How to Pick Jewellery to Match Your Gown
If you thought finding your wedding dress was fun, you’re in for a real treat as it’s time to accessorise. Just remember the first rule in wedding jewellery, ‘don’t overdo it’. It’s tempting to load up on baubles and bling, but you don’t want all those precious metals to outshine you on the big day. Follow these four simple steps and you’ll look like royalty without looking like you’ve raided the queen’s closet.
Show Your True Colours
Knowing what type of metal will work with the colour of your wedding dress is a good way to begin choosing your wedding jewellery.
White Gown: Gold jewellery may clash with a bright white gown so we suggest sticking to pearl or platinum.
Diamond white Gown: This barely off white colour works with gold, silver, rose gold and pearl.
Ivory Gown: This candlelight shade is a soft, light white and some versions even have yellow undertones. Adorn yourself with gold jewellery to highlight the creamy tint of the fabric.
All About the Decolletage
Pairing your gowns neckline style with the proper adornment can add character to your wedding dress, or even highlight a unique feature.
Sweetheart or Strapless: For something a little different consider skipping the necklace and focus on some great chandelier earrings instead. Wear clear crystal for a sleek look, or punch it up with a hint of colour. Try using a meaningful gem like your birthstone, or pick a colour from the flowers in your bridal bouquet. If you’re going for a flirty, fresh look why not include two or three small fresh or silk flowers in your hair to add a soft, organic feel. Vintage elegance more your style? Pay homage to the past with a great Art Deco style bracelet or some roaring 20s inspired feather hair pins.
Knot Note:If your dress already has vintage flair, you could create an interesting contrast by taking a more modern approach with your wedding jewellery.
V-neck: Whether you opt for a pendant or choker, this style begs for decolletage decoration. A thin chain with a simple pendant is an elegant way to accessorise, while pearls exude classic charm. If you’re going for the ‘dare to be decadent’ look, a crystal choker with matching earrings could be the perfect combo.
Halter: Whether you wear your hair in a sleek bun or loose ponytail, dressing up your tresses is a great way to accessorise a halter gown. Headbands are a great way to add panache to your wedding up-do. But if headbands aren’t quite your style, try adding some sparkle to your hair with intricate crystal hairpins or a comb. If you’ve got a curly mane, five to seven hairpins is just right, while brides with short hair will get the same shine with two or three pins.
Foolproof Wedding Accessories
If deciding on your jewels is proving more difficult than finding the gown, there’s one jewellery duo that’s timeless, diamond drop earrings with a sophisticated necklace, such as a strand of pearls or a diamond pendant choker. Perfect!
Let’s Get Personal
The most important thing about picking the perfect trinkets for your wedding gown is that they are a reflection of you. If you’re not comfy wearing big chandelier earrings, stick to studs. If you love it, wear it! If you’re comfortable in all your accessories, your wedding day ensemble is guaranteed to dazzle.
– Heather Levine