How To Select The Right Accessories To Match Your Wedding Dress

The overwhelming things you have to get done in time for the perfect wedding day can have you scrambling all over the place, causing you to make costly mistakes that can greatly impact your angelic looks on your wedding day.

It’s very often that in the process of shopping, you’ll set your sights so many glittering and precious jewelry that can compel you to buy your bridal accessories before choosing a wedding dress. But, trust me that will a great mistake that could cost. It’s very important that you choose your wedding dress first and then go ahead to pick you accessories.

Details on your dress

Whatever you do, do not choose your accessories until you have found your wedding dress. This is because your choice of wedding accessories will be hinged on the wedding dress style. If your wedding dress has lots of details, then you should go for subtle accessories so as to avoid a look that is too busy. On the other hand, if your wedding dress has subtle details then you can go for a more elaborate design for your accessories.

Agnes pulled it off like this - Photo by Agapix

Neckline style

Your necklace might look great on its own but worn together with your wedding dress can look totally different. So below are the options for various necklines.

V-Neck: A pendant necklace design would look stunning as it would drop elegantly following the V neckline of your dress.

Sweetheart or Strapless Neckline: This is one neckline that can work with practically any necklace. Have your pick!

Halter Neck: A necklace worn with a halter neck can end up disappearing under the strap. So for this design feel free to go without a necklace.

Doreen didn't wear a necklace on her halter neck gown. She looked perfect - Ugandan weddings

The colour of your dress

Your wedding accessories should create a cohesive look when paired with your wedding dress and here is the guideline when it comes to colour;

A bright white wedding dress, go for accessories with silver or pearls.

A slightly off-white dress can go with either silver or gold.

A cream wedding dress would look great with gold accessories. Ivory or cream wedding dress should be paired with gold accessories.

The look you are going for

If what you have in mind is a classic, vintage look, then a pearl necklace paired with pearl earrings would be a perfect fit. For an African themed wedding, the pearl inspired accessories would look great.

Laura stayed true to herself - Photo by Dynamic Wedding Photography

Stay true to yourself

 When all is said and done, you should stay true to the style that makes you feel glamorous and confident. Whether that means glitzy elaborate jewelry or classic, vintage pearls or elegant, subtle pendant and studs just be careful not to overdo it and wear what suits you with confidence.



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