Wedding Dresses

Top 9 Tips for Accessorizing your Bridal Dress

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So, now that you’ve found your gown, you may forget about one very big piece of the puzzle- your wedding accessories! Your wedding dress may be the star of the show, but the right accessories can elevate your look and add personality but for that you have to make a lot of choices. Before you jump into buying anything, read our top style rules for accessorizing your wedding dress to make you extraordinary on your special day.

1 – Your Metals, Match them

You might not know this, but a number of metals appear better with certain dress colors. For an ultimate white dress, you should choose platinum or silver with a bit of detailing pearl. As universal rule, ivory is usually paired with gold as it highlights the creamy glow of the fabric.

It is suggested that gold may clash with brighter hues of white. You can accessorize your diamond white gown with of white colors like pearls, silver rose gold and yellow rose. If your dress is already embellished with bead work then you may gear it up with the colors of your gowns base.

2 – Don’t Over Accessorize

You don’t need to put everything on yourself. Look simple yet amazing. Accessories do add a touch of uniqueness in your look but with already wearing an embellished gown it could turn into a disaster. Before buying take a deep look of your gowns standout features, its base and do check for your dress neckline. If your dress has decorated neckline you should go for a pair of drop earrings in place of a necklace.

If your gown is simple try a bold accessory to stand out. As for your earrings, take a hint from your hairstyle. In case for a hair up do you should go with a chandelier danglers, jeweled hair piece and something more dramatic to have an intense look. If you are leaving your hair down you should wear small studs or drops will do. You don’t want to look like an overly decorated pastry of course.

3 – Top It Off

If you are not going for a veil choose a gorgeous headband or an accessory to enhance your look. There are plenty of ways to top off your looks. Before choosing your accessories choose your hairstyle and your hair type as well. Delicate accessories go best with fine hairs. With loose curls a flower crown will rock giving you a boho look. With an up do hairstyles add some accessory with rhinestones on it.

4 – Know Your Veils

The most iconic bridal accessory is the veil. There are a few things you should keep in mind if you plan to wear a veil. Your veil should go exact with shade of your gown. Keep your veil simple if your dress has a lot going on. Do consider your body type: In Short styles, like a birdcage or bandeau works for all shapes and sizes, giving a retro vibe to your gown. Longer or floor-length veils draw out a petite frame while mid-length styles or elbow length veils, are a better pick for taller brides as it can cut you in half visually.

5 – Flare of Belts

You can add a sash or belt to your gown to add a bit of personality to your wedding dress. You can customize your gown and change its look the way you want it to be without having expensive alterations. Metallic leather belt or a satin sash can give your dress an instant upgrading. But before choosing one you need to know your body type. The golden rule is to pick a style that has no more than three inches wide.

Wider belts are best suited for longer torso and thin belts work well with short ones. If you are short a V shaped appliqué will elongate your body and if you are an apple shaped to flatter your midsection consider a beaded or a heavily embellished belt.

6 – Reflect Your Décolletage

Your neckline style may highlight a unique feature of your wedding gown. Some simple guidelines:
V-neck: You can go for a thin chain, pendant, a crystal choker or statement necklace matching your earrings.
Halter or reverse halter: For this shoulder-baring style, skip the necklace and focus on headbands. They are a great way to add uniqueness to your wedding up do, be it a sleek bun or loose ponytail. Try adding some sparkle to your hair with sophisticated crystal hairpins.

Sweetheart or strapless: Consider elegant pair of hoop earrings. You may have a one sided drop down hair style with a bit of small fresh or silk flowers in your hair to add a soft, fresh feel.

7 – Pair of Perfect Shoes

For this perfect day you are not complete without perfect pair of shoes. While shopping you should consider the height of the heel, type of straps and of course the material. High quality natural materials are more comfortable and a lot more durable. To avoid instability your feet should be supported well. To avoid blisters wear them a couple of weeks prior to the event. To keep your feet happy, use a relief to anti-inflammatory pain relief.

8 – Girl, Cover It Up

You don’t want to freeze yourself up on cool winter days so cover your shoulders to avoid cold. Go for fur stoles, beaded capelets or feather boleros. For ornate gowns avoid embellished cover ups. A delicate lace jacket, sheer tulle cape or a chiffon wrap will keep you warm without competing with your gown. The key is to choose one that strikes the perfect balance with your gown.

9 – Stick to what you know

Be the most beautiful and best version of yourself on this wonderful day. Listen to your heart and wear what you feel comfortable in. Don’t forget to wear the most beautiful accessory, your beautiful smile!

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