Now that you’ve said yes to the dress, it’s time to start thinking about how you will accessorize your bridal look with jewelry and other finishing touches. When styled correctly, your jewelry will elevate your bridal look to a whole new level.
Similar to your wedding hairstyle, your jewelry selection goes hand-in-hand with the neckline of your wedding dress. It should be balanced and intentional while still focusing on your personal style choices. No matter how much or how little of a statement, each piece should help complete the look in a cohesive manner that makes you feel beautiful.
If you’re not sure how to select your wedding jewelry, you’re in the right place. Read on for our ultimate styling guide to accessorizing your bridal look for each type of neckline - from the illusion neckline to off-the-shoulder, and everything in-between.
A refined, straight-across strapless neckline leaves the neck, collarbone, and upper chest exposed, leaving you with a wide variety of jewelry options. Since your bust will have a straight-across line, a statement necklace that rests on or near the collarbone is the perfect choice. Our statement princess necklace, for example, is a sure way to dazzle since the upper chest area won’t be overwhelmed with fabric or patterns. You can even add a dose of color with our dreamy emerald statement necklace for a regal look.
If you prefer a clean neckline and don’t want to wear a necklace, accessorize with statement earrings, like our timeless elegant rose gold teardrop earrings. Adding drop earrings will help your bridal look achieve aesthetic symmetry. Then, balance it all out with our best selling rose gold teardrop bracelets to complete your style.
When deciding on how to accessorize a sweetheart neckline, it’s best to highlight the look’s natural romantic curves. Keep your bridal pieces simple and delicate with our simple pearl drop necklace. Make sure your necklace sits at just the right spot on your collarbone so that your neckline and jewelry complement one another and you aren’t overcrowding the area.
Sweetheart neckline looks can also be paired with dainty matching sets like the minimalist round stud earrings and necklace set. It adds a little bit of sparkle without overdoing your feminine sweet neckline.
V-Neckline & Plunging Neckline
If you’re looking for the perfect pieces to wear with your V-neckline or plunging wedding dress, you want to make sure that it compliments that specific shape. You’ll want to select a pendant with a drop that matches the angle of the neckline. Necklaces like our best selling statement darling backdrop necklace help elongate and emphasize the area without keeping it bare, while still being minimal enough to not take away from it.
You could also skip the necklace all together and go with these rose gold drop earrings and bracelet set as your jewelry for a V-neck dress.
Boatneck & High Necklines
Both boatneck and high necklines don’t have much room for necklaces due to the amount of fabric in the dress, so we recommend focusing on statement earrings like this pair of elegant and luxurious art deco royal queen chandelier earrings. Wear your hair in an elegant updo to really show them off!
If you’re not into bold earrings, these dainty chic stud earrings can also add a subtle statement. For the glam bride looking to add a little more color, opt for these vitrail light purple crystal earrings that will give the same “wow” effect as a statement necklace!
One-shoulder necklines, also known as asymmetrical necklines, are absolutely stunning, so you want to make sure you select pieces that highlight the beauty of this contemporary look, especially if it has embellishment, lace, or other unique details on the strap.
Necklaces can look out of place or out of balance with an asymmetrical neckline, so instead, accessorize the modern angle with these romantic statement baroque pearl earrings or our luxe rose gold drop earrings. These pieces will give a dramatic statement without taking away from your modern one-shoulder neckline.
The off-the-shoulder neckline is known for being one of the most romantic necklines a bride can have by showing off the neck, shoulders, and collar bone. For this style, it’s important to keep in mind that the sleeves of your gown will keep eyes towards your waistline.
What does this mean when it comes to your jewelry? You might want to stay away from bracelets and keep the focus on a whimsical necklace like our statement floral backdrop necklace. A vintage style statement pearl necklace also adds a classic, yet timeless touch to a boho off-the-shoulder look!
An illusion neckline should be paired with a bold bracelet or earrings that add drama to your wedding day style. This is the perfect opportunity to wear unique pieces that you can show off like our statement rose earrings or our silver dream catcher earrings. You could also pick a bracelet like the royal gold braceletfilled with bold jewel tones that will attract the eye or our elegant leaf art deco bracelet for a bit of whimsy.
A scoop neckline neckline is both traditional and feminine, so you want your jewelry to have the same effect. This is the perfect canvas for petite, minimal pieces. Choosing a set like this gold cubic zirconia marquise set is simple and delicate while still having that sparkle effect.
You also have the option to leave your neck bare. If you choose to do so, choose these silver teardrop long earrings to keep the focus up towards your face. Keep in mind that for a classic scoop neckline, it’s all in the styling.
Remember, if your gown is simple, add detail. If your gown has a lot of detail, keep it simple. Most importantly though is that you enjoy the accessorizing process and have fun selecting your perfect jewelry pieces. Look for something that makes you feel beautiful!
Whether you opted for a sophisticated halter, a sexy plunging V-neckline, or the classic sweetheart neckline, you can shopGlitz & Love for bridal jewelry options that will not just complete your look, but also feel both cohesive and beautiful.
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