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How to Pick Bridal Accessories That Make Your Dress

Bridal accessories are to your dress, what your dress is to your wedding day… they can make it or break it. Here’s an expert list of tips to make sure you choose the correct items to pull together your look.

1. Balance jewellery with dress design

Whether you’re talking hair, bags, jewellery or shoes it’s important to maintain balance. If you have a heavily decorated dress it will look best with understated items.

A simple gown allows for eye catching accessories or statement jewellery. Always match the shape of your neckline with your earrings and necklace.

For instance, a halter neck would look too busy with a large necklace. But it will combine well with diamond drop earrings.

Bride wearing vintage diamond drop earrings

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2. Be inspired by fabrics

Let the materials of your dress or the groom’s attire guide you to the perfect details. Small colour accents drawn from wedding decor will draw together your overall look.

Vintage lace can look stunning with darker accents. Like gemstone jewellery or earthy pinks in your bouquet. If your dress is more iconoclastic with ruffled silks, feathers or unusual details, opt for rose gold and a hair vine.

If your gown evokes pure glamour, then a sparkling diamond bracelet or a tiara is a good starting point. Combine it with a luxurious cathedral veil.

When in doubt, think pearls. They are the time-tested bridal accessory that go with any style.

Pearl and diamond drop earrings perfect for a vintage bridal look from TheDiamondStore.co.uk

Pearl Drop Earrings

3. Mix it up

The saying, ‘something old, new, borrowed and blue’ has never been as true as it is now. Combining heirloom accessories with new pieces is a great look to go for.

But only mix items with similar styles. For example, a sparkling antique pendant would look fabulous with a vintage style bracelet, but wouldn’t go well with a geometric 80’s bangle.

White bridal accessories

4. Dress up your bouquet

Flowers are one of the most essential bridal accessories. But don’t be afraid to decorate the decorations. A floral vintage handkerchief, leftover lace from a couture dress (or his waist coat) and a sparkling brooch can give a sweet and chic touch to the stem of your bridal bouquet.

Rose gold diamond vintage bangle for brides at TheDiamondStore.co.uk

Rose gold diamond vintage bangle

5. Be meaningful

Do you have an emotional piece of jewellery that you inherited from someone you love? Now’s a great time to wear grandmother’s gemstone earrings or that locket your mother gave you. At least one of your bridal accessories should have meaning.

But don’t worry if you don’t have any heirloom accessories. If you choose new ones with a timeless designs you’ll get lots of wear from them after your wedding. And later, you can pass them on to your children.

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