7 Ways to Style Bridesmaid Accessories on Your Special Day
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Your wedding day is approaching fast, and all the details are coming together. The invitations have been sent, venue and photographer booked, and now comes the hundreds of little decisions that will all amount to a gorgeous and memorable occasion.
One of the details worth considering is your bridesmaid accessories. Well-chosen designer jewelry can truly coordinate your looks for a stunning effect. Read on to learn our top tips on how to style them for your special day!
Why Do I Need Bridesmaid Accessories?
If you’ve already chosen the dress, it may seem like extra work to think about your bridesmaids’ accessories. You can tell them to wear their own, or simply forego them to keep it simple.
However, well-chosen accessories can add a touch of elegance to even the simplest of dresses. They can help tie together a certain theme, and even act as wedding gifts for your bridesmaids so that they don’t have to break the bank.
1. Style According to Their Dress
There are so many options when it comes to necklaces, earrings, and bracelets that it can quickly become overwhelming. How can you possibly narrow down which accessories to choose when there are dozens of styles you love?
Your bridesmaids will have their own body types and preferences, which can further complicate your choice. One of the easiest ways to narrow down your choice is to choose based on the kind of dress your bridesmaids are wearing.
These are the most popular and versatile of necklines, and you can really be as creative as you’d like! You can go with a statement look such as chokers and a longer necklace. You can also eliminate the necklace and opt for a bracelet and dangling earrings.
However, if you do wear a necklace remember that it should end before the fabric of the dress begins.
It’s better to keep your neck bare with a one-shoulder neckline, as this style of dress is already enough. Instead, choose bracelets or earrings that will help balance out the look and keep it simple and chic.
Much like one-shoulder necklines, v-necks can act as their own accessory because of their flattering shape. However, a simple pendant necklace adds an elegant touch without distracting from the dress.
Because a halter top covers much of your front, it’s better to go without a necklace. Instead, opt for drop earrings, hoop earrings, or bracelets.
Sheer necklines in lace, chiffon, or embroidered lace act as their own accessory, especially if they have an intricate pattern. You don’t want a necklace lying on top of the dress and creating a distraction.
Moreover, choosing drop earrings may appear too busy paired with your intricate neckline. Opt for simple, minimal earrings and a bracelet that mimic the patterns of the lace.
2. Minimal is Elegant
It can be tempting to go overboard when styling your bridesmaids’ accessories, but too many can appear distracting and overwhelming. You want jewelry accessories to flatter the dress and the person wearing it, and this means using one or two pieces that make an impact.
3. Stay Consistent
Think about what accessories you’ll be wearing during your wedding day. Then, style your bridesmaids’ accessories based on your own. For instance, if you’re wearing pendant earrings, you can choose the same with a slight variation, such as the color or shape.
Furthermore, choose matching metals: platinum, gold, sterling silver, and rose gold.
If you choose accessories that are drastically different than your own, the cohesive look that you want can quickly fall apart.
4. Think of the Venue
Depending on your venue, large statement pieces may look more natural than simple, chic ones. On the other hand, if you have a more casual venue such as a farmhouse or botanical garden, you may want to choose accessories that mirror the same feel.
5. Ask Your Bridesmaids
If you’re having trouble deciding what would flatter your bridesmaids and their dresses, ask them! They can give you ideas that you hadn’t even considered.
If you want to keep things simple but still keep some cohesiveness, ask them to wear similar styles, such as pearl or Y-shaped necklaces, pendant earrings, or gold bracelets. Asking your bridesmaids will also help you determine if any of them have allergies to certain types of metal.
6. Think of Their Hair Style
Another factor to keep in mind is how your bridesmaids will be styling their hair. If their hair is going to be down, it’s probably better to choose necklaces that flatter their necklines instead of earrings that will largely be hidden.
Updo styles are perfect for elegant, dangling earrings.
7. Don’t Forget Practicality
Last but not least, you want your bridesmaids to be comfortable. Even if you find a beautiful necklace, earrings, or bracelet it won’t be worth it if they’re uncomfortable only an hour into your wedding day.
Try on the jewelry before you make a decision. Does it get easily tangled? Do you feel as if you have to adjust it every few minutes to keep it straight on your neck? Does it irritate your skin?
Beautiful Accessories for a Beautiful Day
As you can see, narrowing down your bridesmaid accessories choice becomes simpler when you consider a number of factors. Keeping simplicity, neckline, venue, and cohesiveness in mind, you’re probably already able to simplify your choices.
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