27 May How to choose jewellery to match your wedding dress
Our top tip guide to look your best on your special day.
It’s the biggest day of your life, and it goes without saying that any bride wants to look their absolute best on this most special of occasions.
But sometimes, with such a vast amount of things to consider, from invitations to flowers and table plans, matching jewellery to your wedding dress is something that can be left until the last minute.
We’ve expertly curated this Top Tip Guide with advice on choosing the perfect jewellery accessories, to look your best on your special day.
1. Less is More
You might think that your special day needs all the accessories you can think off. However, when it comes to bridal jewellery less is really more. You don’t need a veil, tiara, earrings, necklaces, bracelets and a sash. Accessories add a unique touch to your look but having too much can be distracting.
Before you go on a buying spree, have a look at your dress’s standout features and base your jewellery choices around that. Let’s say your dress has an ornate neckline opt for a beautiful pair of drop earrings instead of a necklace. Also, it’s a good idea to avoid designs that closely mimic the embellishments on your dress – you don’t want to dim the light on your dress.
Furthermore, when it comes to earrings take your hairstyle into consideration. If you’re leaving your hair down, small studs or drops will look elegant. But for an updo, you might want to look at something more dramatic like a pair of chandelier earrings.
2. Consider Your Neckline
Probably the most important factor when choosing jewellery to match your dress is the neckline of your dress. Pairing your neckline style with the proper adornment can add character to your wedding dress and even highlight unique features.
Does your dress have a sweetheart or strapless neckline? Skip the necklace and focus on an elegant pair of chandelier earrings instead. Favour a V-neckline more? This style is perfectly paired with a thin chain with a simple pendant or an elegant choker. Strings of pearls are also always a classic choice.
Do you have a halter gown? Move your focus from your neckline to your hair. Whether your hairdo will be an upstyle or loose ponytail add some panache with beautiful hair accessories like headbands and crystal hairpins.
3. Match Your Metals
The metal colour of your jewellery can have a major effect on your overall look as some metals look better with certain dress colours. As a general rule, ivory is best paired with gold since it highlights the creamy tint of the fabric. For a pure white dress choose accents in silver, platinum, or even pearl detailing as gold may clash with the brighter white hues. If you choose a diamond-white-gown you are spoiled for choice with your metal colours like yellow gold, rose gold, silver and pearls match perfectly with the barely off-white hue.
If your dress is embellished with beadwork, let that dictate the colours of your accessories. For example, if your dress has gold beading pick jewellery with a gold base.
4. Don’t Forget Your Bridesmaids
You have your Bride Tribe that will be there every step of the way, say thank you with a special Bridesmaid Gift. Personalised jewellery is a fantastic option for a thank you gift. Not only is it very special, but they can wear it to your wedding as well. Bonus, this jewellery gift is something they can cherish and appreciate for years to come. To make it even more special, choose custom made jewellery that matches their bridesmaid dresses. We can help design and mastercraft your special Bridesmaid Gifts.
5. Stick to what you know
Although this is a once in a lifetime day, don’t stray too far from your normal style. If you rarely wear jewels there is no need to drown yourself in diamonds. This is your day and you should look and feel your best, most beautiful version of your regular self.
6. Try it on
Our most important tip is to actually try on every piece of jewellery you are considering. Browsing online for your bridal jewellery is a wonderful starting point. However certain styles and colours may look beautiful on the model online but in reality, you have no idea how it will look on you. When you try on jewellery try to wear a top with a similar neckline as your dress to get an idea of how the jewellery will look with your dress.
Stop by one of the Deonne Le Roux Branches and let our wedding jewellery experts guide you in finding the perfect jewellery for your wedding dress and bridesmaid gifts. We have a large selection of beautiful and elegant bridal jewellery to fit any style and budget.