t afford. You’ve bought magazines, visited dress stores, and listened to the unwanted input of your opinionated grandma. And finally, it’s over. You’ve found the dress. It’s everything you hoped it would be. This dress was made for you. And even if it wasn’t, the countless fittings and alterations have ensured that it has been tailored specifically to your body. You’re ready for a nap. You deserve one.
Don’t hang your dress up quite yet.
It’s time to talk jewelry.
Finding the right dress can be an overwhelming task. Once you’ve accomplished it, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets come plunging into your mind. Here at Brazos Valley Bride, we want to make your next steps a little easier.
Here are a few things to consider before choosing the jewelry for your big day.
Your Dress’ Neckline
Before choosing the jewelry for your big day, take a look at your dress’ neckline. Necklines, body styles, and fabrics play a large role in the type of jewelry that will compliment your dress.
With halter, narrow V-neck, asymmetric, thick strapped, Queen Anne, illusion, or high-neck cuts, it is best to avoid large statement necklaces. These cuts, paired with large necklaces, can look extremely cluttered and over-bearing. For these necklines, try a light, delicate pendant necklace. This will bring gentle attention to your neck and ensure that your necklace is not competing with your dress. With these cuts, you can also choose to forego a necklace entirely and opt for a pair of glamorous statement earrings.
Boat-necks and wide or deep V-neck cuts are significantly wider and compliment statement necklaces very well.
Strapless wedding gowns are the easiest to style when it comes to jewelry. With these gowns, feel free to choose stand out statement pieces or simple pendants.
The Color of Your Gown
Warm White Dresses: Dresses that have warmer colors, like ivory or cream, are complimented by jewelry pieces containing gold or rose gold hardware.
Pure White Dresses: Dresses that feature bight white colors are balanced by jewelry containing cooler tones and silver plating.
Up-do’s are perfect for showing off glamorous statement earrings, classy studs, or sleek drops. If your necklace is big, opt for a pair of earrings that won’t over power it. If you are planning on wearing your hair down, wear jewelry that shows off your neckline. If you aren’t planning on wearing a necklace, choose long statement earrings that will sparkle through your tresses.