After long trial and shopping you have finally found your dream dress, the dress that suits you perfectly on your special day—wedding. Ah, the dress is so perfect fitting you comfortably and accentuates your beauty. Congrats! Here ends the tough part of your wedding shopping. Now, begins an interesting part—accessorizing.
Right accessories make you shine further and highlight the dress to make you the Queen of the day on this special day—wedding. It can make or break an outfit. So follow the tips below regarding dos and don’ts while accessorizing your wedding gown:
Don’t overdo it
Remember the mantra “less is more” and stick to few key pieces rather than accessorizing every part of your body. Accessories add unique touch to your look but too many can change your appearance from bright to fade. Do not add so many baubles and blings. It can outshine you. Before you start buying accessorizes keep your gown on the mind.
Consider your dress’s neckline
Your dress neckline plays a vital role in framing your face. Help your dress do its job by selecting jewelry that pairs perfectly with it. If you are wearing a strapless or sweetheart neckline gown, trade the necklace for a pair of elegant earrings. For a gown with a simpler style, try a bold statement necklace.
Match metals to your dress
Do you know that some metals look better with certain dress colors? Generally, ivory is paired best with gold since it highlights the creamy tint of the fabric. If your gown is white: this bright hue looks prettiest with platinum or silver pieces or with pearl detailing. If the dress you chose is already embellished with beadwork, let that dictate the colors of your accessories. For example, if your gown has silver beading, pick a necklace, bracelet or earrings with a silver base. When it comes to earrings, take a cue from your hairstyle. If you are leaving your hair down and over your ears, small studs or drops will do. But for an up do, you might go with something a little more dramatic, like a pair of chandelier danglers. Avoid designs that closely mimic the embellishments on your gown.
Wear comfortable shoes
No outfit is complete without a perfect pair of shoes. Though we all love fabulous pair of shoes, remember your wedding day is going to be long and busy one. Of course, you want the most elegant shoes but you should not compromise with comfort it delivers. You will be standing for longer periods of time and you do not want to deal with tired feet and ruin your first dance of the memorable day. Walk around in your new pair of heels couple of weeks prior to the special day to avoid blisters and swelling. Do not forget considering color of the shoes.
Cover it up
Cover up is essential when your wedding is in winter season or at the house of worship that requires you to cover your shoulders. There are endless options—boleros, capelets and fur stoles. The choice depends on finding the right fit that strikes the perfect balance with your gown. Spice up a simple gown design by adding a delicately beaded capelet or other embellished bolero. A delicate lace jacket, sheer tulle cape or a chiffon wrap will keep you warm without competing with your gown.
Know your veils
The veil is iconic bridal accessory with endless options from flirty birdcages and ornate mantillas to regal cathedral-length styles. There is no absolute rule that states you have to wear a veil but still veil personifies the bride-to-be more than any other accessory. However, match your veil to exact shade of your gown. Your dress style also limits the choice of your veil type. If your dress has lots of details, choose a sheer veil rather than the one with two layers of tulle. Floor-length or cathedral style veil works well with petite types.
The most important thing about picking the perfect pieces for your wedding gown is that they should reflect you. If you are not comfortable wearing chandelier earrings, stick to studs. Love the way you look in a lariat necklace? Go with it! If you are happy with all accessories, you feel confident.