7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress Necklace

by Deven Davis 4 min read

7 Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wedding Dress Necklace

You deserve nothing but the best on your special day. Use these tips to choose the perfect wedding dress necklace that matches your stunning smile.

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Now that's you've found the perfect dress, it's time to find the right wedding jewelry to round out your outfit on your special day. But with all the different styles, metals, and stones to choose from, picking out the best wedding dress necklace can feel overwhelming. 

The necklace you wear on your wedding day is an important piece of jewelry. It helps bring attention to your face and your gorgeous smile as you walk down the aisle to your beloved. 

The best wedding necklace is one that complements your gown and lets your unique personality shine. Here are some tips on what to consider when looking for that perfect wedding day jewelry.  

1. Choosing a Metal 

When looking for wedding jewelry, a good place to start is choosing a type of metal. In order to make all your jewelry look great together, your jewelry should be all or mostly one metal tone. If you're not sure what metal tone would look best, there are a few factors that can help you decide. 

Your Skin Tone

Your unique skin tone can help you decide what types of metal look best on you. This is especially important when choosing a necklace, as the right metal tone can help to highlight your face. 

People with warm undertones tend to look best in yellow or rose gold. People with cool undertones look best in silver and white gold. Determining your skin tone can help take the guesswork out of choosing your necklace. 

Dress Color

Look for a metal that complements the color of your wedding gown. For instance, warmer shades of white like off-white and champagne look beautiful with warm-toned metals like yellow gold. Pure white and cool-toned whites look best with silver, platinum, or white gold. 

2. Add Some Color

You don't have to stick to just precious metals and white diamonds on your special day. You can add a pop of color to your wedding ensemble. Some ideas for colorful wedding necklaces and other jewelry include stones in colors that match your bridesmaids' dresses or the flowers in your bouquet. 

Your wedding necklace is also a great way to incorporate a traditional something blue. Consider jewelry with lovely blue stones such as regal sapphires, delicate aquamarine, or free-spirited turquoise. 

3. Complement the Style of Your Dress

Look for a wedding necklace that is the same style as your gown. You want your jewelry to complement your gown, not compete with it. 

For instance, if your dress is simple and elegant, don't overcrowd it with jewelry that is too busy. On the other hand, a glamorous ballgown pairs perfectly with sparkly and dramatic styles. A classic lace gown is practically made to be worn with timeless pearls

4. Neckline Styles

The neckline of your wedding dress is a huge factor when choosing the best wedding necklace. The shape of your neckline will help you determine the best length and style. 

Also, keep in mind the style of the dress around the neckline and bodice. If this area has a lot of embellishment, opt for a simple necklace to prevent overcrowding. If your dress is more simple and understated, you're safe to choose a larger or more elaborate necklace. 

Strapless

Strapless dresses provide a lot of options for jewelry. A choker is a classic necklace option for this style. 

It draws attention to your face without competing with the dress. You can pair a choker with a matching or complementary set of earrings for a polished look. 

Sweetheart

Sweetheart necklines look beautiful paired with a simple pendant with a drop shape to complement the shape of the decolletage. As for length, make sure the pendant hangs at least a few inches above the fabric of your dress. 

Boat Neck

Boat neck gowns are a classic and elegant style, so choose a necklace that is simple and delicate. You don't want to clutter the crisp silhouette. 

Off the Shoulder

This type of gown is romantic and pairs best with a choker or collarbone length necklace. A pair of simple, matching earrings are the perfect finishing touch. 

V-Neck

V-neck styles look best with a pendant necklace. The wider the neckline, the larger your pendant can be. Just make sure it doesn't overlap with the dress.

Halter

Halter dresses don't leave much room for a necklace. Instead, opt for dramatic earrings and a complementing bracelet.

Illusion Neckline

It's best to forgo a necklace when wearing a dress with an illusion neckline, as it can snag on the delicate material. Instead, pair this style of gown with any other piece of jewelry, including earrings, bracelets, and rings. 

One Shoulder

One-shoulder gowns make a dramatic statement. It can be difficult to find a necklace that doesn't throw off the balance of this look. Instead, draw attention to your face with a pair of glamorous earrings. 

5. Coordinate Your Jewelry

When wearing multiple pieces, be sure they all complement each other as well as the gown. The colors, styles, gems, and metals of your jewelry should all be the same. They don't have to match exactly, but all your jewelry should have similar elements that tie the look together. 

6. Sometimes Less Is More

While it can be tempting to wear as much beautiful jewelry as possible on your wedding day, it's best not to overdo it. Choose just a few elegant pieces that you love. After all, the focus should be on you, not on your accessories. 

7. Make It Personal

Your jewelry should be a clear reflection of your own style and personality. Choose jewelry and other accessories that make you feel like the very best version of you. 

Find Your Best Wedding Dress Necklace and More for Your Special Day

The jewelry you wear on the day of your wedding should make you feel beautiful and elegant. Your jewelry should complement your dress as well as your own unique personality. 

Are you looking for a gorgeous wedding dress necklace to complete your bridal ensemble? Visit our shop to see our extensive collection of fine jewelry. You're sure to find the perfect piece. 

Deven Davis
Deven Davis

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